Sunday, December 27, 2009
Nora Ephron's "Julie & Julia"
"Julie & Julia" is the "State of Play" of gourmet cuisine! The old time foodies orgasmed to their food- the new time bloggers report about it dutifully as if the world hinges on the challenge of blogging first, fastest, always. Never mind whether you ENJOYED those 365 days of going through Julia Child's recipes. On the one hand you get Meryl Streep reminding you of the joy of cooking- and eating. Meryl and Amy Adams already dovetailed each other in "Doubt", and usually Amy Adams can sell me on anything, but her Julie comes across as the petulant blogger who believes the universe lives or dies by whether the next post comes through. Sometimes, it might be a good idea to put some effort into your marriage by taking a night off the net, sweetheart.
Self-importance is the blogger's cross.
Of course, I'm running a "Hans & Alexandre" novel here anyway, with chapters being released only as time and inspiration allows. I'll rather make you wait than give you a bad rushed chapter I wasn't "feeling". You know that, Dear Imaginary Reader, don't cha?