Thursday, June 16, 2011

Woody Allen's The Lost Generation

Nikki and I watched and enjoyed Woody Allen's new Midnight in Paris tonight, a film that plays with and examines the nostalgia that saturates so much of his work (and the imaginations of so many of his fans, myself included). The movie takes place in modern day Paris but the main character travels back to the Paris of the 1920's which he glorifies and loves from books.


The movie reminded me of a sketch from an old Woody Allen stand up record that I have, where Woody imagines himself hanging out with Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, and the "Fitzgerarlds." It is very clear to me that this 30 or 40 year old stand up routine is the germ of the idea that became Midnight in Paris. And its also just really funny.


3 comments:

  1. Similar: http://thisrecording.com/today/2009/7/1/in-which-woody-recalls-his-roaring-twenties.html

    ReplyDelete
  2. Largest Gathering of Superheroes : Funnyman Will Ferrell has the title role in DreamWorks new animated comedy “Megamind,” and to promote his new film, Ferrell and over 1,580 costumed superheroes gathered together over the weekend on October 2, 2010 at Staples Center in Los Angeles in an effort to break the world record for the largest gathering of superheroes.

    Record Holders of Plastic Surgery : A lot of pictures of celebrities when they were young, before they were famous.

    Expensive Bikes in The World : Here’s a list of most expensive bikes in the world. These bikes is becoming expensive because of the material use or complexities of the creation.

    Hit the Road With Your Mobile Disco : The modern technology has made it possible for the innovative designers to make a product smaller, portable and mobile.

    Musical Beach Towel Creates a Racket : The young music lovers want their music everywhere all the time and they want it loud.

    the Hot Destination for Bachelor Parties : Bachelor parties have evolved over the years. It used to be rather simple and predictable. The friends of the groom got together in a pub or night club and got wasted.

    Top 10 Most Anticipated Movies 2010 : Year changes, dozens of movies have enjoyed box office in 2009. However, You should prepare a calendar to mark some decent movies to be anticipated in 2010.

    Most Expensive Movies Ever Made in the World : Here’s the list of most expensive movies ever made in the world. People try to create a masterpiece in cinematography by making the best movies in the world.

    ReplyDelete
  3. That's pretty "appropriate"...
    APPEDC , etc...Mia accused Woody of being a pedophile and now someone is doing the same about her?
    COMIA?
    And meanwhile, KISS is at COLORADO U with SENATORS?
    All mafia " hooked- up"?
    WEESEESSA?

    ReplyDelete