I’m going to France!

This time tomorrow, I’ll be headed to the airport, where I’ll be in (yes!!) France for a week. I’m very excited, people, and as you might guess, I’m planning to take some of my spare time to buy some Region B Blu-rays. (I think my Blu-ray player is region-free, but if not, who says I can’t collect French Blu-rays?)

Anyway, if you happen to be in France at the same time, give me a wave. I’m excited, as I’ve said, especially to visit Normandy, which I believe was where Saving Private Ryan was partially filmed. (I know, there’s some historical value there, too. Movies haven’t blinded me that much.)

If you have any French movies to recommend me, fire away. I won’t be able to review them immediately, but you all know that whatever video store will be as heavenly for me as the Louvre.

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26 thoughts on “I’m going to France!

    • Haven’t heard of it, I don’t think, but I’m interested. Wish I’d seen this comment a few hours ago…had internet for only 15 minutes at Charles de Gaulle airport, and now I’m at a layover in London. I’ll look for it in America of course.

          • It’s English Subtitled on Amazon Instant, if that bothers you. It’s a 2007 movie, so it’s most likely not going to be on demand. I believe even we have a copy at the library, however, so I’m sure you’ll be able to find it. Either way–I hope you had a good time in France!

            • Actually, I much prefer English subtitles to dubbing, but at this point, I can just about watch a whole movie in French without the subtitles. I was surprised to find that when I turned on the TV in France, I understood a whole news segment on Leonardo DiCaprio and Jared Leto, and an episode of CSI: New York (that’s a guess…the title didn’t translate precisely in English, and I wasn’t familiar with the cast, but it was an American crime show set in New York).

              And yeah, I had a great time in France!! Getting yelled at by French security officers for laying down on a bench in the Louvre wasn’t too fun, but it was really neat to experience their culture and everything. Apparently their union workers go on strike more than anybody in the world, save for Bangladesh…we had to wait for a while at Mont St. Michel because all the people working there were on strike when we got in line to enter. Oh and of course the Eiffel Tower was amazing…

  1. I’ve got several right here (you know me, because I’m the guy full of suggestions, lol):

    A Prophet (Jacques Audiard)
    Belle de Jour (Luis Buñuel)
    The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Luis Buñuel)
    My Night at Maud’s (Eric Rohmer)
    Jean de Florette (Claude Berri)
    La Cérémonie (Claude Chabrol)
    La Grand Illusion (Jean Renoir)
    Boudu Saved from Drowning (Jean Renoir)
    Lacombe Lucien (Louis Malle)
    Le Corbeau (H.G. Clouzot)
    The Wages of Fear (H.G. Clouzot)

    • At the theater? That would be awesome (for one dubbed version only hahahah), if only the itinerary weren’t planned months in advance. Day starts at 8am and ends at 8pm. Lots of touring and only a lunch break to go shopping. Wish I could fit a movie in…

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