Sunday, February 12, 2012
My Favorite Romantic Movies
I collect old postcards. These are a few of my vintage Valentine postcards, some dating back to 1908.
Since Valentine's Day is about love I wanted to make a list of my favorite romantic movies. No light-hearted romances here - that would be another list.
Gone With the Wind
Passionate love - (Rhett and Scarlett are too much alike. He loves her, but he can only take so much).
Who can forget "Love means never having to say you're sorry."
Two people, married to others, fall in love during the Russian revolution. This movie is three hours long and perfect for a long winter's night.
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
Fantasy love - Woman falls in love with the ghost of a sea captain. Those black and white movies from the 1940's were really good!
Out of Africa
Uncommitted love - Danish writer loves big game hunter in Africa. I actually bought the soundtrack and play it all the time.
Lifelong love with a touch of sadness. Have plenty of tissue at the end.
The Message in a Bottle
Woman falls in love with widower, still grieving the loss of his late wife.
Pride and Prejudice
Prideful love - Two witty souls finally find true love. Who doesn't love Mr. Darcy?
Sense and Sensibility
Another Jane Austen favorite. Love wins in the end. My absolute favorite.
Dangerous love - Woman falls for brooding Heathcliffe.
Hopeful love - homely girl finds love in the end. I never tire of this story.
Everlasting love - "The love inside, you take it with you."
May you still be truly, madly, insanely in love on this Valentine's Day.
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