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Wednesday, 1 February 2012

It's February! The Month Of Love & Romance ....

Welcome dear bloggy friends to another month here in Blogland.  Aaah! February - the month of love and romance.  So your old friend "thisisme" has decided to bring some romance into YOUR lives with a few romantic posts leading up to the 14th February, Valentines Day.  By then, if I have my way, you will be all loved out!!
Today, I give you a list of top romantic films. Please feel free to add any that you might like and which are not on the list!


Brief Encounter

Wuthering Heights

Bridget Jones Diary

The English Patient

Shakespeare in Love

When Harry Met Sally

Four Weddings and a Funeral

Pretty Woman

And now my two favourite, black & white tearjerkers, which are about as romantic as you can get!

Greta Garbo & Robert Taylor

Now Voyager

"Oh Gerry, let's not ask for the moon, we have the stars"


Shady Del Knight said...

"Here's looking at you, kid."

Hallo, dear Thisisme, and happy February to you! I look forward to your salute to love and romance leading up to V-Day. When you revealed your favorite tearjerkers I was reminded of Scottish actress Deborah Kerr's 1957 film with Cary Grant entitled An Affair to Remember. The movie had everybody weeping and it's the ultimate in screen romance pictures, IMO. Of course there's also An Office and a Gentleman. Although Debra Winger and Richard Gere reportedly hated working together, they made their love story believable. That, in turn, reminds me of the 1970 movie Love Story starring Ally MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal, another romantic tearjerker. A romantic film that I enjoyed about a year ago was the Amanda Seyfried vehicle Letters to Juliet. Happy Wednesday to you, dear friend Thisisme!

Shelly said...

I loved your list and noticed there were several I had not seen, so I am excited there are some good movies we can look forward to. Love never goes out of style!

colenic said...

Love them all...maybe I will see how many I can find on Netflix and rewatch them....sending you lots of love and hoping that you get your fill of romance this month!! Love ya

kneesandpaws said...

Dear Thisisme, this is a wonderful list. My absolute favorite is Shakespeare in Love. I could watch it over and over but I'm afraid to wear it out.

"Love knows nothing of rank or river bank." -Will

Linda O'Connell said...

You are a true romantic. These are all delightful.

Desiree said...

I love your list, too :) My favorite is The English Patient. You've had a lot of fun putting this together and getting your blog to sport the romantic theme for February. Well done :)

Grammy Goodwill said...

First I am in love already with your beautiful background. I really need to learn how to do that. As for the movies, you have some of my favorites listed. Ghost was what hubby and I saw on our second date. I squirmed through that pottery scene. I know because he told me later. Can you believe I've never seen that version of Titanic? Only saw the original. Happy February to you!

Olive Cooper said...

I adore "Four Weddings and a Funeral" and have seen it probably six times. "The English Patient" nearly did me in but was lovely and I just read the book. There are many more but I am not awake yet and have coffee to consume......

BECKY said...

Hi there! Your entire blog template and header is just lovely! Sure makes me feel all "Valentiney" inside!
I also love An Affair to Remember. And's a B&W tearjerker....My Foolish Heart, with Dana Andrews and Susan Hayward. Get those tissues out! Oh, and The Best Years of our Lives! Three different love stories in one movie!! Okay, I'll quit now! Have a beautiful day!

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

A delightful pre-Valentines' Day plan... For posts. :-)

"Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading,
to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him."

- Maya Angelou

Pat MacKenzie said...

I've never seen your two uncouth of me! My favorites, and I watch them whenever I have a chance, are Pretty Woman, and Princess Bride.

Eva Ason said...

Dear Diane,
What a lovely and loving post. I love the new look of your blog ^_^ Happy February to you, it's amazing how quick the days pass by, the Spring is inching closer by the day. Even if it's cold out, it's getting brighter each day. I love your list of movies!

Have a fantastic evening my friend!
Big hugs

Claudia Moser said...

I love what you did to your blog background simply lovely! As for your selection, very nice, I would add Holiday in Rome ;) Happy Wednesday!

Odie Langley said...

OMG my friend, I had seen a few of them but most of them I had never even heard of. Guess I need to do some catching up if they are still available.
So far you are doing a super job of getting the romantic mood set so I can't wait to see what you have in store for us next.
Have a wonderful rest of the week. I go in for carpel tunnel surgery on my right hand in the morning so that may slow me up a tab bit.

Stella said...

What a sweet header to put us all in the mood. Now I have to hunt up all those movies and maybe have a girls night in with some romantic tear jerkers.

vintch said...

i haven't seen nearly enough of these classics! i've got to brush up on them:) way to kick off the month of love, sweet friend!

becca said...

Ghost is one of my favorite movies of all time

Belle said...

The only movie on your list I haven't seen is Camille. I loved all of these movies. I watched Now Voyager with my husband this year and he had never seen it. He thought it was fantastic. I like the movies Shady added, but I think my favorite romantic movie is 'Notorious' with Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman.

This is a great idea to have love and romance until Valentine's Day!

SkippyMom said...

Love the new header, but you should've left your eldest granddaughter up there - she looks gorgeous in her red dress. :)

Funny thing about Valentine's Day and the whole month of romance. We don't celebrate it. We figure any/every day is a good day to say "I love you" or surprise someone with flowers, candy or heart shaped trinket [or pizza - yes, we did that] so we don't need a specific day/month to do so. It works out well - and we like it so much better.

Although it won't stop me from getting a heart shaped doughnut from our local shop. They only come out once a year. So yummy!

orchid said...

Dearest Diane,
Wow, I LOVE your Valentine header♡♡♡ We can survive in this trying world with LOVE, can't we!!! What a sweet post, my dear friend.
Well, except a couple of ones, I've seen these movies and the one most impressive was the Casablanca♬♬♬ I fell in love with "Bogie" when young. I must say you and I have the same wonderful and sweet tastes.

PS> I've just visited Belle's post and found that we have been married same years. It has been 35 years this Sep. for us as well(*^_^*) Happy coincidences!

Blessing to you, xoxo Miyako*

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Hi my friend here I am at last catching up with your blogging, at least I was able to stay in touch a little bit while we were away via FB. I have had a lovely browse through your posts, favourite has to be the one about appreciating what we have, aka a lovely husband.

flowers on my table said...

Oooh it's gone all romantic and lovely over here! Love your Valentine header! There are some movies here I haven't seen. I really do love a good tear-jerker, but I also love romantic comedy, and 'Something's gotta Give' and 'It's Complicated'would be two of my faves.
Thankyou for your lovely words and hugs yesterday. All is forgotten, as there has been a party invitation issued for Saturday, and recognition from teacher for good work! The resilience of children!
Wishing you a lovely evening, love Linda x

Retired English Teacher said...

I LOVE your header photo! You have really gotten us into the Valentine spirit. Great choice in movies. I think it would be fun to sit down and watch them all this month.

Bouncin Barb said...

My personal favorite of all those films is Wuthering Heights. Oh the drama of the romance. So sad. A true tearjerker. Love your new pics on your header and your enthusiasm for Valentines Day. I have none of that any more. But that's ok my awesome friend! Hugs.

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Love & Romance