The Midnight in Paris Cameo Quiz

Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris is up for four Oscars this weekend, including Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture. The film is a love letter to Paris and includes a number of historical cameos as writer Gil Pender travels back in time to the 1920s. How much do you know about the writers, musicians and artists he meets on his travels? Seeing the movie won't help you answer all of the questions, but it also won't hurt.

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In his first trip to the past, Gil attends a party with what songwriter, who performs a song from his musical Paris?
Irving Berlin
Cole Porter
Jerome Kern
Richard Rodgers
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Late in the movie, Gil goes all the way back to La Belle Epoque. What American era generally coincides with that period in France?
The Era of Good Feelings
The Reconstruction
The Baby Boom
The Gilded Age
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At one point, Gil meets surrealist filmmaker Luis Bunuel and even suggests the idea for his future film The Exterminating Angel. Bunuel also well-known for his 1929 film Un chien andalou, which included what famously disturbing image?
A disembodied hand trying to get back to its owner
A woman’s eye being sliced with a razor
A group of dinner party guests trapped in a room
A priest being crucified
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Much of the early discussion between Gertrude Stein and Pablo Picasso revolves around one of his new paintings. What is the title of the painting, shown here?
La Baigneuse (The Bather)
Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (The Young Ladies of Avignon)
La Vie
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Although she makes only a small appearance in the movie, what author and cultural figure played an important role at Gertrude Stein’s real-life Paris salon, even becoming her lover?
Poppy Cannon
Djuna Barnes
Alice B. Toklas
Etta Cone
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What author wrote The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, which leads to Gil’s line “Prufrock is my mantra?”
Ernest Hemingway
Sinclair Lewis
F. Scott Fitzgerald
T.S. Eliot
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At one point, Gil also meets Juan Belmonte, a real figure who appears in Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises and Death in the Afternoon. What is Belmonte’s profession?
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When Gil meets Salvador Dali, the artist compares him to an animal that also makes frequent appearances in his art. What animal is it?
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Gil spends a good deal of time with married writers Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Their relationship is realistically depicted as rather turbulent, which in real life is exhibited by the couple’s competing semi-autobiographical novels. Zelda’s Save Me the Waltz showed one side of their marriage; what novel by Scott gave his perspective?
The Love of the Last Tycoon
The Beautiful and Damned
This Side of Paradise
Tender is the Night
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Although she only appears in a few scenes as a museum tour guide, a real-life famous French figure is featured in the modern timeline. Who is it?
Ballet dancer Sylvie Guillem
Carla Bruni, wife of French president Nicolas Sarkozy
Singer Zazie
Feminist and author Christine Delphy