Six promotional featurettes for Meryl’s films, including Postcards from the Edge, The River Wild, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, Prime, Doubt and Suffragette have been added to the video archive (the Suffragette video has been added before but went without mention). The former five are not full featurettes but rather bits from an entertainment program, still a great find and some wonderful on-set footage and old interviews. Click any of the previews below.
In the photo gallery, four films have been updated from the previous DVD resolution to wonderful high definition Blu-Ray screencaptures. Updates include “The House of the Spirits”, “The Bridges of Madison County”, “The Hours” and “Dark Matter”. Enjoy.
Photo Gallery – Career – 1993 – The House of the Spirits – Blu-Ray Screencaptures
Photo Gallery – Career – 1995 – The Bridges of Madison County – Blu-Ray Screencaptures
Photo Gallery – Career – 2002 – The Hours – Blu-Ray Screencaptures
Photo Gallery – Career – 2008 – Dark Matter – Blu-Ray Screencaptures
“Suffragette” hasn’t been a major player in the 2016 awards season (fairly, it hasn’t played there at all with the exception of Carey Mulligan’s Critics Choice nomination). At least, the Women Film Critics Circle has been kind to Sarah Gavron’s film, naming it Best Movie about Women, Best Movie by a Woman, Best Actress, Best Ensemble (that’s one for Meryl), Best Female Images in a Movie, Courage in Filmmaking for Sarah Gavron, and their special Karen Morley Award for best exemplifying a woman’s place in history or society, and a courageous search for identity.
I’m very happy to launch the new filmography pages today, a section that has been long in the works to receive its well deserved relaunch. Besides her work on film and the theatre, Meryl Streep has always maintained a steady workflow with appearances in documentaries, narrations and audio books. The newly launched timeline compiles all productions from the different mediums and lists them by year, making it easier to find a project and explore the works that was done in a specific year. You can launch the timeline here or browse the filmography in their old form. If you know about a project that isn’t listed, please let me know.
Earlier this week, Meryl’s latest film “Ricki and the Flash” has been released on DVD, Blu-Ray and on demand in the United States. If you haven’t seen it yet, or want to relive Jonathan Demme’s romantic comedy that co-stars Kevin Kline, Rick Springfield and Mamie Gummer, be sure to grab your copy. Over 1.000 Blu-Ray screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery. Enjoy!
Last night, Meryl Streep has attended the 22nd Annual Elle’s Women in Hollywood Awards to honor her “Suffragette” co-star Carey Mulligan. Pictures have been added to the photo gallery with additional information and quotes below.
“This is so wonderful, this whole gathering of women,” declared Meryl Streep to the female supporters seated inside the Four Seasons Beverly Hills for Elle Magazine’s annual Women in Hollywood awards on Monday night. “But I mean, you really have to admit,” the beloved actress continued, “That if they had this great big meeting once a year, and they called it ‘Men in Hollywood,’ and they had like, 17% women there – who felt besieged and awkward – and they gave a lot of awards to the men of Hollywood, we would be pissed! Oh wait,” Streep continued, summoning a premature roar of applause. “They have those meetings… every day, in every city, in every country in the world!” Streep continued the sequence of laughs when she honored her friend Carey Mulligan (who she considers to be “a teeny bit of a mystery,” and who recently gave birth to a baby girl). “I saw her on stage in ‘The Seagull,’ and she played Nina, a true innocent – an actual virgin – which is hard to play,” Streep attested to the crowd. “We’ve all tried!”
Streep then praised her costar’s work in “Suffragette,” noting, “This beauty, the beauty of her conversion, the quality of her listening, is just visceral, and it’s a function of her own thinking, accessing, feeling mind, that we witness this. I’m in awe of your talent, I really am,” Streep said. “I’m also in awe of your voice! Mine is gone, you know, but yours is like warm caramel poured over the English language!” Mulligan expressed her gratitude to Streep – who also assisted during their press tour. “It’s really helpful when you have Meryl Streep backstage at events, shouting at people on your behalf, telling them to shut the hell up, because you’ve got a nursing mother here!” she said. For Mulligan, “Suffragette” also prompted a thought. “A woman threw herself in front of the king’s horse in 1913 and changed the course of history, and no one, in 100 years, felt this was a story worthy of the big screen,” she said. “Which made me think, if this monumental moment can go undocumented, imagine how many millions of women’s stories there are for us to tell?”
According to Deadline, the Sarah Gavron-helmed Suffragette opened the London Film Festival last week in its European premiere after bowing at Telluride in early September. On Monday, it started previews in the UK with numbers that just keep going up. Pathé UK has the timely period drama locally which is being distributed by Fox under their pact (Focus releases Stateside on October 23). After four days at the polls, UK moviegoers have spent $2.16M through Thursday. Not only that, but playing on 490 screens, Suffragette jumped in the mid-week from $423K on Monday, to $562K on Tuesday and $600K on Wednesday. Going into the weekend, it’s running No. 2 behind The Martian and coming off the strong early days, Pathé is feeling pretty upbeat. The movie has been able to capitalize on that LFF premiere mixed with the currently amplified debate about equality for women. The complete article can be read here.