Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Meryl Streep : Overacting?

Spencer Tracy once said, " Don't let them catch you acting." Meryl Streep won the Academy Award for Best Actress in the motion picture " The Iron Lady". Streep didn't follow Tracy's caveat. She so mimicked Lady Margaret Thatcher that the 'Iron Lady" rose from her grave and was on screen. Streep could have won a "Graphic Animation Award for Special Effects Performed by a Human" if there was such a category. Meryl Streep was spooky. That INDEED was great acting. But it was souless.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Bill Clinton: Responds to American Experience: Clinton

Bill Clinton was in the news today.The former president was doing PR work on his own behalf after the dust up he received from "American Experience : Clinton."  It was a documentary that was aired Monday and Tuesday on PBS. Bill was trumpeting the accomplishments of his Clinton Global Initiative. He proclaimed, " Last year CGI shipped over 1,500,000 mosquito nets to Africa. With this aid young Africans will be protected from the malaria carrying mosquito." Reporters asked how CGI could outship the the more endowed Gates Foudation 100,000 mosquito nets? Clinton responded, " Our mosquito nets are the size of a band aid. And since they are still much larger than a typical mosquito it is comparable legally to Gates' nets."