Episode #174: You’ve got Acquired Mail – Consolation Rewatch

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

That is an ongoing sequence 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 condo:

-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 condo:

-Black metals
-Sharper edges
-Trendy fashion

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 nicely vs. what didn’t on this film: 

-Flirting on-line whereas in a relationship

Price 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 Stunning Mess Podcast, your cozy consolation pay attention. This week we’re dissecting a favourite consolation watch film for decor and residential inspiration. That is an ongoing sequence for us, and this week’s choice is You’ve Acquired 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 a beautiful time, we really watched it on Valentine’s Day. It’s so cozy and magical, fantastic, all of the issues. Ought to we describe it a bit, I do know there’s in all probability 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 grow to be form of like on-line pin friends within the earliest, most primitive potential model of the web. And so yeah, the film is known as You’ve Acquired Mail as a result of it’s nonetheless within the period the place the pc says you’ve acquired mail each time she opens her pc. It is rather nostalgic from a expertise standpoint, form of surprising, form of jarring, it makes the passage of time actually clear. Tom Hanks is previous, however he’s not that previous, issues have actually modified on this period of time, it’s gorgeous. Past that, it’s actually a easy, cozy romantic comedy. 

Emma: Yeah, that’s what I might say too. And in case you’re a ebook lover, then it’s a type of films the place there’s two completely different bookstores in it and many, you recognize. So I really feel like a variety of occasions after I learn books, clearly, authors love studying as a result of they’re writers. So there’s a variety of like bookstores and libraries are likely 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 observed that in each single ebook and film, when there’s a literary feminine character, her favourite novel is all the time Satisfaction and Prejudice. It’s all the time, all the time, all the time satisfaction and prejudice each single time.

Emma: I needed to speak about that too, as a result of, I discovered it slightly humorous. Okay, so primary, I’ll say I really like Satisfaction and Prejudice, I actually do. It’s undoubtedly in my prime 10 or no less than the highest 20 books of all time. I Love Jane Austin, usually, Satisfaction and Prejudice might be one among 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, probably the most cliche decide of all time. I simply discovered it form of unusual, as a result of they had been speaking about their favourite books and I’m like, wouldn’t you wanna decide one thing slightly bit completely different?

Elsie: Yeah, I agree as a result of I do know book-snob folks now and so they don’t title that as their favourite novel. So anyway, simply an attention-grabbing factor that for some cause, regardless that it’s been about possibly 30 years virtually since this film was made, hasn’t modified in any respect. Within the films and books, everybody nonetheless simply loves Satisfaction 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 comfy inspiration meter. Not like zero, but it surely’s decrease. This one could be very, very, very excessive on the inspiration meter, I might name this film like Eye Sweet. I may take pleasure in watching it with the pontificate. Like simply stills. So in case you haven’t watched it otherwise you haven’t watched it in years, Google, You’ve Acquired Mail, film stills, or You’ve Acquired Mail, condo and you will notice all of the issues we’re speaking about. So I needed to first discuss Kathleen’s Brownstone condo.

So this is among the very, very Coziest film units, most iconic film units of, I might say, all romantic comedies. It’s romantic comedy gold, so I like it. So let’s simply dissect for a minute. So initially, 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 had 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 in all probability gonna find yourself on the sofa or in your mattress. That’s what you recognize. It’s similar 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 advantageous, we’ve got proof of that. Okay, after which the opposite factor I’m obsessive about from this condo is that the trim across the doorways has these little daisies, like carved wooden, daisies, appliques, it’s similar to actually, actually good ornamental trim. Okay, so I wanna use this in my life. How in regards to the pink home it’s the one factor I don’t like in regards to 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 might actually change. So I used to be attempting to consider a manner that I may use the inspiration of this daisy trim on these doorways. Perhaps I may in some way add it so I didn’t even must take away it in some way, similar 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’ll be able to see this daisy trim up shut as a result of it’s a crucial element. And for me, woodwork and molding, it’s one among my renovation obsessions, I like it. Don’t skip over it, if it’s important to put new trim up already, put cool trim, put particular trim. It is a excellent instance of one thing that’s a small distinction, however far more particular. 

Emma: Yeah. And customarily, I might say her condo feels slightly bit like cottage vibes, however you can also very a lot inform that it’s a New York condo and it’s alleged to be a New York condo. And in addition her boyfriend in the beginning of the film is a author. He writes for the newspaper, I believe the Washington poster, possibly the New York Occasions. 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 folks. So I really feel prefer it simply has that vibe of their condo, he has an previous typewriter. There’s simply the sensation of, this being a contemporary New York condo, however the fashion isn’t fashionable, it’s extra cottagey and comfy. 

Elsie: From my expertise, happening a New York home purchasing rabbit gap, that’s true. There are many properties the place there’s heaps and many unique molding, like the very best unique molding I’ve ever seen wherever, there are such a lot of, and that’s a quite common function. Perhaps it’s as a result of that a part of the nation was constructed earlier. I don’t know why it’s so a lot better there. 

Emma: I believe it’s a mix of issues being constructed earlier. You understand, like when you have one thing that’s 100 years previous versus 20 years previous, I really feel such as you’re extra prone to hold 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 could possibly be completely mistaken, however my impression is it may be slightly bit tougher to renovate there. There are simply not as many Residence 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 form of change issues. So I form of marvel if possibly 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 an even bigger renting tradition. So it’s not a lot gutting and renovating. 

Emma: Yeah, that might be my guess. 

Elsie: Then another factor from Kathleen’s condo was her hung plate assortment. So each Nancy Meyers or Nora Efron film has a hung plate assortment. So only a assortment of gorgeous vintage plates all hung in slightly assortment on a wall. I do know that it’s verifiably a grandma factor, however I additionally suppose it’s undoubtedly, you recognize the fashion they name grand millennial? It’s very interested in it and I’m very into it.

Emma: Sometime we might be grandma, millennials, hopefully.

Elsie: Okay, after which subsequent let’s discuss Kathleen’s bookstore, the store across the nook. So it’s undoubtedly the proper vintage store, the whole lot is previous. It’s like wooden trim, wooden counter, the whole lot seems to be prefer it’s 100 years previous. And there have been a bunch of various companies all through historical past in that area. However it’s a youngsters’s bookstore. Is it only a youngsters’s bookstore or is it a bookstore for everybody? I assume I’m not clear on that. It may be each, but it surely has an enormous youngsters’s part, that’s an enormous emphasis on what they present on digicam.

Emma: Sure, as a result of she has story time the place she reads books to youngsters and generally there’s like youngsters within the neighborhood who appear to know her, the woman from the subsequent 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 could 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 all the time be twinkle lights and prefer it’s not simply Christmas factor, the whole lot simply wants twinkle lights, which is how I really feel. I fully agree. Simply get the twinkle lights out any time of 12 months, any day, any time I help it. Is there anything about her, the store across the nook that caught out to you as cozy and cute? 

Emma: Perhaps I’ll carry this up now, but it surely’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, one among ’em, Tom Hank’s character, his condo had one among ’em, and there was no less than another, and I can’t keep in mind now, possibly it was within the Fox Bookstore. However I beloved it. I solely have one little area in my home that has checkered flooring in my laundry room. However I simply love that look, it’s so traditional. They’d completely different ones, I really feel like one was black and white, one was like two tones of brown, form of an off-white and a darker brown, which 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 occasions do you suppose you’ll be able to have a checkered flooring in a single home, like three or 4? Is that too many?

Emma: I imply, how large 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 acquired a West Wing or like what’s occurring? , 

Elsie: I dunno. No, an everyday home. I’m speaking about my home. My new home. 

Emma: Yeah. Your present home? Oh, your new home. Yeah, you might in all probability have three or 4. I may have had extra, I considered 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’ve got tile within the bogs. However even my kitchen has wooden floors. 

Elsie: I really like wooden floors within the kitchen. 

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

Elsie: That’s not true in any respect. One among my favourite moments from your entire film is when she’s doing story time and she or he’s carrying 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 the whole lot. So yeah, like possibly we have to get hats like that so we are able to similar to learn to our youngsters and really feel like we’re in a Nora Efron film.

Emma: Actually, in case you needed to grow to be like we learn books on the library, I might completely do it with you. It could be very enjoyable. 

Elsie: Okay, yeah, no I might undoubtedly love to do this, that’s enjoyable. The place are some other cozy interiors you observed? I do know we simply talked in regards to 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 beloved it. It felt very large bodega feeling in there. Yeah, and I additionally really feel prefer it’s an unassuming film in you could form of really feel like a variety of the areas simply really feel brown, however while you actually look, they’re really actually fairly. You’ll be mistaken. It’s not simply all brown, there’s much more to it. However I believe in case you had been like squinting at this film, that might be the vibe. We didn’t actually discuss Tom Hanks’ character’s condo. To me, that’s the one I might 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 condo particularly? 

Emma: I simply thought it felt fashionable however cool and it has that, I really feel like folks name this fashion 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 metallic and form of sharper edges and it tends to be slightly bit extra fashionable. And I similar to fashionable fashion, not ultra-modern, however his felt like that. There was even some form 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 fashion, which I used to be all for. I’m a enterprise individual, however I nonetheless have fashion. 

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

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

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

Emma: Yeah, and for no matter cause, and there in all probability is somebody on the earth named Joe Fox, however they simply sound separate from one another, which to me is all the time like a, oh, that is only a title in a ebook, you recognize, 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. Perhaps as a result of they’re each so quick, I don’t know. He does spend a part of the film, not saying his title or attempting to omit it. I don’t suppose he’s actually mendacity. He’s simply form of not saying he’s his title.

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

Emma: Yeah. He realizes she’s not gonna be proud of 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 form of is like hiding his title rather a lot. So possibly that’s a part of it’s we are supposed to not know his title 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 continually as a joke, however I really feel like that is very like quintessential Nineties in a manner that it doesn’t exist anymore. However after 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 Acquired 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 take pleasure in having the longest potential espresso orders.

Emma: Yeah. I believe it was a standing image in a manner, and possibly this reveals my age cuz I used to be early twenties and tremendous broke. So the thought of ordering a $6 drink at Starbucks was like, oh no I can’t do this, I’ve no cash for that. So while you heard somebody form of get some form of grande or venti, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, you’re like, wow, you should be a wealthy individual. You will have this signature drink factor that you just’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 vogue, 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 carrying 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 assume 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. In case 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 fashion, I don’t know if there’s like something they had been carrying. I believe I might put on possibly the factor with the tights. I simply suppose it’s like a basic vibe greater than an precise outfit to duplicate.

Emma: I additionally suppose that is an period the place Tom Hanks’, Joe Fox, fits are usually not fairly as fitted. Issues are extra saggy, which has really come again round. I really feel like we’re seeing a variety of that now Within the final 5 years, it’s much more saggy garments and bagger issues, folks 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 had been very tailor-made. It’s not that they had been essentially tight, however they had been very like, they’d a match. 

Elsie: Oh, they acquired tight, they acquired 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 form of a unique period for vogue. 

Elsie: Yeah, it’s undoubtedly a unique period for vogue. Yeah. Okay, so we all the time do that. What aged nicely and what didn’t age nicely 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 assume the expertise is gorgeous, it’s surprising. How completely different the early web was from what it’s now. I really wrote down a quote that somebody stated within the film and stated, 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 Acquired Mail needs to be a film that performs in faculties as a option to educate those who it wasn’t that way back, like to show children 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 appeared. And that is how computer systems appeared and like they didn’t have telephones. Simply all this stuff like that I believe can be form of fascinating for teenagers to see. 

Emma: Yeah, and I imply, the thought of assembly somebody in a chat room after which changing into form of web pen friends to me sounds form 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 all the time felt slightly bizarre about, I don’t know if that is an growing older factor, like did it age nicely, however no less than watching this after I was youthful and now, I don’t love that they’re form of each in relationships after which they’re form of flirting with any person else on-line. However I additionally suppose they form of handle it all through the film in numerous 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 individuals are very respectful and it form of showcases that breakups generally occur simply because this simply has run its course and that’s okay. And we are able to nonetheless respectfully half and be trustworthy with one another about it. And I really suppose it’s a very good breakup scene. Yeah, I’ve all the time felt slightly bizarre about that, however I get it relationships are messy and I do suppose they form of handle it in locations. However yeah, I don’t know, it’s form of bizarre. 

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

Emma: You had been similar to, present me extra interiors. 

Elsie: I assume for me, I needed to see her on the finish, I believe she’s beginning to write a ebook possibly, 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 profitable and it’s like Barnes and Noble, no matter. I believe it’s humorous how a lot the repute of Barnes and Noble has modified as nicely 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 unique monster now. Anyway, I considered her character, I might’ve beloved for her to both win or discover a answer, discover a pivot or like some form of answer for it, or discover a new dream that was greater and higher. That she expressed she was very enthusiastic about it. They form of alluded to it, but it surely didn’t fairly, in order that’s in all probability the factor I might change for her. It may have been a very good half too, although. 

Emma: Yeah, I do suppose the sequel to this might be actually attention-grabbing and enjoyable. Yeah, however I additionally, comprehend 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 until apart from fan fiction. 

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

Emma: No, however I do like their love story. I do like the concept that they’ve gotten to know each other by means of letters, and she or he mentions that Satisfaction and Prejudice is her favourite ebook, and it form 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 among 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 pleasing. 

Elsie: No, I imply it’s cute such as you need them to be collectively, they must 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, in all probability 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 buddy 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 large 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 most important miniature tear for him. That’s a tragic one. I’m certain Dave Chappelle is doing simply advantageous, however it’s important to reside with that. That’s in all probability the humorous factor about being an actor it’s important to choose every script by simply your individual impression and what you’ve seen earlier than it, and also you simply by no means know, proper? 

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

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

Emma: All proper, the kids’s bookstore scenes had been filmed at Maya Shaper’s cheese and Vintage Store. I’m unsure if I’m saying that accurately, 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 had been going, and so they had 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 youngsters’s bookshop. After the filming was completed, they put the whole lot again the way in which that it was. I ponder if the shops smelled like cheese the entire time they had been filming. I’m like, cheese and vintage store. 

Elsie: Okay. To start with, I don’t know if that is nonetheless a New York Metropolis institution, but when it is aware of is I might 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 form of like you will get slightly charcuterie to go, it’s so candy. Anyway, I believe that they undoubtedly discovered the proper location. So whoever did the scouting, I believe they need to make miniature, Oscars for no matter awards I believe folks 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 possibly there’s one for locating the proper spot.

Elsie: Yeah, like scouting areas I believe is an artwork and it’s very interesting to me. I might like to be if anybody’s scouting a location for a Nora Efron esque film, and you could 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 might be useful really. I all the time say that I wanna write a novel sometime. So I all the time say that one among 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 might 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 wager they had been so excited to have Meg Ryan of their bookstore. 

Emma: I ponder in the event that they put her within the again or one thing as a result of I really feel like she would in all probability 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 suppose I’m not an actor, however I might really feel like I might wanna know, even one thing easy like that, like how do you learn inventory books? I wanna be taught 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 probably the most environment friendly manner? As a result of somebody’s gonna see this, who’s a librarian, and I would like them to really feel like they’re seen, I acquired it I do know what you’re doing. I do know the little tips as a result of there are all the time little issues that somebody in an trade is aware of that, different folks in all probability don’t know as a result of why would you? 

Elsie: Sure, I believe that’s a fantastic concept. And understanding like what you do between, you recognize, while 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 subsequent one is fairly humorous. I believe the situation of Fox Books within the film is the situation 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’ve got seen such a shift in folks’s notion as a result of I keep in mind when Barnes and Noble had been thought of like virtually boycottable due to small bookstores and all of that. However it’s simply so completely different now. I’m simply completely satisfied that it exists, I’m completely satisfied I can take my children there. I additionally am glad that like 30 years sooner or later we nonetheless have small bookstores as nicely, in our cities. So it’s like we’re all nonetheless coexisting, nobody was, absolutely extinct, which is nice. 

Emma: Yeah, over the weekend, simply humorous sufficient, I actually went to our Barnes and Noble and one among 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 subsequent day whereas Oscar’s napping, Trey stayed house and I went to the native bookstore, Pation Bookstore, the one I took you to. I acquired some issues for myself, it’s slightly me time. 

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

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

Elsie: Yeah, my children 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 acquired, what did he get? He acquired a ebook that’s formed like a automotive and it has wheels on it. He loves vehicles after which has a unique automotive all through the ebook. After which we additionally acquired Lama Lama Pink pajamas as a result of he didn’t personal that one but. 

Elsie: Oh, the Lama Lama sequence and the part of parenting are among the prime, finest reminiscences of my complete life. Everytime you’re prepared, I’ve all of the Yodo card too. Okay, so Meg Ryan acquired her very first pc through the filming of this film, that has acquired 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 had been filming it in all probability in like 1997 or six. And other people had been nonetheless getting house computer systems. We’ve to observe this with Penny, let’s strive to do this. Watch it with Penny and Bella sometime and simply see their reactions as a result of we had been in highschool or I used to be in highschool when this film got here out. To me, it’s an previous film, but it surely was probably not previous.

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

Elsie: No, yeah, it’s previous, however I imply, I wasn’t slightly child when it got here out. Have you learnt what I imply? Yeah. It’s so attention-grabbing, I just like the expertise time capsule component of it’s unmatched.

Emma: Okay, subsequent trivia is one among 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 understanding that they’ve been emailing one another, the music over the rainbow performs on the movie soundtrack and the duo shared a scene with the identical music in Sleepless in Seattle.

Elsie: That’s cute. I haven’t watched Sleepless in Seattle in current historical past, so possibly we’ll have to do this one over time, that’s actually candy. I believe that they’re like a very good film couple for certain. Okay, the subsequent one is Kathleen’s Bookstore is the store across the nook an homage to a film? The film was primarily based on 1940. I really examine that a few occasions. 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 Acquired 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 Acquired Mail.

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

Elsie: Oh, okay, nevermind. I simply realized one thing new. That’s superior. Then we must always watch that, that’s cool. I assumed it was simply the title, that’s so attention-grabbing. I don’t watch a variety of films earlier than the fifties and I want to, I might 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 useful or know what they’re about. They don’t have trailers so you’ll be able to’t verify them mountain that manner. So yeah, if anybody has form of a primer for previous films earlier than 1950, the place it’s like prime three, one thing like that, that’s manageable. I might 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 need to have seen some previous horror. I do know you guys have seen the seventies, however there’s gotta be some previous ones, you recognize, 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 suppose there’s no manner it’s getting a 5. Truly, I wanna offer you mine. I would like mine to be, mine is 5 Mochaccinos decaf, non-fat. Yeah, I beloved it. I believe I’ve watched it really twice within the final two years, which I believe is slightly an excessive amount of, however as soon as each three to 4 years I believe is an effective quantity. In case you haven’t watched it in 5 years, watch it like instantly. It’s fully fantastic 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 possibly 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 large 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 are usually not as many romcoms had been like all people revisits these. I believe it’s actually enjoyable to see what was the factor that was within the film theaters and all people went with their mother. 

Elsie: Do you suppose 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 all people noticed within the theaters, not that everybody even goes to the theaters anymore. I form of missed that period, I like revisiting all these. 

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

Emma: Oh yeah, folks e-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’ve got 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 a fantastic day. 

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