In other words, an awkward yet lovable Midwestern with a flair for dressing in menswear. Nothing wrong with that. Annie Hall is one of the most iconic characters in the Woody Allen movie universe and one of the most interesting dressers in the history of film. So, do like me, and swing by the mens department and pick up some pieces to incorporate into your wardrobe. Hey, there can be something quite stylish about women in menswear.
Thanks to Andrew at Encore for reviving his wet blogathan. The whole idea of cinematic wetness sounded interesting so I decided to take part. The objective here was to pick a single scene from any film that showcased rain and used it as an important moment for the story. I just had to choose the ending to the Woody Allen’s film Midnight in Paris (2012 Oscar winner for best original screenplay). Allen has become really great at paying homage to beautiful cities around the world and this film is no exception. This scene in particular played on the adage of the beauty of Paris in the rain.
To me, the rain here represents rebirth and a new beginning that is sweet and touching for Owen Wilson’s character Gil. Gil is a man that has forever lived in the past, yearning to be apart of decades long ao that he has always viewed as better than his own. The end of the film begins this discovery that life is best lived in the present and could possibly hold just as much wonder and enjoyment. In this cinematic moment, Gil decides to take a chance on a potentially new love. It’s a simple yet beautiful scene to watch unfold.
Gil: “Can I walk with you, or I’ll buy you a cup of coffee or… Oh, ok, now it’s starting to rain” Gabriella: “No, but that’s okay. I don’t mind getting wet.” Gil: “Really?” Gabriella: “Yeah. Actually, Paris is the most beautiful in the rain”
Sorry, when I go on vacation (currently in Los Cabos.. yay, me!), I get movie trailer happy (that and I just don’t have time to write posts; too much relaxation going on). The trailer gods have bestowed on my some great ones to share with you from films that I have already discussed interest in seeing. Enjoy!
Take A Waltz (soon to premiere at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival and one of my picks to see)
To Rome With Love (next film project from the sometimes brilliant, always neurotic Woody Allen)
To Rome With Love / First look photo from Woody Allen’s next feature film. Much as his last movie did in Paris and, the film will focus on a number of people in Italy, including residents and visitors and the romances and predicaments they get into. The film will be told in four vignettes and stars Alec Baldwin, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig, Ellen Page and Penelope Cruz. Allen will also be stepping in front of the camera. To Rome With Love is scheduled to be released on June 22nd. To me, there are two types of Woody Allen fans - those who are fans of his earlier works and those who are more drawn to his later, more recent films. I would say I’m in the latter category since unfortunately I have never spent alot of time on his films in his Annie Hall, Manhattan era but have been catching alot of his more recent films that I have come to love (Midnight in Paris, Match Point, Vicky Cristina Barcelona). I’m very much liking this Page-Eisenberg pairing in the photo and looking forward to Allen’s latest film project. I love that he does movies surrounding some of my favorite cities in the world.
“Look, you can’t blame me for trying to hide the fact that I had an affair with her. I know that it’s not the most honorable thing to cheat on your wife, but that does not make me a murderer.”
“I was in love with the most incredible woman and she put a knife in me.”