Meryl Streep in "The Bridges of Madison County" Film Review by Jay Writtings LLC

Meryl Streep in "The Bridges of Madison County"
This paper discusses the role of Francesca Johnson, as played my Meryl Streep in "The Bridges of Madison County".
# 120165 | 2,587 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Jun 06, 2010 in Film (Artist) , Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.)

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This paper talks about Meryl Streep's masterful ability to communicate volumes without speaking a word, and praises her portrayal of Francesca Johnson in Clint Eastwood's film, "The Bridges of Madison County". The author narrates Francesca's life in the drama film and discusses how Streep uses a medley of bold and subtle gestures to tell Francesca's plaintive story.

From the Paper:

"After a few days pass and Francesca and her family return to their normal routine, she and Kincaid spot each other during a heavy rainfall in the downtown city streets. She is sitting in her family's truck, waiting for her husband to return from inside a store nearby, and Kincaid is, of course, also alone. He steps out into the street where she can clearly see him, the rain drenching him to the bone. As the camera pans from a distorted view of her face through the rain-splattered windshield to a clear shot of her face through the open driver's side window, we see her slowly lean sideways in silent disbelief that she is actually looking at Kincaid."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Baumgarten, Marjorie. Rev. of The Bridges of Madison County , dir. Clint Eastwood. The AustinChronicle 2 June, 1995. 6 September, 2007.>
  • Calero, Henry, H. The Power of Non-Verbal Communication: What You Do Is More Important Than What You Say. California: Silver Lake Publishing, November, 2005
  • Corliss, Richard. "When Erotic Heat Turns into Love Light" Time 6 September, 2007. <>
  • Curci, Cookie. "Body Gestures: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" 6 September, 2007. <>
  • Naremore, James. Acting in the Cinema , California: University of California Press, August, 1990.

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