- Title Paris When It Sizzles
- Director Richard Quine
- Year 1964
- Run time 1hr 50m
- Genres Romance, Comedy
- Tagline Go absolutely ape in...
William Holden portrays a screenwriter with a script deadline in three days. When he asks secretary Audrey Hepburn to help concoct ideas, she acts out a potpourri of preposterous plots.
|5:13||“This means vous. And vous too!”|
|11:21||Love his breakdown of a movie!|
|18:24||Well, she’s bubbly.|
|19:23||Haha, that is Sinatra singing it.|
|19:42||“…interminable list of other credits.” Tell me about it!|
|36:22||Is that was serendipity means?|
|39:07||“If I was good, I was allowed to feed the giraffes.” Weird sentence.|
|49:58||If it was this easy to write a scrappy old screenplay, we’d all be doing it.|
|56:54||Art imitating life… but you can’t trust anything in this movie.|
|57:24||“Unfortunately Miss Simpson, we’re not writing a musical.”|
|1:12:58||Omg, did they know she was doing My Fair Lady? They came out the same year.|
|1:21:20||“After our parcheesi game this afternoon, I’m yours forever and ever.”|
|1:31:38||Quite enjoying Maurice/Philippe in the ’non-taxing role of second policeman.'|
|1:41:01||They have used the word ingenuous a lot in this film.|
|1:50:01||“Two enormous and highly-paid heads…” Haha!|
This is such a fun movie and you can just tell how much Audrey Hepburn is enjoying playing the part and jumping about through all the different movie genres. It’s a clever premise and really sweeps you up to start with, although I think it gets a bit repetitive towards the end, you sort of just want to know where they’re going to end up and to keep reversing in time ends up a bit frustrating.
But they’re great together, and it’s a great satire of so many film tropes that it’s definitely worth a watch.
Rating: 3 / 5