Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Julie and Julia

I took some time off this afternoon to go to Julie & Julia with a friend who's a terrific cook. There are so many excellent reasons to see this film --- and it's not just a chick flick. Meryl Streep is yet again wonderful, and Amy Adams and Stanley Tucci are engaging as well. I came out of the theater resolving to at least steam some artichokes and drown them in butter, one bite at a time.

That said, there's a lot in in the movie about writing and getting published. The film really runs two stories at once -- one is Julie's and the other is Julia -- and the stark contrasts between technologies that are 50 years apart are entertaining but oh so true.

When Julia states that she has a lot to learn about publishing, I can hear every unpublished writer saying "Amen, sister!" When Julie starts her blog, I shake my head and ask along with her, "How is anyone going to find me out in that big void?"

(That's me running around in the kitchen last Thanksgiving.)

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