Fall? watch it for the line about school supplies....
Winter? Of course I want to see Greg Kinnear sing "the horn...the horn...it sounds so forlorn."
and it would be a shame to miss New York in the Spring...
And of course I could watch it countless times just to see Kathleen Kelly's apartment. Just a few things I love about it:
- books everywhere- on bookshelves, in baskets, stacked on the table...
- quilts and floral patterns
- pictures hung in obscure places
- anything is better with Tom Hanks! and daisies.
- a comfortable couch: hard to beat.
- It actually looks like someone lives there, which is refreshing.
- There are lots of old-fashioned things (ie. floral prints and framed family photos)- but it doesn't look out-dated.
- Her apartment is rearranged throughout the movie...even the bed linens change. Gotta love that Nora Ephron.
- Lots of plants and fresh flowers
- Sunny windows and sheer curtains
- Interesting furniture placement: the bed comes out diagonally from the wall, the desk is in the middle of the room, and she has two couches- on opposite ends of the apartment. Kind of helpful ideas for decorating a small or oddly shaped apartment.
- Notice the framed doily. Awesome.
I was watching this movie with my sister once, and I said "bah! I just want our apartment to look exactly like that!" She paused the movie and said: "Look around."
Comfortable couch, floral fabric, sheer curtains, books everywhere...the same wall colour. I think I've succeeded in my goal.
Come to think of it, it's almost Christmas, and there's that scene with Meg Ryan decorating her Christmas tree and listening to Joni Mitchell and I haven't watched You've Got Mail in...a month or two....
*Picture credits: I found these photos on a great screenshot website, then promptly lost the url. I'll come back and update when I find it again!