"Granted, the ending is contrived and not really credible, but by that time you don't mind. The rest was so much fun. Swept the 3 major Oscars in 1934. Only movie to do so until CUCKOO'S NEST in 1975 and not done since."
"I actually prefer the Bogart-Bacall relationship here over Bogie-Bergman in Casablanca. Great chemistry between Bogie (43)and bride-to-be Bacall(19!). Andy Williams dubs singing voice for Bacall, I kid you not. 1946"
"Okay, I'm a sucker for horses, a pretty girl and a dream fulfilled. A few corny lines, but I don't care. Glorious music, photography and an interesting romantic tale with a rousing climax. 1982. Sequel not so good."
"Romantic classic of love and sacrifice. Amazing film, especially when the dialogue was made up as they went along. Much of it is now embedded in our culture. 1943. See my BEST FILMS OF HUMPHREY BOGART."
"1976 Fictional Robin-Marian reunion in later years.Final duel more gripping than the one in Rocky. Don't care for the VERY end, though I admit it is romantic, original and poetic.Nice music theme. Directed by Richard Lester(Beatles films and the great opening credits in Superman III."
"None of these films are really love stories, but collectively they depict one of the most attractive male-female relationships onscreen(Detective Nick Charles and wife Nora). Every one in the series is a pleasure. See my SCREEN DETECTIVES For The Time Capsule."
"2000 sad love story, to be sure, but a story of strength, faith, integrity and survival. Directed by the immensely talented Billy Bob Thornton(director, superb actor,and a musical performer). On my list of BEST WESTERNS(Movies, Not Sandwiches, Omelettes or Hotels). Very listenable soundtrack CD includes the fine wistful song 'Far Away' by Marty Stuart."
"My second fave Mel movie(behind ROAD WARRIOR and barely edging out Braveheart and "The Year of Living Dangerously').I don't usually care for ghost or time travel movies(As little Beth once said to Lou Grant about NFL football "I prefer real life.") But this is a touching film. 1992"
"1961.French romantic triangle with a nice soundtrack. Directed by Francois Truffault at his peak during the New Wave movement in French cinema. On my SHORTLIST OF MY FAVORITE FOREIGN FILMS, as is the film below."
"1985 rare worthwhile venture into film by Mary. The others are Flirting with Disaster, Just Between Friends, and Ordinary People(Oscar nom).In this film, a 'mature' couple find romance in their later years.(Mary's reunion with Dick Van Dyke for a TV production of The Gin Game was a coup.) See my list for MARY TYLER MOORE."
"1975. Sir Laurence Olivier and Katherine Hepburn(in one of her last major roles). A made-for-TV drama. Never too late for romance! On my list of COURTROOM MOVIES For The Time Capsule and BEST OF BOTH HEPBURNS."
"1978. Matthau is ridiculously miscast as an aging playboy, but he and Glenda Jackson continue to demo their flair for light comedy. The most memorable line from Matthau: "It's nice to finally be with a woman where I don't have to explain who Ronald Colman is.""
"Disappointing 1973 film based on one of my favorite novels. Redford is very good. Mia Farrow, though attractive at other times, doesn't create a Daisy that we can believe would impassion Gatsby so blindly. But this film is still better than other attempts to film the novel."
"1996. Woody Allen directed. Not entirely believable but it's a return to the style of Woody's best years, the late 70's. Romantic and funny, especially the quasi-Greek chorus. (Again, BEST FILMS OF WOODY ALLEN."
"2004 James Garner and Gena Rowlands play a senior couple looking back at their young romance and marriage. Two Canadian up-and-comers play the youthful couple in flashblacks.(Not a couple I can relate to very well)."