Just got back from seeing Midnight In Paris. It's a delightful love letter/post card/whatever to 1920s Paris and the whole movie was a lot of fun, especially for we Papa and Francophiles. I wish more women looked like Marion Cotillard and Léa Seydoux...they're just so gorgeous...and more importantly: French! I'm also thinking of changing my name to Yves...okay, scratch that last bit...
Did I mention that wished I knew women who looked like Marion Cotillard and Léa Seydoux (and Carla Bruni)?
Seriously, it's a fun movie and all my years of Hemingway and 1920s worship "paid off", what with the knowing nods and jokes about Hem and Fitz and the rest. Hemingway was definitely the comedic-but-revered figure here; I never knew that Woody liked him.
I think that uploading a trailer for Midnight In Paris would fit in nicely with our pro-Papa envirnoment.
I like how Woody sets up Hemingway's introduction; he's the only 1920s luminary who gets this preferential treatment. Allen probably finds the Hemingway style facetious in its impossible-to-mistake-for-anyone else singularity (LOL)!
It turns out my local multiplex kept MIP on for another week! No surprise considering this is Woody's biggest box office hit ever. Also, seeing as the Motion Picture Academy now selects ten films for Best Picture every year, they'd better nominate Midnight In Paris as well as Corey Stoll (Hemingway) for Best Supporting Actor!
Papa + Paris = Profit!
I had never even heard of Stoll before that film, but there are a lot of actors & actresses like this for me. I knew, and like, Owen Wilson and Adrian Brody (Da-lee, Da-lee) and Kathy Bates, but that was about it. Whoever played Zelda was creepily true to my impression of what Zelma looked like.
The attention to detail in the set design is a joy to behold, particularly Gertrude Stein's sitting room; it looks just like it does in photographs. Kathy Bates has the Stein posture down pat, as she's sitting just like Gertrude when we first see her.
Woody Allen's love for that era is obvious...the only thing missing was a Leonard Zelig cameo.