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Paris, the city of love.

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Midnight in Paris. About Paris Abstract Characters Paris is the capital of France and the most popular tourist destination in the world. Considered the most beautiful and glamorous city in the world, is the highest number of treasured monuments worldwide. The Eiffel Tower is the most famous and representative of all of them. it is also an important economic center and one of the capitals of fashion, science and the arts. Paris is one of the main engines of the old continent. Nearly half the country's GDP comes from the corporate sector and financial services. The city is one of the principals manufacturing powers of Europe thanks to oversized of its
economy and its central position in Europe. Walk in Paris is a true pleasure thanks to the brilliant public transport operating in the city. The roads are kept in good condition, the subway and commuter trains are connected and there are many bus routes to explore the city at low cost. As if that were not enough, the city has two important airports of the world, the Charles de Gaulle Airport (the second largest in Europe, located northeast of the city) and Paris-Orly Airport. The art and culture emanating from the streets of Paris. This city has given birth to great figures like René Descartes, Voltaire, Victor Hugo, Emile Zola, Alexandre Dumas, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Jean-Paul Sartre, Jean Renoir, Louis Malle and Henri Cartier Bresson. In addition, there were created artistic movements such as Surrealism, Fauvism and Expressionism that are perfectly embodied in museums like the Louvre. Paris is also a very cosmopolitan city. French white live with French black. One thing it shows: half of those under 15 who live in Paris are of foreign descent. Most are from the Maghreb and other French colonies in sub-Saharan Africa. If you have ever wanted to live in Paris - either today or in the charming period of the 1920s, Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris is the perfect film for you.

Set (at the beginning) in modern-day Paris, Allen combines the charm of literature, art, culture, and time-travel into one charming Parisian experience.

Owen Wilson plays Gil Pender, a man who travels to Paris with his fiance Inez (Rachel McAdams) and her parents (Mimi Kennedy and Kurt Fuller). He is a Hollywood fluff screenwriter who's trying to write a more cultured piece of literature, but can't seem to find the inspiration he needs. During his time in Paris, the city becomes magical as Gil travels back in time and meets some of the greatest cultural icons of our time including, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Gertrude Stein. Gil accepts this unlikely turn of events with a little shrug and endless wonder at what he's seeing.
This charming Parisian tale is heavy on the cultural references, but the art and literature junkie will find it charming and endearing -- full of subtle jokes and playful jabs at some of the greatest icons of the early 20th century. The film explores the concept of nostalgia and questions if it is just a abstract concept or if life really was better in a past era. Gil falls in love with the alluring Adriana (Marion Cotillard) who believes the era Gil has romanticized is boring and unromantic. She is must more interested in the late 1800s, thinking it is truly the best time to live.
This great romantic comedy celebrates a very influential time and examines the notion of true contentment living in one's own skin, all in the great "City of Lights" -- but most of all, it leaves viewers with a burning desire to visit the intoxicating Paris. Gosips about the movie. Gertrude Stein Cole Porter Juan Belmonte Salvador Dalí Zelda Fitzgerald Ernest Hemingway Cole Albert Porter (Peru, Indiana, June 9, 1891 - Santa Monica, California, October 15, 1964) was an American composer and lyricist of popular music, author of more than a thousand songs and numerous musicals. Porter was openly homosexual. Broke his legs in an accident in 1937 that left him chronic pain, but continued to compose. Cole suffered more than forty operations on his legs and suffered constant pain the rest of his life. During this period, the many operations it led to depression. Cole was one of the first people to experience a new treatment for depression, electroshock. Allegheny, Pensilvania., February 3, 1874 - Paris, 27 July 1946. American writer and poet.
Gertrude Stein was a key figure in the literary and artistic milieu of her time. Through a style marked by repetitions of words would translate to literature cubism abstract painting. Stein belongs to avant-garde movement of the twentieth century. Had her own style called "Litismo", a kind of verbal tautology. Oak Park, Illinois, July 21, 1899 - Ketchum, Idaho, July 2, 1961. was a writer and journalist, and a leading novelists and short story writers of the twentieth century. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953 for The Old Man and the Sea and the following year the Nobel Prize in Literature for his entire work. He managed to be a combatant in the First World War. Also boxed. (Montgomery, Alabama, July 24, 1900 - Asheville, North Carolina, March 10, 1948). was the wife of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald, whom he married in 1920.Fitzgerald was recognized both for its self-exploitation and its role in inspiring many of the most famous of her husband, especially Nicole Diver in Tender Is the Night. In June 1930, suffered its first fall depressive, later, was diagnosed with schizophrenia and had to live since then in a psychiatric hospital. She died at the age of 47 in a fire at the Highland Mental Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina. Juan Belmonte García (Sevilla, April 14, 1892 - Utrera, April 8, 1962), called the astonishment of Triana, was a Spanish bullfighter, probably the most popular of history and considered by many to be the founder of bullfighting modern. In 1919 he fought 109 runs, a record for the time and remained so for several decades. Belmonte was momentous for the history of bullfighting because it imposed an artistic revolution in the art of fighting. (Figueras, May 11, 1904 - ibidem, January 23, 1989) was a painter, sculptor, printmaker, stage designer and Spanish writer, considered one of the leading representatives of surrealism. Dali is known for his striking and bizarre surrealist images. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence and admiration for Renaissance art. He was also a skilled draftsman. As a highly imaginative artist, showed a remarkable tendency to narcissism and megalomania, which was designed to attract public attention.
“The only difference between a madman and me is that I'm not crazy” Salvador Dalí. F. Scott Fitzgerald Joséphine Baker Pablo Picasso Djuna Barnes Man Ray Luis Buñuel Saint Louis, Missouri, June 3, 1906 - Paris, April 12, 1975. was a famous French dancer and singer and cabaret vaudeville and film actress. married at age 13, but in 1920, had divorced. In the second half of the 1920s and during the 1930s was also a prominent photographic model and pin-up. In the early 1930s he recorded her first albums. During World War II, she joined the French Resistance and later was assistant sergeant in the French Air Force, and boosted the morale of the allied troops, acting for them. She also collaborated with the Red Cross. After the war she received the Medal of the Resistance and the Legion of Honor. She adopted twelve orphans from diverse backgrounds who called Rainbow Tribe. Saint Paul, Minnesota, September 24, 1896 - Hollywood, California, December 21, 1940. Was an American novelist of the Jazz Age. His work is a reflection from a high literary perspective, the problems of the youth of his country in the years following World War. In his novels express the disillusionment of the privileged youth of his generation who dragged his lassitude between jazz and gin. He wrote five novels and dozens of short stories that deal with topics such as "youth" or "despair" with extraordinary honesty, to translate their emotions changing. Was a Spanish painter and sculptor of the Cubist movement. Considered one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century, from the genesis participated in many art movements that spread throughout the world and had a great influence on other great artists of his time. Tireless and prolific, he painted more than two thousand works, present in museums and collections throughout Europe and the world. Also addressed other genres such as drawing, engraving, book illustration, sculpture, ceramics and design scenery and costumes for theatrical productions. Picasso declared pacifist and communist. Cornwall-on-Hudson (New York), June 12, 1892 - New York, June 18, 1982. was an American writer.
She spent a long time in Paris where she led a bohemian life in full bloom in the vanguard; rebellious woman, willing to try any new and transgressive experience of bourgeois morality, politics and artistic conventions, shaped his life in his works, appearing in the unconscious, dreamlike, lesbianism, transgression and fascination. Philadelphia, USA, August 27, 1890 - Paris, November 18, 1976) was an American artist promoter of Dada and Surrealist movements in the United States. In Paris centralizes Parisian Dada. Unable to sell his work, Man Ray returned to photography. The production of fertile Ray eludes categorization reflects net and its agile and humorous sensibility. Among paintings and photographs must include films, objects, collages, prints, drawings, advertising design and fashion. As a pioneer of Dada and Surrealism their approach is characterized by the irrational and inconsistent, causing scandal and eroticism. "The quest for freedom and pleasure that takes up all my art," say. Calanda, Teruel, Aragon, Spain, February 22, 1900 - Mexico City, Mexico, July 29, 1983) was a Spanish film director naturalized mexicano.1 The vast majority of his work was held in Mexico and France, and is considered one of the most important and original directors in the history of cine.Le like punctuality, dressing well, go to bed early and get up early, and got to have a large collection of weapons. His first gun had it secretly at fourteen, but long before he was playing with his father. He liked to reflect the pessimistic and cruel life. However, it was peaceful and was always obsessed with his own death. T. S. Eliot Henri Matisse Henri de Toulouse Paul Gauguin Edgar Degas Luis XIV de Francia St. Louis, Missouri, September 26, 1888 - London, January 4, 1965, was a poet, playwright and literary critic Anglo-American. Represented one of the summits of poetry in the English language of the twentieth century. He became a British citizen in 1927, with 39. In 1948 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature "for his outstanding and pioneering contributions to modern poetry." He began writing poetry at age fourteen. Eliot also excelled as an essayist with various works of literary criticism and social issues. December 31, 1869 - November 3 of 1954 was a French painter known for his use of color and his fluid and original use of the drawing. As a draftsman, printmaker, sculptor, but principally as a painter, Matisse is widely recognized as one of the great artists of the twentieth century, along with Pablo Picasso considered one of the greatest artists of the last century. Early in his career he was identified with the Fauves and the 20s had been noted for his mastery of the expressive language of color and drawing, which deployed in a huge production that spanned over half a century, and that cemented his reputation as one of the central figures of modern art. Albi, November 24, 1864 - Malromé, September 9, 1901) was a French painter and poster artist who was noted for his portrayal of the Parisian nightlife of the late nineteenth century. He was part of the generation of post-impressionism. He suffered from a bone disease, reached a height of 1.52 metros.La work of Toulouse-Lautrec is known for its photographic style, which correspond to the spontaneity and the ability to capture movement in his scenes and characters, with the his very distinctive style. To this we must add the originality of his framing, influence of Japanese art. Paris, June 7, 1848 - Atuona, Marquesas Islands, May 9, 1903 was a post-impressionist painter. His work is considered among the most important of the nineteenth century French painters. His experiments on color and body of work influenced the evolution of painting, especially on the Fauves movement that takes place between 1898 and 1908. Paris, July 19, 1834 - ibid, September 27, 1917) was a French painter and sculptor. He is known for his unique insights on the world of ballet, capturing subtle and beautiful scenes in pastels. He never married and spent the last years of his life practically blind. He admired the masters of the Italian Renaissance, but also was influenced by Japanese art and Symbolist trends. In his early works follow trends neoclassical painting pictures of history influenced by the romantic Delacroix. It is considered one of the founders of Impressionism. His style stands out from the group in several respects, particularly in its preference for urban issues with artificially lit scenes . Saint-Germain en Laye, France, September 5, 1638 - Versailles, France, September 1, 1715, was king of France and Navarra1 from 14 May 1643 until his death almost 77 years old and more 72 of reign. He was also co-Prince of Andorra (1643-1715) and Count of Barcelona rival during the Catalan revolt (1643-1652) and Louis II. Style of the movie Biography of Woody Allen Allen Stewart Konigsberg Allan (* Brooklyn, New York, December 1, 1935), known as Woody Allen is a director, screenwriter, actor, musician, playwright, humorist and North American writer. He is one of the most influential directors in the modern age. Allen directed, wrote and starred in Annie Hall, a film considered by many people as one of the best comedies in film history, and for that reason it received the Academy Award in 1977 as the best film. He was born on December 1, 1935 in New York; he comes from Jew’s family. Woody studied in the Midwood High School. During his childhood, he learned to play violin, clarinet. Instruments which helped identify the rhythm of their films. His first meeting with filmography was when was three years old, when his mother led him to see “Blancanieves y los siete enanitos”.
In all times he had a dislike of school and so on the only thing that he was well in the school was in the preparation of essays, and in his teens had great passion for baseball and boxing. Allen began his career creative being cartoonist at age of 16 years old. Starts to work individually as director of Borsch Belt hotels in New York but In high school begins to make jokes to send to some newspaper columnists of his city, as result of Gene Shefrin, a media agent was interested in this young contracting him to his agency.
In 1953, Allen joined to the New York University, where he was studying film production, but he didn´t care much of classes and on the contrary he preferred to attend screenings of films that had the asignature, so he finished his first semester with bad grades, retiring of the university. He appeared on television occasionally until thanks to his talent and wit, after a performance at the local Blue Angel (1960), he was offered a script and performance in a film called “What's New, Pussy Cat?”
In 1968 he showed his first film, written and directed by himself, and was called “Take the money and run" and the film captivated all the audiences. After his success, was easy to him find any studio to continue paying his films. In 1970 he signed a contract with United Artists advantageous as they give the command to run this company. In 1972 he co-starred with actress Diane Keaton, the film Again, Sam, by Herbert Ross. The interpretation of Woody Allen in this comedy has been one of the highlights of his career. In 1977 Allen made Annie Hall, which lets him to get his first Oscar, thanks to that, Allen finds the success as a director, screenwriter and actor. In 1979 he made the film that would allow be a great director, with “Manhattan” considered as a classic of film history, but he had the misfortune that he wasn´t welcomed in the united states and for that reason he need the support of Europe. In 1979 produced his oeuvre “Manhattan”, one of the highlights of his career. Romantic and funny pseudo-intellectual chronicle about an emotional and entanglement relationship between two couples who exchange their love.
During the nineties, without losing the caustic humor that characterizes the films of Woody Allen took thematic more reflective and transcendental. In 2007 filmed Vicky Cristina Barcelona in Spain. On February 26, 2012, Allen wins Oscar for best original screenplay for "Midnight in Paris" starring with Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams and Marion Cotillardy. And in April 2012 Allen presented the last film that he has directed "To Rome With Love" a film which present very detailed the Italian culture in a strange way.
Woody Allen has been one of the greatest contemporary filmmakers who throughout his career has been influenced by his personality, creating environment in which the common things belong to the second background and the outré things became in the most important essence in his theme. “I am interesting about the future because is the place which I will live the rest of my life”. Woody Allen. Recomendation "Midnight in Paris", Woody Allen developed a perfect job grouping several respects. First is the set and costume work is amazing as it does to transport us to that beautiful city, colors, ages and textures. Second are the actors, a great success as managing director of situations. Third, and finally, the dialogues, enriched by a subtle French language, and rooted in an important time as the 20s. Finally, I recommend it, because it is a movie to dream you travel, you travel from city and time, just need to take the decision to spend 'midnight in paris' The vital topic of dissatisfaction could not miss Allen's repertoire. That character who stars in almost all his films, which is none other than himself in various incarnations, had to make room in his maniacal personality and hypochondriac that mana to psychologists is that we all suffer permanent disagreement with circumstances, good or bad, that we live. Any past was better, and in the future things will change. And so on, because then we are. Allen dissects the approach admirably, and does so consistently with that restless desire of the writer who plays magnificently Owen Wilson. Woody Allen does not believe the camera shake, or break records of shots per minute.
What it does is let the camera focus, and let the actors tell their story. Just move it makes leisurely tracking shots, played with the zoom, use the fewest possible planes. All this contributes to relaxation, to savoring, to enjoy a wonderful photograph, to immersion in the story.
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