Twenty-one mini lessons in literature and art history from Woody Allen's new film
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Woody Allen's latest movie, Midnight in Paris, which opens in wide release Friday, is centered on Gil (Owen Wilson), a struggling writer, and his dream-like journey back to 1920s Paris. There, he meets Ernest Hemingway, Scott Fitzgerald, Pablo Picasso, and more, in scenes filled with cultural and literary allusions. Most are middle-brow, some are high-brow, a few are practically inscrutable. To help get you in on the jokes, here's a spoiler-heavy compendium of some of the movie's best references:
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