Friday, November 3, 2017

New production stills from "The Post"

A pair of new production stills were released today by Entertainment Weekly and The New York Times:



Both are of Meryl with Tom Hanks. I'm guessing the first one might be from one of, if not the very first scene of the film, in which Kay Graham and Ben Bradlee get introduced to us and we learn about their prickly relationship over a lunch meeting. The two photos make the cinematography and production design look very high quality. Janusz Kaminski (director of photography) works with Steven Spielberg on almost all of this films, and the window lighting in the top pic seems very much him.

With the handful of stills that have been released over the past two days, my guess is that we can expect the trailer this week, hopefully sooner than later. Gird your loins.

4 comments:

  1. Looking at the stills I'm reminded always of Tom Hanks as opposed to a character. He's unfortunate to have such a distinctive look. Makes me appreciate all the more Meryl's almost unnatural ability to disappear in so many roles

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    1. I think you're right, Charlie. Hanks is a wonderful actor, but he's one of those who I always notice "the actor." Same with Julia Roberts and (don't hate me everyone) Leo DiCaprio. But I still love them both!

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  2. By any stretch, some people will say that about Meryl too. When you've been around for a long time, audience will see you the actor doing the role, your gesticulations, your mannerisms, the way you cock your head, etc. It all depends on who we WANT to notice and who we wouldn't.

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    1. Yes if you're determined to see the actor you can unless they are buried under prosthetics or CGI. My point is going to movie and being able to switch off from the actor and just see a bitter nun or a depressed New Yorker. Some actors are too recognisable for that.

      When I first became a Streep fan I looked over her filmography and realised I'd seen at least 5 of her movies growing up but never realised this was the same Meryl Streep I knew from Death Becomes Her. Up until then I thought she was just some glamorous blonde like Goldie Hawn.

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