“A job that million girls would kill for”

119417-aleniAfter finishing a 4 year degree course, we mostly want a job the relates to our profession, which we can apply what we have learned in the passed four years. Yet, have you wonder what if a job in a prestigious publication company was open and you think your close to your dream job if you got that job but it turns out to be not the job you always wanted.

This film will definitely help you understand the differences of what you want and what you have dream of, after graduating.

Devil wears Prada

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The Devil Wears Prada is a 2006 comedy-drama film based on Lauren Weisberger’s 2003 novel of the same name. This screen adaptation stars Anne Hathaway as Andrea Sachs, a college graduate who goes to New York City and lands a job as a co-assistant to powerful fashion magazine editor Miranda Priestly, played by Meryl Streep. Emily Blunt and Stanley Tucci co-star, as co-assistant Emily Charlton and art director Nigel, respectively.

The film was well received by both film critics and the public and became a surprise summer box-office hit following its June 30 North American release. The commercial success and critical praise for Streep’s performance continued in foreign markets with the film leading the international box office for most of October. Likewise, the U.S. DVD release was the top rental during December. The film finished in 2006’s Top 20 both in the U.S. and overseas and grossed over $300 million, mostly from its international run.

Although the movie is set in the fashion world, most designers and other fashion notables avoided appearing as themselves for fear of displeasing U.S. Vogue editor Anna Wintour, who is widely believed to have been the inspiration for Priestly. Still, many allowed their clothes and accessories to be used in the film, making it the most expensively costumed film in history.Wintour later overcame her initial skepticism, saying she liked the film and Streep in particular.

 

The film cost really expensive as Hathaway between takes while shooting a scene in Midtown Manhattan. Principal photography took place over 57 days in New York and Paris between October and December 2005.The film’s budget was $35 million.

Ballhaus, at Finerman and Frankel’s suggestion, composed as many shots as possible, whether interiors or exteriors, to at least partially take in busy New York street scenes in the background, to convey the excitement of working in a glamorous industry in New York. He also used a handheld camera during some of the busier meeting scenes in Miranda’s office, to better convey the flow of action, and slow motion for Andrea’s entrance into the office following her makeover. A few process shots were necessary, mainly to put exterior views behind windows on sets and in the Mercedes where Miranda and Andrea are having their climactic conversation.

Since the film is about a popular fashion magazine many other designers were helpful to Field. The stars has $100,000 budget for the film’s costumes was supplemented by help from friends throughout the industry. Ultimately, it is believe, at least $1 million worth of clothing was used in the film, making it one of the most expensively costumed movies in cinema history. The single priciest item was a $100,000 Fred Leighton necklace on Streep.

Chanel asked to dress Hathaway for the film, and Dolce & Gabbana and Calvin Klein helped Field as well, with some contributions from Lebanese designer Georges Chakra. Although Field avoids making Streep look like Wintour, she dresses her in generous helpings of Prada. (By Field’s own estimate, 40% of the shoes on Streep’s feet are Prada.)

After touring some offices of real fashion magazines, Jess Gonchor gave the Runway offices a clean, white look meant to suggest a makeup compact (“the chaste beiges and whites of impervious authority,” Denby called it. Miranda’s office bears some strong similarities to the real office of Anna Wintour, down to an octagonal mirror on the wall, photographs and a floral arrangement on the desk (a similarity so marked Wintour had her office redecorated after the movie). The magazine itself is very similar to Vogue, and one of the covers on the wall of the office, showing three models, is a direct homage to the August 2004 cover of that magazine.

The music used in the film was very modern and fun. Composer Theodore Shapiro relied heavily on guitar and percussion, with the backing of a full orchestra, to capture a contemporary urban sound. He ultimately wrote 35 minutes of music for the film, which were performed and recorded by the Hollywood Studio Symphony, conducted by Pete Anthony. His work was balanced with songs by U2 (“City of Blinding Lights”, Miranda and Andrea in Paris), Madonna (“Vogue” & “Jump”, Andrea’s fashion montage & her first day on the job, respectively), KT Tunstall (“Suddenly I See”, female montage during opening credits), Alanis Morissette (“Crazy”, Central Park photo shoot), Bitter:Sweet (“Our Remains,” Andrea picks up James Holt’s sketches for Miranda; Bittersweet Faith, Lily’s art show), Azure Ray (“Sleep,” following the breakdown of her relationship with Nate), Jamiroquai (“Seven Days in Sunny June,” Andrea and Christian meet at James Holt’s party) among others. Frankel had wanted to use “City of Blinding Lights” in the film since he had used it as a soundtrack to a video montage of Paris scenes he had put together after scouting locations there.Likewise, Field had advocated just as strongly for “Vogue.”

Know what exactly do you want

Andy Sachs is an aspiring journalist who takes a job at Runway, a New York fashion magazine, as an assistant to its powerful and much-feared editor, Miranda Priestly . But as she tries to get ahead in fashion and please Miranda, Andy finds her own values at risk.

At first, Andy fumbles with her job and fits in poorly with her gossipy, fashion-conscious co-workers, especially Miranda’s senior assistant Emily Charlton (Emily Blunt). However, with the help of art director Nigel (Stanley Tucci), who lends her designer clothes, she gradually learns her responsibilities and begins to dress more stylishly to show her effort and commitment to the position. She also meets attractive young writer Christian Thompson (Simon Baker), who offers to help her with her career. As she spends increasing amounts of time at Miranda’s beck and call, problems arise in her relationships with her college friends and her live-in boyfriend Nate (Adrian Grenier), a chef working his way up the career ladder.

While the sassy and girly movie sees some supposedly shabby but really sexy starlet make eyes at an irresistible hunk-writer before realizing she loves her boyfriend.

As Andy performs well in her job, Miranda was getting impressed of her performance and takes her to a fall fashion show in Paris instead of Emily. That’s the time when Andy and her old self has been separated. She chose to fulfill her dream and leave everything behind including his boyfriend. She didn’t realize her old dream has been already change.

At the luncheon day, Nigel remarks to a stunned Andy that, though disappointed, he has to believe that his loyalty to Miranda will one day pay off. Later, when Miranda and Andy are being driven to a show, she explains to a still-stunned Andy that she was grateful for the warning but already knew of the plot to replace her and sacrificed Nigel to keep her own job. Pleased by this display of loyalty, she tells Andy that she sees a great deal of herself in her. Andy, repulsed, says she could never do that to anyone. Miranda replies that she already did, stepping over Emily when she agreed to go to Paris. When they stop, Andy gets out and throws her cell phone into the fountain of the Place de la Concorde, leaving Miranda, Runway, and fashion behind.

Some time later, Andy is interviewed and is accepted to work at a major New York publication company. It was Miranda who insisted that they hire Andy, despite that she didn’t work for her a full year, but the company would be “the biggest idiots” if they don’t. After the interview, Andy meets up with Nate, who is moving to Boston because he got a new job as the head chef of a restaurant.

Its a battle of you heart and brain, choosing a job is not that easy. Its like choosing your future, your destiny. Dig deep to your heart and seek for its answers, think if its really what you want and is it really what you need. A inspiring person once said to me, “Does your job really gives you all the utility you want? is it worth the effort? We are unique in our own ways and finding your utility is the best job you could ever had.”

SOURCE:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Devil_Wears_Prada_(film)#Plot
http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-devil-wears-prada-2006
http://www.empireonline.com/movies/devil-wears-prada/review/

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