maandag 16 april 2012

In the Picture: The Characters from "Midnight in Paris"

“Midnight in Paris” is a piece of artwork itself. What a beautifully made movie and with such wit and class. I had to select some characters for this item, because we don’t get to know all of them equally as much. Here are some characters from “Midnight in Paris”.

Gil Pender
Played by: Owen Wilson
Gil is a successful Hollywood screenwriter, but he’s also distracted by so many things. He’s struggling to finish his first novel, set in an antique shop. While he and his fiancée Inez are vacationing in Paris, Gil mentions he would want to live in Paris someday. When Gil is walking the streets of Paris by night, he gets lost and than enters the world op Paris in the 1920’s, his favorite era.

Played by: Rachel McAdams
Inez is engaged to Gil and thought it would be fun to travel along with her wealthy parents. She thinks Gil’s ambition of writing a novel is just a romantic daydream and Inez also doesn’t see the true beauty of Paris. In other words, Gil and Inez have almost nothing in common.

Played by: Marion Cotillard
While visiting Pablo Picasso, Gil meets his mistress Adriana. He’s instantly attracted to her. Adriana is a very passionate woman and can find all the beautiful spots in Paris and shows them to Gil.

Paul Bates
Played by: Michael Sheen
Paul is a friend of Inez’ and a real know it all. He has a lot of specialties and Inez is fascinated by him. Off course Gil can’t stand him, because Paul is a very annoying man who brags about his knowledge. He later finds out Inez slept with Paul a couple of times and she thinks Gil shouldn’t make a big deal out of it.

Gertrude Stein
Played by: Kathy Bates
Gertrude agrees on reading Gil’s novel and sees a great story in it. She isn’t only an expert in literature, also in art.

Zelda Fitzgerald
Played by: Alison Pill
Zelda is Scott Fitzgerald’s wife. She isn’t the domestic kind, because she likes a good party and is extremely chaotic. Zelda can overdramatize when something happens, especially when it comes to her husband.

Ernest Hemmingway
Played by: Corey Stoll
Ernest is a very skeptical but genius writer. Gil asks him to read his book, but Ernest declines. He tells him that a writer should never let another writer read his work. Eventually Gertrude tells Gil that Ernest did read his book and loved it.

Salvador Dali
Played by: Adrien Brody
Salvador is as weird as his paintings. He sees art in the strangest places, objects and shapes. Salvador is very interested in Gil though, he would make a great painting.

Favorite Character: Gil Pender

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