Date: Fri, 5 Jun 1998 15:41:34 -0400
From: Larry Horn
Subject: Re: "...they met cute..."

At 10:58 AM +0000 6/5/98, Peter McGraw wrote:
>I guess I'm both dense and clueless, but from the discussion so far I
>have been unable to figure out what "they met cute" MEANS. They met in
>a cute fashion? They ran into something cute? The contexts, as far as
>they go, suggest it's none of the above. Can anyone who's more into
>cine-speak explain?
Basically, they met in a cute fashion. Archetype of this is bumping into
each other in their cars, or rushing heedless into each other on the street
carrying many packages, or the like; in any case, not being introduced by
friends or on a date or at a party. Maybe she's a doctor and he's someone
hired to portray a patient nude on an operating table, or vice versa. Or
she's skydiving, floating down gently to earth, until her arc is
intercepted by his hang-glider and they tumble off together. Only the
imagination of the screenwriter's the limit. --Larry