A Moveable Feast

Cultural references

  • The book is featured in the movie, City of Angels (1998), during an exchange between Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan.
  • Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris (2011) is partly set in the Paris of the 1920s evoked in Hemingway's book. The movie features the Owen Wilson character interacting with the likes of Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, and F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, and uses the phrase "a moveable feast" on two occasions.
  • The Words (2012) uses an excerpt from this book to represent a book manuscript found in an old messenger bag.
  • The famous Shakespeare and Company in Paris has labeled a stool for reaching books placed in high shelves as "a moveable stool". The stool was created by philosopher Terry Craven and jazz guitarist Alex Frieman who both work at the shop.
  • The 1988 comedy The Moderns brings the characters of The Moveable Feast to life while spoofing the pretense of the Lost Generation.
  • In his early stand-up performances, in the late 1960s, Woody Allen performed a routine where he riffed the feel of the recently published book describing his times spent with Hemingway, The Fitzgeralds, and Gertrude Stein with the repeated line, "And Hemingway punched me in the mouth."[13]
  • The writer Enrique Vila-Matas named his book Never Any End to Paris after the final chapter of Hemingway's work.

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