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@amandahess So essentially an want an @annalthouse biopic?
— Toss (@StevensPoints) April 13, 2014
Who gives a Toss?
I have no idea who she is, or what she means, and Bob R says it for me.
Click the "Amanda Hess" tag to see who she is, or at least who she is that's caught my attention over the years.Her tweet signifies that she thinks she has a clever idea: there should be a movie like "You've Got Mail" but with the woman being a blogger and the man being her "troll."That provokes one "Toss" to say that she's therefore saying she wants an Ann Althouse biopic.Is Twitter really that hard to read?
That's "chin-up troll", to you, pal...
I can understand what Hess is getting at - one of the biggest movie tropes of all time is boy meets girl and they hate each other instantly - story arc happens and they fall in love. But I just don't see it happening with a blogger and a troll (which means if you could pull it off, it might be pretty good.)I've never seen You've Got Mail, but from what I understand, it has the same structure as the Althouse + Meade - impossible odds overcome, blah, blah. Who do we cast in the Alhouse + Meade biopic? Bette Davis and Clarke Gable are dead, and he'd never have shaved his mustache.
You've Got Mail would have been so much better if they had a more offbeat cast. Imagine Danny DeVito in the lead. That would have been hilarious, and dark, and poignant. Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan is just vanilla. Vanilla and predictable and boring. When Harry Met Sally is such a fun, amazing movie. I'm convinced Rob Reiner and/or Billy Crystal rewrote major parts of her screenplay. I suspect all the funny was added. What's really awful about You've Got Mail is that it's a remake of a classic. The Shop Around the Corner is fantastic. Don't let crappy Nora Ephron remakes scare you away from seeing the original. There are brilliant and underrated women filmmakers. But the woman who made Sleepless in Seattle? She was a hack.They should have called that movie Restraining Order in Seattle, because Meg Ryan was insane. She's a creepy stalker who falls in love with a voice on the radio. Remake that movie as a horror comedy and it might be really cool.
Is Twitter really that hard to read?Probably not, someday maybe I'll get a Twitter account and figure it out.
I always have trouble parsing the annalthouse tag.
From the POV of assuming that Hess is serious, assume that she then chose to use "biopic" deliberately. To which I respond, in light of all of that context: "Seriously?"
can understand what Hess is getting at - one of the biggest movie tropes of all time is boy meets girl and they hate each other instantly - story arc happens and they fall in love. But I just don't see it happening with a blogger and a troll (which means if you could pull it off, it might be pretty good.)I never saw any evidence, ever, that Meade and Althouse hated each other--ever, much less instantly.it has the same structure as the Althouse + Meade - impossible odds overcome, blah, blah. I never saw any evidence, ever, of impossible odds, overcome or otherwise--much less blah, blah (or blah, blah, blah, blah).While I might have missed early clues as to what was happening IRL, I certainly did not miss the reality that some got them, right away.Anyone remember Freeman suggesting that peeps go and get a clue-bat? I do. And also the connecting folks in question noting that.
Matthew McConaughey as Meade.Tilda Swanton as Althouse.
Twitter isn't hard to read, but for some reason those images of tweets don't show up all the time on screen. It took a loooong time for them to lad, and at first I thought there was nothing up there.Perhaps that's what has some so confused.
@rcommal - Toss, not Hess, introduced the biopic idea.As to my post, my first point was that I thought Hess's idea - Blogger meets Troll and falls in love - was implausible for any blogger/troll. It certainly doesn't apply to Althouse/Meade.My use of "impossible odds, blah, blah" was to indicate the generic movie plot where boy and girl "meet cute" in the first act, but there are all kind of obstacles in the way of their inevitable pairing. (There's probably a standard term for that kind of plot in one of those books like "Save The Cat," but I don't know it.) Maybe you think it's unremarkable that they got together (and maybe it is unremarkable now), but at the time it was unusual enough to merit a NYT story.
Why not a Play Misty for Me remake?
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