Thursday, May 17, 2012

Interesting article and 30 years of "Sophie"

In tpyical fashion I googled Meryl today to see if there was any interesting news, and I came across this article.   It caught my eye because at the beginning it mentions that after Jane Fonda worked with Streep on Julia in 1977, she foresaw great success for Meryl in the film industry.  Thought it was a fun coincidence since I happened to recently discuss Meryl's film debut here.   The article talks a bit about Meryl's early days, particularly about 1982's Sophie's Choice, which we've discussed at length here at Word on the Streep.   It reminded me that this year is the 30th anniversary of the film's release.  Evidently there is a "newly issued" DVD of the film?  I hadn't seen anytyhing about this, but I'll have to look into it a bit further to see if the new edition contains any fun extra footage.  I purchased my current copy of the film on DVD from the Holocaust Musuem in Washington D.C. in 2003.  Check the place out if you ever get a chance, but expect to be bummed out for about three days afterward.

I don't want to get too into the contents of the article.  It's brief and a mildly interesting retrospective on Meryl's film/acting choices, along with a comparison of the two film roles for which she won the lead actress Oscar.  They mention the upcoming film August: Osage County, a project I admit to being especially obsessed with because I love the play so much.  We'll see if the full casting is announced on the 29th as predicted on Twitter by @LindaFort1.  We're still watching, Linda.

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