Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Film-club discussion: The Shop Around the Corner

The next online film-club discussion (and probably the last for a few weeks as I get busy with the Mahabharata course) will be around Ernst Lubitsch’s lovely 1940 film The Shop Around the Corner. With James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan as lonely-hearts working together in a Budapest store, unaware that they are secretly corresponding through a "Dear Friend" column. This is one of the great romantic comedies, though its scope is broader than that of the typical rom-com that focuses on the two main leads (this one is equally about the world around them, the shop, and the people who work in it).

Anyone who wants to join the discussion (it will be on the 12th evening), or even just watch the film, please mail me at jaiarjun@gmail.com

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