Episode #174: You have Obtained Mail – Consolation Rewatch

This week, we’re dissecting one other favourite consolation watch film for decor and residential inspiration.

That is an ongoing collection for us, and this week’s choice is You’ve Got Mail, a Nora Ephron movie from 1998. That is undoubtedly a millennial consolation film to THE CORE.

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Present Notes

Our favourite design components:

Kathleen’s brownstone condominium:

-Window seat
-Ornamental daisy trim across the doorways
-Hung plate assortment

Picture credit score: Jonara Oliveira

Kathleen’s bookstore “The Store Round The Nook”:

-Twinkle lights
-Checkered flooring

Joe’s condominium:

-Black metals
-Sharper edges
-Fashionable type

Different cozy inspiration:

-Meg Ryan’s fairy hat


-Cozy outfits: cardigans, white tights with a skirt, sweaters
-’90s hair: small highlights and crisscrossed center half
-Saggy fits

What aged properly vs. what didn’t on this film: 

-Flirting on-line whereas in a relationship

Charge the film from 0 to five bouquets of freshly sharpened pencils:

Elsie – 5
Emma – 5

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Episode 174 Transcript:

Emma: You’re listening to the A Lovely Mess Podcast, your cozy consolation hear. This week we’re dissecting a favourite consolation watch film for decor and residential inspiration. That is an ongoing collection for us, and this week’s choice is You’ve Obtained Mail a Nora Efron movie from 1998. That is undoubtedly a millennial consolation film to the core. I used to be so excited to rewatch this one. 

Elsie: Yeah. I had such an exquisite time, we really watched it on Valentine’s Day. It’s so cozy and magical, great, all of the issues. Ought to we describe it a bit, I do know there’s most likely isn’t anybody who hasn’t watched, however simply in case 

Emma: Yeah, yeah. Go forward. Simply in case. 

Elsie: Okay, so Joe Fox performed by Tom Hanks, he’s just about an individual who owns Barnes and Noble, who’s opening a Barnes and Noble in New York Metropolis. However they don’t name it Barnes and Noble. 

Emma: They name it Fox Books. 

Elsie: Kathleen Kelly performed by Meg Ryan is the proprietor of a magical, stunning little bookshop referred to as the Store Across the Nook, which can also be proper across the nook from the imposing Barnes and Noble. They’ve turn out to be kind of like on-line pin buddies within the earliest, most primitive potential model of the web. And so yeah, the film known as You’ve Obtained Mail as a result of it’s nonetheless within the period the place the pc says you’ve received mail each time she opens her pc. It is rather nostalgic from a know-how standpoint, type of stunning, type of jarring, it makes the passage of time actually clear. Tom Hanks is outdated, however he’s not that outdated, issues have actually modified on this period of time, it’s beautiful. Past that, it’s actually a easy, cozy romantic comedy. 

Emma: Yeah, that’s what I’d say too. And for those who’re a ebook lover, then it’s a type of films the place there’s two totally different bookstores in it and many, you understand. So I really feel like lots of instances once I learn books, clearly, authors love studying as a result of they’re writers. So there’s lots of like bookstores and libraries are inclined to pop up as widespread issues, so it’s enjoyable to see them in films too, as a result of I’m a ebook lover, as is Elsie, in order that’s enjoyable. 

Elsie: Yeah. So now that I’m a literary individual, I could make feedback like this. Have you ever seen that in each single ebook and film, when there’s a literary feminine character, her favourite novel is at all times Delight and Prejudice. It’s at all times, at all times, at all times satisfaction and prejudice each single time.

Emma: I needed to speak about that too, as a result of, I discovered it a bit humorous. Okay, so primary, I’ll say I really like Delight and Prejudice, I actually do. It’s undoubtedly in my high 10 or no less than the highest 20 books of all time. I Love Jane Austin, typically, Delight and Prejudice might be certainly one of my favorites, so I get it, man. It’s not like I’m hating, however I additionally felt such as you personal a bookstore and your itemizing is your favourite ebook, essentially the most cliche choose of all time. I simply discovered it type of unusual, as a result of they have been speaking about their favourite books and I’m like, wouldn’t you wanna choose one thing a bit bit totally different?

Elsie: Yeah, I agree as a result of I do know book-snob individuals now and so they don’t identify that as their favourite novel. So anyway, simply an attention-grabbing factor that for some motive, although it’s been about perhaps 30 years virtually since this film was made, hasn’t modified in any respect. Within the films and books, everybody nonetheless simply loves Delight and Prejudice and solely has references from that. Anyway, so let’s speak. We’re gonna dissect the film for cozy inspiration. So final time we did twilight and twilight, I’ll say it was low on the comfortable inspiration meter. Not like zero, however it’s decrease. This one may be very, very, very excessive on the inspiration meter, I’d name this film like Eye Sweet. I may get pleasure from watching it with the pontificate. Like simply taking a look at stills. So for those who haven’t watched it otherwise you haven’t watched it in years, Google, You’ve Obtained Mail, film stills, or You’ve Obtained Mail, condominium and you will note all of the issues we’re speaking about. So I needed to first speak about Kathleen’s Brownstone condominium.

So this is among the very, very Coziest film units, most iconic film units of, I’d say, all romantic comedies. It’s romantic comedy gold, so I like it. So let’s simply dissect for a minute. So to begin with, it has a window seat within the entrance front room and I simply love a window seat. I really feel like when you have a window, an enormous window, a bay window, and there’s nothing there, you have been placed on this planet so as to add a window seat to that window, proper? 

Emma: Yeah, you must. And no less than as soon as sit there and skim a ebook, I do know you’re most likely gonna find yourself on the sofa or in your mattress. That’s what you understand. It’s identical to the romantic concept of the place you wanna be sitting studying a ebook, which is within the window seat. 

Elsie: Take an image of your self studying there after which transfer to the sofa the place it’s extra comfy, that’s positive, we now have proof of that. Okay, after which the opposite factor I’m obsessive about from this condominium is that the trim across the doorways has these little daisies, like carved wooden, daisies, appliques, it’s identical to actually, actually good ornamental trim. Okay, so I wanna use this in my life. How concerning the pink home it’s the one factor I don’t like concerning the pink home is that it has a farmhouse, like fashionable farmhouse trim. They modernized it an excessive amount of and so they additionally put barn doorways. That’s the 2 issues that I’d actually change. So I used to be attempting to think about a manner that I may use the inspiration of this daisy trim on these doorways. Possibly I may by some means add it so I didn’t even need to take away it by some means, identical to spruce it as much as make it look extra historic.

However anyway, I’ll put both an image or a notice or a hyperlink, within the present notes this week so you may see this daisy trim up shut as a result of it’s a crucial element. And for me, woodwork and molding, it’s certainly one of my renovation obsessions, I like it. Don’t skip over it, if it’s a must to put new trim up already, put cool trim, put particular trim. It is a superb instance of one thing that’s a small distinction, however far more particular. 

Emma: Yeah. And usually, I’d say her condominium feels a bit bit like cottage vibes, however you can also very a lot inform that it’s a New York condominium and it’s purported to be a New York condominium. And in addition her boyfriend at first of the film is a author. He writes for the newspaper, I believe the Washington poster, perhaps the New York Instances. I can’t keep in mind which one they are saying within the film, however he writes for a newspaper, so he’s a author, in order that they’re each literary individuals. So I really feel prefer it simply has that vibe of their condominium, he has an outdated typewriter. There’s simply the sensation of, this being a contemporary New York condominium, however the type isn’t fashionable, it’s extra cottagey and comfortable. 

Elsie: From my expertise, happening a New York home buying rabbit gap, that’s true. There are many properties the place there’s tons and many authentic molding, like one of the best authentic molding I’ve ever seen anyplace, there are such a lot of, and that’s a quite common characteristic. Possibly it’s as a result of that a part of the nation was constructed earlier. I don’t know why it’s so significantly better there. 

Emma: I believe it’s a mix of issues being constructed earlier. You recognize, like when you have one thing that’s 100 years outdated versus 20 years outdated, I really feel such as you’re extra more likely to preserve the hundred-year-old factor simply because. In order that, after which I additionally marvel about some areas of the nation, and I’m not a New York native, New York Metropolis native in any respect, by no means lived there. Don’t know. So it may very well be completely mistaken, however my impression is it is perhaps a bit bit more durable to renovate there. There are simply not as many House Depots and Lowe’s round such as you’re within the Midwest, like anybody can stroll in. It’s just a bit bit simpler to type of change issues. So I type of marvel if perhaps that’s a part of it too, issues get saved as a result of it’s simply extra cumbersome to vary out trim. So like why would you? 

Elsie: Additionally, it’s a much bigger renting tradition. So it’s not a lot gutting and renovating. 

Emma: Yeah, that will be my guess. 

Elsie: Then yet one more factor from Kathleen’s condominium was her hung plate assortment. So each Nancy Meyers or Nora Efron film has a hung plate assortment. So only a assortment of lovely vintage plates all hung in a bit assortment on a wall. I do know that it’s verifiably a grandma factor, however I additionally assume it’s undoubtedly, you understand the type they name grand millennial? It’s very interested in it and I’m very into it.

Emma: Sometime we will likely be grandma, millennials, hopefully.

Elsie: Okay, after which subsequent let’s speak about Kathleen’s bookstore, the store across the nook. So it’s undoubtedly the right vintage store, every part is outdated. It’s like wooden trim, wooden counter, every part seems to be prefer it’s 100 years outdated. And there have been a bunch of various companies all through historical past in that house. However it’s a kids’s bookstore. Is it only a kids’s bookstore or is it a bookstore for everybody? I suppose I’m not clear on that. It is perhaps each, however it has an enormous kids’s part, that’s an enormous emphasis on what they present on digital camera.

Emma: Sure, as a result of she has story time the place she reads books to kids and typically there’s like kids within the neighborhood who appear to know her, the woman from the following door. So it undoubtedly is heavy on child stuff, however I can’t keep in mind within the film if they’ve grownup books and issues too. I really feel like Sure, however I actually can’t keep in mind now.

Elsie: I believe so too, I don’t know. The store may be very, very cute and my favourite element from it’s that there’s a scene the place they’re hanging twinkle lights and she or he is speaking about how she thinks there ought to at all times be twinkle lights and prefer it’s not simply Christmas factor, every part simply wants twinkle lights, which is how I really feel. I utterly agree. Simply get the twinkle lights out any time of 12 months, any day, any time I assist it. Is there the rest about her, the store across the nook that caught out to you as cozy and cute? 

Emma: Possibly I’ll deliver this up now, however it’s in a bunch of units within the film or areas within the film, there have been so many checkered flooring like there have been tile checkered flooring. The bookshop’s, certainly one of ’em, Tom Hank’s character, his condominium had certainly one of ’em, and there was no less than yet one more, and I can’t keep in mind now, perhaps it was within the Fox Bookstore. However I liked it. I solely have one little house in my home that has checkered flooring in my laundry room. However I simply love that look, it’s so basic. They’d totally different ones, I really feel like one was black and white, one was like two tones of brown, type of an off-white and a darker brown, that may have been the bookstore. And I simply saved seeing it within the film and I used to be like, checkered flooring. Checkered flooring, checkered flooring. 

Elsie: That’s inspiring, what number of instances do you assume you may have a checkered flooring in a single home, like three or 4? Is that too many?

Emma: I imply, how huge is your own home?

Elsie: In an enormous home. In an enormous home? Yeah. 

Emma: Yeah. Positively three or 4. Is it magnificence and the beast? Such as you received a West Wing or like what’s taking place? , 

Elsie: I dunno. No, a daily home. I’m speaking about my home. My new home. 

Emma: Yeah. Your present home? Oh, your new home. Yeah, you might most likely have three or 4. I may have had extra, I thought of placing it within the entryway too, however I don’t know. I actually love simply having one flooring in many of the home. However in areas which have water, just like the laundry room in case the washer and dryer are over flooring, it feels good to have tile in there, after which we now have tile within the loos. However even my kitchen has wooden flooring. 

Elsie: I really like wooden flooring within the kitchen. 

Emma: Yeah. Reverse of you, the boring model of you, that’s me. I’m like, preserve it easy. 

Elsie: That’s not true in any respect. Certainly one of my favourite moments from the complete film is when she’s doing story time and she or he’s sporting that fairy hat, like a fairytale hat. It’s simply so cute, that’s the nonetheless from the film that I believe reveals up most frequently on the web and it’s every part. So yeah, like perhaps we have to get hats like that so we will identical to learn to our youngsters and really feel like we’re in a Nora Efron film.

Emma: Actually, for those who needed to turn out to be like we learn books on the library, I’d completely do it with you. It will be very enjoyable. 

Elsie: Okay, yeah, no I’d undoubtedly love to try this, that’s enjoyable. The place are every other cozy interiors you seen? I do know we simply talked concerning the flooring. I assumed the little espresso store the place they’d their meetup, the place she had the roses on the desk was very charming, and the grocery retailer. There was a grocery retailer too. 

Emma: The grocery retailer felt very New York, I liked it. It felt very huge bodega feeling in there. Yeah, and I additionally really feel prefer it’s an unassuming film in that you may type of really feel like lots of the areas simply really feel brown, however whenever you actually look, they’re really actually fairly. You’d be mistaken. It’s not simply all brown, there’s much more to it. However I believe for those who have been like squinting at this film, that will be the vibe. We didn’t actually speak about Tom Hanks’ character’s condominium. To me, that’s the one I’d need out of the 2. And I actually want there was a sequel to the film the place we see them cohabitate, I’m assuming they keep collectively. 

Elsie: So what options did you want about his condominium particularly? 

Emma: I simply thought it felt fashionable however cool and it has that, I really feel like individuals name this type masculine. I don’t actually love the gendering decor, it doesn’t actually make sense to me. However the concept is I believe it has like black steel and type of sharper edges and it tends to be a bit bit extra fashionable. And I identical to fashionable type, not ultra-modern, however his felt like that. There was even some type of fancy espresso machine, I really feel like that’s like out on his countertop. It simply felt like a really, I’m a enterprise individual, however this nonetheless has type, which I used to be enthusiastic about. I’m a enterprise individual, however I nonetheless have type. 

Elsie: The wealthy dad of a Nora Efron film vibe. Yeah. I may see that being like your dream home, That is sensible.

Emma: Yeah, out of the 2 flats, I liked hers too, however I used to be like, I’d wanna dwell in his if I needed to dwell in one of many two. Which is humorous trigger I believe you’d dwell in hers and so then we may go to one another and it’d be nice. 

Elsie: That’s true. Yeah. We might like to have our personal separate romcom homes. Okay, that is on my notes and I don’t assume it’s gonna come into play anyplace. However I’ve two humorous issues about Joe Fox. To begin with, I believe Joe Fox is a really fake-sounding film identify. Do you assume that I simply can’t recover from the identify Joe Fox. It’s attempting so onerous to be informal that it sounds utterly made as much as me.

Emma: Yeah, and for no matter motive, and there most likely is somebody on the earth named Joe Fox, however they only sound separate from one another, which to me is at all times like a, oh, that is only a identify in a ebook, you understand, or no matter as a result of they don’t really feel they’re an actual individual and so they go collectively. I don’t know why although. It doesn’t actually make sense. Possibly as a result of they’re each so quick, I don’t know. He does spend a part of the film, not saying his identify or attempting to omit it. I don’t assume he’s actually mendacity. He’s simply type of not saying he’s his identify.

Elsie: He’s mendacity, he’s attempting to not inform her who he’s, for positive.

Emma: Yeah. He realizes she’s not gonna be pleased with who he’s as a result of he realizes she owns the small bookstore and his bookstore might be gonna put her outta enterprise. So he type of is like hiding his identify rather a lot. So perhaps that’s a part of it’s we are supposed to not know his identify for a part of the film or we all know that it’s being hidden. 

Elsie: Okay, the opposite factor is, that is like my favourite second of the film quote or no matter, like a humorous quote, and Jeremy and I’ve been saying it always as a joke, however I really feel like that is very like quintessential Nineties in a manner that it doesn’t exist anymore. However once they’re within the espresso store collectively, he like places up his finger and orders a mocha decaf non-fat, like that’s his espresso order, it’s so loopy and like random, and likewise it doesn’t make sense. It’s such as you’re ordering a decaf non-fat frappuccino, it’s insane. 

Emma: Yeah, it’s like, okay, you desire a chocolate milkshake however no fats, that’s horrible. 

Elsie: Yeah, I really feel like within the olden days, it was like the start of Starbucks tradition when Starbucks and solely grand millennials or grandma, millennials can keep in mind this, however like when Starbucks was really so cool. There was a second the place it was like, I’m going to Starbucks and in You’ve Obtained Mail has this as a result of in one of many opening scenes, it reveals New York Metropolis, after which it reveals a Starbucks, it’s when Starbucks was so cool, it was not widespread. It was pretentious or fancy. I believe that folks used to get pleasure from having the longest potential espresso orders.

Emma: Yeah. I believe it was a standing image in a manner, and perhaps this reveals my age cuz I used to be early twenties and tremendous broke. So the concept of ordering a $6 drink at Starbucks was like, oh no I can’t try this, I’ve no cash for that. So whenever you heard somebody type of get some type of grande or venti, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, you’re like, wow, you should be a wealthy individual. You could have this signature drink factor that you simply’re into, which Joe Fox is clearly wealthy due to Younger’s Barnes and Noble. 

Elsie: I like it. I like it, his character’s so nice. Okay, so trend, I believe that Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan are the icons of the Nineties, particularly in romcoms and their outfit outfits are very cozy. She’s sporting a cardigan and a costume with a cardigan. There’s one the place she has white tights and a skirt and it’s so cute. Sweaters, it feels very fall time. 

Emma: Yeah, additionally, Meg Ryan is beautiful, however she additionally has that very nineties hair to me, the place it has the very small highlights after which she does her center half the place it’s like forwards and backwards, crisscross. The crisscross center half, which is simply so nineties, like very highschool to me, which I really graduated in 2004, so I suppose center college for me, no matter, you get it. 

Elsie: I did the crisscross half within the nineties although, I’m not ashamed to say it.

Emma: Everybody did it. When you weren’t doing it, it’s such as you didn’t know. 

Elsie: It’s true, everybody needed to have hair like that within the nineties. However yeah, so far as their type, I don’t know if there’s like something they have been sporting. I believe I’d put on perhaps the factor with the tights. I simply assume it’s like a common vibe greater than an precise outfit to copy.

Emma: I additionally assume that is an period the place Tom Hanks’, Joe Fox, fits aren’t fairly as fitted. Issues are extra saggy, which has really come again round. I really feel like we’re seeing lots of that now Within the final 5 years, it’s much more saggy garments and bagger issues, individuals aren’t doing the tremendous tight fitted as a lot. However yeah, that’s undoubtedly on this film, which is humorous as a result of some years after this, I really feel like all males’s fits have been very tailor-made. It’s not that they have been essentially tight, however they have been very like, they’d a match. 

Elsie: Oh, they received tight, they received very tight in some current a long time.

Emma: Yeah, however his felt saggy, not fitted, not tailor-made in that manner but. Though clearly his character’s high-end, it’s not like these are low-cost fits. You don’t have that impression. It’s simply kind of a distinct period for trend. 

Elsie: Yeah, it’s undoubtedly a distinct period for trend. Yeah. Okay, so we at all times do that. What aged properly and what didn’t age properly within the film? I didn’t take any notes of something that made me cringe. I can’t consider something off the highest of my head, however I suppose the know-how is beautiful, it’s stunning. How totally different the early web was from what it’s now. I really wrote down a quote that somebody mentioned within the film and mentioned, I attempted to have cyber intercourse, however I saved getting the busy sign like they’re simply so primitive. It’s so early web and I believe that everybody, I used to be gonna say You’ve Obtained Mail must be a film that performs in colleges as a solution to train folks that it wasn’t that way back, like to show youngsters like our niece’s age, who’s 13. It wasn’t that way back that folks didn’t have web or that it was model new to them and that is the way it regarded. And that is how computer systems regarded and like they didn’t have telephones. Simply all this stuff like that I believe can be type of fascinating for youths to see. 

Emma: Yeah, and I imply, the concept of assembly somebody in a chat room after which turning into type of web pen buddies to me sounds type of like, Ooh, I don’t find out about that.

Elsie: It doesn’t sound cute anymore. 

Emma: Yeah, it doesn’t sound cute anymore however assembly somebody by means of a relationship app sounds actually regular to me. That is just like the model that they’d of that mainly. However anyway, yeah, so there’s that. I’ve at all times felt a bit bizarre about, I don’t know if that is an growing older factor, like did it age properly, however no less than watching this once I was youthful and now, I don’t love that they’re type of each in relationships after which they’re kind of flirting with any person else on-line. However I additionally assume they type of tackle it all through the film in several methods. I do know they actually do, like when Meg Ryan’s character has her breakup, which I really actually like that scene. I really feel prefer it’s a really grownup breakup the place each persons are very respectful and it type of showcases that breakups typically occur simply because this simply has run its course and that’s okay. And we will nonetheless respectfully half and be trustworthy with one another about it. And I really assume it’s a great breakup scene. Yeah, I’ve at all times felt a bit bizarre about that, however I get it relationships are messy and I do assume they type of tackle it in locations. However yeah, I don’t know, it’s type of bizarre. 

Elsie: Yeah, I’d agree with that. However I actually didn’t give it a lot thought once I was watching it. 

Emma: You have been identical to, present me extra interiors. 

Elsie: I suppose for me, I needed to see her on the finish, I believe she’s beginning to write a ebook perhaps, it’s like she’s beginning to get a brand new dream as a result of her retailer does find yourself closing and he does find yourself successful and it’s like Barnes and Noble, no matter. I believe it’s humorous how a lot the popularity of Barnes and Noble has modified as properly as a result of now I believe it’s like an endangered species to be protected and within the nineties, it was like a monster to be stopped and now there’s a distinct monster now. Anyway, I thought of her character, I’d’ve liked for her to both win or discover a answer, discover a pivot or like some type of answer for it, or discover a new dream that was larger and higher. That she expressed she was very enthusiastic about it. They type of alluded to it, however it didn’t fairly, in order that’s most likely the factor I’d change for her. It may have been a great half too, although. 

Emma: Yeah, I do assume the sequel to this may be actually attention-grabbing and enjoyable. Yeah, however I additionally, understand it’s a remake and there isn’t one other, so it’s like, okay, that’s cool too.

Elsie: There’s not gonna be a remake.

Emma: Yeah, there’s not gonna be a sequel except aside from fan fiction. 

Elsie: I cried on the finish. Did you cry a bit? Did you get a bit tear? 

Emma: No, however I do like their love story. I do like the concept they’ve gotten to know each other by means of letters, and she or he mentions that Delight and Prejudice is her favourite ebook, and it type of vibes that manner in that she misunderstands him and so they considerably misunderstand one another. Like, Mr. Darcy, you don’t know why he’s doing a number of the issues he’s doing. When she meets him on the espresso store and he has his ridiculous mochaccino order, she thinks he’s simply teasing her and antagonizing her and she or he doesn’t acknowledge that he’s the individual she was ready for, he’s the individual on the pc. So, that’s actually enjoyable and I believe they did a pleasant job with that and it’s pleasant. 

Elsie: No, I imply it’s cute such as you need them to be collectively, they need to be, there’s no different ending for this film. So we’re gonna go into trivia time now. So that is all, really, I don’t know the place I grabbed this from, most likely I M D B or one thing. Yeah, I like love trivia about actors, films, film units, like the place was movies, like all forms of stuff, so we’re simply gonna geek out for a bit. The casting of Dave Chappelle as Kevin Joe’s pal and confidant took place as a result of 4 years beforehand, Chappelle was provided the position of Bubba in Forrest Gump, which is in 1994, hank’s huge blockbuster film, which got here as a worldwide phenomenon. Chappelle turned down the position of Bubba as a result of he felt Forrest Gump would flop on the field workplace, which gave me the largest miniature tear for him. That’s a tragic one. I’m positive Dave Chappelle is doing simply positive, however it’s a must to dwell with that. That’s most likely the humorous factor about being an actor it’s a must to decide every script by simply your personal impression and what you’ve seen earlier than it, and also you simply by no means know, proper? 

Emma: Yeah. Effectively, and there may very well be an incredible script after which just like the director simply takes a bizarre flip or vice versa, and the script’s type of weak, you by no means know. And Forest Gump is a bizarre film, so I may type of see studying the script and being like, I don’t know if I wanna play this position. This looks like a extremely unusual film, I’m undecided as a result of fairly the film.

Elsie: Yeah, no, no. I believe it’s considerably not acceptable by immediately’s requirements, however on the time it was Blockbuster. Okay, let’s go to the following one. 

Emma: All proper, the kids’s bookstore scenes have been filmed at Maya Shaper’s cheese and Vintage Store. I’m undecided if I’m saying that appropriately, however there it’s and it’s at 106 West 69th Road. The filmmakers needed to make use of the vintage store as a result of it had a quaint, homey really feel that they have been going, and so they have been proper, and so they despatched the proprietor of the vintage store on trip for a number of weeks, and whereas she was gone, they turned it right into a kids’s bookshop. After the filming was completed, they put every part again the best way that it was. I’m wondering if the shops smelled like cheese the entire time they have been filming. I’m like, cheese and vintage store. 

Elsie: Okay. To begin with, I don’t know if that is nonetheless a New York Metropolis institution, but when it is aware of is I’d like to go to a cheese and vintage store. There may be this one place in Nashville that it’s like a present retailer, and so they have this little cheese fridge it’s like champagne and cheese and I like it each single time. It’s like type of like you will get a bit charcuterie to go, it’s so candy. Anyway, I believe that they undoubtedly discovered the right location. So whoever did the scouting, I believe they need to make miniature, Oscars for no matter awards I believe individuals ought to get. 

Emma: I believe there are extra awards than we see on the present. I believe that they’ve one other for extra technical areas. So perhaps there’s one for locating the right spot.

Elsie: Yeah, like scouting places I believe is an artwork and it’s very interesting to me. I’d like to be if anybody’s scouting a location for a Nora Efron esque film, and it is advisable rent an inexperienced, highly-paid, blogger. Okay, Nora Efron organized for Meg Ryan and Heather Burns to work in actual New York Metropolis bookstores in preparation for his or her roles earlier than filming. The shop was Books of Surprise in Manhattan and the roles lasted for a couple of week. I believe that will be useful really. I at all times say that I wanna write a novel sometime. So I at all times say that certainly one of my lapses in judgment is that I’ve by no means labored in a restaurant and it’s such an enormous a part of tales. I believe that having experiences like that will be, that make a lot sense. I believe working in a bookstore for every week additionally would simply be enjoyable.

Emma: Yeah, I believe so too. 

Elsie: I guess they have been so excited to have Meg Ryan of their bookstore. 

Emma: I’m wondering in the event that they put her within the again or one thing as a result of I really feel like she would most likely not get a lot finished if she was on the ground, everybody can be like, excuse me, are you, Meg Ryan? However yeah. And I additionally assume I’m not an actor, however I’d really feel like I’d wanna know, even one thing easy like that, like how do you learn inventory books? I wanna study that from somebody who’s finished it. If I used to be gonna do a scene the place I used to be a librarian, I’d wanna go work with a librarian so I perceive like how are you doing this? And what’s essentially the most environment friendly manner? As a result of somebody’s gonna see this, who’s a librarian, and I need them to really feel like they’re seen, I received it I do know what you’re doing. I do know the little methods as a result of there are at all times little issues that somebody in an trade is aware of that, different individuals most likely don’t know as a result of why would you? 

Elsie: Sure, I believe that’s an incredible concept. And realizing like what you do between, you understand, whenever you’re not checking somebody out and also you’re not placing books on a shelf, what different issues are you want strolling round doing? 

Emma: The following one is fairly humorous. I believe the placement of Fox Books within the film is the placement of Actual life, Barnes and Noble. It’s at Broadway and 83rd Road on the higher West facet. You may actually inform, yeah, that Barnes and Noble generated appreciable neighborhood opposition when it opened within the early Nineties. So very true to the movie.

Elsie: Yeah, I really feel like in our lifetime we now have seen such a shift in individuals’s notion as a result of I keep in mind when Barnes and Noble have been thought of like virtually boycottable due to small bookstores and all of that. Nevertheless it’s simply so totally different now. I’m simply comfortable that it exists, I’m comfortable I can take my youngsters there. I additionally am glad that like 30 years sooner or later we nonetheless have small bookstores as properly, in our cities. So it’s like we’re all nonetheless coexisting, nobody was, totally extinct, which is nice. 

Emma: Yeah, over the weekend, simply humorous sufficient, I actually went to our Barnes and Noble and certainly one of our native bookstores right here in Springfield. I took my son, Trey, and I went with Oscar to Barnes and Noble, and he picked out some books then the following day whereas Oscar’s napping, Trey stayed residence and I went to the native bookstore, Pation Bookstore, the one I took you to. I received some issues for myself, it’s a bit me time. 

Elsie: I can’t wait to go to that bookstore on a regular basis. I really assume, although, right here’s my manufacturing. Truly, that is apparent, however I believe that finally Barnes and Noble gained’t exist anymore, however native bookstores will nonetheless at all times be round. I believe that native bookstores, there’ll at all times be a spot for that, proper? Hopefully Barnes and Noble will final so long as it could actually too. 

Emma: Yeah, I actually went to each this weekend, so it’s working for me. 

Elsie: Yeah, my youngsters like it, they name it the bookstore with a stage, they just like the stage, I get it. It simply has far more character books than the native bookstore which is what they need.

Emma: Yeah. Oscar received, what did he get? He received a ebook that’s formed like a automotive and it has wheels on it. He loves vehicles after which has a distinct automotive all through the ebook. After which we additionally received Lama Lama Purple pajamas as a result of he didn’t personal that one but. 

Elsie: Oh, the Lama Lama collection and the section of parenting are a number of the high, finest recollections of my complete life. Everytime you’re prepared, I’ve all of the Yodo card too. Okay, so Meg Ryan received her very first pc in the course of the filming of this film, that has received to be my favourite truth. And yeah, it actually was, this was the time. What 12 months did it say this film got here out? 1998, in order that they have been filming it most likely in like 1997 or six. And other people have been nonetheless getting residence computer systems. We now have to observe this with Penny, let’s attempt to try this. Watch it with Penny and Bella sometime and simply see their reactions as a result of we have been in highschool or I used to be in highschool when this film got here out. To me, it’s an outdated film, however it was probably not outdated.

Emma: It’s fairly outdated. We’re outdated man. 

Elsie: No, yeah, it’s outdated, however I imply, I wasn’t a bit child when it got here out. Are you aware what I imply? Yeah. It’s so attention-grabbing, I just like the know-how time capsule factor of it’s unmatched.

Emma: Okay, subsequent trivia is certainly one of Nora Efron’s signature filmmaking quirks was her use of songs to intensify plot factors. So one of many chief components that led her movies to be termed chick flicks. When Meg Ryan and Tom Hank’s characters lastly meet in individual each realizing that they’ve been emailing one another, the tune over the rainbow performs on the movie soundtrack and the duo shared a scene with the identical tune in Sleepless in Seattle.

Elsie: That’s cute. I haven’t watched Sleepless in Seattle in current historical past, so perhaps we’ll have to try this one over time, that’s actually candy. I believe that they’re like a great film couple for positive. Okay, the following one is Kathleen’s Bookstore is the store across the nook an homage to a film? The film was based mostly on 1940. I really examine that a few instances. In order that’s cute, proper? It’s named after a film.

Emma: Yeah. I’ve by no means seen the unique of You’ve Obtained Mail, I haven’t seen. That is the remake and I’ve by no means seen the unique one.

Elsie: They’re saying the film was referred to as The Shopper on the Nook, not You’ve Obtained Mail.

Emma: Yeah, so isn’t You’ve Obtained Mail a remake of one other film I believe it’s referred to as Store Across the Nook and the know-how’s totally different. The opposite one is letter writing however this one is just like the web, very totally different know-how, however it’s like the identical film.

Elsie: Oh, okay, nevermind. I simply discovered one thing new. That’s superior. Then we should always watch that, that’s cool. I assumed it was simply the identify, that’s so attention-grabbing. I don’t watch lots of films earlier than the fifties and I want to, I’d need to, and even like films from just like the 20s, 30s, and forties, it’s fairly uncommon to seek out them streaming and likewise to seek out them being really helpful or know what they’re about. They don’t have trailers so you may’t examine them mountain that manner. So yeah, if anybody has kind of a primer for outdated films earlier than 1950, the place it’s like high three, one thing like that, that’s manageable. I’d love to listen to it as a result of I believe that’s one thing I’d prefer to get into, however I’ve not watched hardly any, principally simply horror.

Emma: Yeah, I used to be gonna say, I really feel like you should have seen some outdated horror. I do know you guys have seen the seventies, however there’s gotta be some outdated ones, you understand, Hitchcock-era stuff. Ought to we give this a score? 

Elsie: So the score is from zero to 5 bouquets of freshly sharpened pencils. I simply assume there’s no manner it’s getting a 5. Truly, I wanna provide you with mine. I need mine to be, mine is 5 Mochaccinos decaf, non-fat. Yeah, I liked it. I believe I’ve watched it really twice within the final two years, which I believe is a bit an excessive amount of, however as soon as each three to 4 years I believe is an effective quantity. When you haven’t watched it in 5 years, watch it like instantly. It’s utterly great and iconic and I don’t know, I really feel prefer it’s a fall film and a spring film too, in order that’s onerous to say cuz it has each.

Emma: Yeah, it has all seasons, and Yeah. And perhaps we talked about this in one of many different rewatch episodes, I can’t keep in mind, however I really feel like they’re not making as many romcoms which are huge as in theaters. I believe they’re extra like Netflix has its personal, or HBO Max has its personal which remains to be cool and I nonetheless like watching these, however I really feel like there aren’t as many romcoms have been like everyone revisits these. I believe it’s actually enjoyable to see what was the factor that was within the film theaters and everyone went with their mother. 

Elsie: Do you assume there was a Romcom period?

Emma: Yeah. I really feel like now it’s like, issues which are in film theaters are typically extra, it seems like motion and like family-friendly issues. Which is cool, I like each of these. However I really feel like I don’t see as many romcoms which are like everyone noticed within the theaters, not that everybody even goes to the theaters anymore. I type of missed that period, I like revisiting all these. 

Elsie: Yeah, we’ll preserve doing romcoms, we’ll dig for the gold as a result of there are such a lot of and I really feel like we’ll most likely do consolation re-watches for no less than a few years as a result of there are such a lot of films on our listing. We’re not gonna get to them rapidly.

Emma: Oh yeah, individuals electronic mail us new ones each week. 

Elsie: So it’s true, I really like these emails. Okay, it’s time for everybody’s favourite a part of our present, A joker, a truth with Nova, and I believe this week we now have a joke.

Nova: This week the joke is, what’s Santa when he stops? 

Elsie: What’s he? 

Nova: Santa Pause. Get it, he pauses for a second. 

Elsie: That’s actually good, I like that one. You wanna say bye. 

Nova: See you quickly and have an incredible day. 

Elsie: If in case you have a consolation re-watch request, we might love to listen to it. Our complete listing is only a request. So electronic mail us anytime at podcast@ stunning mess.com. And yeah, we’ll be again subsequent week with our spring bucket listing episode.