Month: April 2014

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Midnight Collection

Oftentimes I somehow mentally transport myself into 1920s Paris. The beaded flapper dresses, the Charleston, bouteilles des vins rouges, Scott Fitzgerald and dimly lit brasseries — these are all things and aesthetics that I would like to have experienced. Obviously, it shall never be. However when Midnight in Paris came out it replenished my 20s era deficiency. (and also acquainted me with another understanding of why artists create: to help find an antidote to the emptiness of existence. These words were uttered by the Gertrude Stein character, addressing the real Stein’s views of what she called the Lost Generation.) I found it to be a great script, and these are some of the quotes that I thought were wonderful: quotes from Midnight In Paris by Woody Allen.   “Nostalgia is denial. Denial of the painful present.” — Paul “You have a glazed look in your eye. Stunned, stupefied, anesthetized, lobotomized” — Zelda Fitzgerald “No subject is terrible if the story is true. If the prose is clean and honest and if it affirms courage and grace under pressure.” — Ernest Hemingway [regarding Gil’s book] “If it’s …