Friday, June 17, 2011

Midnight in Paris

Sometimes you chance upon a movie that you know is going to be one of your favorites. Midnight in Paris has moved to the top of my list. I went yesterday and I LOVED IT! Quirky Woody Allen's love letter to Paris. Scott Foundas review relates,
“It’s a premise that might have seemed incredibly corny, but which in Allen’s deft hands becomes something magical, as sublimely enchanting as any Allen film since 1985’s The Purple Rose of Cairo, where the hero of an innocuous Hollywood programmer stepped down from the screen and into the life of a Depression-era New Jersey waitress…‘Nostalgia is denial,’ says one character in Midnight in Paris—a pompous intellectual hilariously played by Michael Sheen—before going on to define a condition he terms ‘Golden Age thinking’ as ‘a flaw in the romantic imagination of people who find it difficult to cope with the present’…There are those, surely, who would peg Allen as something of a nostalgia merchant himself,..Yet if Midnight in Paris is undeniably one of Allen’s most personal films, it is also one as skeptical of ‘golden age thinking’ as it is susceptible to it.”
Randy has always told me that I was born 100 years too late. It may be that I was born to love the nostalgia of the 1920s also. Here's to Nostalgia. Cheers!!!

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