Summer is a fantastic time to get out to the movies with all the big box office hits but also some of the less known films too! We have a great little cinema just over in Hanover, NH, The Nugget, that plays some of the less mainstream flix. We noticed they are currently showing, "Midnight in Paris" which has received some great reviews but more interestingly to us, is the protagonist of the movie (from NYTimes article)
runs into Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald at an elegant soiree, where he hears Cole Porter crooning “Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall in Love).” He gets writing advice from a laconic Hemingway, persuades Gertrude Stein to read the manuscript of his novel, and falls in love with Picasso’s mistress. He meets Salvador Dalí, T. S. Eliot, Djuna Barnes, Josephine Baker, Luis Buñuel, Man Ray and others in the enormously talented cast of expatriates and bohemians that peopled Jazz Age Paris.
We are always excited to see Fitzgerald and Hemingway come alive because they are part of our story at the Snapdragon, having been edited by former owner, Max Perkins (as many of you are very well aware). Here is the link to an article in The New York Times that gives a historical look at the film, Decoding Woody Allen's 'Midnight in Paris' When you come to the Inn, we have many books in the Maxwell Perkins Library detailing these mens' lives, their work and many of their writings. It was as the article says, "a sizzling time".
Have any of you seen it? We are hoping to get over for a viewing next week sometime.