Jeeze I almost forgot to comment on the results of poll #3: Which film would you remove from Meryl's biography? I personally selected The House of the Spirits. The main reason of course is that it's just an awful film. In fact, my friend Scooter and I tried to re-watch it a few years back and had to stop after about twenty minutes because it was so bad. Secondly, the film is a whitewashed version of a book that supposed to take place in South America. The characters are supposed to be Chilean, but half of them are just super white Anglo-Saxon. We could debate for hours the multiple questions and problems that involves, but I tend to be someone who prefers realism in narrative films such as this, and the casting drew me out of the story immediately.
Just as many people chose Before and After as did The House of the Spirits, and with good reason. Before and After is arguably a worse film, but House of the Spirits was supposed to be a slam dunk of assembled talent and story. Considering that House had the potential to be a great film and fell so far from that, I had to give it the edge over Before and After, which probably had fewer major problems overall.
What should we do for the next poll?