Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The most romantic movies ever!
For Whom the Bell Tolls.
Later, I said—how was the movie, sweetheart?
Jamie: “Beautiful Aurelia, I've come here with a view of asking you to marriage me. I know I seems an insane person - because I hardly knows you - but sometimes things are so transparency, they don't need evidential proof. And I will inhabit here, or you can inhabit with me in England.”
And it turns out, Awwwww…she’s learned English! Kind of.
Aurelia: “Just in cases.”
Awww. “Just in cases.” How wonderful is that? So, again, there’s no sweaty lust or body parts here, but only honest emotion. A whole crowd of people is watching. But it’s about—conflict, and desire, and devotion. And it’s so romantic! And we can watch it, over and over.
I Googled “most romantic movies of all time” and I must say, though the lists were similar, some of the one included were not my faves. The Notebook? Bridges of Madison County? Er..no.(Not for me, at least.) We could argue over The English Patient. But West Side Story? Dirty Dancing? When Harry Met Sally? Ghost? Casablanca? (Number one on so many lists…)
And You’ve Got Mail? So wonderful. And in the end they meet—with their real identities--and
Joe Fox: “Don't cry, Shopgirl. Don't cry. “
Kathleen Kelly: “I wanted it to be you. I wanted it to be you so badly. “
Okay, what’s the point of this? Well, it’s fun to remember favorite movies, whatever the occasion. But for writers, and readers this pre-Valentine’s Day, it’s also educational to remember when and why romance works. And that often it’s more in your head, than in your…wherever else.
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