- Hardcover: 500 pages
- Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Pr; First Edition edition (October 1983)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0299087808
- ISBN-13: 978-0299087807
- Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #853,911 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Three Screen Comedies by Samson Raphaelson: Trouble in Paradise; The Shop Around the Corner; Heaven Can Wait Hardcover – October, 1983
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One, in fact, is. "The Shop Around the Corner," which premiered in 1940 and starred Margaret Sullavan and James Stewart has been remade as "You've Got Mail" with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. What were pen-pals in the original became e-mail "pals" in the update. Like the original, the remake is warm, funny, witty and has a happy ending.
The Warren Beatty movie, "Heaven Can Wait," shares nothing except the title with the original which starred Gene Tierney and Don Ameche. In the author's notes introducing "Heaven Can Wait" in the book under review, Raphaelson felt it necessary to comment that ""The title "Heaven Can Wait" has been used recently on a movie that in no way resembles our original film. I don't know why this was done."" A rather subtle understatement in my opinion.Read more ›