For Valentine’s Day, I round up the five moments at the movies that I fell in love with and made me fall in love…
I appreciate I’m two days late to this special Valentine’s Day-related post, but I wanted to do it anyway. Valentine’s Day is about celebrating love in all its highs and lows and there’s nothing I like more than a good romantic movie to put me in the loving spirit; chirping, chirruping and kissing the trials and tribulations of love life on the lips.
We have a remarkable shortage of Valentine’s movies this year. Perhaps that’s expected as we are under a lockdown Valentine’s Day. That’s why it got me thinking about the movies that I fell in love with and have made me fall in love. More specifically, I was thinking of individual moments from the movies that are the most romantic.
Necessarily, there are some great titles and moments that I’ve left out. I couldn’t find space for Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson’s first “brief encounter” at the train station in David Lean’s ‘Brief Encounter’ (1945), for example. There was no room for Meg Ryan’s fake orgasm in ‘When Harry Met Sally’ (1989). Or, even more recently, the planetarium scene in ‘La La Land’ (2017) with that adorably lovely coupling of Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. And I couldn’t find room for the iconic phone kiss scene from ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ (1946).
These are all great titles and great omissions. But this is a top 5 list rather than a top 10 and so I had to really squeeze things down to the bare minimum with all the fat trimmed from the bones.
So here it is. My top 5 romantic movie moments…
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