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By John Lehndorff and John Lehndorff,Knight-Ridder News Service | July 13, 1993
In the romantic comedy "Sleepless in Seattle," a widower played by Tom Hanks asks for advice from his friend, played by Rob Reiner.He hasn't gone on a date since the Carter administration and wants to know what "tiramisu" is. He worries that "some woman is gonna want me to do it to her, and I won't know how to do it."Mr. Reiner neglects to explain tiramisu, which has resulted in a flood of inquiring calls to the film's distributor, TriStar.Although this is a family newspaper, it is appropriate to talk about tiramisu, especially as practiced by caring, consenting adults.
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By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,Sun Reporter | April 4, 2008
SEATTLE -- Two boys and a girl stand next to a massive promotional photo outside Safeco Field and smile widely for their father's camera. Five feet to the right of them looms a similar-sized picture of Ichiro Suzuki, currently the most popular athlete in the Emerald City. But Ichiro's pensive mug doesn't get a second glance. On this morning, the father wants to forever preserve the moment in which his kids first stood beside Erik Bedard's Seattle Mariners mural. In a city that hasn't tasted a World Series in the club's 31-year history, Bedard isn't just the new face, a quality left-handed starter acquired from the Orioles in February.
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By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,Sun Reporter | April 4, 2008
SEATTLE -- Two boys and a girl stand next to a massive promotional photo outside Safeco Field and smile widely for their father's camera. Five feet to the right of them looms a similar-sized picture of Ichiro Suzuki, currently the most popular athlete in the Emerald City. But Ichiro's pensive mug doesn't get a second glance. On this morning, the father wants to forever preserve the moment in which his kids first stood beside Erik Bedard's Seattle Mariners mural. In a city that hasn't tasted a World Series in the club's 31-year history, Bedard isn't just the new face, a quality left-handed starter acquired from the Orioles in February.
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By Brooke Nevils and Brooke Nevils,Sun Reporter | June 10, 2007
I'm not going to lie: a key factor in my decision to come to college in Baltimore was the movie Sleepless in Seattle. Annie, Meg Ryan's character, is a Baltimore Sun reporter who inexplicably falls in love with a complete stranger - played by Tom Hanks - whom she hears on the radio. Convinced she's losing her mind, she seeks the advice of her brother, a professor at the Johns Hopkins University portrayed hilariously by David Hyde Pierce. Because of the movie, I came to the Johns Hopkins University and became an intern at the Sun. Sleepless in Seattle aside, I knew little else about Baltimore when I moved here four years ago. My first introduction to it was hardly as endearing as the film.
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By DAN BERGER | December 1, 1999
It's not just bodies buried in that Mexican field. Could be NAFTA as well.Trade negotiators are sleepless in Seattle, thanks to all those demonstrators.Clinton will not be seen handing over the canal to Panama next month because it was Carter who gave it away.The lion lay down with the lamb in Northern Ireland and no one knew which was which.
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July 2, 1993
JURASSIC Park" is not the only film Hollywood types are talking about this summer. "Sleepless in Seattle," featuring views of our own photogenic city in many scenes, had a spectacular opening last weekend, bringing in $17 million. Jed Dietz, who helped found the new Producers Club of Maryland to encourage more film activity in the state, says that is a phenomenally successful first weekend for a film of this type.Meanwhile, Arnold Schwarzenegger's newest flick, "Last Action Hero," is turning out to be a major disappointment.
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By Sheila Rule and Sheila Rule,New York Times News Service | August 19, 1993
NEW YORK -- The gravelly voiced Jimmy Durante crooning on MTV? It could happen, thanks to the popularity of the soundtrack from the romantic comedy hit "Sleepless in Seattle" (Epic Soundtrax), which this week strutted its way to No. 1 on Billboard's top albums chart. It is the fastest-selling soundtrack since the huge success of "The Bodyguard" last year.Heavy on nostalgia and not-so-familiar renditions of old standards, the album has produced a hit single, a remake of "When I Fall in Love" by Celine Dion and Clive Griffin.
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By Brooke Nevils and Brooke Nevils,Sun Reporter | June 10, 2007
I'm not going to lie: a key factor in my decision to come to college in Baltimore was the movie Sleepless in Seattle. Annie, Meg Ryan's character, is a Baltimore Sun reporter who inexplicably falls in love with a complete stranger - played by Tom Hanks - whom she hears on the radio. Convinced she's losing her mind, she seeks the advice of her brother, a professor at the Johns Hopkins University portrayed hilariously by David Hyde Pierce. Because of the movie, I came to the Johns Hopkins University and became an intern at the Sun. Sleepless in Seattle aside, I knew little else about Baltimore when I moved here four years ago. My first introduction to it was hardly as endearing as the film.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | June 25, 1993
With one magic eyebrow cocked in a posture of utterly civilized disbelief, Nora Ephron says, "Lancaster. Lancaster, Pennsylvania?"It's somewhat like Dorothy Parker, with the same facial expression, saying, "Pig's knuckles?"But yes, so an early draft of the script of "Sleepless in Seattle" read, a love story about a Seattle architect and a newspaper reporter in . . . Lancaster, Pennsylvania."I couldn't write a movie set in a city without a major-league team," Ephron said emphatically, as if she were explaining an immutable law of physics.
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By Jean Marbella and Jean Marbella,Staff Writer | June 18, 1993
They may be "Sleepless in Seattle," but they were "Eating in Baltimore.""Faidley's was great, and they ended up on the cutting room floor, but it's not their fault, it's mine. . . . And my true loves, at the Woman's Industrial Exchange, we ate there every day and ordered 72 cupcakes a day. . . . The last day, we were filming on the dock at Fells Point . . . and we had just eaten 40 crab cakes and soft shell crabs, and I thought, I could shoot this movie forever."That was Nora Ephron, writer and director of "Sleepless in Seattle," on what it was like eating, er, we mean filming, in Baltimore.
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By DAN BERGER | December 1, 1999
It's not just bodies buried in that Mexican field. Could be NAFTA as well.Trade negotiators are sleepless in Seattle, thanks to all those demonstrators.Clinton will not be seen handing over the canal to Panama next month because it was Carter who gave it away.The lion lay down with the lamb in Northern Ireland and no one knew which was which.
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By Ann Hornaday and Ann Hornaday,SUN FILM CRITIC | December 18, 1998
The results are in. Lightning can't strike twice.Nora Ephron, who made the overpraised but widely adored "Sleepless in Seattle," has re-convened the magic couple of Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan for the romantic comedy "You've Got Mail." The result may deserve top honors as this year's most egregious cinematic travesty. This ungainly remake of Ernst Lubitsch's 1940 romance "The Shop Around the Corner" commits the unforgiveable sin of attempting to improve on perfection. Indeed, between "Meet Joe Black," "Psycho" and now this, Hollywood obviously needs to be reminded of a timeless verity: it's the bad movies that need to be remade, you idiots, not the good ones.
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By Sandra Crockett and Sandra Crockett,SUN STAFF | March 13, 1997
So you thought Fells Point was all about bars, boats and "Homicide," the television series.Well, yes. It is about all those things, but it seems there is more to the historic Baltimore waterfront neighborhood. The community has also played host to the movies "Sleepless in Seattle" and "Avalon" and can be seen in the not-yet-released movie "Washington Square."This being such a Hollywood-fixated country, why isn't someone taking advantage of Fells Point's movie connection? Somebody is.This weekend, weather permitting, the curtain goes up on "Hollywood on the Harbor."
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By John Hartl and John Hartl,Seattle Times | October 21, 1994
"It's a good story, a good yarn for a movie," says Warren Beatty. "It's a little like an old standard that is a good tune."The good story is not a new story. But Mr. Beatty and his real-life wife Annette Bening give it new life in "Love Affair," their movie that opens today.Leo McCarey's "Love Affair," which starred Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer when it was first produced in 1939, has now been filmed more times than any story written by Ernest Hemingway, Edith Wharton or William Faulkner.
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By Nancy Bartley and Nancy Bartley,Seattle Times | December 30, 1993
Jettisoned into the living rooms of millions of television viewers last month, five Seattle widowers, marketed as potential "Sleepless in Seattle" romances, talked about grief and their late wives.They were a kayaking aerospace engineer; a computer systems analyst and father of two; an attorney with a love of opera; an accountant and father of one; and a soft-spoken young doctor who enjoys running. All, despite the probing eye of a camera beaming their images to the Oprah Winfrey show's estimated 14 million viewers, rated high on the vulnerability scale.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | September 6, 1993
The summer movie season comes to an end today and for once it bears more good news than bad.I'm not talking money, though the money was wonderful. Four films broke $100 million, Hollywood's own arbitrary definition of the break-out hit, and a fifth will almost certainly break it shortly.For the record, here are the five top finishers, as derived from the latest Variety: "Jurassic Park," $300 million; "The Firm," $145 million; "The Fugitive," $100 million (in 22 days -- it will almost certainly finish second to "Jurassic Park")
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | June 25, 1993
It's still the same old story, a fight for love and . . . er . . . kisses.Forget glory. Glory's over. Glory's as dead as "Last Action Hero."Love is what "Sleepless in Seattle" is all about. Romance. Smooching. Cuddling. Holding. And only the faintest vapor of actual -- ughk! -- sex.Is this a chick movie, or what?The fundamental woman things apply. It's about a young lady -- a Sun feature writer, by the way, who is frustrated in Baltimore -- trying to find the nerve to reach out and grab the perfect man. And is he ever perfect.
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By Nancy Bartley and Nancy Bartley,Seattle Times | December 30, 1993
Jettisoned into the living rooms of millions of television viewers last month, five Seattle widowers, marketed as potential "Sleepless in Seattle" romances, talked about grief and their late wives.They were a kayaking aerospace engineer; a computer systems analyst and father of two; an attorney with a love of opera; an accountant and father of one; and a soft-spoken young doctor who enjoys running. All, despite the probing eye of a camera beaming their images to the Oprah Winfrey show's estimated 14 million viewers, rated high on the vulnerability scale.
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By Sheila Rule and Sheila Rule,New York Times News Service | August 19, 1993
NEW YORK -- The gravelly voiced Jimmy Durante crooning on MTV? It could happen, thanks to the popularity of the soundtrack from the romantic comedy hit "Sleepless in Seattle" (Epic Soundtrax), which this week strutted its way to No. 1 on Billboard's top albums chart. It is the fastest-selling soundtrack since the huge success of "The Bodyguard" last year.Heavy on nostalgia and not-so-familiar renditions of old standards, the album has produced a hit single, a remake of "When I Fall in Love" by Celine Dion and Clive Griffin.
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