Meryl Streep & Kenneth Branagh Review Assignment (March 22 due date)

macbeth-4Watch one of the following Meryl Streep or Kenneth Branaugh films using this aw-filmmakers-evaluation-rubric and evaluation guidelines. This evaluation should be turned in by Wednesday, March 22 at 6pm. You may review a wildcard film from your “Final Project Filmmaker” if you’d prefer. You will discover most trademarks from reading the articles and watching the videos. However –here are a few more for each.

Meryl Streep Trademarks:

  • Known for being a perfectionist when preparing for rolesMeryl_Streep_by_Jack_Mitchell
  • Known for her ability to master almost any accent
  • She frequently plays real-life characters
  • Brings realism to dramatic roles
  • Known for adapting to a variety of roles
  • Has been known to sing even in non-musicals


Meryl Streep Film Choices:

Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

Suffragette (2015)

Riki and the Flash (2015)meryl-streep-doubt

The Iron Lady (2011)

Julie and Julia (2009)

Doubt (2008)

Mama Mia (2008)

Lions for Lambs (2007)out-of-africa

Adaptation (2002)

The Hours (2002)

Music of the Heart (1999)

One True Thing (1998)

The Bridges of Madison County (1995)still_of_night

The River Wild (1994)

Postcards from the Edge (1990)

Cry in the Dark (1988)

Ironweed (1987)

Plenty (1985)One-True-Thing-1998

Out of Africa (1985)

Silkwood (1983)

Sophie’s Choice (1982)

Still of the Night (1982)

The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981)silkwood-11_scruberthumbnail_1

The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979)

Manhattan (1979)

Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

The Deer Hunter (1978)

Kenneth Branaugh Trademarks:

  • Loves Shakespeare676596199c6d451dcd2d0684a1979e34
  • Loves adaptations
  • Stories of conspiracy, deception, mystery and politics
  • Likes to use very long takes (3-4 minutes) at certain points during his films.
  • Frequently works with Director of Photography Roger Lanser, with whom he has made eight films.
  • HAs worked with Emma Thompson (former wife) multiple times.


Kenneth Branaugh Film Choices:49_maryshelleyfrankenstein_stills_03

Cinderella (2015) – Director

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) – Director, Actor

Thor (2011) – Director

Valkyrie (2008) – Actor

Sleuth (2007) – Director, Actor (cameo)hamlet_banner

As You Like It (2006) – Director, Producer, Screenwriter

Rabbit Poof Fence (2002) – Actor

Conspiracy (2001) – Actor

Love’s Labour’s Lost (2000) – Producer, Director, Actor, Screenwriter

The Gingerbread Man (1998) – Actordead-again1

The Proposition (1998) – Actor

Hamlet (1996) – Director, Screenplay, Actor

In the Bleak Midwinter (1995) – Director, Screenplay, Actor

Othello (1995) – Actor

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1994) – Director, ActorKenneth-Branagh-Dead-Again

Much Ado About Nothing (1993) – Director, Screenplay, Actor

Peter’s Friend (1992) – Director, Producer, Actor

Dead Again (1991) – Director, Actor

Henry V (1989) – Director, Screenplay, ActorBranaghThor






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