the shop around the corner (1940)

“Dear Friend,”
-Shop Around the Corner (1940) vs She Loves Me (2016 Broadway Revival)

I wanted to see the difference between how Jimmy Stewart and Zachary Levi adapted this character to their own personal acting styles. With the slight adjustments to the Broadway show, I wasn’t expecting it to match up so closely. 


jimmy stewart meme ⋆ [½] favorite movies
↳ the shop around the corner (1940)

take your key and open post office box 237 and take me out of my envelope and kiss me.

In the fall of 2012 the Yale University Art Gallery hosted the film series Out of This Same Light - Six Films Considered by Robert Adams in conjunction with the retrospective Robert Adams: The Place We Live.

The accompanying program included text about each film written by Adams himself, and a few dozen titles for further viewing. I’ve been unable to find any notes online about the series or the program and thought I’d share Adams’s list here.

What follows are forty-one movies hand picked by Robert Adams, “Some favorite movies, some as tough as they come, a few mostly for laughs… all to help us better endure or enjoy life…”

Our Hospitality
Buster Keaton and Jack Blystone
1923, United States

Go West
Buster Keaton
1925, United States

The General
Buster Keaton
1926, United States

You’re Telling Me!
Erle C. Kenton
1934, United States

A Night at the Opera
Sam Wood
1935, United States

The Grapes of Wrath
John Ford
1940, United States

The Shop Around the Corner
Ernst Lubitsch
1940, United States

Roma, città aperta (Rome, Open City)
Roberto Rossellini
1945, Italy

My Darling Clementine
John Ford
1946, United States

Laurence Olivier
1948, United Kingdom

Banshun (Late Spring)
Yasujiro Ozu
1949, Japan

Bakushu (Early Summer)
Yasujiro Ozu
1951, Japan

Tokyo Story
Yasujiro Ozu
1953, Japan

Ordet (The Word)
Carl Dreyer
1955, Denmark

Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road)
Satyajit Ray
1955, India

Richard III
Laurence Olivier
1955, United Kingdom

Paths of Glory
Stanley Kubrick
1957, United States

Wild Strawberries
Ingmar Bergman
1957, Sweden

A bout de souffle (Breathless)
Jean-Luc Godard
1960, France

Winter Light
Ingmar Bergman
1962, Sweden

Ma nuit chez Maud (My Night at Maud’s)
Eric Rohmer
1969, France

Five Easy Pieces
Bob Rafelson
1970, United States

A New Leaf
Elaine May
1971, United States

Annie Hall
Woody Allen
1977, United States

The In-Laws
Arthur Hiller
1979, United States

Woody Allen
1979, United States

Gregory’s Girl
Bill Forsyth
1981, United States

La notte di San Lorenzo (The Night of the Shooting Stars)
Paolo and Vittorio Taviani
1982, Italy

Local Hero
Bill Forsyth
1983, United States

Broadway Danny Rose
Woody Allen
1984, United States

Comfort and Joy
Bill Forsyth
1984, United States

The Trip to Bountiful
Peter Masterson
1985, United States

Le rayon vert
Eric Rohmer
1986, France

Norman Jewison
1987, United States

Conte de printemps (A Tale of Springtime)
Eric Rohmer
1990, France

El sol del membrillo (Dream of LIght [Quince Tree of the Sun])
Victor Erice
1992, Spain

My Cousin Vinny
Jonathan Lynn
1992, United States

Joel Coen
1996, United States

Conte d'automne (Autumn Tale)
Eric Rohmer
1998, France

Meek’s Cutoff
Kelly Reichardt
2010, United States


If I’d only known in the beginning how you really felt about me, things would’ve been different. We wouldn’t have been fighting all the time. If we did quarrel, it wouldn’t have been over suitcases or handbags, but over something like whether your aunt or grandmother should live with us or not.

The Shop Around the Corner (1940)


we have enough troubles in our daily lives. there are so many great and beautiful things to discuss in this world of ours. it would be wasting these precious moments if we told each other the vulgar details of how we earn our daily bread. so don’t let’s do it.


Classic Christmas Movies - Part I:  It’s a Wonderful life, 1947; White Christmas, 1954; Miracle on 34th Street, 1947;  The Shop around the Corner, 1940; The Bishop’s Wife, 1947; Holiday Affair, 1949;  Christmas in Connecticut, 1945; Holiday Inn, 1942; The Man who came to dinner, 1942.  

BBC escolhe os 100 melhores filmes americanos

“Eu sou do tempo em que o cinema europeu invadia o americano”, disse uma vez Manoel de Oliveira. Apesar de originário do velho continente, os Estados Unidos da América são actualmente o maior exportador mundial de cinema facturando biliões com a sétima arte, e acolhendo a cerimónia dos Oscars, a mais mediática mundialmente.

Entre avant-garde e blockbusters, a BBC pediu a 62 críticos de cinema por todo o mundo que escolhessem os 100 melhores filmes da história do cinema norte-americano. Não é, no entanto, de realizadores americanos - na verdade, 32 destes filmes são de realizadores que nasceram fora do país. O intuito foi reunir quais os melhores que estiverem presentes no cenário cinematográfico. 

De 1915 (The Birth Of A Nation, DW Griffith) a 2013 (12 Years a Slave, Steve McQueen), estes são os 100 filmes mais votados pelos críticos.

100. Ace in the Hole (Billy Wilder, 1951)
99. 12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen, 2013)
98. Heaven’s Gate (Michael Cimino, 1980)
97. Gone With the Wind (Victor Fleming, 1939)
96. The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, 2008)
95. Duck Soup (Leo McCarey, 1933)
94. 25th Hour (Spike Lee, 2002)
93. Mean Streets (Martin Scorsese, 1973)
92. The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955)
91. ET: The Extra-Terrestrial (Steven Spielberg, 1982)
90. Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)
89. In a Lonely Place (Nicholas Ray, 1950)
88. West Side Story (Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, 1961)
87. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)
86. The Lion King (Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff, 1994)
85. Night of the Living Dead (George A Romero, 1968)
84. Deliverance (John Boorman, 1972)
83. Bringing Up Baby (Howard Hawks, 1938)
82. Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, 1981)
81. Thelma & Louise (Ridley Scott, 1991)
80. Meet Me in St Louis (Vincente Minnelli, 1944)
79. The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick, 2011)
78. Schindler’s List (Steven Spielberg, 1993)
77. Stagecoach (John Ford, 1939)
76. The Empire Strikes Back (Irvin Kershner, 1980)
75. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Steven Spielberg, 1977)
74. Forrest Gump (Robert Zemeckis, 1994)
73. Network (Sidney Lumet, 1976)
72. The Shanghai Gesture (Josef von Sternberg, 1941)
71. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993)
70. The Band Wagon (Vincente Minnelli, 1953)
69. Koyaanisqatsi (Godfrey Reggio, 1982)
68. Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock, 1946)
67. Modern Times (Charlie Chaplin, 1936)
66. Red River (Howard Hawks, 1948)
65. The Right Stuff (Philip Kaufman, 1983)
64. Johnny Guitar (Nicholas Ray, 1954)
63. Love Streams (John Cassavetes, 1984)
62. The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980)
61. Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick, 1999)
60. Blue Velvet (David Lynch, 1986)
59. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Miloš Forman, 1975)
58. The Shop Around the Corner (Ernst Lubitsch, 1940)
57. Crimes and Misdemeanors (Woody Allen, 1989)
56. Back to the Future (Robert Zemeckis, 1985)
55. The Graduate (Mike Nichols, 1967)
54. Sunset Boulevard (Billy Wilder, 1950)
53. Grey Gardens (Albert and David Maysles, Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer, 1975)
52. The Wild Bunch (Sam Peckinpah, 1969)
51. Touch of Evil (Orson Welles, 1958)
50. His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks, 1940)
49. Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick, 1978)
48. A Place in the Sun (George Stevens, 1951)
47. Marnie (Alfred Hitchcock, 1964)
46. It’s a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra, 1946)
45. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (John Ford, 1962)
44. Sherlock Jr (Buster Keaton, 1924)
43. Letter from an Unknown Woman (Max Ophüls, 1948)
42. Dr Strangelove (Stanley Kubrick, 1964)
41. Rio Bravo (Howard Hawks, 1959)
40. Meshes of the Afternoon (Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid, 1943)
39. The Birth of a Nation (DW Griffith, 1915)
38. Jaws (Steven Spielberg, 1975)
37. Imitation of Life (Douglas Sirk, 1959)
36. Star Wars (George Lucas, 1977)
35. Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder, 1944)
34. The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939)
33. The Conversation (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974)
32. The Lady Eve (Preston Sturges, 1941)
31. A Woman Under the Influence (John Cassavetes, 1974)
30. Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
29. Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese, 1980)
28. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)
27. Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick, 1975)
26. Killer of Sheep (Charles Burnett, 1978)
25. Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee, 1989)
24. The Apartment (Billy Wilder, 1960)
23. Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)
22. Greed (Erich von Stroheim, 1924)
21. Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001)
20. Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese, 1990)
19. Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976)
18. City Lights (Charlie Chaplin, 1931)
17. The Gold Rush (Charlie Chaplin, 1925)
16. McCabe & Mrs Miller (Robert Altman, 1971)
15. The Best Years of Our Lives (William Wyler, 1946)
14. Nashville (Robert Altman, 1975)
13. North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959)
12. Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1974)
11. The Magnificent Ambersons (Orson Welles, 1942)
10. The Godfather Part II (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974)
9. Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942)
8. Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960)
7. Singin’ in the Rain (Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly, 1952)
6. Sunrise (FW Murnau, 1927)
5. The Searchers (John Ford, 1956)
4. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
3. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)
2. The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972)
1. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)