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November 19, 2008

POLL 39: MOST FAVORITE ROMANTIC FILMS

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 5:07 pm

This is about a poll in my bilingual blog at http://celinejulie.blogspot.com

 

My poll 39 is inspired by PAINTED SKIN (2008, Gordon Chan), which has become one of my most favorite romantic films of all time. Vespertine from Bioscope webboard said that all the six main characters of PAINTED SKIN have unconditional love, and I think that’s why this film makes me feel very romantic.

However, the word “romantic films” I use here means “films which make me feel very romantic”. It doesn’t mean films which necessarily belong to romantic genre. Thus, HANCOCK (2008, Peter Berg, A+/A) and QUEEN OF THE DAMNED (2002, Michael Rymer, A++++++++++) may be called romantic films here, but LOVE OF SIAM (2007, Chukiat Sakveerakul, A+/A) may be not. I love the relationship between Lestat (Stuart Townsend) and Marius (Vincent Perez) in QUEEN OF THE DAMNED very much. I think the scene in which Marius decides to jump on the concert stage to kill other vampires to help protecting Lestat is one of my most favorite romantic scenes, though it is actually an action-thriller scene. LOVE OF SIAM doesn’t make me feel romantic. It makes me feel very hateful. After I saw this film, I hate the homophobic Sunee (Sinjai Plengpanit) very much. I think Sunee is one of the characters which I hate the most in my lifetime. LOVE OF SIAM makes me burn with anger and hatred towards this character, despite her change of attitude near the end of the film.

THESE ARE SOME OF MY MOST FAVORITE ROMANTIC FILMS OF ALL TIME. WHICH FILMS DO YOU LIKE?

1.AE FOND KISS…(2004, Ken Loach, UK)

2.ANOTHER CHANCE (2001, music video of Roger Sanchez, dir. by Philippe Andre)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9Xtvj_JVSM

3.BEAUTIFUL THING (1996, Hettie Macdonald, UK)

4.BLUE MOON (2002, Andrea Maria Dusl, Austria)

5.THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY (1995, Clint Eastwood, USA)
Richard LaGravenese wrote the screenplay.

6.CORRINA, CORRINA (1994, Jessie Nelson, USA)

7.GOOD MORNING, LUANG PRABANG (2008, Sakchai Deenan + Anousone Sirisackda, Laos)

8.HATSUKOI (2006, Yukinari Hanawa, Japan)
The heroine of this film turns into a criminal because of her love.

9.THE HEART OF ME (2002, Thaddeus O’Sullivan, UK)

10.UN HOMME, UN VRAI (2003, Arnaud Larrieu + Jean-Marie Larrieu, France)

11.IN JULY (2000, Fatih Akin, Germany)

12.LOST IN EMOTION (ความรู้สึกที่หายไป) (2007, Soraya Duangtep, Thailand)
The heroine of this film is an office woman who wants a handsome security guard very much.

13.THE LOVE LETTER (1999, Peter Chan, USA)

14.LOVE THAT BOY (2003, Andrea Dorfman, Canada)

15.MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE (1985, Stephen Frears, UK)

16.PAINTED SKIN (2008, Gordon Chan, Hong Kong)

17.P.S. I LOVE YOU (2007, Richard LaGravenese, USA)

18.SEALED WITH A KISS (1997, Sung Kee Chiu, Hong Kong)
Louis Koo is very handsome in this film.

19.13 GOING ON 30 (2004, Gary Winick, USA)

20.UNDER ONE ROOF (2002, Todd Wilson, USA)

You can cast multiple votes.

–The theme song of this poll is LOVE LETTER (1989) by Noriko Sakai
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Z1a_heU8QM

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