Frames of Preference: Midnight in Paris

Midnight In ParisIf there’s anything that can be said about the films of Woody Allen, it’s that they sell a world better than most fantasy films. With Midnight in Paris, Allen decided to take what could have been a benign romantic comedy somewhere very special to him; the dramatized 1920s. Here, Owen Wilson’s character meets America’s greatest writers and thinkers, and he uses these late night trips to paradise as a jumping-off point for the rest of his life. Like a wishful child, he sees only the best in these characters, and his realization that the real world isn’t as idyllic is a sobering, beautiful affair.

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