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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

You've Got Mail


Ahh many of you would be expecting to have a belly laugh after reading a new nothing but alas this isn't the nothing that we are used ,in fact i am not really sure that this one is a nothing coz its definitely something very close to my heart.As Joe Fox aptly puts it "The odd thing about this form of communication is that you're more likely to talk about nothing than something. But I just want to say that all this nothing has meant more to me than so many somethings "It's a movie review guys of one of my favourite movies You have got mail ,those four magical words . The film released in 1998 and lots has been said and written about it but at the end of the day its one of those films which ii don't mind watching again and again and yet again .There is something bout this movie ,you know it kinda gives hope to hopeless romantics like me of a fairytale sequence in our mundane dating lives . The movie itself is very predictable but the work done by Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks is so captivating that they bring a surrealistic quality to the predictable "pass each other on the street scene"and then there is the ending scene in the garden with the dog tugging at hanks was just one of those moments when everything just feels perfect (I should know i have my own Brinkley aka Comet).I too sent a mail last year but guess she just want Kathleen.

Here's some trivia i dug up on IMDB :

  • The scene where Joe accidentally closes the door of Kathleen's shop on the balloons was unscripted. Tom Hanks actually did that, and ad libbed the line, "Good thing it wasn't the fish." The director thought it was so funny that she kept it in.

  • Kathleen Kelly's bookstore in the film was based largely on Manhattan's Books of Wonder in Chelsea on 18th St. Meg Ryan worked the counter at Books of Wonder for a day as part of her preparation. Decorative props from the film can still be seen at the store.
One of the most important character in the movie that escapes notice by most people is the city of New York in spring so if any one of you wanna know whats my idea for a perfect date it's not
  • A movie and a coffee evening.
  • A walk on a beach.
  • A dinner date at a fancy restaurant
My perfect date involves a breezy spring afternoon in New York , The Central Park ,A picnic Basket , a bottle of wine and of course not to forget my very own Kathleen Kelly.

7 comments:

Agent Agony said...

am not much of a fan of the film u reviewed, but i adore ryan n hanks. n tu kabse wine peene laga? i thot u did not touch any madira in any form?

for me d perfect date is perfect wid d perfect guy (if there is such a thing) the place, the agenda hardly matters.

goin 2 new york for a date? sounds way 2 expensive! lol

crackfire said...

Hmm... well the perfect person in my case is Kathleen and if I can tweak the atmosphere a little bit than why not I say.

And as for New York , I love that city.

Agent Agony said...

have u been there? thats wat i mean when i saw u r an aspiring angrez!

Hansa

Amiya said...

Quite a romantic, aren't you. I wouldn't have thought!

I like that movie, though not exactly in love with it. But always makes for a nice, sweet watch. Hanks and Ryan are adorable.

crackfire said...

Oh in terms of knowing each other,we have just met and shook hands Amiya.
The more pertinent question is which one of us speaks the first :).

~Lord Anshul said...

i love this movie..i always loved it..
best part is in the end when she says..."i wanted it to be you, i SO wanted it to be you " :)

wat a beautiful movie..meg ryan is cute or wat.
and idea of perfect date..atta boy !!

swim said...

I am just watching "you've got mail" and the quote you bolded just struck me so I googled it and your blog came up! Thanks for clarifying the character's name, and the context of the quote. It kind of caught me off guard so the exact words were hard to recall verbatim.