Thursday, February 1

In the Spirit of February

The cinema has been around for a long time, and I have seen only a minor fraction of what is great and important. However, in the spirit of Valentine's Day, I would like to suggest that the end of the first story between May and Chen in Three Times is the most romantic moment in film ever.

One of the obvious counter-references here is the final moment together between Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung in In the Mood for Love. Both of these moments contain infinite subtlety and beauty. I guess it's a personal preference, but in Three Times, the combination of silence, rain and music completely shatter my heart. I was recently dining out and the song that plays in this scene was playing in the restaurant. My heart broke simply thinking about the moment in Three Times.

So the challenge emerging from this is to identify what you consider the most romantic moment on film. I gave you my top two. Beat me.