Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Feb.18, 2009 - Out of Africa

The epic movie, Out of Africa, the memoir of Karen Blixen, the Baroness Karen von Blixen-Finecke, in Kenya, stars Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. Redford has always been my favourite actor playing such a diversity of characters with incredible depth and charm. His performance in this brilliant movie, which won 7 Academy awards, is unsurpassed. Meryl Streep, in contrast has grown on me. I did not recognise her genius early but have come to see her as the finest actress of our age. Out of Africa with Robert Redford and Meryl Streep immediately brings to mind African Queen with Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn. There is truly glory in great art.

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