You have arrived at the Popcorn Dialogues, the new romantic comedy analysis and discussion blog from Jenny Crusie and Lucy March. Feel free to point and click and kick the tires and post your comments, suggestions, and complaints on this post, especially if this blog is missing something you think is important. (No, you cannot have a popcorn machine). Since you’re probably Argh People, Betties, Wiffers, Cherries, or Cherry Bombs, you’ve broken in new blogs before, so that’s pretty much all the intro you need. For those of you who have not been part of the collective insanity of Argh Ink, Lucy March: A Year and Change, Will Write For Wine, the JCF list, Cherry Forums, or He Wrote She Wrote, THANK GOD YOU’RE HERE. The rest of these people are strange.
The blog has three pages: Back Story (the blog concept and its authors), Now Playing (the movie schedule), and the Popcorn Ratings system. There’ll be a Bibliography page as soon as Jenny gets to it. The blogroll right now is just the authors and their major source of information for the movie posts; we expect it to grow as we find more sites we want to recommend on writing in general and rom com in particular. We’re hoping to add the twitter feed to the pull-down menu on the right as soon as we figure out how to get it to work, and we’re planning on putting up a poll so you all can rate the movie, too, but other than that, this is the blog.
The first podcast will be taped Friday, May 28, but it will be a dry run, Lucy and Jenny arguing about how they’re going to do this and brainstorming ways to make the experience most effective. Yes, you’ll be able to put your two cents in the comments. The podcast will go up online on May 29. You can either search for it on iTunes (it’ll automatically update there), or you can come here on Saturday and download it directly from that movie’s post. We’ll start with the first movie, It Happened One Night, on the following Friday, June 4. Comments on the six era posts below are locked because we’re going to use them to introduce each era as it arrives, so we don’t want you garbaging them up with your soft drink cups and empty Good ‘N’ Plenty boxes. We’re trying to keep the place looking nice.
It’s a nice, shiny, new blog. Don’t break it. Thank you.