I'm starting to wonder if Maxwell still needs his own separate salutation. He didn't want to be included in the gentle readers group.
But Maxwell hasn't posted much since he moved in with Girlfriend. I think our misanthrope is so happy that he may not be a misanthrope anymore. But I'll keep Maxwell in his own special spot until I receive the word from him that he can be a gentle reader.
Now, here we go with this week's What? Monday question: What is your favorite romantic or sexy movie?
And by sexy, I do not mean Debbie Does Dallas. I mean something like my answer, which is A Walk On The Moon from 1999, and set in 1969.
Pearl (Diane Lane) is a bored housewife with two children and a live-in mother-in-law, spending the summer the same way they spend every summer -- at a campground where everyone is Jewish.
Then Pearl meets Walker Jerome (Viggo Mortensen). They go to Woodstock. They make love under a waterfall, causing my heart to flutter dangerously.
Walker wants Pearl to go with him when he moves on. Will she go or stay with her husband (Liev Schreiber)?
I won't tell you the answer, but By God, I would go with Walker Jerome. Viggo Mortensen is hotter than a firecracker in this movie.
IMDB says that Diane Lane gave up part of her salary so the production could afford to hire Mortensen. I would give up every penny I have to get Viggo.
And then there's Don Juan DeMarco, starring my beloved Johnny Depp.
Don Juan: By seeing beyond what is visible to the eye. Now there are those, of course, who do not share my perceptions, it's true. When I say that all my woman are dazzling beauties, they object. The nose of this one is too large; the-the hips of another, they are too wide; perhaps the breasts of a third, they are too small. But I see these women for how they truly are... glorious, radiant, spectacular, and perfect, because, I am not limited by my eyesight. Women react to me the way that they do, Don Octavio, because they sense that I search out the beauty that dwells within until it overwhelms everything else. And then they cannot avoid their desire, to release that beauty and envelope me in it. So, to answer your question, I see as clear as day that this great edifice in which we find ourselves is your villa. It is your home. And as for you, Don Octavio DeFlores, you are a great lover like myself, even though you may have lost your way and your accent. Shall I continue?
Every woman needs such a man in her life -- a man who will make her feel so beautiful that she is beautiful.
And now it's your turn: What is your favorite romantic or sexy movie?
Infinities of love,
P.S. I thought I was done with the computer for the night, so I unplugged it and put it on its shelf so it could sleep. I made a protein shake, turned on a documentary about John Mellencamp, turned off the light, and sat down to drink and watch. Suddenly in the dim light from the TV I saw something quite large strolling across my nightgown. I screamed, spilled my protein shake, and turned on the light. There was a palmetto bug on the rug at my feet. I smacked him unto death with my blue slipper. Scout helped me clean up the protein shake, but I am very upset. All I can think is, I wanna go home. But my home is gone. And if I can't have my home, then I want someone to take care of who will also take care of me. But there is no such person. I don't like gigantic flying cockroaches. I feel sad and lonely now. Why can't you love me? You would be happier, and so would I.
Princess Bride. :) Danger, comedy, pirates, and Love. Twoo Wuv...ReplyDelete
I wuv twoo wuv.Delete
Romantic: Before SunriseReplyDelete
Ah, yes. Definitely romantic. You haven't commented here in a coon's age. It's about time you showed up.Delete
Romantic without a doubt I am a sucker for a good romantic movie.............ReplyDelete
And your favorite is?Delete
I don't have favourtieDelete
Long story short, there wasn't much to post about, then there wasn't time to post. Then, Chrome (my main browser) stopped letting me comment on blogs. So I gave up. I'm only able to comment here because I moved the link into a different browser.
Moral of the story: You can include me with the others. I'll stop being so feisty. ;)
I'm sorry about your computer problems. I knew you weren't really a misanthrope because you cried when you told me about your dog who died. Misanthropes don't cry over dogs.Delete
Can't think of a favorite romantic movie. I think I had the romance disappointed out of me years ago--LOL! Bugs landing on me--awk!! Not a fan of bugs. I'd take the romance (false as it might be) over the bugs. LOL! ;)ReplyDelete
Top Gun! Not because of Tom Cruse. Puh leese! But the first four minutes gives me a hard-on. That counts, don't it?ReplyDelete
That definitely counts, Coffey, and I love the beginning, too.Delete
I want to read all the issues of The Henderson Press before I move to Las Vegas, so that's taken some time; and I've been considering career choices (I still want to be a full-time middle school campus supervisor, but I'm thinking of also seeking some proofreading work on the side since I can pick up on errant punctuation and grammar with laser-like intensity), and coming up with ideas for a few new projects, including a 1950s Las Vegas-set novel that I will pursue once I'm there. I really want to see how this one plays out because it involves an historical figure I don't think anyone would have thought visited Las Vegas. But he did.ReplyDelete
DVD reviews, too, which help keep me limber when I'm not writing a great deal. I like it better now since I'm reviewing only what interests me.
And, of course, reading, reading, and more reading. Tomorrow I'll finish 28 Barbary Lane, the first Tales of the City omnibus, but tonight I'll finish The Odds by Stewart O'Nan. I started it this afternoon.
From now on, I will visit like before.
And I will be happy to see you.Delete
Don Juan DeMarco is 2nd on my list. First has to be the Cary Grant/Deborah Kerr version of An Affair to Remember! Every time I hear, "If you can paint, I can walk" I cry--& I'm not normally a crier!ReplyDelete
An Affair To Remember gives my tear ducts a workout, too.Delete
A Walk In The Clouds - 1995ReplyDelete
loved it. i still do.
A very sweet movie, Jaya.Delete
Loved A Walk On The Moon! Great steamy love scenes and yes Viggo was a hottie! My favorite sexy movie is the Piano because Harvey Keitel is just so sexy and totally naked! Great post.ReplyDelete
P.S. Those flying cockroaches are the worst! In Myrtle Beach they were so big that I was afraid they would gather together and carry me away! Really gross. Sorry about your big mess!
Oh, I love The Piano, but when her husband cuts off her finger (being a pianist myself) I always feel like barfing. But I love it that she ends up with a man who appreciates her.Delete
I actually don't really like romantic films. I like quite a few romantic comedies but my favorite parts are usually not the romantic bits. Like the film Sleepless in Seattle (LOVE IT!!) but my favorite part was when Tom's character and his brother in law, make fun of his sister by retelling a sport's moment in the same tearful way she just told her favorite romantic film moment.ReplyDelete
That part of Sleepless in Seattle is a riot -- and it was totally improvised by the actors.Delete
I forgot another movie that deserves to be near the top of the list. It's Diane Lane's first film, A LITTLE ROMANCE. It was made in 1979 when she was a kid. Netflix has it & it's wonderful!!ReplyDelete
Diane Lane has been unbearably pretty and talented forever.Delete
Hmmm, lots of different movies for lots of different reasons. Like the movie "Cat People" isn't exactly a romance... it's more of a horror flick, but the slow, deep, throaty sound track absolutely turns my insides to mush... which makes ME feel romantic. Two thumbs up to the oldies but goodies, "An Affair to Remember", and the scene of kissing while lying in the surf from "From Here to Eternity." In more modern flicks, I love light romantic comedies like "I.Q.", "Sleepless in Seattle", and "When Harry Met Sally." And lots more. Impossible to narrow down to only one.ReplyDelete
I've never seen Cat People, but if the sound track gets you, then good for you. Kissing in the surf looks sexy in From Here to Eternity, but I can't help thinking about the sand getting in my bathing suit and rubbing me the wrong way.Delete
Dear Janie, my favorite romantic movie has to be "Sleepless in Seattle."ReplyDelete
As to the bugs and the wanting someone to take care of you, I encourage you to consider just how well you take care of yourself. Do you need someone who is a compliment or a supplement. Consider that also. Peace.
I love Sleepless, and obviously, a lot of other people do, too. I think it's Meg Ryan's best. Now that you have me thinking about it, I know I take pretty darn good care of myself, especially when I consider that I've never lived alone before. But I get lonely, and I want a lover. I'd like some sympathy after a fright with a horrific bug, but I don't need help cleaning up (that's what the dogs do when I spill).Delete
Body Heat, not so much romantic but very sexy.ReplyDelete
Body Heat is super sexy.Delete
Romantic movies have never been my thing. I prefer to escape reality by watching a good horror movie like Arachnophobia.ReplyDelete
Aiiiiieeeeee! No Arachnophobia for me, please. I'm already so afraid of spiders and other bugs that I don't think I could handle it.Delete