Feb 13, 2012

Valentine's Day Movie Meme: Forever Classics Edition

First of all, thanks to the people who left their caption for the first Caption it post . Also thanks to those who answered the poll: seems it's going to be a weekly feature.

Now I'm answering a meme for Valentine's Day. It was created by Merdith @ Forever Classics. Sorry I've never been able to pick just one thing per question :)

1. What is your favorite romantic comedy?
Some of my favorites are: His Girl Friday, The Apartment, The Thin Man (because that's what it is, right?), Ball of Fire, Charade, Ninotchka, Roman Holiday, Mr. Deeds goes to town, Vivacious Lady, City Lights, and most of the comedies directed by Mitchell Leisen like Remember the NightMidnight & Arise, My Love

2. What is your favorite romantic drama?
Some of my favorites are: Two for the road, An Affair to Remember, Camille, Holiday (this one is not really a comedy), Gone with the Wind, The umbrellas of Cherbourg, To have and have not, Morocco, Penny Serenade, In name onlyPeople Will Talk, The Quiet Man, Waterloo Bridge, Hold Back the DawnMerrily We Go to Hell.

3. Worst romance film you've seen?
10 by far. Then Tender Comrade, The Proud and the Profane, Duel in the Sun, The Garden of Allah, and some others I don't remember because my mind completely erased them.

4. How do you feel about the majority of romantic films being labeled "chick flicks"?
I don't really care. Good movies always get recognition beyond any label. Except for The Notebook.

5. Favorite on-screen couple?
Photoset here.

6. Favorite off-screen couple?
Gable & Lombard. Their story is just epic.

7. Best kiss in a movie?
The first that comes to my mind is the first one in Roman Holiday. It looks real and spontaneous. 

8. Favorite romantic scene?
So many! I like romantic scenes that are not THE romantic scene of the movie, but like the previous moments. Example: when Jack Lemmon prepares a dinner for sick Shirley Maclaine. And I like playful scenes, like the ones from Charade. Oh, oh, and sweet scenes like this one with Cary and Carole:

Ugh, I have so many I need to write a post about them.

9. Who are 2 film characters you wished had gotten together, but never did?
Uhm...like forever? Like Princess Ann & Joe Bradley? Or Armand & Camille?

10. Two actors you think would have great chemistry, but have never done a film together?
Lauren Bacall and Burt Lancaster. Rita Hayworth and Richard Burton. And all these.

11. Favorite romantic song in a film (doesn't have to be from a musical)?

I LOVE the main song from Two for the road, composed by Henry Mancini:

There's a song that I really like from A foreign affair, called Illusions:

There are so many great songs that I'm dying here, like Would you?

And Night and Day (Youtube) , True Love (Youtube) sung by Grace Kelly or the most popular song from The umbrellas of Cherbourg. I really have a lot of favorites.

12. Best score from a romance film?
Besides the obvious, like Gone with the Wind & Breakfast at Tiffany's, I'm gonna pick (again) the one Henry Mancini composed for Two for the Road. Great sound and perfect fit, since it reflects the different stages in the main character's relationship.

13. Most romantic film quote?
My problem with the questions about quotes is that I never remember the ones I want, and then, when the post is published I start "hey, but this is my favorite quote ever? How didn't I mention it? etc". Anyway, here are two pretty romantic:

Robert Jordan: Are you afraid?
Maria: Not now. I love you, Roberto. Always remember. I love you as I loved my father and mother, as I love our unborn children, as I love what I love most in the world, and I love you more. Always remember.
Robert Jordan: I'll remember. 

Maid Marian (to, uhm, Robin): I love you. More than all you know. I love you more than children. More than fields I've planted with my hands. I love you more than morning prayers or peace or food to eat. I love you more than sunlight, more than flesh or joy, or one more day. I love you... more than God.

14. A film you'd recommend to watch on Valentine's Day?
Any of the mentioned in question 1 & 2 :) Or new ones, like You've got mail, Pride and Prejudice, and Crazy, Stupid Love. The thing is watch anything but 10 :)


  1. Thank you for doing the meme! You mentioned so many of my favorite films :)

  2. @Meredith You're welcome, it was fun :) Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I might be stealing this meme! Great answers!



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