Ootastic: PCOS in pictures

October 30, 2014

30 Film Females: Sleepless In Seattle (1993)

Filed under: 30 Film Females — ootastic @ 4:36 pm

I’ve already mentioned that I don’t particularly care for romantic comedy, and I’m also not a huge fan of Meg Ryan, but I’ll make an exception for Sleepless In Seattle.   This is one of the many sympathetic exploration of relationships either written or directed by the late Nora Ephron, typified by When Harry Met Sally in 1989 (a year which is already covered in this blog series).

I originally wanted to create a slightly ruder New York skyline for the Sex And The City film with sex toys as skyscrapers, but couldn’t get it to work.  Instead, I drew a reverse silhouette of Seattle by night (as famously featured in the titles for the TV show Frasier).  It might have worked better as a collage as you can see my felt pen marks.  Also, as well as the stars being too evenly spaced, they imply less inclement weather than may actually be the case – after all, as a line in Sleepless In Seattle says, “it rains nine months a year in Seattle.”

Honourable mentions for 1993:  a restrained Emma Thompson in the cinematic adaptation of The Remains Of The Day by Kazuo Ishiguro (one of perennial my comfort reads).  I wanted to draw a mash-up between the infamous Doomsday Clock and the Chameleon Arch fob watch in Doctor Who – either that, or some lovely Richard Strauss-inspired sunset.  These may still be drawn, as I’ve recently been revisiting films for already-blogged years depending on inspiration.

Also, kudos must go to paleontologist Laura Dern, plus the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park who of course are engineered to be female (even if they didn’t all stay that way).


Sleepless In Seattle



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