Wednesday, 4 May 2011
Author Spotlight week -Sue Perkins share her favorite movies
Depends on how far back you want to go. My favorite movie of all time is “Gone With the Wind”. This romantic story shows the lengths a woman will go to for the man she loves. The background of the American Civil War provides a tugging of the heartstrings. Rhett (as played by Clark Gable) is gorgeous and although Scarlet drives you mad she is acting exactly as a woman who will do anything to get what she wants. Vivacious, maddening, everyone thinks she is tough but inside she is a scared little girl. I really believe this is the film that got me interested in romance, well that and Georgette Heyer.
As for recent releases - that would have to be Avatar. It’s amazing. The softness of love mixes with the hardness of the Pandoran warriors. The people have to save their planet from ravaging humans or they and the creatures who inhabit this fantastic world will perish. The military base and human side is a bit plain and utilitarian although there are a few out of this world machines. The marines protect a scientific team. Not the best place to find love. Some of the scientists and one marine inhabit Avatars to better communicate with the people of Pandora. The marine gets lost and is found by a Pandoran who believes the spirit of the planet wants him to help her people. I found the beautiful scenery (as seen through Pandoran eyes) to be absolutely gorgeous, fairylike and fantasy orientated. The love scenes are tender and romantic. Altogether an action based romantic film.