NEW! Google Custom Search

Loading

Julia and Julie movie

charly's picture

Just want to share that last night we saw the Julia and Julie movie.....a pre-screening by the Dallas Art Museum...DMA.  We thought it was wonderful.  Of course you have to love cooking and Julia who was played by Meryl Streep.    But Amy Adams played her part well also as Julie Powell and we look forward to her lecture at the DMA tomorrow night.  They intend to serve a buffet including some of the recipes.  Were of any of you in attendence?  The DMA reported it was sell out.  My husband and I came home and nibbled over the sink with wine, cheese, olives and went to bed happy. 

Biscuit's picture

(post #52819, reply #1 of 219)

I'm still iffy about seeing this movie, because to say that I "detested" the book is the understatement of the century.  I have heard that the movie is very different than the book...but I'm not sure I'm willing to pay more money and be so heartily disappointed again.

"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty."  - George Bernard Shaw

"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty."  - George Bernard Shaw

MadMom's picture

(post #52819, reply #2 of 219)

I found the blogger to be extremely self-important and more interested in herself than in Julia.  I didn't even bother to read the book.  I will probably go see the movie, though, because I am a big Meryl Streep fan and from what I've seen, she nailed Julia. 



Not One More Day!
Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

And Take Care of Them When They Get Here!

charly's picture

(post #52819, reply #3 of 219)

And that she did!  She was wonderful.....you forgot she was Meryl.  That good!

TracyK's picture

(post #52819, reply #4 of 219)

I found the blogger to be extremely self-important and more interested in herself than in Julia. 


Um. Not to crown myself Captain Obvious or anything, but that is the entire point of a blog, LOL. 


She was writing about about her life and her experiences cooking from Julia Child's book, it was not meant to be a biography or even a paean to Julia Child.



"Attend to the details. Teach your children manners. Write cogent paragraphs. Drive carefully. And make a good potato salad, one with some crunch, maybe accompanied by a fried drumstick with crackly skin -- the humble potato and the stupid chicken, ennobled by diligent cooking -- and is this not the meaning of our beautiful country, to take what is common and enable it to become beautiful?"

                                                            -- Garrison Keillor

MadMom's picture

(post #52819, reply #5 of 219)

But do bloggers have to be so self-important and self-obsessed?  I know there are people here who blog, and I don't meant to be insulting to anyone, but too many bloggers seem to believe that the rest of us are waiting breathlessly for their every word, regardless of how inane it might be.



Not One More Day!
Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

And Take Care of Them When They Get Here!

Napie's picture

(post #52819, reply #8 of 219)

They just put it out there; you are not compelled to read it.  Blogging is a form of open journal or diary, so it is by nature self absorbed and inward looking. 

Jean's picture

(post #52819, reply #9 of 219)

Like keeping a journal, but for public consumption.


Sometimes I wonder--why is that Frisbee getting bigger?--and then it hits me.



http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
MadMom's picture

(post #52819, reply #21 of 219)

I guess I was brought up not to read anyone else's diary, and frankly, I do not read blogs, except for moxie's, which I enjoy.  I don't want to get into a piffing contest here, as I know that a lot of people here blog and a lot of people here have friends who blog.  I just personally think it's not something I would be interested in. 



Not One More Day!
Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

And Take Care of Them When They Get Here!

TracyK's picture

(post #52819, reply #22 of 219)

Then don't read them. I just don't understand the animosity and the negativity, nobody's asking you or forcing you to read them.


Also? Saying "I guess I was brought up not to read other people's diaries" comes across as kind of judgmental. I wasn't brought up to read other people's diaries either, but I do read and enjoy some blogs.


 



"Attend to the details. Teach your children manners. Write cogent paragraphs. Drive carefully. And make a good potato salad, one with some crunch, maybe accompanied by a fried drumstick with crackly skin -- the humble potato and the stupid chicken, ennobled by diligent cooking -- and is this not the meaning of our beautiful country, to take what is common and enable it to become beautiful?"

                                                            -- Garrison Keillor


Edited 7/29/2009 9:23 am ET by TracyK

MadMom's picture

(post #52819, reply #24 of 219)

I was replying to the comment that the blogs were just like a diary. 


I don't know any other way to put it, but I don't read them.  Others are perfectly free to read and enjoy them.  I have an opinion (which, last time I checked, I was entitled to) and I expressed it.  If it is at odds with yours, so be it.  You can read them, I can ignore them...can we agree to disagree and get on with life?




Not One More Day!
Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

And Take Care of Them When They Get Here!
TracyK's picture

(post #52819, reply #26 of 219)

I think you know me well enough to know that I have no issue with your opinion one way or the other. :)



"Attend to the details. Teach your children manners. Write cogent paragraphs. Drive carefully. And make a good potato salad, one with some crunch, maybe accompanied by a fried drumstick with crackly skin -- the humble potato and the stupid chicken, ennobled by diligent cooking -- and is this not the meaning of our beautiful country, to take what is common and enable it to become beautiful?"

                                                            -- Garrison Keillor

Napie's picture

(post #52819, reply #38 of 219)

WOW! Now you know how I feel around here most of the time!

Gretchen's picture

(post #52819, reply #130 of 219)

I don't like blogs either. And for this particular one, she struck a nerve in a way--did an interesting body of work, and probably deserves all the reward that has happened.


BUT it is REALLY about Julia, more than Julie.  If she had cooked every recipe in How to Cook Everything, I think we could predict the outcome.  ;o)


Gretchen
Gretchen
TracyK's picture

(post #52819, reply #16 of 219)

I read the blog, I actually really enjoyed the blog. I didn't find her to be self-important or self-obsessed at all. She's really quite self-deprecating.


But come on -- the blog was chronicling HER OWN experience. By definition, the blog was ABOUT HER. It's a journal. If you define that as "self-obsessed," then I guess that's that.


too many bloggers seem to believe that the rest of us are waiting breathlessly for their every word, regardless of how inane it might be.


That may be your perception, but I don't think it matches reality. I know many people who blog, and few of them ever expected anyone else to read a word they wrote, except for maybe a handful of friends and family members. They do it for themselves, and if anyone else picks up on it they're delighted.



"Attend to the details. Teach your children manners. Write cogent paragraphs. Drive carefully. And make a good potato salad, one with some crunch, maybe accompanied by a fried drumstick with crackly skin -- the humble potato and the stupid chicken, ennobled by diligent cooking -- and is this not the meaning of our beautiful country, to take what is common and enable it to become beautiful?"

                                                            -- Garrison Keillor

Napie's picture

(post #52819, reply #18 of 219)

You are spot on.  I believe bloggers enrich the culture even if it is for a small segment of the population. 

Risottogirl's picture

(post #52819, reply #19 of 219)

I enjoyed the blog, thought her efforts were interesting.


It translated poorly into a book, however, or maybe she is just a terrible writer. Either way, the book was AWFUL.



Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay


Edited 7/28/2009 11:02 pm ET by Risottogirl

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

TracyK's picture

(post #52819, reply #23 of 219)

Someone gave me the book, but I've picked it up twice and just not made it very far.


"Attend to the details. Teach your children manners. Write cogent paragraphs. Drive carefully. And make a good potato salad, one with some crunch, maybe accompanied by a fried drumstick with crackly skin -- the humble potato and the stupid chicken, ennobled by diligent cooking -- and is this not the meaning of our beautiful country, to take what is common and enable it to become beautiful?"

                                                            -- Garrison Keillor

jrobin's picture

(post #52819, reply #28 of 219)

I enjoyed the blog, thought her efforts were interesting.


It translated poorly into a book, however, or maybe she is just a terrible writer. Either way, the book was AWFUL.


Totally agree with that... and I'm sure she never visioned the way the whole project took a life of it's own.


Jennifer

moxie's picture

(post #52819, reply #37 of 219)

I appreciate getting a pass on your blogging hatred, lol!


You're right, of course --  it *is* introspective and self-absorbed. It has also been an  interesting journey for me, after a career as a television news producer where I told other peoples' stories, and had other people speak those words as their own. This reclaiming of my voice has been a growth process. If I have entertained or made other people think along the way, that's cool, too. But yes, it is a selfish exercise, and I admit that freely.


SallyBR1's picture

(post #52819, reply #94 of 219)

I made a small joke, but then finished reading the whole thing, and realized that the blogging issue turned a little more serious :-)

heck, you are entitled to your opinion of course, and more than welcome to not read mine! Seriously. I think being anti-blog is perfectly alright.

I am anti-twitter, but pro-blog. I guess that makes me pro-choice?

:-)


Edited 8/1/2009 7:13 am by SallyBR1

MadMom's picture

(post #52819, reply #104 of 219)

You wouldn't believe that my previous life involved computers, since I'm anti blog and anti Twitter and pretty much anti everything else except CT!  Maybe I was exposed to too much during my working life?


Please, everyone here who blogs, don't take my comments personally.  I know that some people love blogs, some are bloggers, and others are just avid readers.  They just aren't my bag.




Not One More Day!
Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

And Take Care of Them When They Get Here!
Rhea's picture

(post #52819, reply #110 of 219)

Well said...as always :)LOL


I can't even afford the lifestyle I don't want...

I can't even afford the lifestyle I don't want...

SallyBR1's picture

(post #52819, reply #93 of 219)

oh, boy....

I am in trouble :-)

 


 


American Citizen, with a tropical twist...


(May 29th, 2009)

 


 


http://bewitchingkitchen.wordpress.com

Risottogirl's picture

(post #52819, reply #6 of 219)

Did you dislike both books?


I LOVED My Life in France so the movie is worth seeing just for that parallel, IMO.


Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Carole4's picture

(post #52819, reply #7 of 219)

Haven't seen the movie yet, but I love Amy Adams and Streep in Doubt.

I will see it if only to see those two act together again. You're right, My Life in France is great.

Biscuit's picture

(post #52819, reply #10 of 219)

I detested Julie & Julia - THAT book.  UGH!!!!  Horrible.  Never read the blog, never will - I'm not a blog person, anyway (g). 


It is my understanding that this movie is based on Julie & Julia, the book.  If true, then I will not waste a moment of my time or money, not even for Meryl, whom I adore.


 


"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty."  - George Bernard Shaw

"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty."  - George Bernard Shaw

Carole4's picture

(post #52819, reply #11 of 219)

Your loss.

Biscuit's picture

(post #52819, reply #13 of 219)

Trust me, if the movie is even semi-faithful to that awful book, it will be no loss at all. 

"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty."  - George Bernard Shaw

"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty."  - George Bernard Shaw

Carole4's picture

(post #52819, reply #14 of 219)

I think you have to lighten up a bit. That awful book, in your opinion, maybe just might be a wonderful movie. I read Old Country for Old Men and was completely turned off until I saw the movie.

Risottogirl's picture

(post #52819, reply #15 of 219)

And if it is even remotely faithful to My Life in France, it will be worth every minute. It was a thoroughly enjoyable book that I'll read again and again.


Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay


Edited 7/28/2009 10:17 pm ET by Risottogirl

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay