This is the kind of film that really starts something inside you. It's been in my queue for a little while now, and I decided now was the time to finally sit down and watch it. But beware, it's not for the faint of heart. Gil gets the chance we all dreamers dream of, and that is to live in Paris in the 1920's. Think Eliot, Hemingway, Fitzgerland, lovers, alcohol, and lots of writing. Woody Allen does it again. 
Also make sure to check out the review written at the NY Times.
If you're in the mood for some inspiration, motivation, and food for thought, then feast on this (click through)

"All men fear death. It's a natural fear that consumes us all. We fear death because we feel that we haven't loved well enough or loved at all, which ultimately are one and the same. However, when you make love with a truly great woman, one that deserves the utmost respect in this world and one that makes you feel truly powerful, that fear of death completely disappears. Because when you are sharing your body and heart with a great woman the world fades away. You two are the only ones in the entire universe. You conquer what most lesser men have never conquered before, you have conquered a great woman's heart, the most vulnerable thing she can offer to another. Death no longer lingers in the mind. Fear no longer clouds your heart. Only passion for living, and for loving, become your sole reality. This is no easy task for it takes insurmountable courage. But remember this, for that moment when you are making love with a woman of true greatness you will feel immortal. "

"If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast." E. Hemingway

"Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind." F. Scott Fitzgerald

"Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold." Zelda Fitzgerald

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." TS Eliot


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