Thursday, June 28, 2007

Loving It

The Times today published the results of their quest to find the most romantic scene of all time. Voted for by readers of Times Online, the winner was the denouement of An Affair to Remember starring Deborah Kerr and Cary Grant.

While that may be no great surprise, some of the other contenders were. The last scene of Wild at Heart? The scene in Heat where, leaving the airport hotel Neil McCauley makes the decision to abandon Eady? I guess in the end it all comes down to whatever does it for you.

Although I’m still baffled by one reader’s description of the scene that gets his vote:

“When Scarlett Johansson walks back to Bill Murray after they’d already said goodbye, and she whispers something in his ear that we can’t hear. It’s a fleeting moment. But a moment that can change a life. I’m still dying to find out what she said, while at the same time we all know what she said.”

Er, okay. Then again, the voter is a cloggie who could very well be hopped up on monkey glands. Or they were still distracted by that marvellous opening shot.


At 8:18 pm, Blogger potdoll said...

i'm jealous of that reader - they had a different experience to the one i had when they watched that film. i didn't give a shit what was whispered. nor did i give a shit about her or him.

neither did the person who had got down on the floor between the chairs a few rows behind me - but then they were asleep.

wonder why?

hey ho.

At 9:00 pm, Blogger Good Dog said...

Dolly, wow, you really didn't like it, did you?

Have to say, I loved it. But based on the description, I still had a different experience from that reader.

At 1:18 am, Blogger potdoll said...

i think it's one of those films you either love or hate.

i didn't HATE it but i didn't understand what the fuss was about.

i liked the humour didn't like the story. i think the reason it didn't work for me was I didn't empathize with the girl either.


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