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Romantic Remakes: You’ve Got Mail

Some movies merit at least one remake.  Which two of these films below inspired YOU’VE GOT MAIL (1998), starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan?

Cropped screenshot of Greer Garson from the tr...

Cropped screenshot of Greer Garson from the trailer for the film Pride and Prejudice (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cropped screenshot of Bette Davis and Leslie H...

Cropped screenshot of Bette Davis and Leslie Howard from the film Of Human Bondage. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cropped screenshot of the trailer for the film...

Cropped screenshot of the trailer for the film The Shop Around the Corner (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cropped screenshot of Joan Fontaine from the t...

Cropped screenshot of Joan Fontaine from the trailer for the film Suspicion (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cropped screenshot of Lana Turner from the tra...

Cropped screenshot of Lana Turner from the trailer for the film The Postman Always Rings Twice. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Van Johnson in ''In The Good Old Summertime'' 1949

Van Johnson in ”In The Good Old Summertime” 1949 (Photo credit: Movie-Fan)

Cropped screenshot of Deborah Kerr from the tr...

Cropped screenshot of Deborah Kerr from the trailer for the film An Affair to Remember (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Romance in Films: Then and Now

English: Studio publicity portrait for film Sa...

English: Studio publicity portrait for film Sabrina with William Holden and Audrey Hepburn. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hugh 6

Hugh 6 (Photo credit: Cool Guyz)

Hugh 4

Hugh 4 (Photo credit: Cool Guyz)

Poster_-_Gone_With_the_Wind_01

Poster_-_Gone_With_the_Wind_01 (Photo credit: Jim Surkamp)

English: Screenshot from the original 1958 the...

English: Screenshot from the original 1958 theatrical trailer for the film Vertigo Frame taken from MPEG4. Note: This version of the original 1958 theatrical trailer is of significantly lower quality than the 1996 restoration theatrical trailer. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Legend of Zorro

The Merry Widow (1925 film)

The Merry Widow (1925 film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jane Eyre: Mia Wasikowska & Michael Fassbender

Jane Eyre: Mia Wasikowska & Michael Fassbender (Photo credit: Lyon & Pan)

English: Rudolph Valentino in "The Sheik&...

English: Rudolph Valentino in “The Sheik” (www.silentgents.com) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres in ...

English: Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres in “The Sheik.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

How do you define romance?  It’s not raw, in-your-face sexuality.  It’s more subtle than that.  The pictures say it all.