Tuesday, April 24, 2012


I am feeling better today although my ribs on my left side are still really sore as is my back. I don't know what I did but I hope it gets better soon. Thank you for your Get Well wishes. I rested yesterday and caught up on some of my PVR programs. One I have to waiting to see was Woody Allen's "MIDNIGHT IN PARIS".
I quite enjoyed this film mostly because it is partly set in Paris in the 1920's. Woody Allen has done a wonderful job of taking you on a journey through Paris and meeting the writers and artist of that Bohemian era. Owen Wilson is very good as Gil, an engaged writer in Paris with his fiancee and her parents. He is writing his first novel ( he is a screen writer) and loves Paris. He has a romance with 1920's Paris.
Without giving too much away I will say that Gils's journey back to the 1920's starts every night at midnight with the ride in a vintage Rolls Royce. Woody Allen has done a wonderful job with the casting of people like Zelda and F.Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, Salvatore Dali and Ernest Hemingway.
I particularly liked Corey Stoll as Ernest Hemingway. I did not recognize him and he played a young Hemingway very well. Marion Cotillard was lovely as Adriana a lover of Picasso and someone who catches Gil's eye. I really enjoyed the 1920's part of this film. The rest which takes place in our time I could have done without. The characters were typical Woody Allen, shallow and self absorbed. Although I really love Woody Allen films and the concept of this one I think he could have just made a film set in the 1920' about these characters because I could not get enough of the scenes.
This is a great film to watch on a rainy afternoon. You will love the Paris scenes and the richness of the 1920's characters makes you want to spend an evening with them.
One last thing. I want to wish my beautiful daughter-in-law, Natasha (CLOSET OF AN ECLECTIC GYPSY) a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY today.


  1. I am glad to hear you are feeling, hopefully you'll be as good as new soon. And Happy Birthday to your daughter-in-law!

  2. Love your post on feeling better and going to "gay paree". We can travel anywhere we like in our imaginations! Happy Birthday to Natasha, and I bet no present will ever top the gift of Kaysar returning home and well. Bright Blessings and soul sparkling moments to you all!!

  3. Your blog is very happy and colorful

  4. I am so happy to hear you are feeling better and do hope that rib and back pain cease soon. Sending belated birthday wishes to the lovely Natasha as well as bit furry hugs to Rufus!