I really enjoyed Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris. It, along with The Artist, and Tree of Life and Le Havre represented, to me, a great contrast to the usual hard-hitting fare offered up at Cannes this year. But more than that, they ushered in a gust of fresh air – happiness, romance, life, nostalgia – all of them are films I would see again in a heartbeat and suggest, perhaps, a more optimistic time ahead, cinematically speaking.
Woody Allen is always a great interview. Here, he is talking to David Edelstein (New York Mag), Scott Foundas (Film Society of Lincoln Center and Kent Jones (Film Comment editor-at-large). I love the story about Elaine’s and Fellini. I also love how he talks about casting Owen Wilson (“He was a beachcomber”). I have partnered it with high resolution stills from the film. Enjoy.
Pictures after the cut.