Paris When It Sizzles
Describe it in 25 words or less.
Pete: A hired typist helps a struggling screen write hack out the next block-buster movie.
Brigette: A typist and a screenwriter have an unusual courtship.
Morgan: A screenplay writer and a typist fall in love whilst working together to finish writing a movie in two days.
Gable: A young girl is sent to be a secretary for a screenplay writer in Paris and they find themselves falling in love.
Pete: Romantic Comedy
Who was your favorite character and why?
Pete: Gabrielle Simpson because of her understated wit and confidence.
Brigette: Maurice/Philippe/Second Policeman because he made me laugh.
Morgan: Richard because he made things funny.
Gable: Richard Benson because he was funny and witty.
Who was your least favorite character and why?
Pete: Alexander Meyerhiem because of arrogance.
How was the casting?
Pete: Excellent. I really enjoyed all the cameos, especially those by Tony Curtis, Marlene Dietrich, and Frank Sinatra.
Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while?
Pete: It grabbed me immediately and the crazy plot kept me well entertained throughout the majority of the film.
Brigette: It got straight into it but it took me a little while to warm up to it.
Morgan: It grabbed me immediately and I thought it was quite an interesting subject in general.
Gable: It got right into it (something I deeply admire in my films and books) and it stayed funny and interesting throughout.
Have you watched other films by the same actor?
Morgan: Yes. I always enjoy Audrey Hepburn films!
Rick: “Why do you think I picked up the girl?”
François: “Because she has big, magic eyes.”
Brigette: “Our Gabby happens to be the most reliable, steadfast and you-cannot-possibly-miss-with-no-matter-how-badly-you-write-it character in all popular literature: the prostitute with a heart of gold.” – Richard
Gable: “In that case, if we are to have a happy and harmonious relationship, I beg of you, never answer a question with a question.” – Richard Benson
What would you change?
Pete: I would have put some giraffes in there somewhere.
How was the ending?
Pete: Predictable, but it still put a smile on my face.
Brigette: Romantic but not sappy.
Gable: A happy and perfect ending.
What was the moral of the story?
Pete: Sometimes you might gain motivation from someone you don’t expect.
Brigette: Love often finds you when you least expect it.
Morgan: Sometimes when you work together, good things happen.
Gable: Not all love relationships are constantly smooth.
Who would you recommend it to?
Pete: 1960’s romantic comedy fans and anyone who has ever had writer’s block.
Brigette: People who enjoy usual comedies.
Morgan: Audrey Hepburn fans, screenplay writers or those who enjoy very silly classic movies.
Gable: People who like Audrey Hepburn films and also interesting films and comedy films and screenplay writers who are struggling to produce good work.
Color Palette: (Morgan’s specialty)
Recipe: Bloody Mary
Beer pairing: (Pete’s specialty) Dupont Brewery’s Saison Dupont
Favorite Architectural Detail: (Pete’s other specialty)
Film Studio Director’s Office
Where was the most unlikely place you found love?