Monday, May 24, 2010

The Popcorn Dialogues!

I've been a huge fan of Jennifer Crusie ever since I heard her speak at the RWA conference in New York some, oh, I don't know, 7 or 8 years ago. My friend Rhoda and I had just started writing and it was our first conference and JC absolutely wow'd me. Welcome to Temptation and Faking It and Bet Me are among some of my favorite books. So add JC to another favorite of mine (romantic comedy movies) and you have a winning recipe.

Jenny and her partner in crime, Lucy March (better known to most as Lani Diane Rich) have started a new blog called The Popcorn Dialogues. The purpose of the blog is to analyze and discuss romantic comedies. There will be a podcast involved, some twittering, and lots of good ol' back and forth discussion. Think of it as film class with Jenny Crusie.

Every Friday starting June 4, they will take one movie (all voted on already on Jenny's blog ARGH INK) and slice, dice, and dissect it to see what works and what doesn't. The movies start in chronological order from the 30's to present. Let me tell you, this is so up my alley. There is nothing I like better than taking something apart to see why it works or why it doesn't (just ask Mel.)

Coming June 4, It Happened One Night with Clark Cable and Claudette Colbert. The hallmark film of romantic comedies. I can't wait!


Lucy said...

This should be interesting. I'll have to check it out.

I loved It Happened One Night, by the way. :o)

Maria Geraci said...

L, I love that movie too! Most of the movies on her list are big favorites of mine, a few, not so much. All in all, though it should be an interesting project;)

Kwana said...

This sounds like so much fun. Thanks for letting me know.

Louisa Edwards said...

That is one of my favorite movies of all time! I love the idea of pulling it to pieces to find out what makes it tick.

Maria Geraci said...

I know... can't wait. I'm such a movie geek :)


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