Monday, February 14, 2011

Love is in the Air

It's Valentine's Day and with it the obligatory blog posts of favorite romances to watch or read. After reading through several hundred personal favorite romances on various and sundry blogs, I have come to the conclusion that the human race is doomed.

A sample of the suggestions for best romance that I have seen are: Farscape, Shaun of the Dead, The Black Tulip, Corpse Bride, The Story of O, Last Chance Harvey, Shadow of the Colossus, The Notebook, Shakespeare in Love, Wuthering Heights, Gone with the Wind, and so on.

Seriously, I didn't know whether to laugh hysterically at some of the suggestions or cry because it was so damn pathetic. To each his own.

By definition, the theme for a romance is love conquers all and the end is: "and they lived happily ever after." If it doesn't have those two things, then it isn't a romance. It might be a love story, but it isn't a romance.

These movies are good romances: Love Actually, Bridget Jones Diary, Bull Durham, Dirty Dancing, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Tin Cup, Pretty Woman, An Officer and a Gentleman, and a bunch of others.

Anyway, my valentine to you my loyal blog followers and anyone else who stops by is Hugh Grant Dancing. Hugh Grant dancing is a double treat, because 1. he's so hysterically funny to watch and 2. he's got a nice tushy.

This is from the movie Love Actually. Sorry it's a link because the embedding is disabled.

And this parody of an 80's music video: Pop Goes My Heart Embedding was also disabled on this one. But, I figured out how to open them in a new tab or window. :)


  1. I adore Love Actually. I've seen a few other movies try to pull off the same sense of ensemble (Valentine's Day felt like it was screaming, "We wanna be Love Actually! Pleeeease?" to me, though it wasn't necessarily bad) but none succeed so well.

    Have you seen Music and Lyrics from which the cheesy 80s parody originates? ;-)

  2. Yes, I have seen Music and Lyrics. It was a good one, too. :)