Thursday, November 24, 2011

MOVIE REVIEW: MIDNIGHT IN PARIS

"The artist's job is not to succumb to despair 
but to find an antidote for the emptiness of existence."



Did you ever feel that you belong in a different era? 
Or have you ever wondered what its like to interact 
with the greatest personas of the 20th century?
Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald,
Gertrude Stein,  Salvador Dali and the works?
Have you ever had that dream of interacting
with your idols who died almost a century ago?
What if you can be included in the inner circle of
these exceptional minds?

Midnight in Paris is the first Woody Allen film I saw and i now understand why his works were highly acclaimed and award winning. 
 
This film examines a disastrous relationship realized 
in the beautiful city of Paris between
Gil (Owen Wilson) and Inez (Rachel McAdams)
with the allusion of juxtaposing reality and magic.

It makes the audience assess one's struggle to 
make a mark in this world and explores the surreal imposition of one's need to live a different life in an era where
people whom you knew only through their oeuvre, novels, and artworks acknowledge your existence.  

It may not be a tear-jerking movie about a romance filled with passion but it serenely enables the audience to enjoy the remarkable splendor of Paris, the rich culture and the people who are once the life of the city entwined with realism of how life is today. 

I for one am not really knowledgeable with regards to the "Golden Era" of Picasso or Hemingway but this movie flared that interest in me to know more about this great mortals and their works.

A witty movie about choosing between living one's life in the past or present,
Midnight in Paris ensures the audience a 
sumptuous feast of awe-inspiring simplicity of lines &
opulence of the scenes meshed with the beauty of life, love
and of course,
PARIS.

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