Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Midnight in Paris

Woody Allen was all over Paris last summer, filming his new movie Midnight in Paris, and the press was all over Woody (mostly because the president's wife Carla Bruni has a cameo). The trailer - with copious amounts of accordeon - is just out, and you can see it below (go fullscreen and 720p for the full ooh-là-là).

The poster is a Photoshop disaster that mixes the banks of the Seine with "The Starry Night" by Van Gogh, a painting that depicts the sky as seen from his window in the town of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence... 700 km from the capital.

It's also common knowledge that much negotiation was needed in order to have the film based here, and that new tax credit laws clinched it (the next Sherlock Holmes movie was largely filmed here for the same reason). Conditions include spending a minimum of one million euros, and - in Woody's case - that the film title contain the word "Paris"!

I also note in passing that the official site is www.midnightinparisfilm.com rather than www.midnightinparismovie.com, because a certain Michael Borodynko snaffled the domain (just three months ago) before Sony Classics thought of reserving it. Lucky he didn't buy both of them, eh?

Anyway, the film/movie will be out in France on 11th May 2011, a week before the 'States even! Check out the trailer below. Très picture postcard, but intriguing. And Paris looks amazing (which of course it is)!

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