103rd Anniversary of the 1913 Armory Show

The Show that Shook the World
http://1913armoryshow.org/index.php/the-documentary

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Midnight in Paris, by Woody Allen

Maxim’s Makes an Appearance in Woody Allen’s Art Masterpiece, Midnight in Paris

Woody Allen’s Artistic Masterpiece

Midnight in Paris has the most beautifully-filmed representations of Paris that we have ever seen, some amusingly accurate vignettes of Saldavor Dalí, Picasso, Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, The Fitzgeralds, Gertrude Stein, Josephine Baker, Luis Buñuel, Cole Porter and many others, all woven into a clever story with elements of the human condition, old as time but portrayed from Woody’s refreshing, unique  perspective. There is beautiful music by Jules Offenbach–notably “Can-Can”  from “Orpheus in the Underworld” and “Barcarolle”, both originating in his “Tales of Hoffmann”. I won’t spoil this elegant voyage of discovery for prospective viewers, but would like to suggest the film to art and  history lovers–oh, and also to just plain lovers. Midnight in Paris by Woody Allen is a brilliant, romantic trip down…well, you will just have to see it for yourself.

©M-J de Mesterton, December 2011