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Today, Is Paris Burning? By the mid-1960’s, Paramount Pictures was facing grim prospects in terms of their Hollywood future. The end of the Golden Age of Hollywood, coupled with the end of the studio system, an attempt in early pay-tv not panning out and a loss of their own theater chains due to a landmark Supreme Court antitrust decision in 1948 (United States v. Paramount Pictures, Inc.) had left damage to the company’s financial picture, not helped by a steady decline in intake from their movies at the box office despite some successes. In 1966 however, the studio received a lifeline in the form of industrialist Charles Bluhdorn of Gulf + Western Industries, whose acquisition of the studio would signal the beginning of the studio’s resurrection of fortunes; the first project greenlit by the studio under new management was an epic retelling of the Liberation of Paris in WWII, Is Paris Burning? Previously released on DVD by Paramount, Kino has licensed the movie for its Blu-ray...

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