“That’s your problem. You don’t want to be in love, you want to be in love in a movie.”
While romantic comedies may be dead in our current day and age, they were alive and well 20 years ago when Norah Ephron’s “Sleepless in Seattle” came out. And what sort of hurdle did they put between the couple to keep them apart until the end of the film? Why, they had them on opposite sides of the country and never actually had them meet until the very end of the film! It’s genius! Join us — Pete Wright and Andy Nelson — as we talk about this fantastic 1993 film, the latest in our romantic comedy series. We discuss the brilliant cast — Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Ross Malinger, Bill Pullman, Victor Garber, Rita Wilson, and more — and what they all bring to the film. We chat about the great script and how strong it is, still holding up unbelievably well today, and how it changes the landscape of romantic comedies. We talk about the music and how prevalent it is, why it works so well, and why the original composer, John Barry, left. And we discuss the nature of rom-coms today, ruminating on whether this script would’ve been able to get the greenlight in modern Hollywood. We love this film and have a wonderful time chatting about it. Tune in!
- Script Transcript
- Original theatrical trailer
- Original poster artwork
- An Affair to Remember
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