Even if the Moonlight director didn’t address the rom-com’s best scene.

Barry Jenkins, director of last year’s Oscars Best Picture Winner, Moonlight, is no stranger to the magic of moviemaking — which made his live-tweeted first-time viewing of Notting Hill all the more wondrous and entertaining to behold.

Whether or not you’re a fan of the 1999 romantic comedy, which stars Hugh Grant as an unassuming London bookstore owner named William and Julia Roberts as Anna, the Julia Roberts-ish megastar actress who falls in love with him, Jenkins’s recent tweetstorm about the film makes a compelling case that it’s a classic for a reason. His reactions to Notting Hill — which he recently experienced on a flight by peering over the shoulder of a seatmate during the last leg of a transatlantic journey — are a fun reminder of how plainly delightful the movies can be.

In other news, the woman next to me is watching NOTTING HILL. A few choice folks will get the irony of this happening on my last flight of this sojourn. Also… Julia Roberts is STUNNING in this film. And holy shit Lester Freamon is in this?!

— Barry Jenkins (@BarryJenkins) January 4, 2018

At first, Jenkins was captivated by the clever cinematic moves of Notting Hill‘s director, Roger Michell:

After peeping these dolly/zoom combos in this dinner scene I looked up the director and OF COURSE it’s Roger Michell!!! a G and a Gent, was a Telluride regular for quite some time.

— Barry Jenkins (@BarryJenkins) January 4, 2018

However, it was a long, rough flight, apparently accompanied by alcohol, and Jenkins was watching the film without sound while distracted by his own live-tweeting. This led to some interesting developments: