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  December 7th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

More awards news for “The Post” today. The Detroit Film Critics Society has honored the films cast as Best Ensemble, while the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association has nominated both the ensemble and Streep as Best Actress, alongside Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water), Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Margot Robbie (I, Tonya) and Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird). “The Post is expected to be included in AFI’s Top 10 List, which will be announced later today. Next week, we can look forward to the nomination announcements by the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Many thanks to Frank for the heads-up.

Also, a first batch of scans from press reviews and magazines have been added, with many thanks to Alvaro!

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Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2017 – The Times (United Kingdom, December 07, 2017)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2017 – Time Magazine (USA, December 04, 2017)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2017 – Entertainment Weekly (USA, November 17, 2017)

  December 5th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Here comes a great cover story by Hollywood Reporter, featuring interviews with Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, Amy Pascal, Liz Hannah and Kristie Macosko Krieger. “We are on the way to something better,” says Meryl Streep of the recent “earthquake” of harassment claims and female empowerment that has upended Hollywood, which many view as a direct response to the Trump administration. Certainly, the regime loomed large for Steven Spielberg when he first read The Post. “I realized this was the only year to make this film,” says the director, who tapped Streep to star as Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham despite the fact that he had only collaborated with her once before — for a single day of voice work on 2000’s A.I. Artificial Intelligence. “Most of the time we talked about how his property was haunted and did I know anybody who did exorcisms?” recalls Streep. “And of course, I did. I got him a priest.” The $50 million-plus Post tells the story of how Graham gave the green light to her editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) to report on the Pentagon Papers in 1971. (The New York Times had broken the story on the report, which revealed that America was losing the Vietnam War, but a court had ruled it couldn’t publish more about the top-secret documents.) Graham now faced a terrible dilemma: Go ahead with the Post’s article and risk imprisonment or withhold and silence the truth. Nearly half a century after she made her momentous choice, Graham’s tale is at last told. The complete interview can be read here. The cover and outtakes have been added to the photo gallery.

  December 5th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Nice in-depth article by the Hollywood Reporter. Also, check the following update for their cover story: In late February, Steven Spielberg hit a wall. Six years after he had started work on period piece The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara — and just weeks before he was due to start filming in Italy — he couldn’t find a boy to play the lead. In need of distraction, he picked up a spec screenplay that his CAA agents had sent him, and fell in love. The Papers, as the script was then called, didn’t just tell the story of The Washington Post’s Ben Bradlee and Katharine Graham, both of whom he knew; it also touched on one of the most relevant issues of the day: freedom of the press, and Graham’s decision to publish the Pentagon Papers in 1971, at the risk of losing her family-owned newspaper. After mulling things over, Spielberg told his longtime production partner, Kristie Macosko Krieger, that he was going to shut down Mortara and immediately jump onto the other film, which he wanted in theaters by the end of the year. “Everybody thought that I was off my rocker,” he admits. “But the great thing about having these decades-long collaborations is that the whole scrimmage swung to the left and we seriously started to prioritize the bare necessities.” “He said, ‘Can we make this movie this year? Can it come out this year?'” recalls Macosko Krieger. “So I [went] to my editorial staff, my postproduction crew, and said, ‘I know we can shoot it, but can we post it in time?’ Because we were also in postproduction on Ready Player One, the gigantic movie at Warner Bros. We sat down and did a giant war room, and we felt pretty confident that we could make it work. But we knew it would be tight.” The complete article can be read over at the Hollywood Reporter.

  November 28th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

A lenghty, very interesting article on “The Post” by The Guardian: It has been described as a Hollywood all-star team’s riposte to Donald Trump. Steven Spielberg’s new film, The Post, headlined by Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, dramatises the Washington Post’s publication of the classified Pentagon Papers, which exposed government lies about the Vietnam war. But while there are well chronicled parallels between the administrations and obsessions of Trump and Richard Nixon, the movie is also provoking debate about the role of media as watchdog – and whether a similar leak today would survive partisan attempts to discredit the messenger. Spielberg consulted Daniel Ellsberg, the Rand Corporation strategic analyst who leaked the Pentagon Papers – a top-secret 7,000-page document detailing US strategy in south-east Asia from 1945 to 1967 – to New York Times journalist Neil Sheehan in 1971. It was a bombshell that revealed the White House knew it was fighting an unwinnable war. After the Nixon administration won a court injunction that stopped the presses, Ellsberg gave a copy of the documents to the Post and 17 other newspapers. The Times and Post fought the order for 15 days until the supreme court overturned the ban in a 6-3 decision. Justice William Douglas wrote: “The dominant purpose of the first amendment was to prohibit the widespread practice of governmental suppression of embarrassing information.” But the justice department still pursued a vendetta against Ellsberg. He went on trial in 1973 on charges of espionage, conspiracy and stealing government property. The charges were dismissed due to gross governmental misconduct and illegal evidence gathering against him. The Pentagon Papers were declassified in 2011 and released for the public. The complete article can be read over at The Guardian with many thanks to Glenn for the heads-up.

  November 20th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

USA Today reports about the Lincoln Square Q&A with more insights: There’s a reason why Tom Hanks never worked with Meryl Streep before The Post. “I failed my audition for Mamma Mia!” Hanks joked at a panel Sunday night, following the first New York screening of Steven Spielberg’s new movie at AMC Lincoln Square. Somewhat surprisingly, he “never came close (to co-starring with her). I never dreamed that it would be possible.” The Oscar winners certainly picked a timely film for their first vehicle together. Set in 1971, The Post (in select theaters Dec. 22, expands nationwide Jan. 12) centers on the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine “Kay” Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they wrestle to publish the Pentagon Papers, a massive cover-up of government secrets spanning decades. Most of the action takes place over just a few days, with the drama stemming from the Nixon administration’s efforts to stop The Washington Post and The New York Times from printing top-secret information about the Vietnam War. The film’s resonance in the era of “fake news” and journalist bans from White House briefings wasn’t lost on Spielberg, who read Liz Hannah’s script just nine months ago and rushed it into production. “I need a motivational purpose to make any movie,” Spielberg said. “When I read the first draft of the script, this wasn’t something that could wait three years or two years — this was a story I felt we needed to tell today.” The complete article can be read over at USA Today.

“It was a relationship between a man and a woman that wasn’t based on any other feelings. It was a friendship that was so deep, it was like family. The script interested me because it was about the working atmosphere. This is so important right now to think about: the atmosphere in which men and women can deal with each other, especially if the woman is the superior. You see in the scene where she and Bradlee have breakfast, she treats him like he is the boss – and that’s usually how that works. There is an accommodation to the ego of the men.

  November 9th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

When December cover star Meryl Streep agreed to come to the Vogue offices to be interviewed by Anna Wintour, the questions were swirling. Who would wear the highest heels? The darkest glasses? In fact, the pair had a frank and far-ranging conversation filled with humor and insight. Streep came to discuss her role as Wintour’s friend, the late Katharine Graham, in Steven Spielberg’s new movie, The Post, about the Watergate crisis. Just like Streep, Graham, the publisher of The Washington Post, knew how to say—and do—the right thing at the right time. That was then. This is now: Connecting the dots was a given. Much is revealed in the interview above, between the Pentagon Papers and the Mueller investigation, sexual harassment, female empowerment, and what Meryl and her daughters talk about around the dining room table. Key questions: Will either of these ladies run for office? And which was the most challenging female character Streep ever played? The devil is in the details. The whole interview with Streep can be read on Vogue’s website, alongside the Wintour interview and a slideshow of her most challenging on-screen transformations.

  October 31st, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

A couple of new magazine scans, including three cover stories, have been added to the photo gallery. The new magazines come from Germany, the United Kingdom and the Czech Republic, with many thanks to Marci for sending in the latter. For a complete overview, have a look at the previews below.


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Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2017 – My Way (Germany, July 2017)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2017 – Brigitte Woman (Germany, December 2016)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2017 – Cinema (Czech Republic, August 2016)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2017 – Candis (United Kingdom, September 2015)

  August 27th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

And the final update to complete today’s addition of 170 new articles brings us remaining coverage of “The Iron Lady, lots of British and Spanish articles on “August: Osage County” and more recent articles on “Ricki and the Flash”, “Suffratette” and “Florence Foster Jenkins”. I hope you enjoy all the new articles – and let’s thank Alvaro once again for putting so much work and effort into collecting such a wide range of articles for us all to read and enjoy.


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Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – El Periodico (Spain, September 23, 2016)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Que Fem (Spain, September 23, 2016)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – La Vanguardia (Spain, September 16, 2016)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Times (United Kingdom, May 06, 2016)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Daily Telegraph (United Kingdom, May 06, 2016)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Metro News (United Kingdom, May 04, 2016)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The New York Times (USA, October 30, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Tele Russia (Russia, September 07, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Times (United Kingdom, September 04, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Evening Standard (United Kingdom, September 04, 2015)

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  August 27th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

While this part features quite a few articles on “Julie & Julia”, no film with Meryl has garnered more attention by the press, especially the British press, than “The Iron Lady”. So below you’ll find a lot of interviews from US and European articles. Kudos to whoever came up with Iron Ma’am cover for the National Post, very funny.


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Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Independent (United Kingdom, January 06, 2012)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Daily Telegraph (United Kingdom, January 06, 2012)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Evening Standard (United Kingdom, January 06, 2012)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Metropolis (Spain, January 06, 2012)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Evening Standard (United Kingdom, January 05, 2012)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Times (United Kingdom, January 05, 2012)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – El Periodico (Spain, January 03, 2012)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – El Pais (Spain, January 03, 2012)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – La Gran Ilusion (Spain, January 2012)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Independent (United Kingdom, December 30, 2011)

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  August 27th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

This part features some amazing coverage on the releases of “Mamma Mia”, “Doubt” and “Julie & Julia”. The British press especially has had some great covers for the promotional run. Also, quite an impressive collection of Spanish newspaper articles throughout, featuring reviews and interviews with Meryl for various releases.


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Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Le Journal de Montreal (Canada, April 11, 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Derbyshire Times (United Kingdom, March 19, 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Top Magazine (Spain, February 11, 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Daily Variety (USA, February 09, 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Metro News (United Kingdom, February 06, 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Spits Magazine (Netherlands, February 05, 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – OK (Mexico, February 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Metropolis (Spain, January 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – La Razon (Spain, January 30, 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Publico (Spain, January 30, 2009)

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