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More Midnight in Paris

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There are hundreds of movies about Paris, so you may think that the subject has been overdone. But as the end of the year approaches an interesting and unusual take on the city has been presented in cinematic form. You will have heard of it – “Midnight in Paris” is the darling of the reviews and has been heralded by the press and the public as a masterpiece.

"Seen in Midnight in Paris - Eiffel tower at night seen from the Champs de Mars"
The beginning of the film is not unusual. The main character, Gil, catches a flight to Paris with his fiancée, Inez, and her parents.

The disenchanted writer spends the start of his holiday listening to Inez’s old friend Paul, who is constantly contradicting people, and generally being a pain.

Paris loses its appeal, until….suddenly his holiday is improved when at stroke of midnight he is transported back into the 1920s, where he meets a plethora of celebrities starting with F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and Gertrude Stein.

Woody Allen treats these celebrity characters with the respect they deserve and the film is one of the best of its kind. The story line may seem nonsensical, but with the light touch of Allen involved the story suddenly seems believable.

Gil has always wanted to be in the company of these greats, and after his encounters he seems to come alive with the Paris sprit that we all know and love. The city is one of the main players in the film, and could even be one of the main characters.

Paris was the centre of movies of old, but now it seems as if the filmmakers of today will find inspiration in the city once again.

1 comment to More Midnight in Paris

  • I really enjoyed this movie. I saw it a few weeks ago and it was not what I expected. However, it takes you back in time to a romantic age and the golden era of Paris to live its history through the famous artists that lived there. A bit of a cliche but I think many people could fall in love with this Paris (and probably go to Paris looking for this same kind of thing).

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