Sunday, June 19, 2011

Bon Appetit - Julie & Julia


Assalamualaikum and Hello..

Did you've been watching this movie yet? 
Julie & Julia is a 2009 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Nora Ephron starring Meryl Streep, Stanley Tucci, Amy Adams, and Chris Messina. The film contrasts the life of chef Julia Child in the early years of her culinary career with the life of young New Yorker Julie Powell, who aspires to cook all 524 recipes in Child's cookbook in 365 days, a challenge she described on her popular blog that would make her a published author. This story really make me feel fresh, energetic, also feel like French women..haha..
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Plot of the movie is :
In 2002, Julie Powell (Adams) is a young writer with an unpleasant job at the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation's call center, where she answers telephone calls from victims of the September 11 attacks and members of the general public complaining about the LMDC's controversial plans for rebuilding the World Trade Center. To do something she enjoys, she decides to cook every recipe in Mastering the Art of French Cooking (1961) by Julia Child (Streep) Powell decides to write a blog to motivate herself and document her progress.

Woven into the story of Powell's time in Queens in the early 2000s is the story of Child's time in Paris throughout the 1950s, where she attends Le Cordon Bleu to learn French cooking and begins collaborating on a book about French cooking for American housewives. The plot highlights similarities in the women's challenges. Both women receive much support from their husbands, except when Powell's husband becomes fed up with her excessive devotion to her hobby and leaves her for a short time.

Eventually, Powell's blog is featured in a story published in The New York Times, after which her project begins to receive the attention of journalists, literary agents, publishers, and a dismissive response from Child herself. Although Child's book is rejected by Houghton Mifflin, it is accepted and published by Alfred A. Knopf. The last scene shows Powell and her husband visiting Child's kitchen at the Smithsonian Institution and Child in the same kitchen receiving a first print of her cookbook and celebrating the event with her husband.
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When you love blogging, as I do, you’re hungry to write, think of ideas, find good images. You look forward to switching on the computer, scanning your notes and starting a draft post. It’s hard work, but fun. Tiring, but satisfying too. Just like cooking, for those who love it…And this film shows that life is really interesting and meaningful, even though sometimes things that we want we can't get it. Blogging needs to come almost naturally, you should be yourself in your writing. I try to imagine I’m actually talking to my reader and try to write in my own personal style. I’m not a famous blogger (in my dreams…), I’m just trying to present a useful, thought provoking or helpful post...Thanks for reading..Bon Appetit..


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Nikisa Closet

8 comments:

  1. hmm interesting movie. love food. love cooking !! hehe <3
    agree with you dear bout your thought of blogging :)

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  2. Farah Hannah :yes dear:) you should watch it..
    tq dear;)

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  3. Farah Hannah: orait..dh send email:)

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  4. selamat pagi, jalan jalan pagi nie....

    jangan lupa visit back my
    blog ya..

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