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Isabella

Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman is a contributor and arts editor at The New Yorker. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Vanity Fair, and other publications. He lives in New York City. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Her Again : Becoming Meryl Streep

Faber & Faber, 2016

Book chapter

...The Summer of 1975 was a brutal time to start an acting career, and the graduates of the Yale School of Drama had that drummed into their heads. The country had been slogging through a recession, taking the entertainment industry and all...

Linda

Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman is a contributor and arts editor at The New Yorker. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Vanity Fair, and other publications. He lives in New York City. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Her Again : Becoming Meryl Streep

Faber & Faber, 2016

Book chapter

...The mourners ARE gathered at a hilltop cemetery. It’s November: bare trees, gray skies pumped with smoke from the nearby steel mills. A priest swings a censer and sings a dirge. Meryl Streep turns to her left and, through a thick black...

Supporting Characters

Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman is a contributor and arts editor at The New Yorker. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Vanity Fair, and other publications. He lives in New York City. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Her Again : Becoming Meryl Streep

Faber & Faber, 2016

Book chapter

...Alan Alda—Actor best known for the long-running TV show M*A*S*H. Writer and star of The Seduction of Joe Tynan.Jane Alexander—Stage and screen actress and four-time Oscar nominee, for her roles in The Great White Hope, All the President...

Constance

Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman is a contributor and arts editor at The New Yorker. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Vanity Fair, and other publications. He lives in New York City. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Her Again : Becoming Meryl Streep

Faber & Faber, 2016

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...Sigourney Weaver. Christopher Durang. Wendy Wasserstein. Meryl Streep. The talents who converged at the Yale School of Drama between 1972 and 1975 would cement those years as the school’s undisputed golden age. They would work together...

Shifting Protagonists in Fargo

J.J. Murphy

J. J. Murphy is Professor of Film Production and Film Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His films have played at major international film festivals and have been screened at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Austrian Film Museum (Vienna), the Barbican Film Centre (London), and the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Me and You and Memento and Fargo : How Independent Screenplays Work

Bloomsbury Academic, 2007

Book chapter

...Ethan and Joel Coen’s debut feature, Blood Simple (1984), showed a unique ability to combine their particular brand of offbeat humor with a clever reworking of film noir, and their subsequent films have continued this penchant...

The Ambivalent Protagonist in Stranger Than Paradise

J.J. Murphy

J. J. Murphy is Professor of Film Production and Film Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His films have played at major international film festivals and have been screened at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Austrian Film Museum (Vienna), the Barbican Film Centre (London), and the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Me and You and Memento and Fargo : How Independent Screenplays Work

Bloomsbury Academic, 2007

Book chapter

...As the main agent of the narrative, the goal-driven protagonist is fundamental to classical storytelling. It is his or her aspirations and desires that will create the impetus for subsequent narrative actions. Without Leonard Shelby...

Fredo

Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman is a contributor and arts editor at The New Yorker. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Vanity Fair, and other publications. He lives in New York City. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Her Again : Becoming Meryl Streep

Faber & Faber, 2016

Book chapter

...Time moved differently for John Cazale. Everything went slower. He wasn’t dim, not by a long shot. But he was meticulous, sometimes maddeningly so. Even simple tasks could take hours. All of his friends knew about the slowness. It would...

Joanna

Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman is a contributor and arts editor at The New Yorker. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Vanity Fair, and other publications. He lives in New York City. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Her Again : Becoming Meryl Streep

Faber & Faber, 2016

Book chapter

...Six months.That’s how long it took. Six months and change. On March 12, 1978, the love of Meryl Streep’s life died as she sat by his bedside. By late September, she was married to another man.Six months in which Michael Cimino hacked away...

Julie

Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman is a contributor and arts editor at The New Yorker. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Vanity Fair, and other publications. He lives in New York City. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Her Again : Becoming Meryl Streep

Faber & Faber, 2016

Book chapter

...“Purity and Wisdom” was the motto of Vassar College, though it had long disappeared from the school insignia. Founded in 1861, Vassar was the first of the Seven Sisters schools to be chartered as a college, with the goal of providing...

Mary

Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman is a contributor and arts editor at The New Yorker. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Vanity Fair, and other publications. He lives in New York City. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Her Again : Becoming Meryl Streep

Faber & Faber, 2016

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...On the First Saturday of November, the student body of Bernards High School gathered for a sacred rite. Homecoming: the ratification of a hard-fought teenage hierarchy. On a crisp green football field tucked behind a Methodist Church...