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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

But they forgot.......

Sunday, in the Parade magazine, there was a question about which Hollywood pairs had the hottest onscreen chemistry. The editors chose Humphrey (or Humpitty as my Italian grandfather used to call him) Bogart and Ingrid Bergman (Casablanca) - OK, not bad. Although Bogie wasn't exactly what I would consider "hot"; Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr (From Here to Eternity) - so-so; Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton (Cleopatra) - not bad, Burton was defiitely sexy; Kathleen Turner and William Hurt (Body Heat) - oh, yeah - hot and tawdry and mysterious; Leo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet (Titanic) - Oh, puhleese. If he hadn't died on an iceberg she would have dumped him soon after arriving at their destination.

So what about the REAL hot couples that they missed??

What about Clark Gable and Vivian Leigh in Gone With the Wind?? Was there ever a scene as intense as when he kissed her on the burning bridge of Atlanta? Or (be still my heart) when he carried her up the stairs. I mean, really!

And how about Richard Gere and Julia Ormand in First Knight? That scene where he walks quickly into the room, she's crying, and he plants an incredible kiss on her. That, my friends, is the sexiest kiss scene ever. Every woman in the audience let out an audible gasp - so did some of the men (I do live in the San Francisco area, after all).

Then there's Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn in just about anything - but especially in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. The speech he gave when he finally accepted his daughter's impending marriage, and about how much he loved his own wife was spellbinding. They loved each other off screen and the onscreen chemistry was intense.

Those are three that they definitely missed the boat on (on which they definitely missed the boat?!?). And, just to be one step ahead of Jenni - NO!! English Patient was not a romantic love story!! Ripping buttons from someone's blouse does not romance make. There, I've said it.


Halfmexican Mama said...

How about that couple from "The Notebook" I love that movie...Oh yeah and John Travolta and Debra Winger in Urban Cowboy...""You wanna get married!?"..."Alright" such a simple and romantic proposal right there in the water puddle in the parking lot of Gilleys....aaaahhh one of me favs!

Wendy said...

Cracking up at Halfmexican mama! I am going to agree with the Notebook part though and I am afraid I would agree with Jenni on the English patient.

I am such a Cary Grant fan but for the life of me, I can't think of a movie where I would consider his relationship, "Steamy" or "Passionate". He was more of a comedic actor. I may just be forgetting something...any ideas?

Sandi said...

I also love Cary Grant, but steamy he wasn't. As for the English Patient - AAARRRGGGHHHHH!!

Jenni said...

THANK YOU WENDY! My mom has this sort of freakish aversion to The English Patient. Can't think of what could have caused it (*cough*ROB*cough*).

Let's not forget Han Solo and Princess Leia! Most romantic scene ever: Princess Leia says, "I love you" and Han responds, "I know." Makes my little heart go pitter patter. ;)