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« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2007, 03:44:35 PM »

I like "Amelie" a lot.  "The Princess Bride" is another good one that many of us guys can seem to deal with.  Oh, oh, and "The Nightmare Before Christmas!"

I've always thought that the love story angle in "Conan the Barbarian" worked well.  He loves Valeria, she dies, he engages in a man on horde battle to the death and she briefly shows up to lend him a shield.

On the other hand, "An Officer and a Gentleman" drives me nuts.
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« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2007, 04:30:37 PM »

Anyone else find the relationship between Lionel and Paquita in Dead-Alive as touching as me?

Anyone? TeddyR
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« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2007, 01:30:11 AM »

The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love always worked for me.

And the picnic scene from A Beutiful Mind.
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« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2007, 05:03:47 AM »

Anyone else find the relationship between Lionel and Paquita in Dead-Alive as touching as me?

Anyone? TeddyR

Yes!  I've always said that if you can forgive someone if their mother eats your dog, it must be love!

the John Hughes teenage romantic comedies (although I still say Andie should have picked Duckie)

Nowadays, Pretty and Pink seems like it has such a weird ending.  But they ran a number of test screenings and, since this was the 80s, the audience actually wanted to see her get the rich guy!  John Hughes was appalled and thus Some Kind of Wonderful was born (same movie, real ending, the characters were just re-arranged a bit).
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« Reply #19 on: June 25, 2007, 07:28:08 AM »

In the novel form of Pretty in Pink, Andie did pick Duckie.  I liked that ending better.
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« Reply #20 on: June 25, 2007, 08:22:08 AM »

Nowadays, Pretty and Pink seems like it has such a weird ending.  But they ran a number of test screenings and, since this was the 80s, the audience actually wanted to see her get the rich guy!  John Hughes was appalled and thus Some Kind of Wonderful was born (same movie, real ending, the characters were just re-arranged a bit).

I guess I missed Some Kind of Wonderful. I'll have to look for it sometime when I think I can handle more teen angst. Thanks for the info!

In the novel form of Pretty in Pink, Andie did pick Duckie.  I liked that ending better.

I also didn't realize it was a novel. Was this a novelization of the film, or was the film based on a novel?
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« Reply #21 on: June 25, 2007, 09:24:43 AM »


I also didn't realize it was a novel. Was this a novelization of the film, or was the film based on a novel?


How could you capture Andrew McCarthy's character's smarmy smile in novel?

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« Reply #22 on: June 25, 2007, 11:03:29 AM »

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In the novel form of Pretty in Pink, Andie did pick Duckie.  I liked that ending better.

I also didn't realize it was a novel. Was this a novelization of the film, or was the film based on a novel?

I can't recall offhand.  I know I read it in high school, my best friend had read it and passed it to me when she was finished.  I think it might have been a novelization of the film, but I seem to remember it went a bit more in-depth with some of the characters, such as the store manager Andie got the old dress from.
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« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2007, 05:12:02 PM »


Don't you know you gonna shock the monkey. Hey hey!

But seriously, my favorite moment is from Say Anything, but not the above lampooned moment. Before that, after Lloyd gets rejected by Diane.

"Just take this pen, and write me."

"She gave me a pen...I gave her my heart...and she gave me a pen."   

Also, from another Cameron Crowe movie, Singles (another of my girl's favorites). When Cliff (Matt Dillon) finally says "Bless you," after Janet (Bridget Fonda) sneezes in the elevator. Another blatent "Awww" moment that got me a bit.
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« Reply #24 on: June 28, 2007, 09:51:03 AM »

Not a romantic movie but a romantic moment: the end of Stranger Than Fiction. Holy crap did I love that movie. At first I didn't like where they were taking the ending, but then they developed it and I couldn't help but love it. It's the first flick to make me teary eyed since the end of Godzilla 1985.
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« Reply #25 on: June 28, 2007, 06:36:13 PM »

Not a romantic movie but a romantic moment: the end of Stranger Than Fiction. Holy crap did I love that movie. At first I didn't like where they were taking the ending, but then they developed it and I couldn't help but love it. It's the first flick to make me teary eyed since the end of Godzilla 1985.

I think I might actually see stranger than fiction, if only because I love when clowns get the chance to frown. Speaking of which, "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" was a great movie for anyone typically nauseated by 'romance'.

...Even though I wasn't even 10 when I watched it, I've been considering going back to it...except that I know it will make me cry again.

Also good for a tear are 'Dancer in the Dark' and 'Requiem for a Dream'.
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« Reply #26 on: June 28, 2007, 06:46:23 PM »

Laugh all you like, but theres a mind 90's Anime feature called "Battle Angel". I don't know if the dubbed is any good, but 95% of the time they are unforgivable.

Thinking about it made me look for something like this

http://youtube.com/watch?v=s5jmGnXgpZU

It is based on one of the greatest comics ever.


"Battle Angel" is a great anime.  Love is sharing your cyborg lift support systems with someone else.


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There are more than a dozen of them, but if you haven't already, check out the manga (mini-graphic novels). They are so violent and so romantic at the same time that they'd probably kill you if printed in color.
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« Reply #27 on: June 28, 2007, 07:33:07 PM »

Romance ... BAH-HUMBUG!!!

Actually I was looking at IMDB's top 50 Romance films and I think I've seen about 90% or better of them.

http://www.imdb.com/Sections/Genres/Romance/average-vote
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« Reply #28 on: June 29, 2007, 01:38:52 PM »

The end of Dead Alive, where a blood-soaked Paquita and Lionel kiss, , ,that's about as romantic as I can stand it. . .
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« Reply #29 on: June 29, 2007, 10:32:27 PM »

The end of Dead Alive, where a blood-soaked Paquita and Lionel kiss, , ,that's about as romantic as I can stand it. . .


I always said that DEAD ALIVE is really a love story.  Smile

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 good films. 

Below is Tony singing "MARIA" just after meeting her for the first time.

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