Saturday, February 14, 2009

Vintage Trailer of the Week 22

Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. I know, a combination of names to make you shudder. But this, their first collaboration, is a great little romantic fantasy that could have been made in the 1940s. Hanks - back before he took himself so seriously - is perfect, and Ryan plays three characters, each of them convincing and distinctive. It flopped. Nobody saw it. There is no justice.

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Blogger Ross said...

No, couldn't imagine it made in the 40s, seems far too 80s.
Have just watched Shop Around the Corner which was fucking hilarious.

1:28 am  
Blogger David N said...

Obviously it's got an intrinsically 80s look - the lighting, photography, set design, costumes etc.
But I meant it's premise, it's script and it's sensibility. There's a mixture of darkness and optimism which is very post-War American, I think.
More Capra than Lubitsch (to pick up on your Shop Around the Corner reference), though.
With 80s hairstyles.

12:57 am  

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