Welcome Scott Meslow:
We’re joined on the Starline by senior editor at The Week Magazine and contributor to GQ, New York Magazine and The Atlantic. His first book takes a look at the rise and fall and rise of romantic comedy in “From Hollywood with Love”. We welcome Scott Meslow.
Scott, let’s go Beyond the Mic. You’ve covered everything from the Jackbox to asking if Gigli was that bad, ps it is. Why was examining the Rom-Com something that needed examination?
Which actor / actress in your mind has gotten a raw deal of all that you cover in your book?
What makes a romantic comedy such an easy watch for your wife, daughter and rescue dog?
You say in your book you only put in the rom-coms that you liked in it. I did enjoy the reference to Love Potion #9 very underrated rom-com but was there one you could have put in but talked yourself out of?
Role of the Rom-Com:
If the action movie still the boss in Hollywood, how has rom-coms helped Hollywood today?
With streaming services able to play rom coms on demand, how has the rom-com evolved?
The Rockin’ 8:
It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions; answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.
1. Favorite of all of your celebrity interviews?
2. Movie that others might hate, but you secretly love?
3. What’s the least surprising movie Josh Gad is in?
4. Favorite of the “How to Host a Mystery” games?
5. Most underrated television show of all time?
6. Favorite smart phone app?
7. What’s a promise you’ll never ever break?
8. Favorite Sherlock Holmes movie of all time?
One Big Question:
If you could write the perfect rom-com movie, which two stars would you want to star in it where would you wanted it based on it and who would play the villain?
… whose the villain trying to separate the two.
Why should people get this book?
He’s Loves Better Off Ted, least favorite josh gad movie is Frozen. He is the author of “From Hollywood with Love” our thanks to Scott Meslow for taking the time to talk with us today.
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