Before anyone sees this as my self excuse let me add quickly that I have written often enough that I am the first surprised at how far I have gone with this media, being perfectly content with the little bit I have achieved, trying to do a little bit more for the challenge. But some other bloggers, well, let me be polite and not write further on that.
The case at hand here is "Julie" who I actually read in my earlier blogging days. In short it was how cooking affected her life. She was original enough to get a book deal and more, and thus simply stopped writing her blog, becoming too important for us. At least, even if I had such dreams (who I have caressed, I will not deny it), that I am writing a political blog about a fucked up country will protect me forever from such tempting offers.
But it seems that the movie came out and it could not hide the painful gap between a real star, Julia Child, and a wanna-be minor league "Julie" of New York. Cruelly Ann Hornaday writes:
As for [Julie] Powell, her project resulted in everything she wanted in the first place: fame, a book contract and a movie deal. That's it. [...] In pure style and strength of character, [Julia] Child reigns supreme. And Powell's arms are too short to blog with God.I love it! Nice grounding for the blogging world!
Though Julie did get her cash...... Hummm... could I get at least an invitation to some symposium on Venezuela some day, in, say, Tokyo or New Delhi?
PS: Meryl Streep plays Julia and apparently pulls out yet another stunning performance.