The Characters referenced in Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris” (Part 4 Ernest Hemingway)

Woody Allen explores fantasy world with “Midnight in Paris”

Corey Stoll as Ernest Hemingway in "Midnight in Paris." 2011 Roger Arpajou / Sony Pictures Classics

Corey Stoll as Ernest Hemingway in “Midnight in Paris.”

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Ernest Hemingway, around 1937

I love the movie “Midnight in Paris” by Woody Allen and I am going through the whole list of famous writers and artists that he included in the movie. By the way, I know that some of you are wondering how many posts I will have before I am finished. Right now I have plans to look at Juan Belmonte,Gertrude Stein, Gauguin, Lautrec, Geores Brague, Dali, Rodin,Coco Chanel, Modigliani, Matisse, Luis Bunuel, Josephine Baker, Van Gogh, Picasso, Man Ray, T.S. Elliot and several more.

The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center in Piggott, Arkansas includes a barn-studio associated with Ernest Hemingway and the family home of his second wife, Pauline Pfeiffer.  Pauline’s parents, Paul and Mary Pfeiffer, were prominent citizens of Northeast Arkansas and owned more than 60,000 acres of land.  During the 1930s the barn was converted to a studio to give Hemingway privacy for writing while visiting Piggott.  Portions of one of his most famous novels, A Farewell to Arms, and several short stories were written in this studio.

Both the home and the barn studio were named to the National Historic Register in 1982.  The properties have been renovated, focusing on the 1930s era.  Areas of emphasis for the museum and educational center include literature of the period, 1930s world events, agriculture and family lifestyles, family relationships and development of Northeast Arkansas during the Depression and New Deal eras. 

Arkansas State University’s Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center, located approximately 60 miles north of ASU’s main campus in Jonesboro, also serves as the Visitors’ Center for the northern terminus of Crowley’s Ridge Parkway,  Arkansas’s first National Scenic Byway. 

Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams star in Woody Allen’s latest film, “Midnight in Paris,” an unusual tale of romance and comedy set in the City Of Light. CBS News’ Terrell Brown reports.

Owen Wilson as Gil and Rachel McAdams as Inez in "Midnight in Paris." 2011 Roger Arpajou / Sony Pictures Classics

Owen Wilson as Gil and Rachel McAdams as Inez in “Midnight in Paris.”

Woody Allen‘s cinematic love letter to Paris kicked off the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and is already playing on French screens. Starring Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, and Marion Cotillard, Midnight in Paris has received a number of positive English-language reviews. Oscar buzz, in fact, has already begun — though how far-reaching that will be remains to be seen.

Now, what have the French film critics said about it? Below are snippets from three French-language reviews:

Cinema is a dream machine. And this new movie, the least neurotic by the Annie Hall filmmaker, is alive with magic and romance. A little bit like in The Purple Rose of Cairo, Woody Allen forgets his paranoia, puts his hypochondria in the closet, and serves us a highly successful romantic comedy. The Parisian atmosphere suits him, whether it’s rainy, windy, or sunny. (Olivier Delcroix, Le Figaro.)

A meditation on creativity and the passing of time (were things better in the past?), Midnight in Paris is the film of an old gentleman still alert and lucid, one who isn’t afraid of coming up with his own autocriticism (who else better depicts the immobility of which his character seems to be a prisoner?), while paying homage to the artists that have marked him. If Midnight in Paris doesn’t always skirt the commonplace … the film shines thanks to the superior quality of its subtle dialogue and to Owen Wilson’s performance… (Christophe Narbonne, Premiere.)

… [W]hen the screen turned black at the end of the film, we asked ourselves if we enjoyed Midnight in Paris or if Woody Allen was better in the past … as far as we’re concerned, we savored the film one scene at a time the way we would enjoy a creamy mille-feuilles — one layer at a time! Delicious. (Laetitia Santos, toutlecine.com.)

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