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Julia and Julie: Mastering the Art of Blogging.

Posted By Cliff Tuttle | December 31, 2009

Posted by Cliff Tuttle (c) 2009

SUMMARY: The film “Julia and Julie” explored, among other things, the trials and tribulations of blogging.

Julie, the 21st century Julia Child wannabe, cooked the 500 plus dishes in Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” during the course of a year and wrote a blog about it.  Then came the book which in turn became the movie.

Julie encountered every last frustration, disappointment and roadblock bloggers typically face and overcame them all.  During that year, she conquered discouragement dished out by friends and family while steadily growing in knowledge, skill, fortitude and character. She managed to steel herself to work through tasks that had seemed insurmountable — like tossing live lobsters into boiling water. And there were more than a few failed attempts; some of them landing on the floor. And on the last day, when there could be no more procrastination, she overcame her greatest fear and deboned the dreaded duck. Somewhere along the way she had crossed over the mystical divide between amateur and professional — both as a chef and a writer.

Of course, audiences will remember this film for Streep’s flawless caricature of Julia’s well-known speech and mannerisms. Thats okay.  It was a film for bloggers as well as for cooks.



CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 45 years and (inter alia) is a real estate litigator and legal writer. The posts in this blog are intended to provide general information about legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. However, this information does not constitute legal advice and there is no lawyer-client relationship created when you read this blog. You are encouraged to leave comments but be aware that posted comments can be read by others. If you wish to contact me in privacy, please use the Contact Form located immediately below this message. I will reply promptly and in strict confidence.

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