Friday, August 12, 2016

Five years of Word on the Streep

Today is a big day.  Not only does Florence Foster Jenkins open wide in the United States, but it also marks the five year anniversary of Word on the Streep! After over 600 posts and page hits from six continents,  this blog continues to be a thoroughly enjoyable endeavor.  Much of that enjoyment has come from the wonderful dialogue I've been privileged to have with readers and commenters over the years.  Your thoughts and opinions help make the experience that much more thrilling.  For that, I thank you!  And as always, thank you, Joe, for setting it up.

I'm excited to see what Meryl has in store for us in the next several years.  No matter what it is, I'm sure it'll be special.  Here's to another five years!

                             

14 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Jeff! After checking email each morning, yours is the first site I visit. I can't wait to see FFJ. It seems some of the other sites are finally acknowledging that Meryl could receive a nomination, even though it appears to be a strong year for women.

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    1. When are you going to be able to see the film?! Thank you for your viewership as well!

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    2. Hear, Hear! This, as you know, is always my go-to site for all things Meryl. Often much more up-to-date than the news!

      Similarly the best part of the site for me is the interaction with other fans; sharing thoughts and ideas:

      - "Thoughts and ideas! Now they interest me. Ask me what I am thinking.."

      - "What are you thinking Margaret?"

      Long may you continue Jeff! :-)

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    3. I was fortunate enough to find an almost complete version on youtube. Otherwise, it might have been years before I'd be able to view it. My first viewing, alone... I was disappointed, although I thought Meryl was great and the MVP was Hugh Grant (not often you hear MVP and Hugh Grant in the same sentence!). I didn't want to send in a negative review so have watched it a couple of times since that first viewing. Grant's performance diminishes with each viewing while Meryl's increases. Might just be my love for her, but there are eye movements which I doubt any other actress could have accomplished. I watched it again last evening with a person in the movie industry. Although he bothered me with his comments about "Poor editing"; "Bad cut"; etc., I think even he agreed that the movie should receive several Oscar noms: He cited production design and costume. (He hated the cinematography.) And he was more impressed by Simon Helberg than was I. Even though I'm a big fan of Big Bang Theory, I just didn't get the whole uncompleted homosexual erotica of the McMoon non-dalliances.
      I also think the movie is worthy of make-up/hair nomination, but my movie friend thought they would be overshadowed by the comic-book entries.
      To summarise, I'll have to say it's not a movie I shall repeatedly watch for enjoyment. If I want repeated light-hearted Meryl enjoyments, I'll watch Devil Wears Prada. Not that Devil is light, but it is so watchable, over and over.
      I believe she deserves a nomination for this, but doubt if it will happen. But I'll be happy if she is nominated and even happier if she wins.
      Rob in Alberta Rockies.

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    4. Glad you were able to see it, Rob. Alberta Rockies must mean you don't really get films like Florence in a theater near you. I've seen it twice and just in the second viewing there was so much I picked up on that I hadn't noticed about Meryl's performance from the first. I feel like the more times I see it I'll notice more nuance. In all likelihood that's every performance, but somehow in Florence there is so much she has to "do" that it'll be fun deconstructing.

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    5. No cinema in my town. One would have to drive over 1.5 hours into Calgary to see Florence. Banff (closer) has a cinema, but doubtful Florence would play at it. Banff's cinema caters to the younger elements of society. I have to rely on youtube for my movie viewing.

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  2. Congratulations Jeff! Here's more Merylicious news to come:) David.

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    1. Thanks, David! Couldn't agree more!

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  3. Congrats Jeff!! Love this site and am grateful for your hard work- Jamie

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    1. Thanks so much for your viewership, Jamie!

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  4. Congrats, Jeff!

    It's a big pleasure and a true honor to consider myself a member of worndonthestreep family. Thank you for allowing me that and for the fresh and delicious news on our favorite star.

    Looking forward to watch Florence here in Portugal, it premières next 1st September.

    A big hug from Portugal!

    Hugo

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  5. Ha congrats babe. Love that my gaming blog still gets a link.

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