Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Midnight in Paris, Russian Blini, and Good Friends

Midnight in Paris, Russian Blini and Good Friends, not necessarily in that order,  just had a perfect Sunday.  We had some good friends over for brunch; I made Russian Buckwheat Blini which turned out perfectly, and in the evening, my one and only, my husband and I watched the Woody Allen movie, "Midnight in Paris."  I am such a romantic, and this movie, which I had seen before was perfect.  The trailer does not do it justice.  In the comments in the DVD, Allen says he had the movie shot with yellow and red filters, which does give it an old postcard look.  Besides being transported to Paris when you watch the film, the theme is interesting--feeling nostalgic for an earlier time is unrealistic, the earlier time was not necessarily that wonderful, that really living the present is what is important.  But Paris is always wonderful; I think the idea of Paris is what I love best.




What nostalgia movies do you like--or what is your favorite romantic movie?

17 comments:

  1. Ohh! I love that movie (and any Woody Allen movie really), I still have it on my DVR. That is exactly how I imagine Hemingway to be.

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  2. Me, too. The actors must have had so much fun pretending to be Hemingway, Fitzgerald, etc. Good to hear from you, GITMT!

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  3. I love Midnight in Paris. I also think of Hemingway as he was portrayed in this movie (even if it is romanticized), and Dali (one of my faves). I've been reading a lot about Paris of the Belle Epoch and the Lost Generation eras. As my blog indicates, I like Paris a lot. Hubby and I kept saying, Hey, we were there. . .that looks familiar.

    Thanks for being understanding about the tag.

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  4. Even though the movie talks about not getting stuck in the past, I do love those old eras. "Paris Wife" was such a good book and then to re-read "The Moveable Feast" after reading Paris Wife gives Hemingway's perspective on those years. The only book where he actually sounds happy. Ah. . .Paris.

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    1. "The Paris Wife" is a GREAT book, I loved it.

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  5. i haven't seen this one--sounds good--i love "betsy's wedding"---"while you were sleeping"---"sleepless in seattle"--"love story"--"the way we were"--and some people would not find this movie typically romantic, but i do and it is my all time favorite--"with honors"--okay sorry, i will stop now!

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  6. "The Way We Were" is romantic, but sad in the end when they say good-by again. The Barbra Streisand character is so much more in love with him than he is with her. When I saw this movie years ago, what I remember is that when the movie ended, there was actual sobbing in the audience.

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    1. it's funny i didn't care too much for it when it came out--but a few years ago i watched it again--i had come home after staying with my son in the hospital for a week--i had become sick and had to come home to stay for a night, while my husband stayed with "t"--i lay on the sofa crying like a nut at this old movie--now it is one of my favs!

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  7. I can only ever watch romantic movies on my own so that I can weep in peace without my husband teasing me;-)

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  8. They just hate to admit that there is a romantic, sentimental bone in their bodies, don't they?

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  9. Hey now :)

    Some of us husbands do enjoy a romantic movie... some of my favorites include "Rocky" (he calls to Adrienne a lot:) and "Braveheart" (don't mess with the man's woman, I tell you :)

    I haven't seen Midnight in Paris, but I will look for it and see if I can surprise my wife with something not sports-or gore-related :)

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  10. She would love it! And you would too. The women are lovely and Paris looks like it does in our imagination.

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  11. I finally remembered to put Midnight In Paris on my Netflix list. It sounds good, but I hope my wife will like it. She's big on action films and since English is her second language she doesn't always enjoy dialog heavy films.

    I like watching old films for nostalgia. Can't think of any recent films that made me feel nostalgic. I enjoy a good romantic film now and then--The Notebook comes to mind--I'm a sucker for that sort of thing.


    Lee
    A Faraway View

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    1. Summer for me means movies, and nothing is better than sitting in a movies theater with a friend or a child, eating popcorn and being in another world for a few hours. Your wife will like the Paris movie.

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    2. My wife and I watched Midnight this evening and we both loved it. Such beautiful scenery of Paris and a delightful story.


      Lee
      Tossing It Out

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  12. I've watched Midnight in Paris twice so far, and that's something I don't do very often. I love that movie.

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  13. I've seen it twice too. Guess I am a romantic, but I love the costumes, the way the city is photographed, the story itself.

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