Facial Hair Friday, #60

8 Jul

Epic facial hair is everywhere. Obviously. The only problem facing the FHF segment is that the hair in question must belong to someone pertaining to film, what with being on a movie-based website and all. Far too many times, therefore, David and I have had to turn away glorious beards and superb chops just because their wearer was too old or Not Cool Enough to be in films. So you can imagine my excitement when one of the most famous mustached men appeared in Midnight in Paris. Ladies and gentlemen I give you Salvador Dalí.

Er… wait… I mean Salvador Dalí, the Adrien Brody version.

If you have not been briefed yet, Midnight in Paris is a semi-fantastical story of Gil (Owen Wilson), a discontented Hollywood screenwriter, who, through some Parisian midnight magic, stumbles into 1920s Paris. He then rubs elbows with Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald (Tom Hiddleston and Alison Pill), has Gertrude Stein (Kathy Bates) edit his novel, receives counseling from Ernest Hemingway (Corey Stoll), and becomes infatuated with Picasso’s mistress, Adriana (Marion Cotillard). All the while running into other splendidly portrayed renowned artists from the era. The film is light and charming, and the most fun I’ve had watching a Woody Allen film in a long while. So much so, that my mom and I, upon leaving the theater, immediately bought tickets to watch it again the following night. It really is such a delightful film that really deserves a full review within a reasonable timeframe of its viewing, but I am busy/lazy (or “buzy”), hence I am getting to it in miniature version a month later. But oh well! Better late than never. This movie is Fun For Everyone, especially if you have an affinity for the expatriates of the 20s… or Paris…or being happy.

wishing I could find a timeportal that would take me 1970s SkywalkerRanch,



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