Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Chat-up lines can be the start of a great journey. When that little snippet of dialogue works, when something you say sparks a connection with that person you desperately want to impress, it can seem like the stars have aligned just for you.
Screenwriters have been trying to cook up moments like this for years, but the alchemy of film production often means that by the time the actors are actually delivering the zingers, the results fizz less than warm champagne. Onscreen chemistry isn't an exact science – but that's the beauty of it. When it works, it's magic.