Meredith of Forever Classics, hosted a Romantic Classic Movie survey in honor of Valentine's Day(my contribution is a little late):
1. What is your favorite romantic comedy?
Midnight (1939). Claudette Colbert, is wonderful in the role of an American gold digger living it up in Paris, Don Ameche is a charming romantic lead, Mary Astor, makes the perfect rival and John Barrymore is in one of his funniest performances.
2. What is your favorite romantic drama?
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir(1947). I love this film and Lucy Muir (Gene Tierney), who against all advice moves into a cottage on a bluff overlooking the ocean. The ghost of Captain Gregg (Rex Harrison) is at first frightening but we come to love him.
3. Worst romance film you've seen? I dunno..
4. How do you feel about the majority of romantic films being labeled "chick flicks"?
I do not take the term too seriously...
5. Favorite on-screen couple?
Gene Tierney and Tyrone Power.
6. Favorite off-screen couple?
Clark Gable and Carole Lombard.
7. Best kiss in a movie?
The Thomas Crown Affair(1968).
8. Favorite romantic scene?
Thomas Crown Affair. This movie showcases McQueen's perfect cool image and the beautiful Dunaway.
With the then-innovative multiple split screens and the beautiful theme song with Noel Harrison. The chess game is still the most-seductive scene where all the clothes stay on and nobody talks.
9. Who are 2 film characters you wished had gotten together, but never did?
Gary Cooper as Prof. Bertram Potts from Ball of Fire (1941).
Gene Tierney as Susan Miller from Rings on Her Fingers (1942)
10. Two actors you think would have great chemistry, but have never done a film together?
Gene Tierney and Gary Copper.
11. Favorite romantic song in a film (doesn't have to be from a musical)?
Doris Day "It's Magic" from the classic film, Romance on the High Seas.
12. Best score from a romance film?
13. Most romantic film quote?
The Age of Innocence (1993).
Ellen Olenska: I think we should look at reality, not dreams.
Newland Archer: I just want us to be together!
Ellen Olenska: I can't be your wife, Newland! Is it your idea that I should live with you as your mistress?
Newland Archer: I want... Somehow, I want to get away with you... and... and find a world where words like that don't exist!
Breakfast at Tiffany's.