Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Julie and Julia Preview/Synopsis

Julia and Julia August 7

Directed by Nora Ephron ( You've Got Mail, Sleepless In Seattle ) starring Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Stanley Tucci, Chris Messina, Jane Lynch. Written by Ephron, cinematography by two time Oscar nominee Stephen Goldblatt ( Batman Forever, The Prince Of Tides ) Editing by two time Oscar nominee Richard Marks ( As Good As It Gets, Broadcast News ) Original music by Oscar nominee Alexandre Desplat ( Benjamin Button, The Queen )

Movie is based from the book by Julia Powell, off her true story about how she ( a frustrated secretary ) goes on a year long goal of cooking all 524 recipes from Julia Child's Mastering The Art Of French Cooking. Powell then chronicles her ups and downs in achieving this goal on a blog that she has created, and becomes semi-famous within the food crowd.
The film also takes place in the years where Julia Child's time spent in Paris with her husband Paul before she was famous during the 40's and 50's when she was a foreign diplomat.

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some sexuality.

Oscar chances ? Good for Streep and decent for Adams. Studio will have to figure out category placement, as to who will campaign as a lead and or support. Possible for adapted screenplay as well.

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Started to really pay attention to film ( movies ) what was going on in front of the camera, but more interestingly, behind it as well at about as far back as age 10. Motion pictures ( when good ) are a fascinating medium. All the work and prep that goes into filmmaking. It's an amazing process !