The Lawrence/Julie & Julia Project

In 2002, New Yorker Julie Powell started started a blog called the Julie/Julia Project in which she chronicled a successful attempt to cook all of the recipes in Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking. In 2009, this story was adapted in to a film, Julie & Julia.  Last week, Northwestern University student Lawrence Dai began an attempt to watch Julie & Julia once a day for the next 365 days. As Dai describes it:

“Starting today, Tuesday, November the 30th, 2010, I will watch the comedy-drama Julie & Julia every day for a exactly one year–from the opening title sequence until the very last credits roll.

The film clocks in at a humbling 2 hours, 2 minutes and 33 seconds, which means if I am successful in my endeavor, I will have watched 745.5125 hours of Julie & Julia, or rather, a little over 31 days of nothing but this movie.”

Will he succeed? Well, only time will tell. So far it’s not looking too good for his sanity as he’s started analyzing the meaning behind movie title cards and the relevance of actors with only two lines in the film. All in all, it’s a funny project that’s been embraced by Powell herself and is worth a few minutes of your time. Check out the Lawrence/Julie & Julia Project here.


About Michael Darling
Collector of the interesting and absurd.

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