Impressions de France reviews
Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Impressions de France, a movie in World Showcase - France at Epcot.
EPCOT "Impressions de France" co-producers/co-writers Bob Rogers (left) and Rick Harper (right) stand in front of the story board for the film. Rick was also the film's director, director of photography and music researcher/editor. This photo was taken in 1980 at Walt Disney Imagineering (it was WED Enterprises then) shortly before filming began. Today Rick Harper and his wife live in Carmel, California. He retired from filmmaking in the early 1990's, pursuing his interest in oil painting. He can be reached at email@example.com. Bob Rogers is the founder and Chairman of BRC Imagination Arts, headquartered in Burbank, California, www.brcweb.com. Photo courtesy of Marty Sklar.
Written by Bob Rogers
Impressions de France
France Pavilion, EPCOT, 1982
Director and Director of Photography – Rick Harper
Producers – Rick Harper and Bob Rogers
Writers – Bob Rogers and Rick Harper
Production Managers – Antoine Compin, Charis Horton and Philippe Modave
First Camera Assistant – Joe Nash
Camera Assistant – Frank Redmond
Chief Grip – René Strasser
Best Boy – Jean Strasser
Gaffer -- Jacques Touilland
Grip – Yvon Sausseau
Transportation – Pierre Vimont & Hilaire Lovato
Helicopter Pilot – Marc Wolff
Helicopter Safety Engineer and Camera Assistant – Steve North
CircleVision-200 Camera – Don Iwerks
Editor – Andre Bacha
Music Research & Editor – Rick Harper
Original Sequence Music Composed – Buddy Baker
Music Production Coordinator – Richard Clements
Recorded by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
at Abbey Road Studios, London
Executive Producer for the Films of EPCOT Center – Randy Bright
A Production of WED Enterprises (Walt Disney Imagineering)
in association with
Walt Disney Productions
From Disney's production notes about the film, here is a list of scenes and the music played within them:
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An exceptional experience. A not to miss attraction. The scenes are wonderful and the music is classic french. Children may not enjoy this but most likely they may will fall asleep to let the adults truly enjoy the time there. - Tim Blake
I like this. You can sit, in a beautifull theatre and listen to amazing music. The movie is very old and needs a update. I'd rather see Disney put some rides in the pavilions. - O T
One of the first times I enjoyed a movie for just it's cinematography. Beautiful. - E G
So beautiful. The theater is great, and the show provides some beautiful views of France. I don't understand why Epcot doesn't take overhead camera shots like the ones seen in this movie and use them to make an "around the world" film for Soarin'. I found this to be more beautiful, interesting, and entertaining than the stale California theme on Soarin'. - Renee Michelle
It used to be "outstanding" but it is now growing stale. The theater is great though, and even though I've seen it many times, it is always on our "to do" list. - Becky Wheeler
The only thing French I am a fan of besides fries! It really is a well done attraction! - Mark Hollamon
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