Tuesday, November 7, 2017

First trailer for "The Post"

I was up pretty late watching the returns come in for the Minneapolis mayoral race and thank goodness I did, as just before I was about to close my laptop and head to bed, I got an alert that Stephen Colbert premiered the first trailer of The Post on his show tonight:



As is typical, when I've been impatiently waiting for something like this to drop, it's difficult for me to be objective right out of the gates. Main reaction is that the trailer really puts Meryl front and center, in that this is a story chiefly about her character. Many pundits have questioned how large of a role she'd have.  This, in my opinion, puts that curiosity to rest.


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  1. On my, Meryl is playing in an understated fashion. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! It's such a refreshing change from all those BIG and sometimes hammy portrayals (Doubt, August, J&J, Florence, Iron Lady). This is getting all excited! I can't wait for Xmas! David.

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  2. As we discussed before, certain characters need to be BIG. Violet Weston or Florence would not work understated. And she played Thatcher to a tee. Maggie was very commandeering and a tad camp.

    Really like the trailer, very high quality cinematography and builds a lot of interest. Hopefully this is an indicator that post-production is coming along!

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    1. While I agree that some characters need to be BIG, they needn't be over-the-top for EVERY crucial scene. I remember watching D. Dunagan on stage as Violet and being blown away by her performance (more than Meryl's) because she imbued an inner rage that didn't come across as in-your-face especially in key scenes like the first dinner gathering. Much as I adore Meryl, I did whince at even a few of her scenes in Mamma Mia where they were just too camp for my taste. But from what I saw in this trailer, I could sense she was more nuanced, not given over to a loud/blatant situational response. Of course, the trailer is not always a reliable way to assess the performance. Still, I love what I saw and as I've mentioned, I can't wait to see her on the big screen again. David

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  3. Do u think meryl had better chance to win oscar no 4 if she competes as suppporting role a la Viola davis'fences ?

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    1. No, I do not. And there is NO way they'll be considering moving her category to supporting.

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    2. Viola could have reasonably won had she gone Lead for Fences IMO. Emma Stone was not undeniable for La La Land and Viola has a lot of support in The Academy and it would have looked horrid had she lost a third time and for a role she won The Tony for. Who knows? I wonder if she had the choice of where they campaigned her?

      And yea, Meryl's not going Supporting. Remember that false report they were swapping her placement with Julia Roberts going lead for August: Osage County? hehe

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