Sunday, September 13, 2009
Love Stories are pretty rare at the local cineplex. They don't pull in the big numbers. Often movies I look forward to as novels into movies--THE ENGLISH PATIENT, END OF THE AFFAIR, THE GREAT GATSBY, don't turn out to be very good at the theater. Although the film of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY was better as a movie IMHO.
I just looked over the list of forthcoming movies in the NYT and once again, I thought several looked promising. I'm not talking about movies with Jennifer Anniston or Sandra Bullock though. Not romantic comedies but real, gut-wrenching, passionate, knee wobbling films. Two of the ones that had these elements of late dealt with homosexual affairs-BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN and BOYS DON"T CRY. Is romance still worth exploring in alternate life style films? Is it fresh there? Has it gotten too dull in mainstream films.
What was the last film that worked for you in these terms. Or are too cynical to care about love?