MagicLA Realism


Steve Martin’s “L.A. Story” is a sweet romantic comedy, layered with frequent Bardic references and allusions. That magic should manifest itself in weather seems natural in a city with precious little climatic variation. Positives aside, his love interest Sara never really struck me as all that attractive, indeed, Sarah Jessica Parker’s SanDeE* was much more interesting and full of life, generosity, and energy. Witness this exchange:


“I don’t think we should make love, all right?”

“Okay, we’ll just have sex.”

“But then I’d just be using you to get back at her!”

“I don’t mind!”

And speaking of magic, here’s Steve Martin working in a Disneyland magic shop in the mid-fifties!


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