A Little Background
From the time we met, Sheila & I loved seeing movies. Most of course had to be seen in the theatre, at the movies, without surround sound, lol!
We still do – Netflix, Amazon Prime, any number of TV channels, cable, DVD (at one time), and the old time movie house theatre, when it seems worth paying the $$$ & the experience promised being worth seeing “on the big screen!”
I actually wrote movie reviews in college, one of my first, after return to college after leaving the Air Force, was Car Wash w/Richard Pryor. I wish I still had it! Titled it, “A Sudsy Cleansing for the Blues” 😊
About My Reviews
In general, I don’t do negative reviews.
Generally, I think it’s more productive to steer folks toward stuff I like or thought was really good (sometimes that’s the same thing, sometimes not quite 😊)
I do often say what might/could be better, or I’d rather’ve seen or experienced, but in the context of why I liked the movie or TV show enough to want to do a review at all.
Thanks everyone – Adan
Midnight in Paris 2nd Viewing One Decade Later, Better than Before! – 5 Stars+! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
It’s not like Sheila and I saw Midnight in Paris way back, like forty years ago, or before we met.
Nope, we saw it barely (if) ten years ago!
Yet, familiar as it was, watching it again yesterday, half in the afternoon, the other half before bed (yeah, a luxury of both staying-home and being retired ❤️), remembering how enchanted we’d been seeing this together, ten years ago – it was like it was brand new again!
And it’s not like we were “young”, lol! Having begun our 60s 😂
And yes, we had since, made a 2nd trip to Paris (1st in 2001 for 6 days), the second trip for 5 1/2 Weeks 💕
But that wasn’t even nine years ago! When we left Vermont to return to Texas!
At first Sheila and I were a bit puzzled ‘bout the whole thing. Had we missed that much of the intent and story of the show, maybe dazzled by the wry dead-on performances by Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams’ of Woody Allen and Diane Keaton’s memorable roles in so many of Woody’s past movies?
Sure, the movie’s as funny as the first time around, maybe more in parts, like the deadpan Ernest Hemingway. Or the revealing as the “very” convincing F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald roles. ( Cast info: https://www.google.com/search?q=cast%20midnight%20in%20paris&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b-1-m ) .
But there was a better understanding, by both Sheila & myself, of quite a few deeper insights woven into this great movie.
Like, how truly profound it is how each generation, genius creative and reg folks alike, to sometimes feel the past, or the future, are better than where we’re living now.
Or, how equally profoundly eternally true and beautiful Paris is.
And how incredibly important and depth probing interpersonal compatibility truly is, far beyond amazing attraction and world views.
Owen Wilson’s character goes through layers and layers of revelation, about perspective, about deep personal attachments (vs those seemingly so). About the value of generosity, kindness and attentiveness, or lack of. And of course, all through the vehicle of his own character’s confusion and transformation.
And then there’s (again) the intense and historically shifting beauty of Paris.
It reminded me intensely of times when Sheila and I would sit in a small cafe in the Latin Quarter, or St Germain-des-Pres, and I’d peer out the small curtained windows at cobblestone streets and grand avenues, and see – in a parade of intensities, horses pulling wagons or carrying soldiers, Nazis – weapons slung loose and ready on the shoulder, lovers oblivious to any time or place except each other.
Paris is all that.
And Midnight in Paris revealed and reminded us 💕
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5 1/2 Weeks Paris Travel Books by Felipe Adan Lerma
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My Movies, Books, TV, Fitness, Amazon, and TripAdvisor Reviews are at –
These are some samples of my movie reviews 😊
- “Jersey Boys” the Movie, from Clint Eastwood – Evocative Story Telling
- The Revenant, the Movie – The Brutal Persistence of Humanity
- The Good Wife – Asks: What is the Real World?
- Review – TV – Blacklist Season 06 Episode 20
- Movie Review – Renoir
- Adan’s Movie/Cable TV Reviews – “Knives Out” – a Charmer with Daniel Craig+++
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Movies & Series I Really Liked
You can also start your own search from each linked image 😊
Brokenwood Mysteries (New Zealand) – Queens of Mystery (UK) – Murdock Mysteries (Canada)
Acorn TV – https://amzn.to/3fT3DD4
Plus Impressionism! 😊 🎨
Thanks again everyone! 😊