Platonic Sojourn

1938 , Paris, France (Other)

A man and woman travel from London to Paris via sea and road.

Amateur filmmaker, cinema historian and railway engineer H.A.V. Bulleid employs his flair for amateur production to spice up his home movies of a romantic trip to France. Acting in a moment of impulse, a man proposes to take his female friend to Paris. Leaving behind Dover's white cliffs, they arrive in Calais 'in less time than it takes to read the Bible'. Once their car - named 'Tilly' - has been unloaded, they set out to Paris via Le Tréport, Belleville, Rouen and Louviers. Arriving in the French capital they head straight to 'the film director's joy', the Avenue des Champs-Élysées and L'Arc de Triomphe, visit the Paris Bourse and tour the city's streets and boulevards. Pausing for a drink, they continue on to Place Saint-Augustin and Montmartre, dining at Moulin de la Galette - 'a tourist's paradise...pay double and eat half' - before catching a film at Studio 28. Tearing themselves away from the city of light with one last drink at Cafe George V, they drive through a gathering storm to Étaples and on to Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, 'haunt of motion picture stars', before a flurry of editing retraces their trip, marked out on a map.

Featured Buildings

Arc de Triomphe, Paris; Cafe George V, Paris; Moulin de la Galette, Paris; Notre Dame Church, Louviers; Paris Bourse

Keywords

English Channel; Ferries; Holidays; Road trips; Sightseeing; Travel

Other Places

Belleville-sur-Mer, France; Calais, France; Dover, Kent; Étaples, France; Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, France; Le Tréport, France; Louviers, France; Rouen, France

  • Maker : H. A. V. Bulleid

Manifestations

Platonic Sojourn

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    Unknown
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    Dimension
    Duration
    0:17:35
    Modification Date
    22/09/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    727673
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    Canonical Title
    Unknown
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    Duration
    0:17:35
    Modification Date
    22/09/2011
    Parts
    Reference
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  • Barcode
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    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:17:35
    Modification Date
    22/09/2011
    Parts
    Reference
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  • Barcode
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    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DV digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:11:15
    Modification Date
    02/09/2011
    Parts
    Reference
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  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV343879
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:11:15
    Modification Date
    11/08/2011
    Parts
    Reference
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  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV244832
    Canonical Identifier
    2009/59
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Details
    Carrier Type
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    Colour System
    Kodachrome
    Colour Type
    colour+bw
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:14:48
    Has Image
    Y
    Has Sound
    N
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    pos
    Modification Date
    18/11/2009
    Parts
    Reference
    680936
    Sound
    silent

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