After watching Midnight in Paris.. I have been inspired to learn more about the historic characters/writers presented in the movie... Found this piece on the Scott Fitzgerald on one of my favorite blogs: Apartment Therapy
this piece gives a quick summary on how awesome Mr. Fitzgerald was and how he's not only an icon from his writing but also from his trendsetting style.
"When it comes to the height of style in 1920's America, F. Scott Fitzgerald was the man. His writing, his relationships, his dress, and his lifestyle were all at the forefront of what the Jazz Age had to offer. Both observer and participant in the roaring days of the 1920's, Fitzgerald literally defined the times:" (via Apartment Therapy)
you can check out the full story here... and if thats not enough Fitzgerald's for you.. wiki it...
I expected this movie to be your typical chick flick.. but when a friend recommended it and said I'd really enjoy it.. I said.. "eh why not!" I have a mound of movie passes that needs to be used before I jet of to the big apple..
my thoughts? Totally not what I expected! I loved it! Written and directed by Woody Allen, you would think what the heck was he thinking with Owen Wilson? Wrong! The story was sort of drawn out and some what depressing, but throw in a light hearted comedian.. and voila! Don't get me wrong.. this is a love story, but not your courted, hot passionate, tear jerking love story.. This kind of fantasy is focused on things one is passionate about.. the things/thoughts that make you tick, give you goose bumps, and gets ya all excited inside... For him: writing.
If you like/love the Fitzgeralds, Hemingway, Stein, Picasso, Toulouse-Lautrec... you'll like this movie...