Wednesday, June 28, 2006

so, an ambitious jew marries a naive blonde . . .

Stop me if you've heard this one before.

In what ways is "The Squid and the Whale" different from "Kramer vs. Kramer" ?? You tell me.


Blogger Wanda Ball said...

Ooh, good call! Laura Linney as yet another shiksa goddess tormenting an aggrieved Jewish male.* Didn't Meryl play an almost identical ex-wife role in one of the 80's Woody Allen movies? Or am I hallucinating again?

*I'm Jewish, I can say this.

7:54 PM  
Blogger zp said...

Maybe you mean Manhattan, which came out in 1979 in which Streep plays ex-wife "Jill" to Allen's "Isacc" . . . ? I have not seen this, but I think Steep mentions that she was working on this at the same time as she made Kramer vs. Kramer. I guess it was a time and place when the dance card of a shiksa goddess was pretty much filled . . .

The comparison between S&W and Kramer vs. Kramer occurred to me as I was walking down the street after I saw it and I almost fell right over. I am still puzzling . . . why make S&W at all ? I like both movies, but for the exact same reasons. Almost.

Check this out. Since it's national Meryl Streep week (she's got the cover page, or whatever, at IMDB) someone put this photo up as her official imdb photo. And it's brilliant.

Streep and her bangs.

7:53 AM  

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