Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Midnight in Paris

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I really enjoyed the latest Woody Allen film because:  it's set in Paris (the cinematography is gorgeous), the main protagonist experiences going back in time (I spent ages after seeing the film thinking about what I'd like to go back and experience. I would like to go to the Live Aid Concert in 1985 and see Elvis in Vegas in the 1970's and THAT is just for starters!) and it's a romantic comedy with a central message that nostalgic romanticism for the past is a wasted effort, nothing but an excuse to give up on the present and the future (I get this but would still would like to travel back in time). If you could time travel what would you like to experience?

6 comments:

helen tilston said...

What a great question.

So many events I would like to return to. I would want to have a Sunday with my late parents. Growing up in Ireland, Sunday was a very special day, mass, a big lunch and then all our friends would descend on our farm, football, horseback riding, visiting and then evening tea.
I loved Midnight in Paris too.

Helenxx

ric-rac said...

Yes Helen, spending time with people that have passed away would be truely lovely. Your Sundays sound glorious! Thanks for dropping by x

comfort blanket said...

Hmmmm, interesting...
Well, in addition to the lovely thought of seeing loved-ones again, I would like to visit the court of Henry VIII in about 1530, when he was lusting after Anne Boleyn. Was she beautiful? Was he getting fat? How opulent was the court? What were their outfits like? The colours, the jewels, the sounds, the smells...
I would, of course, manage to keep my head... x

ric-rac said...

Oh yes CB, to experience history for real would be amazing and you would have to be careful as some aspects of history are very dangerous : ) x

freckleface said...

I agree with everyone, I would love to have been at the Tudor court during that period with Catherine of Aragon and Ann Boleyn, I would love to go back in time and have chats with my dad and my grandparents and as for seeing Elvis in Las Vegas in the 1970s, so bizarre, I have a draft in my blogs which says exactly that same thing! Great post Steph. x

ric-rac said...

Arr how weird, great minds and all that. I watched a docu recently about his Vegas years and he looked so great I just wished I could go and see him live. I know you are a massive Elvis fan so I'm not surprised you are going to write about getting all shook up with The King himself. I look forward to reading about your time travel thoughts. We should try and live in the present though lol. x
PS: I am currently reliving every U2 concert cronologically one by one on DVD, eyes closed, dancing around the lounge like a saddo by myself ; )

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