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The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada

Date: Sep 27 2006

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2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

In her latest movie, Meryl Streep plays Miranda Priestley, the ruthless editor of a fashion magazine.

The Devil Wears Prada is a comedy that may not compare to some of her other films, like Sophie’s Choice or Adaptation, but critics say she’s still great.

In this movie, Streep’s character hires an assistant, played by Anne Hathaway. Even though the new girl is smart, she has no fashion sense.

Sure, it sounds like a chick flick. But Mason and Kevin both liked it too. Listen as they talk about why they enjoyed this movie.

Dialog

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2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.

Mason

Mason

Kevin

Kevin

Mason:  All right. I’m man enough to admit that I saw The Devil Wears Prada and I really liked it. I don’t know what that means.

Kevin:  And I’m man enough to admit that I completely agree with you.

Mason:  Fantastic. Or should I say fabulous?

Kevin:  Fabulous. That’s the word, indeed. I thought it was quite entertaining.

Mason:  Well, OK, what were some of your favorite parts?

Kevin:  Well, I… frankly, I really liked looking at the some of the fashion. I liked the girl’s transformation to, to become very fashionable, and I think she’s beautiful as well. Um, I liked that… actually I, I went out and bought the soundtrack right afterwards on iTunes because I really liked the music.

Mason:  I wasn’t paying attention to any of the music.

Kevin:  I really liked the music.

Mason:  Huh.

Kevin:  There’s some really good tunes on it. I really like it. Yeah.

Mason:  Interesting. Interesting. Uh, I, uh, you know, I kind of appreciated the fashion, but at a very… I wouldn’t know what the difference is, and I’m kinda sitting there asking myself, “Can’t I get that at Target?” Um…

Kevin:  Some of it you can, I think.

Mason:  I’m sure I can. But, uh, you know, I loved watching Meryl Streep because she’s…

Kevin:  She’s fabulous.

Mason:  ...She’s just a phenomenal actress and she, she played such a evil, dehumanized role and yet she found something that you could still connect with.

Kevin:  Slightly.

Mason:  Yeah. For a moment.

Kevin:  A glimpse of humility.

 

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Discussion

When Mason and Kevin say they’re “man enough” to admit that they liked The Devil Wears Prada, they are joking. They are playing with the fact that, because this movie centers around the fashion industry, it may interest more women than men.

“Fabulous” can be used to describe something that is amazing in every way, often in the sense of being in style. Gay men in the US are stereotyped as saying fabulous. For example, “Cher is fabulous!”

Kevin enjoyed the fashion in the movie, and liked the music too.

Mason is a big fan of Meryl Streep and thought she did a great job with her role.

What Meryl Streep movies have you seen?

 

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NightlyOwl

NightlyOwl

Ukraine

I love Meryl Streep! She is really great actress! I watched  the movie and must noted that Meryl played  perfect there.  Also I read a book. It’s was a little bit different, but not bad too. Although, the movie is better. It’s is not so often when book worse than screen version.

02:51 PM Apr 01 2013 |

Murun

Mongolia

I saw the movie a couple of years ago and I liked it either. Meryl Streep is a phenomenal actress and I actually saw a lot of movies of her, but I can`t remember the titles of those right now, may be I have to google. I definitiely want to see it one more time.

11:35 PM Oct 18 2011 |

Hossam_bounab

Algeria

It would really be better if they called it “Devil makes you wear prada” ;)  and he is not funny at alllllll

02:49 PM Aug 26 2011 |

Nicte ha

Nicte ha

Mexico

This is one of my favorite movies too, the meaning is:


The happiness is not in a expensive bag or clothes, that’s why she refuses to live that way. She discovered through her own experience that human being is smt more than material stuff or money.Smile

01:33 PM Aug 26 2011 |

Risk

Costa Rica

The movie is fun. and Miranda Prisley  gives to it the final touch to make  a  very good movie.. now i haven't seen   many Meryl Streeps  movies    as i'm concerned in fact i think this is the first Meryl movie i ve ,seen .. i didn't recognize this lady until i  saw  a interview that she made in a  program  she looks quite different  in televition,, also i heard that she was a famous  actress in the past  and has made many  fabulous movies.

i hope she continues making   comedy  movies.

09:49 PM Jun 02 2010 |

Monday

Monday

China

i saw this movie. Kissand i like their cloths very much ,it's very beautiful .

02:16 AM Oct 08 2007 |

Josh K

Josh K

Guatemala

This movie like me, Like me as play meryl streep

05:37 PM May 02 2007 |

gracemlui

Australia

The theme is very good: It’s very true about the ugly and cruel office life nowadays.

05:59 AM Apr 06 2007 |

shinnanjin

shinnanjin

South Korea

you guys should read the book too!
It’s pretty different from the movie but surely awesome!

01:04 PM Sep 27 2006 |

somesh

India

fabulous! i like very much this discussion

01:36 AM Sep 27 2006 |

sherryleio

sherryleio

China

Nice conversation. Meryl Streep is an extraordinary actress, I love watching her movies too.

01:00 AM Sep 27 2006 |

sebrina_zd

China

Fabulous! I like man talk about fashion like this!

11:03 PM Sep 26 2006 |

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