Vive Le Moviemaking!

TITLE: CHILDREN OF PARADISE: SHOOTING A DREAM

AUTHOR: STEVEN EPP, FELICITY JONES, DOMINIQUE SERRAND AND PAUL WALSH

WHERE: THEATRE DE LA JEUNE LUNE, MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA

THE BOTTOM LINE: The story behind the making of a screen masterpiece proves poignant and gripping onstage.

When Germany invaded his country, the choices confronting French director Marcel Carne were stark: he could stay and make movies as though nothing were happening and be accused of collaborating, or he could flee to someplace where he could not speak the language well enough to create. Carne stayed. The chief result, Les Enfants du Paradis (1945), is a...

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