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« Reply #30 on: July 02, 2007, 08:43:49 PM »

Well, as long as we're talking about anime, one of my favorite romances was the one between Kei and Mizuho in Onegai Teacher. It's a series that plays heavily on the whole "hot for teacher" theme, but in a way that really is romantic instead of dirty and pornographic. What makes it a comedy, of course, is that Mizuho and Kei end up married to each other long before they get to decide whether they're in love or not. The fact that this romance is semi-forbidden (legally permitted, but only if they keep it a secret from everyone else at school) also complicates their lives to the point of utter absurdity.

Apart from all the comedy, though, the story is very romantic because of Kei and Mizuho having to struggle through one socially awkward situation after another together, and how this binds them together in more than just a sexual way. (The only actual sex portrayed, in fact, is in a rather apocryphal episode that serves as something of an epilogue to the series.) There's plenty to imply that their marriage does get consummated somewhere along the way (even before that apocryphal episode), but the story itself focuses on love and how they get themselves into it with each other.

In short, it's my favorite romance because it's got all the eroticism, but there's nothing really lewd about any of it. I think these anime makers are on to something.
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« Reply #31 on: July 02, 2007, 09:25:10 PM »

I find myself thinking about anti-romance films like BLACK NARCISSUS or LOLITA or LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN...
But of course the classics have been mentioned like CASABLANCA...
My favorite is WEST SIDE STORY. I feel that WEST SIDE STORY did ROMEO AND JULIET even better with Tony and Maria meeting at the dance and Tony singing shortly after that.
Both ROMEO AND JULIET (1968) and WEST SIDE STORY (1961) are GREAT films. 

Quote from: Snivelly link=topic=114480.msg148036#msg148036 date=11827In the novel form of [i
Pretty in Pink[/i], Andie did pick Duckie.  I liked that ending better.
PRETTY IN PINK... She should have gone with Duckie.  Karma for you Snively. 

One of my best friends is living in Paris right now.  She says every day she finds something dirty and strange and alive, as though she's in a Henry Miller novel.  She doesn't want to leave.
Henry Miller, "Romance Of Certain Old Clothes" Hmm...I don't know..."dirty and strange and alive...?"  To be Romantic, I think it depends upon what's alive...

Speaking of alive, did anyone mention HAROLD AND MAUDE? TeddyR

A PLACE IN THE SUN is terribly upsetting to me and I think 'cause it's romantic! 
OSSESSIONE is the same way, I love it, but watching it is painful.  Even in CASABLANCA, why are the greatest screen lovers always star-crossed? 
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« Reply #32 on: July 02, 2007, 11:03:26 PM »

Thanks for the karma Allhallowsday!   Smile

Wuthering Heights is my all-time favorite novel, but I have always been sooo disappointed with the movie versions made.  Although the version with Lawrence Olivier is wonderful, and he was such a gorgeous man in his youth, no movie made yet has ever been able to capture the pathos and dark brooding mood of the book.  It has everything, forbidden love, revenge, ghosts, dramatic death scenes, and yet all any director has been able to make of it is yet another period piece.    Bluesad

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« Reply #33 on: July 02, 2007, 11:09:55 PM »

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (take your pick of versions) . . .

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« Reply #34 on: July 03, 2007, 08:11:22 AM »

Wuthering Heights is my all-time favorite novel, but I have always been sooo disappointed with the movie versions made. 

I almost mentioned Wuthering Heights since I also love the novel, but since this thread was about movies, I left it out (I've never seen a movie version out of fear of what they'd do to one of the greatest dark romances ever).

Has anyone here ever seen Truly Madly Deeply? I really enjoyed that one. It's sort of along the lines of Ghost, but much better written, IMO. It stars Alan Rickman and Juliet Stevenson in a very bittersweet story of love, life and death. I can see that most here are not much into romances, but this is a really well-told story. And there's ghosts!  TongueOut

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« Reply #35 on: July 17, 2007, 06:16:07 PM »

What about when Dr. Serizawa wishes his fiancee and her new love well before sacrificing himself to ice Godzilla in the original movie?  See, Red Robot, not every romantic movie is a chick flick.

For a totally romantic horror film, what about The Abominable Dr. Phibes?

But if we're talking movies that are all about the romance, how about The Toxic Avenger What Dreams May Come?
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« Reply #36 on: July 21, 2007, 04:17:57 PM »

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (take your pick of versions) . . .

Then the episode of "Night Gallery" entitled "Phantom of What Opera" w/  Leslie Nielsen as the title character and Mary Ann Beck as his prisoner. ROTFL! at the end of that one.
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« Reply #37 on: July 21, 2007, 10:13:39 PM »

GUI! I hate romantic movies! But for a romantic moment, probably in Pirates of the Carribean 3: at world's end when Will turner and Miss swan (Kira Nightely ring any bells?) were getting married on a pirate ship when a battle was going on. Now that I think of it, it's more of a comedy seen  BounceGiggle

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