Are Oscars Nominees' Health Plots Accurate or Malpractice?
'Midnight in Paris'
Dr. Markel says: "This Woody Allen romp through Paris of the 1920s features several members of the Lost Generation, including a very drunk F. Scott Fitzgerald. Although this film is a romantic homage to that long-ago era, Allen seems to gloss over the dangerous effects alcohol clearly has on both Fitzgerald and a young Ernest Hemingway.
"Perhaps this is not to be expected from a comedy, but the fact remains that Fitzgerald became a hopeless drunk -- one whose life was cut short at the age of 44 -- and Hemingway's muscular praises of the drinking life encouraged millions to pick up this addictive habit."