Joe Fox: [a clip on the news] I sell cheap books, I do. So sue me. T.V. Reporter: [a clip on the news] And that, in a nutshell, is the Fox Books philosophy. Joe Fox: Hey! Kevin: That's what you said?
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Joe Fox:
[a clip on the news]
I sell cheap books, I do. So sue me.
T.V. Reporter:
[a clip on the news]
And that, in a nutshell, is the Fox Books philosophy.
Joe Fox:
Hey!
Kevin:
That's what you said?
Joe Fox:
Well... yeah, that's not *all* I said. I said - aww, I can't believe those bastards! I said we were great. I said you could sit and read for hours and no one will bother you. I said we have a hundred and fifty thousand titles. I showed them the New York section. I said we were a goddamn piazza! A place in the city where people can mingle and mix and be.
Kevin:
Piazza?
Joe Fox:
I was eloquent. Shit!
Kevin:
Piazza...

Transcript:
Only instead of a 10-gallon vat
of olive oil for 3.99...
...that won't even fit under your
kitchen cabinet, we sell cheap books.
Me, a spy? Absolutely.
I have in my possession the secret
printout of the sales figures...
...of a bookstore so inconsequential,
yet full of its own virtue...
...that I had to rush over for fear
it will put me out of business.
What? What?
Hey. How you doing? Frank Navasky.
Joe Fox.
-Joe Fox?
-F-O-X.
The inventor of the superstore.
Of course.
The enemy of the mid-list novel.
The destroyer of City Books.
Tell me something, really.
How do you sleep at night?
I use a wonderful over-the-counter drug:
Ultra-dorm.
Don't take the whole thing, just half.
You'll wake up without
even the tiniest hangover.
-You're Frank Navasky, aren't you?
-Yes. Leaving.
Your last piece in the Observer...
...about Anthony Powell was brilliant.
-Really?
-Brilliant. Yes.
I'm Patricia Eden.
Hi. Eden Books.
Joe, this man is the greatest
living expert...
...on Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.
You really liked my--?
This is Kathleen Kelly.
My piece? I just--
You know? I'm flattered.
You write these things.
You think somebody'll mention them.
A week goes by, the phone
doesn't ring and you think:
"I'm a fraud. I'm a failure or something."

Clip duration: 85 seconds
Views: 67
Uploaded: 13 December, 2020
Genres: comedy, drama, romance
Summary: Two business rivals who despise each other in real life unwittingly fall in love over the Internet.


Actors

Joe Fox - Tom Hanks
T.V. Reporter - Nina Zoie Lam