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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 11:38 PM
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Did anyone see the Julia Childs movie tonight? It looks good, and Charlie Rose
is pleased to be joined by Nora Ephron and Meryl Streep.

:D
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camera obscura Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 11:41 PM
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1. Seeing it tomorrow - the review in the New Yorker a few weeks back was very positive
saying that Meryl Streep as Julia Child is the highlight of the film.

She's one of my favorite actresses, I never got the hype until I grew older, watched more movies, and realized how great she is.
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 11:42 PM
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2. It's probably wonderful -
I mean, Meryl Streep is just amazing, and the story is quite captivating.

But, I read an interview with a group of Julia Child's friends who had seen a preview of the film, and they agreed that Julia would have hated it, would have found the young woman's project quite derivative and pushy.

Somehow, I found that easy to believe. But, then I remember how Julia thought Big Macs were pretty wonderful. She was so down-to-earth, yeah, I think she'd be embarrassed by a movie about her personal life.

Still, I bet it does gigantic business, and Streep will be nominated for an Oscar...........................................
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 11:52 PM
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3. The Charlie Rose interview is good. nt
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 11:56 PM
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4. It starts here in five minutes,
and, thanks to you, I'll be listening.

Thanks, kiddo................

:yourock:
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 12:03 AM
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5. Cool. It's very fun. And I love Meryl Streep.
Edited on Sat Aug-08-09 12:11 AM by babylonsister
I huddled with a friend this summer who has been a grip on movies for years. He worked the Sopranos.
This guy remembers Meryl Streep in Sophie's Choice when she was younger. He's been around awhile, and has nothing but praise for her. Claims she is 'so' professional, can be in character when it matters, and she's just terrific. He also doesn't like a lot of actors/actresses because of their attitudes.
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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 12:06 AM
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6. Do we sense an Academy Award?
Meryl is so cool.
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 12:12 AM
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7. I worked in TV and movies,
writing.

Just in case you forgot how low writers are on the status totem pole in the movie business, you remember the joke about the Polish actress who came to Hollywood and she was so dumb, she fucked a writer to get ahead?

What you wrote is what I've heard over and over about Meryl Streep - that she's the perfect pro. Hell, Yale Drama turns them out, doesn't it? But she's immeasurably talented, and that's pretty cool, that combination.

I saw one of her daughters in a film recently, and she was pretty good. Very low-key, none of the splashy "look at me" stuff you'd expect from a big star's offspring. Raised in Connecticut, and it shows.

Actors and actresses live on a different plane. There is nothing except them in their worlds. It's all ME! ME! ME!

Remember Dustin Hoffman telling the story of what happened when he asked Sir Laurence Olivier why they acted?

Olivier lunged into Hoffman's face, ranting loudly, "LOOK AT ME!!! LOOK AT ME!!! LOOK AT ME!!!!"

That pretty much sums it up, don't you think?
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 12:14 AM
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8. Did Nora Ephron have anything to do with this movie?
If so, I'll pass.

I don't find her funny OR insightful.

Just boring.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 12:16 AM
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9. Well then, why did you post? You know she did.
:boring:
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 12:18 AM
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10. I didn't.
You just posted that she was on the show.

Miss Touchy....

:scared:
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 12:27 AM
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11. Why would she be on the show if she wasn't involved?
I might be touchy, but you aren't too bright. Bon soir!
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 12:41 AM
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12. She might be commenting on the movie, or had been a friend of
Julia's. How the hell should I have known why
she was on the show.

Jeez.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 01:23 AM
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15. Why comment if you weren't interested? Makes you look stupid. nt
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 12:52 AM
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13. If only there'd been some publicity
about this movie, perhaps someone might have gleaned that Ephron wrote and directed it.

Perhaps not.

BUT, thanks a million for that heads-up - that interview was just wonderful!!!

And if not for your comment, I'd have missed it.

Now, I want to fix chicken with mushrooms and cream and port. I am seriously going to get out my Julia Child cookbooks - her onions soup recipe is still the best ever.

Gracias, amiga.................

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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 01:22 AM
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14. Thank you for your voice of reason, and I'm glad you enjoyed that.
I did, too.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-16-09 07:44 PM
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25. I think the movie deserves an award. For Meryl Streep and Set Design.
Edited on Sun Aug-16-09 07:45 PM by KoKo
Depending on what the movie is up against...I'd vote for Ephron's Screeplay, too. But,then, I'm not a member...just a humble viewer.
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Libertas1776 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 01:35 AM
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16. I would only
see it just for the Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci scenes in 1950s Paris. The other sub plot with that blogger Julie woman doesn't look very good. And as a poster above mentioned, from my understanding Julia didn't approve of her goal to cook every one of her recipes in the book in a year, or whatever it was. In fact, I believe she viewed it as a mere stunt, and not the act of a sincere cook in training. She also didn't appear to appreciate her sailor's foul mouth. Frankly, I don't know why they just couldn't make a film about Julia Child with Meryl Streep. That would have been really good.
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 09:21 AM
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17. Tread carefully here...
...criticism will get you called "stupid"
in this thread.
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 10:00 PM
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20. I agree, even if others don't.
I have only seen the preview in the theaters and was completely turned off by the "Julie" portion. Streep was such a great casting-choice that they should have gone with just Julia's story and left it at that.

Oh, and my local weekly liberal paper agrees :D
"It was the best of movies. It was the worst of movies."
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PVnRT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 09:40 AM
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18. It was OK
The portions with Streep were far more entertaining; I would have preferred a movie completely based on her rather than mixing in the Amy Adams character.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 09:51 PM
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19. Saw it tonight...thought it was fantastic the way Ephron wove two stories of women from different
Edited on Fri Aug-14-09 09:57 PM by KoKo
era's together. It's about good relationships, along with the cooking and the political stuff in it is a hoot! McCarthy hearings and a guy who says "If I were a Republican I would fire you."

The settings are incredible in the detail, too,if you like cooking and kitchens. Wonderful movie...I'd see it again. Food for the soul.
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 10:05 PM
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21. i thought it was hilarious.
the julia part is better than the julie part, but it is a kinda fun idea. it sort of showed the influence that child had on everything. a tribute she most definitely deserved.
and streep is perfect. full of the fun that she was, without a hint of parody. very inspiring to see how child grabbed on to something she loved, and ended up changing the world.
go see it.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 06:28 PM
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22. I'm kicking hoping that MANY "DU'ers" will "cough it up and see it." It's really good.
Yeah..I know, folks say it's all about "white Middle Agers" and what their doofus interests were ...WAY BACK THEN...and other Quibbles!

BUT! It's lovely...and Norah Ephron's Screenplay...just allows one to wander all over the Political Spectrum.

It's Sublime! A feast for the EYES and the SOUL!
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Lindsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 07:17 PM
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23. I saw the movie and LOVED it. I'm a HUGH Meryl Streep fan
and to me she's the best actress in the history of film (I know, I get dramatic but that's how I feel). She was hysterical on Letterman (last year) when she was really sick but didn't want to cancel because it was like the week after McCain canceled. If you haven't seen it, you might want to you tube it and see what a darling sense of humor she has.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 07:26 PM
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24. Streep is a Trip.....she blows away with her humor...........n/t
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