March 20, 2007
The Real Hero


David Frankel’s The Devil Wears Prada is tad of a version than it as an adaptation.

The book’s heroin is Andy but missed-out details stripped her off that role leaving Streep as the real hero. THE Meryl Streep alone is bound to cast shadow on both Andy’s heroin role and the message her character is suppose to send across.

In the last two chapters, during a fashion week in Paris, we’ll find Andy chew up and bark at Miranda to fuck herself—a trivial detail among other imperative fine points omitted in the movie that sets it in a different air.

The movie downplayed some sub plots which might have helped push the message that a “real” job and pedestrian clothing is fine to live by as long as you are happy. (Sell that to a generation who’d likely to honor Oscar dela Renta with a Nobel.)

Nonetheless, everyone seems to find both the book and the movie entertaining. Ditto! So I’m ok.

P.S.

Once-upon-a-time Anna Wintour assistant Lauren Weisberger should wiegh up the possibilities for a The Devil Wears Prada the Series one that would give Ugly Betty people a run for their money.

20 March 2007

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posted by Bryan Anthony the First at 3/20/2007 |



10 Comments:

At 2:46 PM, Blogger tin-tin said........
i have only read the beginning of the book, then i somehow got bored so i didn't finish it. hehe. but i've seen the film and i liked it :)
 




At 5:27 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
ei tin, i promise you'll like it specially that you've seen the movie na

i prefer the book's ending

warning though: may mga profanities
dun

woof!
 




At 8:20 PM, Blogger Lyka Bergen said........
Di ko pa victor basa ang book na Prada pero love ko ang movie.

IMO, kumita lang nga siguro ang Ugly Betty dahil sa Prada Movie na tosh. Davash?
 




At 6:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said........
yes, bryan. i was waiting for the "go fuck yourself" line when i watched the movie. pero wala. pero ok na rin kasi ang galing din ni meryl streep

mandayamoore
 




At 12:59 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@lyka: true, pero i swear feeling ko maganda yung TDWP pag series sya
 




At 1:01 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@mandy: no doubt magaling si meryl

yung na miss out na murahan...could be genre issues lang

commercial film e
 




At 9:56 PM, Anonymous Lisa (Italia) said........
Ciao
volevo farti i complimenti hai un sito bellissimo un abbraccio dall'Italia
Elisa


Congratulations on a beautiful website
Loved everything on your site and you did a magnificent job. You should be proud of yourself
 




At 5:48 AM, Anonymous chase said........
Honestly I got bored with the book though the fashion part was quite juicy.

Honestly, if they make a series of The Devil Wears Prada I dont think it will be a threat to Ugly Betty since I think Betty is more interesting than Andy.

Plus the colourful cast of Ugly Betty gives it an additional oomph!
 




At 1:24 PM, Blogger Rose said........
hmm... i think i'll read this book. :)
 




At 1:47 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@rose: you should! where in earth are you? i mean your site? cant seem to access them. maybe i'll give u a call...