History that need to be remembered
The Eiffel Tower Viewed From Pont Alexandre III Bridge
A Magical Realist Fable
From the moment I saw the notice that Woody Allen had written and directed a movie set in Paris, in which the central character was captivated by the artistic history of the “City of Lights,” I knew it was going to be a fascinating journey. With America’s most consistently intelligent, inventive and uniquely visionary filmmaker exploring my second favorite city – New York is in first place – I figured it was a can’t miss proposition.
I was not, as it turns out, altogether accurate in my expectations. Still, the film has many notable achievements. Since I have long felt that Woody Allen’s work has more in common with the European art film – ala Luis Buniel’s “Discreet Charm Of the Bourgeoisie,” Lina Wurtmueler’s “Swept Away,” the films of Frederico Fellini, etc. – he seemed…
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