Midnight in Paris

Synopsis: Gil and Inez travel to Paris as a tag-along vacation on her parents' business trip. Gil is a successful Hollywood writer but is struggling on his first novel. He falls in love with the city and thinks they should move there after they get married, but Inez does not share his romantic notions of the city or the idea that the 1920s was the golden age. When Inez goes off dancing with her friends, Gil takes a walk at midnight and discovers what could be the ultimate source of inspiration for writing. Gil's daily walks at midnight in Paris could take him closer to the heart of the city but further from the woman he's about to marry.
Director(s): Woody Allen
Production: Sony Pictures Classics
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 24 wins & 101 nominations.
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94 min

Yeah, you know, like a

million years ago, and

apparently, Joyce was eating

sauerkraut and frankfurters.

Is that...

That's the end of the story?

Well, I mean it's not a story.

It's like a detailed...

- We would LOVE to go to Versailles. Yes.

- Oh, good.

I hope you're not going to be

as antisocial tomorrow at Versailles.

- How was I antisocial?

- Oh, please!

I mean, you could totally tell you didn't want to go.

Well, I mean, they're your

friends, and I have to admit

I'm not quite as taken with them as you are.

He's brilliant.

You know, I had such a crush on him

in college, and Carol's very bright.

Well, he's a pseudo-intellectual.

- Just a little bit.

- Uh, Gil,

I hardly think he'd be lecturing at

the Sorbonne if he's a pseudo-intellectual.

You should give him your book to read.

Oh, come on. Why?

No, because he could critique your writing,

and maybe show you why you're

having so much trouble.

I'm having trouble because

I'm a Hollywood hack

who never gave actual

literature a real shot.

- Until now.

- Please...Gil...

Honey, just promise me something.

If this book...doesn't pan out,

that you'll stop

eating your brains out,

and just go back to doing

what you do best.

I mean, the studios adore you.

You're in demand...

Do you really want to give

it all up just to struggle?

- Well...

- Mmm?


Why would you...want to do that?

I believe Louis moved his court here,

uh, in 1682.

Originally, all this was swampland.

In fact, if I'm not mistaken,

uh... in Old French, the word "versailles"

means, uh, something like,

- "terrain were the weeds have been pulled."

- Is that right?

Uh... The... uh, middle section here

uh... is... uh, French classical style at its height.

Uh... The work, I believe, of...

uh, "Louis Vau" (Louis le Vau)

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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