Name a single film and movie that does not have people falling in love and kissing. Bet you can't name even one. Is anyone tired of romance in movies?
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane
My Dinner with Andre
No romance in my movies
YOu mean, "Must every film include romance/"
I was gonna say Stand By Me, but careful observers know that the Gordie Lachance / Chris Chambers romance was one of the greatest in film history.
Why does you must say that?
They are in a very small minority but they certainly exist exist.
Wizard of Oz
The Shawshank Redemption
I don't remember much romance in The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty.
I don't remember too much romance and sex in "Platoon", but maybe I missed that scene. "Alien", "Aliens", "Dirty Harry", to name a few. But you're right. Most do include romance.
Every movie has to feature alcohol too. I'm no prude, but it's just an observation.
Another observation: 99% of gay movies end with one of the lovers dying in a tragic way. I hate that. I think that's why so many people liked "Shelter." It didn't end with a murder, overdose or AIDS death.
OP, I completely agree. It's so cheesy. It's like 90% of movies have to have some stupid romance.
[quote]I think that's why so many people liked "Shelter." It didn't end with a murder, overdose or AIDS death.
And the gay guys in it were like real gay guys, not the borderline trannies the media likes to link with "gay."
Thank you OP, I thought I was the only one who felt annoyed by this. I'm always a little surprised when a movie doesn't try to put the leads together or throw a romance in - they act as if no one can watch a movie that doesn't have some kind of love angle and it's tiresome. I always think about this line from King Kong:
[quote]Denham: Holy Mackerel. Do you think I want to haul a woman around?...Because the Public, bless 'em, must have a pretty face to look at...Well, isn't there any romance or adventure in the world without having a flapper in it?...Makes me sore. I go out and sweat blood to make a swell picture and then the critics and the exhibitors all say, 'If this picture had love interest it would gross twice as much.
I don't want to see people falling in love in EVERY MOVIE, sometimes it's more interesting when that doesn't happen at all.
Excuse me. There most certainly was a love scene in Shawhshank.
"Aliens" comes close. There's no kissing, even though there's a little bit of flirting.
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
[quote] "Aliens" comes close. There's no kissing, even though there's a little bit of flirting.
You missed the 25th director's cut. Ridley Scott includes 30 seconds of the Alien's little mouth going up into Michael Biehn.
Maybe you`re frustrated because it`s only straight romance that`s featured.
Oh for Christ's sake get an education, OP, there's are hundreds upon hundreds of films without romance in them, what a ridiculous thing to say.
And to think that fangirls can sneak romance (straight or gay) into every,even most romanceless movie...
It wouldn't be so annoying if they weren't ALL heterosexual romances.
Well never in my films.
Star Wars, ET, Close Encounters, Aliens,
OP have you seen Crash, starring Elias Koteas as a ruggedly virile sexual omnivore, with an impressive bulge in his pants, who stages re-enactments of celebrity car crashes.
r25, you thought Luke & Princess L had buddy feelings?
This almost made it until Richard Dreyfus and Melinda Dillon HAD to kiss, they were doing fine without that.
I seem to recall romance of a sort in Slingblade. The Billy Bob Thornton character got set up with a young woman who also had mental problems; I can only remember them taking a walk together. And the little boy's mother was for some reason besotted with that awful creep played by Dwight Yoakam.
It IT hard to think of a movie with no romance of any kind in it. It seems almost obligatory for a movie to have a love/sex scene in it, no matter what the movie is about.
They kiss goodbye, r28. It isn't romantic.
Luke and Leia weren't romantic in Star Wars. There was a slight flirtation, that's all.
Among recent Best Picture nominees, those without a romance:
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Lincoln (while it does portray Abraham and Mary's relationship, it's not a "romance")
Zero Dark Thirty
The Hurt Locker
The Blind Side
Elliot has a romance with Erika Eleniak.
R30, they didn't need to KISS to say goodbye, they barely knew each other.
r32, he is out of his mind in that scene. Besides, he wouldn't have cheated on his big brother.
R18 God, what I would have given to have gone up into Michael Biehn in 1986. I would have fucked that man so hard and so long that he would not walk or shit right for months. Damn! He was a babe.
"Does every film and movie must include romance?"
Well. Yes. Butt.
The Road Warrior (just a brief clip of a couple fucking, as seen through binoculars)
Escape From Alcatraz (well, there was ALMOST some romance in the shower scene)
The Song Remains The Same (though I could have romanced Robert Plant's bulge)
r18 James Cameron directed Aliens, not Ridley Scott.
r31 127 Hours spends several painful minutes on a hallucination wherein the character pines for and fucks some girl. And Argo tacks romantic reunion on to the very end of the film, for no apparent reason.
Bridge on the River Kwai
To Hell and Back
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison
The Singing Nun
The Trouble With Angels
The Bells of St. Mary's
The Wizzard of Oz
To Kill A Mockingbird
[quote]Escape From Alcatraz (well, there was ALMOST some romance in the shower scene)
There were scenes with the prisoners wives coming to visit them that added nothing and could've been left out.
Schindler's List, A couple of Die Hard, one of the Rambos.
Million Dollar Baby, True Grit, Gran Torino, The Good, The Bad And The Ugly , Dirty Harry ---almost all Clint Eastwood action movies
Man on Fire, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, The Exorcist, E.T., Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Reervoir Dogs, Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down, 12 Angry Men, My Dinner with André, Lawrence of Arabia, One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest, Usual Suspects etc
Most of the Harry Potters, almost all family movies and lots of animated movies like Bolt.
Texas chainsaw massacre
The Grey Zone
OP I think you lost your bet.
I love how this thread already has two instances of the word "bulge".
Was it Woody Allen who said the only two things people were interested in were sex and death?
[quote]Most of the Harry Potters
The sexual tension between Harry and Ron was obvious from day one.
zero dark thirty
OP forgets John Waters.
Well, I guess there is Mama and the Egg Man.
No romance at all in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory! How dare you suggest such a thing!
The Usual Suspects was the first one that came to mind.
The Wizard of Oz
Actually, r39, The Bridge on the River Kwai has two romances as subplots: one between William Holden and Anne Sears as a nurse in Ceylon after he's escaped from the prison camp; and another between Geoffrey Horne and one of the Burmese native girls who helps them across the jungle.
I wish there were more films about the beauty and complexities of FRIENDSHIP vs. lame romances between boring white people :(
Lawrence of Arabia
2001 A space odyssey
The Wizard of Oz
[quote]2001 A space odyssey
I knew there was another reason why I love this movie so much. No romance.
r56 I agree. But audiences would always try to sexualize friendships in these movies without explicit romantic subplots.
I do agree that a lot of time romantic sub-plots are unnecessary and tact on.
Been a long time since I saw it -- was there a romantic subplot in SILENCE OF THE LAMBS?
The vast majority of them do, and it's annoying.
I guess you missed the passion and longing in her eyes when she grabbed that bucket of fried chicken.
I've noticed this plot line in a lot of disaster type movies like Armageddon. One character has estranged wife/gf who won't speak to him or see him until he's on tv saving the world or town and all of a sudden she forgives him for everything.
Cries and Whispers
Through a Glass Darkly
Glengarry Glen Ross (Much of Mamet is romance free.)
The Miracle Worker
The romance between Leonardo DiCaprio and Marion Cotillard is pretty central to the story of Inception.
The Trouble With Angels
How dare they show romance.
Why are these actors inconveniencing me by BREATHING??!!!????
Yes, it does seem that most romantic sub-plots are unnecessary. This is especially true in action films. I wish more films dealt with friendship and family rather than romantic love/sex. Especially if the sex/romance is added on as an after thought or out of a sense of obligation to appeal to the female demographic.
Silence of the Lambs lacks romance in my mind. There is coveting (Buffalo Bill for the girls), but I think it would be difficult to posit that Clarice and Hannibal have any romantic connection.
There have been plenty, OP, you half-wit.
[quote]I've noticed this plot line in a lot of disaster type movies like Armageddon. One character has estranged wife/gf who won't speak to him or see him until he's on tv saving the world or town and all of a sudden she forgives him for everything.
Same with 2012. John Cusack gets back with his ex after her current boyfriend does all the hard work and then gets ground up in some giant gears.
I read an interview with a director once, but I forget who, who explained why so many movies have couples getting back together. It's because so many of the young kids who go to these Spielberg type action movies are children of divorce and they long for their parents to get back together, so it's fulfilling that fantasy for them.
Pretty much any recent Jodie Foster movie:
The Great Escape, 1963 - though there does seem to be something going on between Charles Bronson and blonde younger John Leyton.....
Last Tango in Paris
Carpenter's "The Thing"
What what we do without R49...
I can't get past "does every film and movie must...."
Given OP's grammar, why is anyone distressed by his analysis of film?
"Oh my God. I'm back. I'm home. All the time, it was... We finally really did it ... You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!"
We are switching to the new platform for The DataLounge this weekend. All of our mobile users have been using it for over a week and all first time users have been using it for about a month - which adds up to well over one million users. So we're ready to end this phase of the testing and move everybody to the new site. (more)
And yes, we've changed the look and some of how it operates.
Yes, we know you just *hate* it in well in advance.
Yes, we know we suck.
Yes, we are the biggest suckers that ever sucked.
But it was time for a change and with the huge shift to mobile it was long overdue. We've taken this opportunity not only to update the look but also make major changes under the hood (or "bonnet" if you're either British or pretentious or both). And we have to prepare for 2016 - a presidential election year where we can normally expect to see a 60% jump in traffic (yes, we've seen 5 presidential elections so far…Christ we're old).
The site has a bunch - nay, plethora - of new features which will make the site more usable: better search, the ability to ignore posters and threads, see link previews, to pick up a thread where you left off, spam and malware filtering and more.
If you want you can go explore and see for yourself, Click here.
And while running the tests we've noticed two interesting reactions to the new system - people are spending more time on the site and more people that come stay around longer and look at more stuff. Both good things. Yay!
Possibly we've not slain all the dragons and there will be issues that come up during the switchover. There's a help button in the lower right hand corner of the page which you can use to send us bug reports.
Please include as much information about the hardware (PC, Mac, Tablet, Phone etc), operating system (Windows, Mac OS, Android, iOS etc) and browser (Chrome, Safari, Opera, Internet Explorer etc) that you are using as possible to help us replicate and fix the problem.
Please note that complaints about colors, fonts, icons and the like are not "bugs" - they are design choices that we've made and we expect one or two cases of world-class bitching. But they won't actually cause headaches, scurvy, heart attacks, Restless Leg Syndrome, Morgellon's Disease or the vapors (but have your smelling salts at hand just in case).
Talking to DataLounge servers. Please wait a moment...