Ram Bowen and Eddie Cook are two expatriate jazz musicians living in Paris, where Jazz musicians are celebrated and racism is a non-issue. They meet and fall in love with two young American girls, Lillian and Connie, who are vacationing in France.
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"Desire" list. The hypothesis of a stolen glance: see this frame of the film that illustrates it here in Mubi and let's ramble about its intention, based on the directivity that implies. Newman looks, and looks well, to Poitier and although nothing in the film leads to this imaginary, imaginary dispenses precautions to (its) wander(s): a gaze is under imagination when time stops, "desire is a self-figured creature".
Despite starring Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier, Louis Armstrong, being scored by Duke Ellington and being about jazz in Paris, Paris Blues is a huge disappointment. Any scene without Armstrong leaves us victim to either an unlikable Newman or Poitier walking around with Diahann Carroll and contrived social consciousness. On the plus side, great photography and any Armstrong scene keep it from being a total waste.
Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier, Louis Armstrong, Paris and Jazz: reading this made me think I would love this movie. And, OK, it's pretty enjoyable, because of them, but the truth is: all this elements are wasted, and the movie is a little disappointing.
Claiming the underground jazz bar as if it was his own, making the scene his own, Louis Armstrong playing against Paul Newman on Trombone alongside a Duke Ellington score is sheer magnifique! I loved every moment of 'Paris Blues' and despite its flaws, which there are, just like the ever so lovely Joanne Woodward, I was too caught up in the whimsey of it all to care - I was in love.
En algunas partes el soundtrack se unía con las escenas armoniosamente en otras lamentablemente perdia la magía del momento. Independientemente de esto la historia es de mis favoritas. Y por fin veo una pelicula que combinan las cosas que amo pelicula a blanco y negro, jazz y paris.