Left Behinds

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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Speaking of Prada Castoffs

I'm going to see The Devil Wears Prada tonight. I saw a disappointing French art movie on Sunday (Garcon Stupide, which was very overpraised, humorless, and aptly titled), so I deserve a bit of fluff.

In an interview in the December V Magazine, Anne Hathaway had the following exchange with the (brilliant, handsome) V scribe:

Q: Are you worried you’ll never be in Vogue?

AH: I think people are sensationalizing the Vogue aspect of the story. I don’t know if it was actually based on Anna Wintour, and in a way I don’t want to know. But c’mon, this is Meryl Streep. She is creating a character from scratch. For me, this movie is about the meeting of two schools of feminism. My character rests on the shoulders of the work Meryl’s character has done. Her generation was blazing pathways, whereas for my generation, men are not as threatened by powerful women.

Hm. For me, this movie is about Patricia Field's costume design.


  • At 4:01 PM, Blogger Anon Y. Mouse said…

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  • At 4:10 PM, Blogger Anon Y. Mouse said…

    I believe that Solomon has invited me to Leftbehinds to lower its inteiiectual content. I love the idea of Meryl as Anna Wintour -- she's bringing something different to the witchy woman. Apparently, the novel has her small and screechy (V. AW) and Meryl just seems so articulate and self-possessed. Also, can we just mention that she's taller, has more body fat, and a lot less knife work?
    Anne Hathaway just killed her smart-girl college persona with her interview, btw. Oh dear.
    I also cannot believe that Solomon is watching this film and not inviting me.

  • At 4:33 PM, Blogger Solomon Grundy said…

    Heh, first off, I love that you spelled intellectual "inteiiectual."

    Second, is it threatening your anonymity to note that you yourself have had some personal encounters with Santa Anna? Readers should note that when it comes to AW's shrillness, surgery, and inarticulateness, Anon Y. Mouse knows whereof she speaks.

    Third, I didn't want to say it publicly, but I am in fact donwloading the movie, not going to the theater.

    And finally, I hope no one from that Kos benefit is reading this, because after meeting us in person they must already think we're Ab Fab rejects.

  • At 4:36 PM, Blogger Solomon Grundy said…

    Oh, and who was it who was telling me this weekend that Anne Hathaway's father is some famous intellectual or something?

    Having said that, naming your daughter Anne Hathaway without even modifying the historical allusion is a bit like naming a son Solomon Grundy.

  • At 4:52 PM, Blogger Solomon Grundy said…

    Sorry, I meant her father was a "famous inteiiectual." My bad.

  • At 5:00 PM, Blogger Anon Y. Mouse said…

    Darling, darling, sweetheart, that's the way the French spell it -- int-i-e-llectual. And they're the ones who originated it. I mean, France, that's where the smart people came from. They just spawned them, darling. Smart people, body odor, and Pinot Noir...


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