exchange, email: on Zooey

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From: MV
Date: Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 12:40 AM
To: Crab

http://www.apple.com/trailers/independent/gigantic/

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From: Crab
Date: Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 10:25 PM
To: MV

http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox_searchlight/500daysofsummer/

I swear to god, Zooey breaks the heart of anyone she’s ever been in a movie with– or anyone who’s seen those movies, for that matter.

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From: MV
Date: Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 11:29 PM
To: Crab

She is adorable/gorgeous…but doesn’t she always play the same exact – spaced out hipster – role?  My fave Zooey was ‘All the Real Girls’.  To me, that film made epitomized the peak of young love and geek-ness.  It’s a great film.  Killer – ugh, heartbreaking – soundtrack.  Cactus Wren – Mark Olson and the Creekdippers.

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From: Crab
Date: Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 2:04 AM
To: MV

You are correct to question her acting chops.  Nonetheless, in that trailer for Gigantic where she, lying on a mattress, looks up with those baby blues and asks Paul Dano, “will you have sex with me”– or something to that effect, the exact wording escapes me; that was simply how it figures in my own mind, when, of course, she, lying on my own mattress, looks up at my own self, and asks me, “will you have sex with me, [crab]”.  There is a sort of congruence to those words which few will protest to.  So, let me return to the point that, in the trailer, when she looks up, and utters those liquidating words, the audience forgets every role, past or future, she has done or will ever do, and assume rightly that this, this living embodiment of charm– part-nereidien, part-dryadian, and yes, part-hipster– this is the role she was meant to play, and that all in the universe is just and proper and settled.

good night.

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