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Posts Tagged ‘You’ve Got Mail’

When a McSweeney’s Writer Meets Tired Rom-Com Cliches

This is the funniest send-up of Hollywood rom-com love scenes we’ve read in a long time. “I Want to Make Love to You Like In the Movies” is the latest offering on McSweeney’s from regular contributor Josh Gondelman and we have to thank THR.com editor Chris Krewson for bringing it to our attention via Twitter.

Gondelman’s piece adopts the format of a love letter to a girlfriend. Filtered through the love scene cliches and other rote formula of modern era studio rom-coms. Here’s just a taste:

I want to take you home to my apartment. Though my living space is unfeasibly large and furnished well beyond my means with Crate & Barrel accouterments, you’ll find it unacceptably messy because men, right? Once we get inside, I’m going to tear your clothes off. But, I’ll leave the bra on…

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NYC Sightseers Can Now Take the TCM Classic Film Tour

Did that recent Anthony Weiner-New Yorker cover give you a hankering for more King Kong action? Do you pine to honor the arrival of Kim and Kanye’s baby with some Hitchockian flair?

Well, even if it’s just a matter of getting rid of out-of-town visitors for a few hours, there’s now the option of the TCM Classic Film Tour. It encompasses the Empire State Building, North by Northwest and more:

You’ll stop at the market showcased in Manhattan and You’ve Got Mail. You’ll see Holly Golightly’s brownstone from Breakfast at Tiffany’s… You’ll even have the chance to match Central Park filming locations to movie clips from various periods in the city’s history.

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