The Devil Wears Prada

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Computers and the internet are amazing things. One of my concerns with putting together this site was that it could remain current, yet with all my travelling I've often much to say, but little time to say it. Years ago when reading the news it would take me days on end to reply to the kind letters people sent. Now, with the magic of the modern age, I can keep you up to date with what I'm doing and other events in my life.


Date: 7th February 2010


Well before the Computer gives up on me and goes into dock I thought I'd add  a little piece to my Blog.

I'd seen the film before and had no intention of watching it again but a look at the programme offerings for tonight - they were not at all enticing.  As so many people say nowadays 'We have so much choice and nothing to watch' and I heartily endorse that sentiment.  We have a plethora of channels and not a lot of choice.  Take tonight for example, apart from the odd documentary, there really was nothing that grabbed me.  I was tired of paper work, tired of wrestling with computer problems, and there wasn't much choice so I decided to watch 'The Devil Wears Prada' again.  I enjoyed it first time round but didn't think it a great film.  Having watched it again, I actually think it encapsulates a great deal of what is going on in society today - take it that what you see in the world of High Fashion is also indicative of the way so many businesss work.  You get a total Bitch in charge (Meryl Streep as Miranda) and her staff sacrifice everything ....... For What!!  If you watch this film, it really does say a lot about how so many today sacrifice their lives for money and 'status' in vacuous industries.  I saw a great deal more in the film tonight, as a social commentary, but enjoyed it enormously and found myself vocalising 'You total Bitch' at the screen.  Having said that, I think Meryl Streep is one of the greatest actresses we have today. Look at the range of her characters - she is the USA's Judi Dench.  How many of today's 'Soap- Stars' could actually cross the boundary and throw themselves into such diverse characters as Meryl Streep is able to do.  I take my hat off to her.  She is simply brilliant and if I ever got the chance to meet her, I would feel honoured.  She represents, like Judi Dench and Eileen Atkins to mention just two, what is all that the Acting Profession should stand for.

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