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.
10 June 2011 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Midnight in Paris
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Opening Weekend: €1,048,445
15 May 2011, Limited Release
Opening Weekend USA: $599,003,
22 May 2011, Limited Release
Gross USA: $56,816,662
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $151,119,219
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Among the expatriates depicted in this film are Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Zelda Fitzgerald, Alice B. Toklas, Man Ray, T.S. Eliot, Djuna Barnes, Bricktop, and Cole Porter. We see a glimpse of the famous bookstore and library Shakespeare and Co., but owner Sylvia Beach is not mentioned. Other famous expatriates not mentioned include Ezra Pound, Robert McAlmon, Natalie Barney, William Carlos Williams, Bryher, Marsden Hartley, and Mina Loy. Other famous artistes we do see include Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Luis Bunuel, and Josephine Baker. From the Belle Epoch we see Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Paul Gaugin, and Edgar Degas. See more
Zelda Fitzgerald says to Gil, "You have a glazed look in your eye, stunned, stupefied, anesthetized, lobotomized..." Lobotomies were introduced in 1935. See more
This is unbelievable! Look at this! There's no city like this in the world. There never was.
You act like you've never been here before.
I don't get here often enough, that's the problem. Can you picture how drop dead gorgeous this city is in the rain? Imagine this town in the '20s. Paris in the '20s, in the rain. The artists and writers!
Why does every city have to be in the rain? What's wonderful about getting wet?
Composed by James P. Johnson
& Cecil Mack
© WB Music Corp.
© Carlin Music Publishing Canada, Inc.
On behalf of Redwood Music Ltd.
Performed by Enoch Light
& The Charleston City All Stars
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more