Thursday, August 4, 2011
you've got mail
let's talk movies for a second, my absolute favorite of all time is you've got mail, pretty much anything by nora ephron and meg ryan. when i was young i had a friend who in the summer i spent more time at her house then mine, and all we did was watch movies. mostly they were marykate and ashley oslen ones but the one i remember watching the most was you've got mail and its stuck with me ever since, i think my dvd copy is very lovingly worn.
reasons why i absolutely love love love you've got mail:
2. it makes me want to love new york, it portrays new york in such a beautiful way it makes me consider living there and i hate cities so that thought usually passes quickly
3. kathleen kelly
4. shop around the corner, i want to work there, now!
5. the emails between joe and kathleen make me yearn for a relationship like that.
"Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life - well, valuable, but small - and sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it, or because I haven't been brave? So much of what I see reminds me of something I read in a book, when shouldn't it be the other way around? I don't really want an answer. I just want to send this cosmic question out into the void. So good night, dear void."
Joe Fox: You know, sometimes I wonder...
Kathleen Kelly: What?
Joe Fox: Well... if I hadn't been Fox Books and you hadn't been The Shop Around the Corner, and you and I had just, well... met...
Kathleen Kelly: I know.
Joe Fox: Yeah. I would have asked for your number, and I wouldn't have been able to wait twenty-four hours before calling you and saying, "Hey, how about... oh, how about some coffee or, you know, drinks or dinner or a movie... for as long as we both shall live?"
Kathleen Kelly: Joe...
Joe Fox: And you and I would have never been at war. And the only thing we'd fight about would be which video to rent on a Saturday night.
Kathleen Kelly: Well, who fights about that?
Joe Fox: Well, some people. Not us.
Kathleen Kelly: We would never.
Joe Fox: If only.
"Don't you think daisies are the friendliest flower"
"What will NY152 say today, I wonder. I turn on my computer. I wait impatiently as it connects. I go online, and my breath catches in my chest until I hear three little words: You've got mail. I hear nothing. Not even a sound on the streets of New York, just the beating of my own heart. I have mail. From you."
"Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address. On the other hand, this not knowing has its charms. "
"When you read a book as a child, it becomes a part of your identity in a way that no other reading in your whole life does."
"Joe Fox: Don't cry, Shopgirl. Don't cry.
Kathleen Kelly: I wanted it to be you. I wanted it to be you so badly."
i could go on forever but i'll leave it at that