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Norman Holland <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 1 Oct 2013 17:42:43 -0400
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Hi, Donald Larsson and all,  I would suppose that Allen's including a shot
in Deyrolles' fossil shop would be part of the focus on the past, the
nostalgia theme, if you will.

And, at least when I was living in Paris (a long time ago!), it wasn't just
a trendy wine bar.  I have a nautilus shell and a stag beetle in Lucite
from that marvelous shop.

                      --With warm regards,

normholland( at )

And NSA guys, if you're listening, I didn't detonate any bombs this week.
Have a nice day!

On Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 9:54 PM, Larsson, Donald F
<[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> Is anything to be made of the fact that one of the present-day scenes in
> Midnight in Paris is set in Deyrolles, the remarkable taxidermy and fossil
> shop on the Left Bank?  See
> and
> For Allen (who, if memory serves, has a cameo in this scene), is this just
> a trendy place for wine and cheese, or is it an evocation of a fossilized
> past?
> Which also makes one wonder about the enduring appeal of the Lost
> Generation as icons, more than as authors.  Consider this shot from Baz
> Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, showing Times Square set off by a giant
> (time's?) Arrow Shirt ad (above a billboard for the Zeigfeld [sic]
> Follies).  The model looks rather like young Fitzgerald himself, and he's
> gazing wistfully across Broadway at the non-existent "Hotel Sayre" (Zelda's
> maiden name):
> Just to take things one step further, another marquee in the same image
> linked above is featuring the movie "Broadway Rose" (an inspiration for
> Woody Allen's Broadway Danny Rose?) directed in 1922 by Robert Z. Leonard
> (who would direct "The Great Ziegfeld," 1936), and written by
> director-to-be Edmund Goulding, co-starring Leonard's wife, Mae Marsh (to
> whom a young Ernest Hemingway claimed to have been engaged, with Marsh
> apparently knowing nothing of the engagement or of Hemingway at the time).
> Back to Minnesota native son Fitzgerald, whose name now adorns the theater
> in St. Paul where Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion holds forth
> each week, and Keillor's slightly backhanded (though ironic) tribute to
> Scott, from a 2010 show:
> So we beat on, indeed!
> Don Larsson
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> "I don't deduce.  I observe."
> --Roger O Thornhill
> Donald F. Larsson, Professor
> English Department, Minnesota State University, Mankato
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> behalf of Norman Holland [[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Monday, September 30, 2013 10:01 AM
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> Subject: [SCREEN-L] Midnight in Paris
> Hi, I've posted my how-to-enjoy reading of MIDNIGHT IN PARIS at:
> All the best, Norm Holland
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