You've Got Mail - Nora Ephron (1998)




The brilliant movie of a director specializing in clever comedies, had the target to help the revival of Meg Ryan after the almost flop of French Kiss, this time alongside the actor number one in Hollywood, Tom Hanks, rather than a Kevin Kline decidedly out of role. The film put together all the ingredients for the success: a subject of great interest, which is focused around Internet that enters the world of everyday life, but at the same time with an eye to the past by means of the library (for children) out of time managed by Meg Ryan. A library that is in competition with the cultural industry guided by the marketing of the book (and by Hanks as big manager in it), who will open a new large store two blocks away.

And then there was a particular attention to the politically correct Clinton-era in New York, not without a little irony of it, with the character of the boyfriend of Meg Ryan (before the inevitable love affair with Tom Hanks), columnist of The Observer and great expert of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (the two scientists Jews and Communists accused of being Russian spies and sent to death by the American justice system in the 50s, the "just cause" by definition for a leftist). And then the outfits wore by Meg Ryan, chic and sporty at the same time, that complement the image of the character.


The Soundtrack


Just as much attention was paid to the soundtrack by the director Nora Ephron, who had already been the writer of a small masterpiece, the cornerstone of the comedy film made ​​in the USA, When Harry Met Sally, a springboard for the careers of Meg Ryan, best interpreter of the main character, Sally. The music is very rich and is largely based on a selection of American songs, familiar and unfamiliar, which give rhythm to the film without distracting the viewer with too obvious mentions.





Puppy Song

 Harry Nilsson

Harry Nilsson

Remember (Christmas)

 Harry Nilsson

Harry Nilsson

I Guess The Lord Must Be in New York City

 Harry Nilsson

Harry Nilsson

I Guess The Lord Must Be in New York City

 Sinéad O'Connor

Harry Nilsson

Over the Rainbow

 Harry Nilsson

Harold Arlen / E.Y. Harburg


 The Cranberries

Noel Hogan e Dolores O'Riordan

Rockin Robin

 Bob Day

Jimmie Thomas

Never Smile At A Crocodile

 The Paulette Sisters

Frank Churchill e Jack Lawrence

Splish Splash

 Bob Darin

Bob Darin e Jean Murray

Dummy Song

 Louis Armstrong

Lew Brown, Billy Rose (I) e Ray Henderson


 Dal Musical ANNIE

Charles Strouse e Martin Charnin


 Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell


 Roy Orbison

Johnny Mercer

Lonely At The Top

 Rey Newman

Rey Newman

Signed Sealed Delivered I'm Yours

 Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright, Lee Garrett e Lula Mae Haraway

Both Sides Now

 Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell

Anyone At All

 Carole King

Carole King e Carole Bayer Sager

I'm Gonna Sit Right Down E Write Myself A Letter

 Billy Williams

Joe Young e Fred E. Albert


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