Sam Gilbey takes aim at Woody’s recent, and most successful film of all-time, “Midnight In Paris.”
part of “The Humorist,” which opens this Friday at G1988 (Venice), 7-10 PM!
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Well here it is – my first contribution to Gallery1988. Thanks for posting it guys! Midnight in Paris is an unashamedly romantic film, whilst simultaneously taking a swipe at romanticism, and while I love a great deal of Allen’s earlier work, I immediately fell for this recent movie. If you’ve not seen it, the below is slightly spoilerish.
Wilson is fantastic in the role traditionally played by Allen himself, albeit with his trademark ‘lost’ look. Paris is my second favourite city (after London) so I share some of Allen’s feelings. In my piece I wanted to distinguish stylistically between the past and the present, and using the steps as a literal divider between the eras felt like a great way to do it. The two-tone palette also helped to illustrate the dichotomy of the parallel worlds of the day (the present) and night (the past).
To see some closeup details, check out the blog post on my illustration site…