Friday, September 12, 2008
Let's all say...AHHHHHH
Maybe it's because the weekend's almost here but I've been thinking about movies and it's been a long time since I've been to one. My last movie was Mamma Mia (which I looooved btw). The other day I was talking about Disney movies and being a complete sap about tearing up over them.
I'm a girl who loves a good romance movie but considering what I do for a living that's not all that surprising. I love movies that make me sigh, make me cry, and make me go ahhhhh!!!
Now I'm not completely crazy. I can't narrow my favorite romantic movies to just one. Dang, I probably have several dozen favorite all-time tear jerker, romantic flicks but I'm going to try to name a few anyway. Dr. Zhivago was one of the most romantic movies. Don't know if you've see it but it's an oldie. Beautifully made, scored, and well, just everything. Omar Shariff played the young doctor Yuri during the Russian Revolution and through a twist of fate meets the peasant girl, Lara (played by Julie Christie). You KNOW their love affair amid war and difficult times, isn't going to end well but the whole thing is just so romantic anyway. The movie is full of troikas and ice palaces, action and undying love. And some of the most beautiful music.
It's one of my favorites along with Gone With the Wind. Yeah,I know, another movie about war. But it's also about love and perhaps one of the sexiest scenes ever made was the one where Rhett carried Scarlett up that loooooong flight of stairs. Unforgettable.
Now, I'm probably seriously dating myself but when I was a young teen, Love Story was the big DATE MOVIE. Ryan O'Neal and Ali McGraw portrayed the perfect college lovers. He gave up his life of wealth and priviledge to marry the sassy girl from the wrong side of the tracks. This movie was so popular and everybody knew the famous line...love means never having to say you're sorry. Sappy, I know, but every guy in town took his girl to see that movie just so he could hold her close as she dissolved into tears at the end. AHHHHH. My kind of movie.
Now I don't have a picture of this movie but I seriously love the period flick Sense and Sensibilities with Emma Thompson, Kate Winslett and Hugh Grant. Based on the Jane Austen novel, this is my kind of romance. It's, to me, unforgettable. The scene at the end with Emma Thompson's character and Hugh Grant's hero has me...sniff, sniff...weeping. EVERY TIME. There's just something about her character holding it all together for everyone else. Telling her sister about her broken heart isn't something she would do. She holds everything deep, deep inside. And just when she thinks all is lost....well, you'll have to watch the movie.
So grab a box of kleenex, a bottle of wine, and some of the best chocolate you can find and tell me what YOU would watch when you want a romance fix.