The Louvre

The Louvre

DVD - 2005
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Before this film no one else was ever permitted to film inside the Louvre. Set against the panoramic history of France, the priceless treasures and incomparable art are shared through the eyes of award-winning filmmaker Lucy Jarvis.
Publisher: [United States] : Monterey Video : Distributed by Monterey Media, [2005]
ISBN: 9781569943229
1569943222
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 57 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Call Number: DVD 727.7 CAR

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Me_Tarzan
Oct 10, 2018

This "art-tour" documentary (proudly showcasing the Louvre museum in Paris, France) is a 1964 production, making it now 54 years old.

Though dated - This particular presentation is historically relevant because this was the very first time that filming was ever permitted within the interior of the "World's Most Famous Museum".

Hosted and narrated by film actor, Charles Boyer - This is a 60-minute program that not only gives the viewer a comprehensive history of the Louvre (which officially opened its doors as a museum back in 1793) - But it also presents (for your viewing pleasure) many of the museum's most important and valuable works of art that belong in its vast collection, as well.

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thebritlass
Apr 15, 2015

Filmed in 1978, the documentary is obviously dated. But this doesn't really matter as the bulk of the material deals with the history of the Louvre from the 12th century until after the second world war. Few pieces from the museum are highlighted, and recent changes are of course omitted, but the overview of the construction of the building, and the former occupants, is very interesting.

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meverett
Feb 25, 2012

Uh...the box and copyright date make you believe this film is from 2005, but it is actually from the 70's (maybe even 60s). You do learn a lot about the history of the Louvre...but it is so hokey and outdated in terms of the technology, you can't help but laugh the whole time. Still worth a view if you want to learn about the Louvre, though.

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