Meryl Movie Marathon
If any of you have watched “Julie & Julia” (you really should, it’s a sweet and interesting movie), you know that Julie’s goal was to cook her way through Julia Child’s cookbook and blog about it. Since my current goal is to rave about how wonderful Meryl Streep is, I’m going to spend the next few months watching as many of her movies as I can get my hands on. I’ve already got a couple on order from Amazon.com and I’ve got a Netflix account so I can either have them mailed to me or magically beamed through my Blu-ray. All the rest I’ll either have to find on cable (The French Lieutenant’s Woman) or maybe at the library.
Here’s the list of Meryl’s work I found on Netflix. Take a look at the dates. It’s astonishing how busy she’s been. It looks like she may have taken 2000 off (what better way to spend the millennium than kicking back for a year!), but other than that, she’s been in movies consistently since 1977. I haven’t done anything consistently since 1977!!!
Please feel free to join me in watching or re-watching Meryl’s movies. There are some on this list I’ve never watched and I’m looking forward to seeing what I’ve missed. Also, I welcome your comments. It’s always interesting to me what other people are thinking.
Update: just bought 10 Meryl movies from Amazon.com: Julie & Julia, Sophie’s Choice, Julia, The Devil Wears Prada, The Deer Hunter, First Do No Harm, Music of the Heart, Before & After, Kramer vs. Kramer and Dancing at Lughnasa. I got all used copies and it averaged out to about $7 a movie. (Mom, you’re getting most of these once I’ve finished watching them).