This week’s Reel vs. Real feature breaks away from the usual biographical film feature and instead centers on a 2011 Woody Allen film that brought to life several iconic personalities, all in one watch!
If it isn’t obvious already, Woody Allen ‘s 2011 romantic comedy fantasy film Midnight in Paris is all sorts of awesome. Allen’s cinematic love letter to Paris made it to a number of our movie lists and features, and we’re sure we’re not the only cinephiles who adore this film.
To refresh your memory, Midnight in Paris tells the story of an aspiring novelist Gil Pender (Owen Wilson), whose crazy time travel adventure began one drunken late night stroll along the streets of the French capital. A vintage car pulled over beside him as the clock rang midnight, and he gets in at the urging of its passengers donning 1920s fashion. With it, his amazing time-bending adventure into the Roaring Twenties began.
Among the literary and creative greats that Allen brought to life in the film is the iconic American author F. Scott Fitzgerald, who would have celebrated his 117th birthday a few days ago if he were alive today. Starring as F. Scott Fitzgerald is British actor Tom Hiddleston, who made quite a convincing performance as you can see in the clip below:
Curious about the other iconic personalities whom Allen brought back to life in the film? You have to watch the movie to catch them all, but here’s a partial reel vs. real list!
A series made for cinephiles, Reel vs. Real highlights some notable biographical films that you may or may not have watched, and puts the biopic actors side by side with their real life counterparts.