Okay, here's a little movie quiz:
in addition to the fact that it's a really great line of dialog, what is
the deeper reason why Nora Ephron has Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) shoot
the following zinger at Joe Fox (Tom Hanks)?:
"If I really knew you, I know what I would find -- instead of a brain,
a cash register, instead of a heart, a bottom line."
Hint: in part, it has something to do with Jane Austen, including the
kind of subtle allusions to P&P and Much Ado About Nothing that Ephron
hid in plain sight in her "light" romcom, and which I've blogged about
previously, including in these posts:
I am writing a blog post about the answer to this latest quiz, but
figured I'd toss this out while I am working on it!
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