Titles are superimposed over an old map of Paris
PARIS ON THE SEINE, in Technicolor
Commentary Gibson Parker. Music Manuel Rosenthal.
Photographed in Technicolor by Jack Cardiff assisted by Geoff Unsworth recorded by P Handford. Directed by J C Bernard.
WS Pan across the Paris skyline beginning with the Eiffel Tower and ending with the Sacre Coeur in the distance. Pan down a monument in Rue de la Pays. High angel of the Arcades in Rue de Rivoli and the Avenue leading to the Paris Opera. CU Paris Opera House. Several shots high angle of street scenes and Boulevards. Aerial view Champs Elysee and traffic. WS A row of shops on the Champs Elysee. CU and MS pan at a busy street cafe. Various shots streets, fountains and traffic leading to the Arc de Triomphe. MS Arc de Triomphe. Aerial view the Champs Elysee. CU the gargoyles on top of Notre Dame Cathedral. Pan down to the view of the river Seine and Paris below. Aerial camera pan across the city and down the river. MS a barge down the river.
South East of Paris in the river centre where the Seine crosses the Marne. Barges congregate. CU a woman un-mooring her boat and climbing aboard. Various barge shots. CU two children building castles in the sand. The camera pulls back to reveal that the sand is in the hull of a huge barge. Dockside activity at the wine port: a crane and train. WS the statue of St Genevieve (patron saint of Paris). View of waterside activity - a picnic by the Statue. CU the picnic. CU a menu from the Tour d'Argent restaurant. CU a beautiful woman reads the menu. Various CU's in the glamourous restaurant - Food, wine, waiters and elegant diners. The camera pans to the restaurant view of the Isle de la Cite. Several views from the river of Notre Dame Cathedral. CU the stained-glass windows of the Cathedral. Several CUs of statues on the Cathedral roof and the view of the city and river below. River view of Isle St Louis. Small fishing boats by a bridge. CU flowers on a market stall. The camera pans to an elegant buying cars and the voice-over speaks to her in French. She gets into her car. WS the towers of the Conciergerie. Pan to the Pont Neuf bridge. Shots of fishermen. Pan across a market stall selling old prints. Other market stalls by the river selling books and antiques, busy with shoppers. CU several shots birds in cages. Pan across other pets, kittens, puppies and fish on a market stall.
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