Monday, April 16, 2012

the last time i saw Paris, her heart was warm and gay.


Sometimes you fall in love with a movie the way you fall in love with a city. And sometimes, you do both.

Midnight In Paris is a remarkable film. On the surface, this Woody Allen movie is a story about love and romance. It focuses on an engaged couple and their differing views. Gil (Owen Wilson) wants to give up his successful Hollywood writing career to write novels. He also wants to move to Paris after his marriage to Inez (Rachel McAdams). The film shows the unraveling of their relationship, as well as Gil's own personal growth.

I recently had the privilege of watching this movie, and haven't been able to stop thinking about it since. 


Perhaps the most compelling part of this film was the idea of the golden age. Every night at midnight, Gil is able to travel back to Paris in the 1920s. Not only does he interact with his literary heroes, but the entire concept of what the golden age truly is, is explored.

I am completely caught up in the idea that we are always looking back to another time as the ideal time to have lived. That sense of nostalgia for a time we never knew, is heartbreaking.


Midnight In Paris is one of the best films I have seen in a very long time. We may always be looking back at a better time, but this movie reminds us of the beauty in the present.


xo Shannon

31 comments:

  1. Owen Wilson is such a great actor,would love to go Paris someday soon need to watch that movie

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  2. Shannon thats definitely a great movie!
    I love anything related with the golden age, Paris and romance. I will definitely watch it :)
    xo

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  3. Wow I make you want to see this movie!!!
    Have a good week!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  4. I LOVED this movie soooooo much!! It is incredible!!

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  5. I have to see it! Thanks for sharing sweetie!:X

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  6. Midnight in Paris is my favourite film of recent times!

    XOXO,
    Pilar

    http://pilar-delamode.blogspot.com

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  7. i love this movie and the girl was just so beautiful!
    can't wait to see you on my blog!
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  8. Wow, that sounds like just my kind of movie! Can't wait to see it:)

    xoxo
    Ashley
    http://textbooksandtofu.blogspot.com/

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  9. very nice!


    Thanks for visiting, come back soon <3
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    kissing Vanessa

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  10. looks awesome, I'm going to watch it tonight =D thanks for sharing the movie hun!

    love from the NANA girls xoxo

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  11. So true. I also want to see it.
    I also love the first picture, how it uses starry night <3

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  12. want to see this movie
    do you want to follow each other?
    kisses
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  13. I absolutely love this movie. I saw it 4 times in theaters I was just so spellbound by it! It's definitely now one of my favorite movies of all time

    xo Gillie

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  14. I haven't seen this movie, but it looks awesome...and thanks to your glowing review, i DEF have to see it now!

    xo Annie
    newenglandromacne.blogspot.com

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  15. Oh I SO wanted to see that movie! Maybe me and the boyfriend will rent it this weekend - I've heard so many great things! :)


    ♡j
    sorelle in style

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  16. I've been tempted to watch that movie a lot, bu wasnt sure. .. now I am! Thanks shannon! Oh, my blog name has changed, give me your opinion ;) xxxx, Rita
    Www.ritahasablog.blogspot.com

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  17. so glad to hear you loved the film--i have been dying to see it!
    it really is heartbreaking that we cant go back to another era...
    following you now :)
    would love for you to check out my blog!
    <3
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  18. I saw this in theaters :)

    It was really neat, I wish I could go back to a time like he could.


    xo

    Haylee

    http://www.dolledupdaily.com

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  19. So pretty! I heard this is a great movie.

    Following you now, hope you can follow back at www.sketchbo.com!

    Your newest follower,
    M

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  20. I've never seen this film or been to Paris either, but really want to :) beautiful review and post, I'd love to hear more movie reviews from you!

    xxx

    Catflicks

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  21. It is such a beautiful film and god how gorgeous is Marion cotilliard in it.captures the essence of Paris lovely post and great blog. Kisses from Dublin xx Leo.

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  22. You're tagged in my latest post with 11 questions! :)

    xxx
    E from Helsinki
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  23. really lovely film!
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  24. I was just in Paris a couple weeks ago...

    And I loved it!
    Cool blog!!!
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  25. I'm not a huge fan of Woody allen but his latest films have surprised me and this was another example...
    A nice movie with a screenplay really unique...
    XOXO
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