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Acquiring a substantial amount of background knowledge is not only essential but quite fundamental when appreciating or understanding a film better Not only does background knowledge enhance ones education it allows for the film to be seen in a different aspect then previously viewed in Throughout Midnight in Paris it is quite apparent that the iconic figures of Paris are known to many but the underlying characters that play just as extensive roles may not be known to many This is a perfect place where the application of background knowledge becomes immensely useful Background knowledge becomes very useful when it comes to the connection of characters Throughout Midnight in Paris an array of artists authors and iconic 1920s figures are introduced Some are very recognizable while others may be quite unfamiliar or even unknown By studying Paris in the 1920s so many of these artists and authors become introduced through their pieces of art and literature Midnight in Paris not only shows the artists and authors but it shows many of their greatest works By previous studying of these artists or authors work one can have a better input on what the art represents rather than someone who has never heard or seen of this work In Midnight in Paris Paul is very familiar with the work of Rodin Having previous background knowledge he is able to put his own opinion on the Thinker Paul had a wonderful depiction of the Thinker he thinks not just with his brain he thinks with every limb and muscle MancusoWith the background knowledge on a specific piece of work the film can become ones own interpretation allowing for a better appreciationBy reading A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway it was rather easy to distinguish the true personalities of some of Midnight in Paris main characters Hemingway was very close to Gertrude Stein he allowed for her to review and revise many of his writings Fast-forwarding to Midnight in
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