Movie Quote of the Month
"While we're on the subject--of both glory and support--now's probably the time to mention Meryl Streep, again. Not her performance in "The Post" although she's as good as you might already have heard she is, but the performance of a caftan she wears in a climactic scene. It's a white tented number with gold trim, and it's probably best left to a conversation about how the costume designer, Ann Roth, shouldn't be overlooked. But, come on. How isn't this dress, for its one big scene, giving the performance of a lifetime, too?
Ms. Streep's character in the movie, the Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham, wasn't dressed for work. She'd been doing some entertaining when some of the papaer's editoral staff and board members invade, so there's that. But, once her parlor becomes a situation room, her evening wear turns into a power suit, but a reconsidered one. Graham looks royal in it, presidential. And it answers a fundamental question about important wormen. How should they look? That caftan-wearing Meryl Street in this movie has a thrilling answer: Like this."
From the New York Times of January 7, 2018. Note: I think this caftan is created from a sari. Another kind of power dressing.
NEW: February 16:
Bowfinger (1999) Directed by Frank Oz. Written by and Starring Steve Martin, with Eddie Murphy, Robert Downey, Jr. (97 min) PG-13 35mm from UNCSA
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Stand-In (1937) Directed by Tay Garnett. Leslie Howard, Joan Blondell, Humphrey Bogart (91 min) 35mm from UNCSA (8 stills).
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Bombshell (1933) Directed by Victor Fleming. Jean Harlow, Lee Tracy, Frank Morgan (86 min) DVD (10 stills).
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Il Boom (1963) Directed by Vittorio De Sica. Alberto Sordi, Gianna Maria Canale, Elena Nicolai (85 min) DCP (7 stills).
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The In-Laws (1979) Directed by Arthur Hiller. Peter Falk, Alan Arkin, Richard Libertini. (103 min) Blu-Ray. (6 stills).
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Mahogany (1975) Directed by Berry Gordy. Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Perkins (109 min). PG 35mm print from UNCSA (8 stills).
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NEW: November 3:
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