Browse our picks. Title: Midnight in Paris Gil and Inez travel to Paris as a tag-along vacation on her parents' business trip.
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Many a writer or artist has longed to travel back in time to the sizzling Paris of the s, to sip absinthe with Hemingway at Les Deux Magots or dine on choucroute garnie with Picasso at La Rotonde. Imagine the conversation! Reeling from the folly of World War I and so offering fodder for novels and paintings dripping with disillusionment, Paris was the center of the artistic universe then, and those legends really did converge on Paris around the same time.
Midnight in Paris is a fantasy comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. Gil is struggling to finish his debut novel, focusing on a man who works in a nostalgia shop. Inez dismisses his ambition as a delusional dreamer, and encourages him to stick with lucrative screenwriting. Inez is intent on living in Malibu. By chance, they are joined by Inez's friend Paul, who is described as both pedantic and a pseudo-intellectual, and his wife Carol. Inez adores him; Gil finds him annoying. A night of wine tasting gets Gil drunk and he decides to walk the streets of Paris to get back to the hotel; Inez goes off with Paul and Carol by taxi. He stops to get his bearings. At midnight, a s car pulls up beside him, and the passengers, dressed in s wardrobe, urge him to join them. Zelda gets bored at the party and encourages Scott and Gil to leave with her.