Pinterest Some years ago in The Moderns, Alan Rudolph tried to recreate the expatriate Parisian literary scene of the s but ended up with an embarrassingly unconvincing satire. Here, Allen gets the tone exactly right, simultaneously avoiding and knowingly mocking the kind of historical pastiche Max Beerbohm was sending up in the celebrated stage direction to his Renaissance playlet Savonarola Brown: Younger moviegoers may think of Back to the Future or Groundhog Day when they see this film.
Saxophonist Dexter Gordon portrays Dale Turner, a fictional musician inspired by a number of famed jazz figures, including Bud Powell and Lester Young.
Largely forgotten in his home country, Turner has moved to Paris in search of a more appreciative audience. He finds it in the form of Francis Borler Francois Cluzeta bebop aficionado who befriends the expatriate player.
Borler soon becomes familiar with Turner's darker side, including his struggles with alcoholism, drug addiction, and depression. Fearing for the musician's life, the fan becomes his caretaker, an arrangement that leads to a brief improvement in Turner's health and fortunes but places great emotional strain upon them both.
Director Bertrand Tavernier pays great attention to the visual and aural details of the jazz world, with outstanding musical supervision provided by Herbie Hancock.
His naturally fascinating presence combines with the film's obvious love of the music and its milieu to provide what many have hailed as one of the more authentic and affectionate presentations of the jazz world on the silver screen.Midnight in Paris review.
Matt reviews Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris starring Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Michael Sheen, and Marion Cotillard. Facebook Messenger. As part of my travelling Europe by bus series I'm excited to share this comprehensive FlixBus review of a recent trip from London to Paris to Rotterdam!
Directed by Woody Allen. With Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, Kurt Fuller.
While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée's family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the s everyday at midnight.
Midnight in Paris is a very unselfish and lovely approach to inspiration, love, and the written word. A must watch. Sep 8, 93%.
Dec 27, · Response from Hotel-cmanager, D. Sadok, Manager at Midnight Hotel Paris Responded 2 days ago Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you had a pleasant stay.4/5(). Critic Consensus: It may not boast the depth of his classic films, but the sweetly sentimental Midnight in Paris is funny and charming enough to satisfy Woody Allen fans.