8. If it is a magic time, and in a magic place, and a magic limousine appears, who might you expect to meet (according to a 2011 Woody Allen film)?
From Quiz The Directors: Woody Allen
Answer: American and other expatriates in 1920s Paris
After several years the prolific woody Allen had mostly well received but less than spectacular films. He came back on top with "Midnight in Paris" (2011). Many characters from literature and the arts are personified by great character actors such as Ernest Hemingway, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, and Salvador Dalí - just to name a few.
Owen Wilson plays Gil Pender, an American would-be novelist, vacationing in Paris with his fiancé Rachel McAdams as Inez. There are scenes where Wilson seems to have adopted a young Woody Allen's mannerisms and speech patterns. Bored with his fiancé's family and arty friends, he wonders Paris alone until he finds that special magical spot and is transported to meet the fabulous artistic expatriates of a bygone era of Paris.
Allen won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and the film was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Art Direction. Roger Ebert summed it all best: "This is Woody Allen's 41st film. He writes his films himself, and directs them with wit and grace. I consider him a treasure of the cinema. Some people take him for granted, although 'Midnight in Paris' reportedly charmed even the jaded veterans of the Cannes press screenings. There is nothing to dislike about it. Either you connect with it or not. I'm wearying of movies that are for 'everybody - which means, nobody in particular. 'Midnight in Paris' is for me, in particular, and that's just fine with moi."