Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Midnight in men

President Nixon on his life:
“journey to the mountaintop and the despair of life’s deepest valley”.
Are all men in time turning into self-parodies of themselves (look at Murdoch, Reagan, Ted Kennedy, Mao, Hemingway) unless they are lucky to die early enough (JFK, F. Scott Fitzgerald).

There may be exceptions like Eastwood and Philip Roth, but it may just be too early to tell.

The connection is Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris.

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