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.

2 comments:

Jeff BBz said...

whoah shoot. been sneakin some ol posts in eh? I will think about this question and get back to you. And why is it "took" now? I think it should definetly be more violent like killed or ate or something fitting the weinsteins.

Ryan said...

My bad. I felt like I was complaining too much with violent verbs. I forgot to remember that no level of violence appropriately captures what the Weinsteins do to film on a daily basis.