Oct 16
2016

Back in 2011, I’ve created a site special called “Conversations and Panels”, writing about the Q&As that Meryl Streep has participated in through the years. There weren’t many, and unfortunately the section got neglected by me as fast as I started working on it. Little did I know five years ago how important and extensive conversation panels would become for today’s movie promotions. The way films are promoted these days is vastly different compared to, let’s say, 10 to 20 years ago. There aren’t that many in-depth interviews in magazines anymore, since magazines aren’t that big anymore. Sometimes, depending on a film’s budget, all there is is a press conference from which everyone takes their bits of news. But conversation panels and Q&As have increased over the years, and it’s become the best way to learn more about the projects that are talked about. The interviews are unfiltered and done in person, and many organizations are streaming the Q&As live or after they’ve taken place. I was surprised, while updating the conversations special, that Meryl has done over 30 conversation panels in the last 5 years! Long story short, head over to the newly-titled In Conversation for a comprehensive list of panels of Q&As, filled with quotes, pictures and videos. If you know about any Q&As that I might have forgotten about, please drop me a line.

Sep 17
2016

Welcome to the latest version of Simply Streep. With this new look, the site has been fully converted to being responsive, which means you can browse it easily on your mobile device. The photo gallery has received a matching layout. Many thanks to Carol for helping me out with coding and to Claudia for being such a constant support. Thanks to both of you. With Florence Foster Jenkins being released and The Nix being the only official announcement as a future project, let’s use the spare time for some cool new features and additions to Simply Streep. P.S. As many of you have written me in the past weeks, many videos in the video archive have stopped playing on a variety of mobile devices, which has something to do with the script used for the video archive. I’m sorry it’s not working properly, but I’ll be working on a solution. In the meantime, enjoy the new layout, look around and enjoy your stay.

Dec 23
2015

2015 is coming to an end rapidly, and time has prevented me from doing some nice site specials for the holidays (maybe consider the timeline an early Christmas gift ;-) Neverthless, I try to wrap 2015 with some additional images and the year in review between the festivities. In the meantime, I would like to wish all Simply Streep visitors a Merry Christmas and some peaceful days with your families or beloved ones. Enjoy your time and look forward to 2016 bringing lots of great new material to Simply Streep. Yours, Frederik

Aug 30
2015

As you can see, Simply Streep has a new look. It’s been a couple of years since I worked on a new look, because the site has become quite familiar with how it looked, so my sole goal was to make it even easier to browse and cleaner looking, with all content in sight. There’s also a new comment system for the news, which you can access through your own social media. All pages are still where they’ve been, and most of the content pages, such as the filmography pages, will receive a special treatment in the coming weeks. The new layout comes just in time for the early October release of “Suffragette”, which is going to be something. I hope you like the new look, feel free to browse around and check back soon for more updates.

Dec 24
2014

I’d like to wish all visitors a Merry Christmas, a great and peaceful time with your beloved ones and a Happy New Year. Also, I’d like to thank you for visiting and contributing throughout the year. It’s very appreciated. Thank you. To celebrate the last days of the year and Simply Streep’s last update of 2014, I have a Christmas surprise for all visitors. Five of Meryl’s classic performances – The Deer Hunter, The French Lieutenant’s Woman, Sophie’s Choice, Out of Africa and Ironweed – have been re-capped from Blu-Ray, so they’re in brilliant quality and a vast improvement to the earlier DVD captures. Especially “Ironweed” has been released in much better quality. And as always, a Year in Review has been written with all the key moments of 2014 reviewed. So, enjoy the new captures, enjoy your Holidays (in case you live in the US, don’t forget to see “Into the Woods”) and see you all in 2015. Frederik.

Related Media:
Image Library – Career – Ironweed (1987) – Blu-Ray Screencaptures
Image Library – Career – Out Of Africa (1985) – Blu-Ray Screencaptures
Image Library – Career – Sophie’s Choice (1982) – Blu-Ray Screencaptures
Image Library – Career – The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981) – Blu-Ray Screencaptures
Image Library – Career – The Deer Hunter (1978) – Blu-Ray Screencaptures
Mar 26
2014

The magazines archive has been re-organized these past days to make it easier to access and browse. Over the years, hundreds of magazines have been obtained – some have been transcripted, other can be found in the image library. Now, both collections have been merged to give a comprehensive list of articles. Also, since many visitors come from around the world and many articles have been posted in foreign languages, there’s a new compilation of international magazines. Simply click the country of your destiny to find all articles available in your language. You will be surprised how much has been collected. My most sincere thanks to all the visitors who have contributed their collections and rare finds, most especially Alvaro, who has sent in most of the scans you’re able to read on Simply Streep. If you have collected articles that are not featured yet, why not drop me a line and help make this list even more comprehensible.

Additionally to the new magazines archive, some 100 new scans have been added to the image library. Some are re-added, because I’m sure they had been posted on here before. Simply browse the last updated albums for a complete list. Enjoy reading.

Feb 02
2014

A new book on Meryl has been released this January, and it deserves a special mention here. “Meryl Streep: Anatomy of an Actor” is written by Karina Longworth, a film critic and journalist based in Los Angeles. Instead of fast forwarding through Meryl’s life, Miss Longworth has picked 10 significant Streep performances and explores each role within its film and its place in Meryl’s career at that time. Highlighted are Linda from “The Deer Hunter”, Joanna Kramer, Sophie, Karen Silkwood, Karen Blixen, Madeline Ashton, Francesca Johnson, Miranda Priestly, Julia Child and Margaret Thatcher. Each chapter is filled with detailed information on the creation of the character as well as many quotes from previous interviews.

What’s remarkable about this book is that, even if you have seen the films a dozen times, you will find new aspects in each performance through Miss Longworth’s analytics. The book also includes bonus pages on Meryl’s work on “Holocaust”, her collaboration with Mike Nichols, and more insightful information on how specific roles and choices have influenced the legacy of her career as we know it today. On top of that, it’s filled with some amazing pictures from behind the scenes. “Meryl Streep: Anatomy of an Actor” is available now and can be ordered through Amazon or directly at Phaidon.

Jan 01
2014

Welcome to 2014 – and to Simply Streep’s new layout. The previous look has been online since 2011 and has become so familiar with the site that I didn’t want to change it much. So here’s a rather light, improved version of Simply Streep, just in time for January’s busy awards schedule (starting this Saturday with the Palm Springs International Film Festival’s honor for Meryl). I hope you all enjoy the new look. Something new has been added as well – a search function which browsing surfing this site a lot easier. It can be found on the sidebar, alongside an updated calendar for the coming weeks. Additionally to the new layout, four new production stills from “August: Osage County” have been added as well.

Dec 24
2013

2013 comes to an end (as fast as it has started), so annually a Year in Review has been compiled with all the essential highlights of the year. If you think it has been a quiet year, you may be surprised by the workload it has brought to Meryl. Click the image below to launch it. Additionally, over 80 additional pictures from the “August: Osage County” Los Angeles premiere have been added with many thanks to my friend Lindsey.

This is the last update of 2013, so I’m wishing a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all the visitors of Simply Streep. Spend a good time with your family and beloved ones and see you all again in 2013. As a last word, in case you have missed the Christmas Calendar hosted on Tumblr, be sure to revive all the specials posted over this month.

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Dec 01
2013

It’s December 1st (I wonder where the year has gone, wasn’t it just December?), and to celebrate this year and the days until Christmas, there will be a Simply Streep Christmas Calendar on Tumblr. All you have to do is check our Tumblr page every day for a Christmas addition to the site – there are some rare videos and new pictures to be added – so there’ll be lots of goodies until Christmas Day. You can also follow Simply Streep on Tumblr and spread the word. To start with a bang, the first entry is a video of Meryl’s appearance at the 1981 Tony Awards. Screencaptures have been added to the image library as well. It has been her first award presentation in her career and I’ve been looking for this forever. So I’m happy to finally share it on Simply Streep.