by Eve Meadows on August 23, 2018

in Extras,Film


These films containing classic romantic scenarios have been watched, reviewed, and discussed by our staff. Here are five recommendations for you and your friends.

1. Roman Holiday (1953)

This fairy tale was filmed in Rome. So, it is not just imbued with the rich Italian sun, but is permeated with non-Hollywood spontaneity. Princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn, who won an Oscar for Best Actress), comes to this European capital with politically correct answers to journalists’ questions, while forcibly eating cookies with milk at night, and cursing her origins. After hysterics, she is found near one of the fountains by an American journalist (Gregory Peck). He thinks that she is drunk and takes her home. He doesn’t tell that her that he knows from whom she is hiding, and she doesn’t explain her origins. They just fall in love with each other. Directed by William Wyler, Roman Holiday is one of the warmest films ever made about liberation, love, and happiness.

2. Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)

The classical melodrama from director Alain Resnais and writer Marguerite Duras is still a guide to creating a visually flawless and simple film in which there are several layers; the personal and the political are deliberately intertwined here. The French actress (Emmanuelle Riva) falls in love with the Japanese architect (Eiji Okada) in Hiroshima a decade after the 1945 nuclear bombing. They part with a short love and each relates to the place and the love story in completely different ways. For her, Hiroshima is the collapse of civilization and a symbol of the tragic end; for him, the moment of personal biography: His family is from here, and he once served in the Japanese army. This is an obligatory classic of the 20th century.

3. The Way We Were (1973)

An unhappy marriage of half a lifetime looks like this: An energetic and brisk girl, Katie (Barbra Streisand), with strong Marxist principles from a Jewish family, meets the embodiment of stereotypical golden youth in Hubbell (Robert Redford). The difficult relationship between the lovers will last for many years. The film breaks up into ideal tropes about relationships where two different partners can’t reconcile themselves to each other’s differences, stumbling upon them in politics, clothing, friendships, and vocation. We often get involved in unsuccessful stories, expecting that people can change, and this melodrama from director Sidney Pollack and writer Arthur Laurents is about these passions that add hurdles to romantic life, a theme which remains in the heart like a sinking sediment with the eternal titular tune, which won Marvin Hamlisch and Alan & Marilyn Bergman an Oscar for Best Song.

4. Say Anything… (1989)

The film is about the way to date a girl who, according to friends, is too good for you. John Cusack plays a strange, funny high school student, who dares to fall in love with the school star Diana at their graduation. She has an authoritarian dad, big plans to study overseas, and just one summer to spend with friends. Already in the middle of a vacation, it turns out that this is not just the love of students about to enter college. Cameron Crowe created a romantic film with wonderful young actors John Cusack and Ione Skye, the songs of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Depeche Mode, and Peter Gabriel, and realistic details about strict family, small phobias, and a love that strokes early adolescence.

5. Before Sunrise | Before Sunset | Before Midnight (1995-2013)

This trilogy by Richard Linklater, which covers almost twenty years, began with the idea of​​ a single film, Before Sunrise, about a young American (Ethan Hawke) and a Frenchwoman (Julie Delpy) meet on a train in Europe, fall in love, and spend 24 hours together. Their day spent in Vienna involves the mechanisms of first love, flirtation, and romance. The hit film was continued in Before Sunset and Before Midnight; each time, we see the same characters nine years later.

So, choose one and spend some good time with your soulmate. But first, look at something interesting on RU Brides.

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