Monday, July 18, 2011

Magnifique!!

Gertrude Stein & Alice B. Toklas! Hemingway! Picasso! Dali! F. Scott Fitzgerald & Zelda! Toulouse Lautrec! Cole Porter! And the list goes on... I took my hubby to the local "dinner and a movie" to celebrate his birthday this evening, and I just HAD to tell you all about this wonderful movie, since it was like peeking inside your art history textbook's chapter on the 1920's, and a bit of the 1890's as well, all with a fun Woody Allen spirit.. The movie is Midnight in Paris, and you absolutely MUST see it! (Maybe you already read a similar comment about the movie by Artful Artsy Amy at here.)

I smiled through the whole thing, and got excited every time I started to ID another artist. (I didn't do as well with the writers. I'm an avid reader, but these aren't the writers that have my heart.) I was sorry the credits rolled by so fast, because I was curious as to what artists I might have missed along the way. Meanwhile, it is an absolute Woody Allen film. In the spirit of his NY movies, that were all such a "love story" to a great city, he has moved his heart to Paris. I've never been to Paris, and never even had a great desire to go there, but I left the movie saying how much I'd like to go there. The movie will do that. Also, as with all of his movies, the movie has a constant backdrop of absolutely FABULOUS music.

Go see this movie! Call it educational/professional development if you need an excuse! And if possible, see it in a fun venue like we did, rather than in a typical popcorn smelling sticky floor theater.

9 comments:

  1. Will pin it! And save it for a girls night ... My quirkiest best friend moved to la on me. She would love this! I'll send it to her anyways. Finding a quirky funny friend to go to woody Allen films with is easier said then done! Thanks for the recommendation! I'll definitely check it out. By the way I just know you'll love pinterest but it took them 2 weeks to invite me! Very exclusive;)

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  2. I got my pinterest invite already, but am still deciding about it, since I'm not crazy about having to attach it to facebook or twitter (which I have never used).

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  3. Hey Phyl! Love your new background! Pinterest is a bit confusing to start but once you get the hang of it -- it is pretty COOL! I am not sure if you HAVE to connect it to twitter or FB. I did connect it to twitter but not facebook (I keep that as private as possible). Anyway - I do know that you do not have to tweet EVERYTHING you pin! I have been spending a little time each day trying to understand Pinterest - it easily could become an addiction! If you get on - post your screenname! Happy Summer, Susan

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  4. Oh I meant to say - I am spbivona on Pinterest!

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  5. Can't wait to see this movie. I just hope I can before it leaves theaters.

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  6. Phyl -- thanks for your encouraging words about my dress turned tote :) I've updated my post and answered your questions -- but if you have more questions, don't hesitate to ask:)

    Hope you're enjoying your summer!

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  7. glad you liked it! I was TICKLED PINK to see F. Scott and Zelda. . .But, fell in love with Dali (rhinoceroses!)

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  8. I've been hanging out to see this (when it finally gets to Australia). I love Woody Allen! My husband's a writer so hopefully he'll get all the literary references :)

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