Saturday, June 5, 2010

Eat Pray Love

So, I know I've been a bad blogger but I am back with a poster update! More of a passing commentary really... anyways, first up (as you can see above) is Eat Pray Love. It is written and directed by Ryan Murphy (Running With Scissors, Glee) starring Julia Roberts and Javier Bardem. It's also has Viola Davis, James Franco, Billy Crudup and Richard Jenkins but let's not kid ourselves, this is totally going to be the Julia show.

I actually have no problem with that at all, in fact I miss Julia. I thought she was good in Duplicity, not enough to warrant a Golden Globe nomination mind you, but I thought she did a decent job, and I thought the film was enjoyable enough. I was actually on the fence about Eat Pray Love until I saw the poster above. It's not the design of it that sold me, but rather it was the combination of Julia Roberts + Foriegn Country + What I am assuming is gelato. Although this formula has been done before in Under the Tuscan Sun, I actually enjoyed it, so I am hoping that this will run along a similar vein, while hopefully being better.

I actually saw a video with the novel's author Elizabeth Gilbert discussing the nature of creativity and how she dealt with her surprise success. I watched this talk on a fantastic website called TED. Since it directly relates to her life after the success of her book, I thought it fit in perfectly with this post, you can watch it below.

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