Friday, September 19, 2008

You've Got Mail Reaction

Let's make this simple. I'd you to post in the comments section of THIS post, one thing that you feel this movie illustrates about CMC as we have discussed it so far this semester. It doesn't have to be long...a four or five sentence paragraph is fine.

Please post by 11:59 PM on Sunday, September 21st.

21 comments:

Michael said...

As far as You've Got Mail is concerned, I find the connection to CMC to be evident in how Joe uses email to connect on one level and also build a relationship in person. The grounds were set in the feeling he had for Shopgirl, but they became real when he met her in person. It is great to begin on a lower level and build just as we do when we meet in person. We start with the superficial and into the meaningful things that make us who we are.

Candace said...

After viewing "You've Got Mail", it was interesting how the 10 stages of forming a relationship, that were discussed in class were so relevant. Joe and Kathleen both began with the curiosity stage which then led them to a long-term relationship. However, the fact that they were just emailing each other back and forth, they lost the intimacy of a face to face conversation. Also because of the lack of physical contact their perceptions of one another was off. Once they realized who each other was, their perceptions changed.

Carly said...

In the movie, “You’ve Got Mail,” the 10 steps of online relationships that we talked about in class are very obvious. All of the steps are portrayed through Joe and Kathleen’s AOL relationship in one way or another. I think that the most relevant of the steps were anticipation, which we see when they anxiously get online and “impatiently wait for the computer to load”-Kathleen Kelly, and Fantasy Integration, which we see as Kathleen and Joe discuss what NY152 is like in person. Although highly unlikely, this movie is an excellent example of how online relationships form and develop.

Mike said...

I believe that this movie accurately portrays the 10 stages to forming an internet relationship especially step 6 which is fantasy integration. Both characters fantasized what the other one would be like and act like each making the other person basically perfect. Even when Meg Ryan's character is stood up, she holds fast to her fantasy by telling everyone he must have a good excuse for not showing up cause he is the kind of guy who would do that.

Emily said...

I have always loved this movie, and had watched it many times with my mom when I was younger. This time, I watched it with a different view. I incorporated the 10 steps into this movie while watching it and I was suprised at how they all played out. Each character went through the steps, especially, step 6. This relationship was not like most online relationships, though, because they actually did know each other, and got to know eachother face to face and online without completely recognizing it.

Blaise said...

While watching "You've Got Mail" I could clearly see the stages of CMC being played out. Kathleen and Joe started off just with simple friendly e mails. The email became more personal as they grew more curious about the other and the number of times they would contact each other increased. I could see the stages of fantasy and anticipation easily because they both thought they knew the kind of person the other was and yet they were nervous to meet. Joes was able to minipulate the online relationship to a face to face relationship because he knew Kathleen was Shopgirl. In the end it worked because they had a longterm relationship.

Jackie said...

CMC and You've Got Mail have a lot in common. With consideration for steps in an online relationship, they followed it almost exactly. It all started with her curiosity; visiting a over 30 chat room for kicks and giggles and she found him there. The investigation came next. They talked about his dog (not very personal but personal enough). She fantasized about what he would actually be like and pretends like they are the "oldest and dearest of friends." Their emails became more frequent and they anticipated getting mail from each other. Then they met!

jenn said...

While I was watching "You've Got Mail", CMC was clearly involved. The way that they formed a relationship over the internet was exactly the way we talked about in class in the ten stages of online communication. The only differences I saw was that they had already formed the relationship by the beginning of the movie. The other difference I noticed was in step three " testing" they had already decided that they were not gong to give out personal information. By the end of the movie they were so anxious to get emails that it drove them crazy, but when they found out who they were, it was what they both wanted.

Jenn said...

As most have already pointed out, "You've got mail" was an excellent example of the formation of online relationships. The ten steps involved in relationship formation via the internet were clearly evident. The steps I thought to be highlighted very well was a combination of steps 5 + 6 as the majority of the movie was spent building up the anticipation of the main characters to the finale where they were able to meet and unite once and for all with their internet lover. And I must say... it was just too cute =)

Amanda said...

After watching You've Got Mail, it is clear that CMC was involved in the relationships formed during the movie. The ten stages of developing an online relationship were outlined throughout the movie. The early stages such as curiosity, investigation, testing, and increasing frequency were the easiest to see. As the relationship grew they began testing it by emailing new and different topics to discuss. The emails then began to increase as the relationship grew stronger and their disire to talk to one another grew.

Sarah said...

I have seen “You’ve Got Mail” a couple of times in the past, but with this viewing, a watched it in a different way, looking for signs of CMC. As we learned in class, the 10 steps of building an internet relationship played an important role, but the steps were a bit twisted. There was the curiosity to the anticipation, to the long-term relationship (we assume this one), but during the process, the two people know each other. But, because of the CMC in this movie, it easily brought together Kathleen and Joe, giving CMC a positive image.

Vange Marie said...

In You’ve Got Mail, the 10 stages of online relationships discussed in class were exemplified. The movie illustrated CMC by letting the audience view a relationship being developed based on those 10 stages of online relationships. It all began with curiosity, and escalated to anticipation and furthermore, a face-to-face meeting. The two, who were just around the corner from one another, were separated by a computer screen which created a comfort zone. You’ve Got Mail was the perfect example of how relationships are formed after comfort, and through stages.

Catie said...

After viewing the movie "You've Got Mail" in class, I was able to relate the ten stages of online relationships to it. Some of the stages were fairly obvious. For example, right before Joe meets Kathleen, his anticipation peaks and he starts fantasizing what she could possibly look like. He tells his friend he is sure she is beautiful. Throughout the movie there are other examples of the stages as well. In the end, I was able to relate the movie to class and see a beneficial side of online relationships.

Nora1027 said...

The movie "You've Got Mail" greatly portrays the ten stages of an Internet relationship. From the curiosity stage where Kathleen and Joe met in a chat room all the way to the anxiety that comes along with a face-to-face meeting. When Joe suggested to Kathleen that they should meet, Kathleen gets this very nervous look on her face but she eventually agrees to it. The whole way to the cafe Joe is clearly severely anxious. He even makes his friend look in first to make sure Shopgirl is pretty. Kathleen's boyfriend tells her "You think this machine is your friend, but its not." He insists that this technology thing is a fad, but Kathleen still can't resist getting online to hear those 3 little wonderful words, "You've Got Mail!"

Nicole said...

After watching the movie "You've Got Mail," it is very clear that CMC is a key factor in the relationships that were formed during this movie. Joe and Kathleen definitely followed the ten stages of an online relationship. They went through each stage, starting with curiosity, investigation, testing, and then increasing frequency. I thought that the two steps that were portrayed throughout the movie the most though were steps 5 and 6, anticipation and then fantasy integration. Their relationship was different however, because they thought they didn't know each other because of being online, however in person they did actually know each other. In the end they both finally decided to meet and realized once and for all who their true love was.

kpungitore said...

"You've Got Mail" is an excellent example of how people use CMC to appear differently to others at any age. It shows that no matter how many years of experience someone has in face to face communication, it is easier to give the impression you want to give through CMC. Shopgirl and NYC152 did go through all ten of the online relationship stages and confirmed that building relationships though CMC can be enjoyable and entertaining!

flaimjl said...

"You've Got Mail" was an excellent illustration of CMC and more specifically the stages of an online relationship. In the movie, it was very easy for the main characters to express their feelings through CMC rather than their face to face communication. Through CMC, the characters were able to realize their interpersonal relationships with their boyfriend and girlfriend were not meant to be. However, this movie also demonstrated how easy it is to lie through CMC. The characters were able to stretch the truth about certain subjects, which is a perfect example of the uncertainity many people face with CMC.

Kate said...

Though I have seen the movie numerous times before, I watched "You've Got Mail" in a whole new light this time. As I watched, I recognized how Joe and Kathleen displayed the 10 steps of an Internet Relationship. Anticipation was a big step in their relationship because it shows them both excitedly waiting while their computers loaded and they heard the sweet sound of "You've Got Mail." The only thing that was confusing in their Internet Relationship was the Face-to-Face meeting. Joe kind of ruined that for Kathleen when he did not admit that he was NY152. Overall though, they easily followed the steps of forming an Internet Relationship through their AOL e-mails to one another.

SoggyOgyBoy said...

I enjoyed watching the film "you've got mail" in class. Personally, i think Tom Hanks is a phenominal actor but thats besides the point. This movie, in relation to class, followed into the ten-step on-line relationship pattern about seven steps in. Though it may have gone all ten, to the end of the movie i only noticed up to seven. It took a little bit long to get through steps 1-3, but the relationship between the two main characters took off at step four, increasing frequency. a Majority of the movie was based on step 5 and 6, anticipation and fantasy integration, when they both became much more intrested and started becoming a little more personal with their e-mails. It took a very long time for the Face-to-Face step, or so only for meg ryan's charactrer. I think it was a good example of CMC and the overall human spirit. It is only human nature to become more and more interested in the unknown over an extended period of time.

Veronica said...

veronica's commment

Marisa said...

The first time i saw this film, I didn't like it. Although I don't remember why, I just remember leaving the theatre thinking well that was dumb. But after having class discussions about this topic and talking about the 10 stages of developing an internet relationship, the movie took a whole new turn and was quite humorous. Especially hearing and seeing the old AIM sing in procedure. My favorite part of the movie was the stage of the fantasy integration. It was funny to hear their visions of each other in their head. And what made it even more funnier was that it was at different times of the movie, when Tom Hanks already knew and she did not. All in all, I think that this was an excellent film to show the class when talking about the 10 different stages!