Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:

Miranda Priestly: Something funny?

Andy Sachs: No, no, nothing. Y'know, it's just that both those belts look exactly the same to me. Y'know, I'm still learning about all this stuff.

Miranda: This... 'stuff'? Oh... ok. I see, you think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select out, oh I don't know, that lumpy blue sweater, for instance, because you're trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back. But what you don't know is that that sweater is not just blue, it's not turquoise, it's not lapis, it's actually cerulean.

You're also blithely unaware of the fact that in 2002, Oscar De La Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then I think it was Yves St Laurent, wasn't it, who showed cerulean military jackets? I think we need a jacket here. And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of 8 different designers.

Then it filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic casual corner where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin. However, that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs and so it's sort of comical how you think that you've made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you're wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room. From a pile of stuff.


Anonymous said...

I didn't care for TDWP after first viewing, but I have to admit that it's impossible for me to stumble across it and not pause to catch a few choice deliveries from Ms. Streep.

"Take a chance. Hire the smart, fat girl. I had hope. My God. I live on it."

John said...

She was a bitch in it (TDWP). From what I heard she had problems getting roles and then she did The River Wild and it reinvented her career, and she just keeps working. Not many actresses her age working so much these days. I loved One True Thing (very emotional to watch). She just has talent.

Anonymous said...

I just realized for the first time that the woman with the belts in that scene is Charlotte from Lost!

Glenn said...

One of the all time great monologues, no? Soon enough acting school students will be reciting that. No doubt.


(I love that movie)

Jason Adams said...

shaun, it was bugging me forever trying to figure out who it was holding the belts, and then I did my post on Lost last night and it struck me - Charlotte!