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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.
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 . . . → Read More About Hollywood’s Love Affair with Paris: More Midnight in Paris