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Have you read the "You've Got Mail" screenplay by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron? See it right here, right now! This isn't a product of fan labor, and it's not a transcript. Get ready, because you're about to immerse yourself in something fantastic. No sign up required.
Based on the classic Miklós László novel "Parfumerie" (also known as "The Shop Around the Corner", and for your consideration, we offer the final draft script from February 1998. Free, of course, from 8FLiX and Warner Bros.
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Discover More About the "You've Got Mail" Screenplay
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Take a look at the "You've Got Mail" synopsis.
Strangers Joe Fox and Kathleen Kelly live and work near each other on New York's Upper West Side. Though involved in seemingly satisfying relationships, Joe and Kathleen meet anonymously in an Internet chat room and find themselves confiding their innermost secrets--everything except their identities. But back in the real world, the opening of Joe's new Fox Books superstore a few blocks away from Kathleen's little family-owned bookstore threatens their burgeoning romance. Warner Bros.
"You've Got Mail" Screenplay Details.
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It's the same, but different.
All right, so our understanding is that a professional screenwriter retyped the original script. Think of it as a modern-day "photocopy." So, that means you'll see all of the original author's spelling, grammatical, and/or formatting anomalies.
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