To: Stacey Marchenkova
Sent: Friday June 22nd, 1999 7:21AM
Subject: RE RE RE RE RE RE Matrix and Election
And I can’t believe I wrote
‘He likes her. She likes someone else. He then likes someone else and she ends up liking him…’
It doesn’t really mean anything; just alluding to those classic familiar romantic narratives – Age of Innocence, Sense and Sensibility, Some Kind of Wonderful etc.
PS Have you seen those films? I am such a sucker for those kinds of films. I find myself so involved in the love triangle; I so want the people to get together.
But pride, war, illness, evil parents, pledged marriage, sacrifice, romantic blindness, accident, fear, addiction or genital insecurity gets in the way and once that gets in the way some other guy steps in.
In film-talk they call him that character the "Bellamy" named after the actor Ralph Bellamy.
See I learnt this in a film class. Ralph Bellamy was in such films as His Girl Friday and Awful Truth (both great films).
He's the guy that the girl is with at the begining of the story. He's the boring but nice guy.
He's the wrong guy.
I guess Bill Pullman is the Bellamy in Sleepless in Seattle. We want Hanks and Ryan to get together but Pullman is in the way.
Simply, the Bellamy is always in the way.
Man, I love romantic comedies.
PPS We should go see a romantic comedy together one day, what do you think?
PPPS: Just had a thought, I'm not the Bellamy in my own life, am I? :)