Movie (Julie and Julia) trumps book
August 31, 2009 § 8 Comments
We went to see Julie and Julia and I gotta say that this time, movie trumps book.
Majorly.Although the film is based in part on two books, two lives, with J&J being the inspiration for Nephron.
Yes, I know everyone loved it but the book was whiney and it bumbled along and Long Island City is/was a dump when I lived in NY OK and yes, I’ll grant that cooking the whole book, MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING in one year, is a feat.
Still, it would also be a feat if I were to translate the entire 1978 World Book Encyclopedia into Greek. Or German. (I speak neither.)
Anyway, I loved the movie, no particular reason. Movies are often mood, time and what you just had for dinner. Amy Adams saved the role of the narrator (as in, Julie Powell) and Meryl did her best mimic thing ever; she was Julia Child. And occasionally, no, often, the movie made me laugh with delight.
On Vogue.com you will find a video interview with Nora Ephron and Jeffrey Steingarten (who writes food “column” for VOGUE) and it’s kinda cosmo, kinda witty and urbane, and best of all, it’s about the movie. But the code to insert it here won’t translate without hooking to my blog in some nefarious way.
Soooo, please find below a quick film of Nora Ephron thanking Meryl Streep for her work (which at this time was Silkwood and Heartburn). but it’s funny and it gets the point across and it will make you laugh.
And it will make you laugh in a different way than the whacky animal entry I posted yesterday.
Click. Watch. Enjoy.
And if you’re having a tough day, ask Meryl Streep to “play you.”