Not that it’s that big a deal, but it sure used to be for me. In my previous life as a newspaper features editor, it was one of the busiest times of the year. I remember many a Sunday night scrambling to edit and update the stories as the various winners were announced. My favorite part, though, was our fashion sidebar on what everyone was wearing. In later years, as I became a perfumista, I wished we could know what fragrances the actresses and actors were wearing too. As that life ended, however, I kind of lost interest in the films, the nominations, etc., and only watched the later fashion recap.
But it got me thinking about movies in general, and romantic ones in particular.
My all-time favorite romantic movie has got to be the Merchant-Ivory classic “A Room With a View.” Great acting, scenery and music all around. I tend to go weak in the knees when viewing the scene in which Julian Sands’ character strides forth and passionately kisses Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham Carter) in a field of flowers outside of Florence. Now if only DH and I could get to Italy and experience that for ourselves. In fact, thinking on it, many moons ago CB I Hate Perfume had a scent entitled “A Room With a View.” But I couldn’t put my hands on my sample of it to refresh my memory.
Anyhoo, what are your favorite romantic movies and / or scenes from films?