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    Children of Paradise (Les Enfants du Paradis) (Pathé, 1947). French Grande (43" X 63")
    Children of Paradise is considered by many to be one of the greatest, if not the best, French film ever made. Directed by Marcel Carné and written by Jacques Prévert during the German occupation of France, Les Enfants du Paradis has a 195 minute running time. Carné fought to have the film shown in its entirety without an intermission, instead of being cut into two parts. The title refers to the second balcony of the French theater, which was called 'paradise,' and its 'children,' the common people who watch a play and respond to it honestly. The film takes place in the theater world of Paris during the July Monarchy (1830-1848). Designed by Jacques Fourastie, this large country-of-origin poster features an exquisite drawing of the main protagonist of the film, Arletty as the heroine Garance. This is the first time Heritage has presented this style and format, and it displays very well. Only crossfold separations, pinholes in the corners, and light wrinkling can be detected. Folded, Very Fine.


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