Romantic films are a genre, which can just not be overlooked by any filmmaker on any part on the face of the globe. Here are some heart-warming and heart-catching epics of all times.
Titanic is a 1997 American romantic movie by James Cameron, written, co-edited and co-produced all by him. Lovers swear by this movie. Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet have played the dream couple in this fictionalized version of the sinking ship- RMS Titanic. Cameron was fascinated by shipwrecks and hence was inspired to make the movie. He conveyed the emotional message of the disaster through a love story; he shot the actual Titanic wreck. It was the most expensive film of that time, with expenses of $200 million.
When Harry Met Sally
When Harry Met Sally is an amazing romantic comedy starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan. It was written by Nora Ephron and directed by Rob Reiner. The film was based on a question, of whether a man and a woman can ever be “just” friends. The lead characters of the movie are focused upon, from the time they met, through around twelve years of chance encounters in New York. The movie brought in many household concepts in 1989 and stole many hearts ever since. It’s legendary.
A Walk To Remember
A Walk to Remember is an enchanting novel based romantic drama from 2002. It was based on the 1999 novel A Walk to Remember written by Nicholas Sparks. The movie stars Mandy Moore, Shane West, peter Coyote and Daryl Hannah. Denise Di Novi and Hunt Lowery produced it, Adam Shankman directed it for Warner Bros. The total shooting time was only 39 days, despite Mandy Moore being able to only work 10 hours a day because she was a minor.
The writer’s sister had died of cancer back in 2000,that was her inspiration to write this beautiful romantic drama, more beautifully crafted in a film. Even when he knew she was sick and they might not make it, the man still wanted to marry her.
Gone with the Wind
Gone with the Wind is an epic romantic movie. It was released in 1939 and was adapted from a Pulitzer winning novel. Victor Fleming directed and David O. Selznick produced it. The director has narrated the story of Scarlett O’Hara, daughter of a Georgia plantation owner. The story of the strong-willed girl is set in the backdrop of the American Civil War and Reconstruction Era. Scarlett is played by Vivien Leigh. Other leading roles are Clark Gable (Rhett), Leslie Howard (Ashley), and Olivia de Havilland (Melanie).
The cast and crew had faced trouble in shooting the film throughout, right from the beginning. Scarlett was chosen out of 1400 odd women back in those times. The film’s first director George Cukor was fired and Victor Fleming was appointed for the task which led into this legendary treat to the eyes.
The Notebook is a 2004 American romantic drama which was based on a novel released in 1996 by Nicholas Sparks. The story is weaved around film stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams, who fall in love in the age of 1940’s. The story is narrated by James Garner to Gena Rowlands.The film was much awaited as people, especially teenagers from around the world had fallen in love with the novel. The film received all kinds of reviews, both good and bad, but was a fantastic hit at the box-office.