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Dazzle Your Friends With a Meryl Streep T-Shirt, Then Read Karina Longworth's Top 20 Films

Photo of Sam Adams By Sam Adams | Criticwire December 13, 2013 at 3:59PM

As DIY promo for her forthcoming 'Anatomy of an Actor,' Karina Longworth has made her own shirts and posters.
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Advertising budgets for most new books are next to nil, but that hasn't stopped Karina Longworth from trying to drum up some anticipation for her forthcoming Meryl Streep: Anatomy of an Actor. The book isn't due out until January 15th, which the former L.A. Weekly Film Editor notes is "apparently, exactly 3 weeks after the year’s most fertile time for gift-giving." But if you act now! -- or any time between now and 6 p.m. Eastern on December 16th -- and email Longworth a receipt showing you've purchased a copy, she'll send you either a poster painted by Zachary Johnson (and seen in detail above), or a t-shirt which makes the book look a little like an Iron Maiden album. 

This being the time of year for such things, Longworth has also posted her top 20 films of the year, favorite performances and so on at her blog.

Karina Longworth's Top 20 Films of 2013

The Act of Killing

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

Bastards

Before Midnight

The Bling Ring

The Butler

Computer Chess

Enough Said

Frances Ha

Her

Like Someone in Love

No

Passion

Room 237

Simon Killer

Spring Breakers

This is The End

Upstream Color

The Wolf of Wall Street

The World’s End

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