Rob explains why there’s one standard for hackneyed dialogue in movies and TV, and a very different one for real life. And why an old song by Prince created a personal RomCom moment for him.


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  1. kedavis Member

    “Happy New Year” in May?

    Another from the “archives…”

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  2. JennaStocker Member

    Mr. Long, I found this shortest of moments so engrossing. Your recollection of bidding farewell to a wistful memory and ill-fated love illustrated the power of context and timing in real-life, that when executed by brilliant people on paper can resonate so deeply. Maybe it’s the cynical romantic in me, but it reminds me of what When Harry Met Sally might have been had it not ‘meant to be’. And there’s nothing a romantic loves to hate more than love that just wasn’t meant to be.

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  3. Rob Long Editor
    Rob Long

    Many thanks! It’s a hard line, isn’t it, the one between cynical and romantic?

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