Anything is possible in love.If one has to break down the plots of most romantic novels, they would actually seem quite silly. So why then are most of the romantic novels in the world such bestsellers then? Because love sells. Love stories simply stand the test of time, and give generations hope on which to build their perfect love story. The earliest love stories were often told in the form of songs, or ballads passed down from one generation to another, till they were written as stories to read.Boys will hope they find a woman who will stand by them and girls will keep hoping they find men who will die for them. It is not for nothing that generations have grown up on Mills and Boons, and Danielle Steele. It is all part of the race in the search for the perfect love story.
Which sad love story left the deepest impression on you?Why is that? Why do some books/movies tug harder at our heartstrings than others? I believe it is because they involve us so fully that we virtually become the characters – thinking their thoughts, feeling their anguish.Drawn into their world, we forget our own for a while and inhabit a different skin. This has especial potency if their life is colorful and exciting, as fictional lives tend to be. And if that is true for the reader, how much more true might it be for the writer?
There are some love stories below.Maybe you have been ever like them so much.
Casablanca is a 1942 American romantic drama film directed by Michael Curtiz, starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid, and featuring Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre and Dooley Wilson. Set during World War II, it focuses on a man torn between, in the words of one character, love and virtue. He must choose between his love for a woman and helping her and her Czech Resistance leader husband escape from the Vichy-controlled Moroccan city of Casablanca to continue his fight against the Nazis.
Titanic was a 1943 Nazi propaganda film made during World War II in Berlin by Tobis Productions for UFA, which was later banned from Nazi Germany by Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels. The film used the sinking of the RMS Titanic as a setting for an attempt to discredit British and American capitalist dealings and glorify the bravery and selflessness of German men. Today, Titanic is known for its extremely dark production history and, ironically, became the symbol of the corruption and “sinking” of the Third Reich itself.
Roman Holiday is a 1953 romantic comedy directed and produced by William Wyler and starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn. It was written by John Dighton and Dalton Trumbo, though with Trumbo on the Hollywood blacklist, he did not receive a credit; instead, Ian McLellan Hunter fronted for him. Trumbo’s credit was reinstated when the film was released on DVD in 2003. On December 19, 2011, full credit for Trumbo’s work was restored.Hepburn won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance; the screenplay and costume design also won.