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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Very Short Bloglet Ahead

As I predicted last week, today is a tiny blog day--I've got waaaay too much revision left to do on my work-in-progress, and October is slipping away.

So, first, a Halloween joke I found here:

Q. What did one ghost say to the other ghost?
A. "Do you believe in people?"

Ha ha!

Next: my sister is teaching a class on marriage for a Relief Society event this weekend. She wants to know of any movies that celebrate married romance. Not a boy-meets-girl-and-they-get-married movie, but a romantic boy-and-girl-are-already-married movie. Anyone have any suggestions for her?


At 10/14/2009 3:32 PM, Blogger L.T. Elliot said...

The Painted Veil with Edward Norton. I thought that was a beautiful movie about marriage, relationships, forgiveness, and love. I was very touched.

The people/ghost joke was good. ;)

At 10/14/2009 3:53 PM, Blogger Jon Spell said...

On Golden Pond?

Q. Where does Jack Sparrow go for Halloween?
A. To the Scare-ibbean!

Also, I have a new suggestion for your book's title: Rough Cut.
You know, a gem that's been mined, but hasn't been fully processed and perfected yet. (Sort of like a certain lapidary artist you might be familiar with.) At least it's less used than "Diamond in the Rough".

At 10/14/2009 4:12 PM, Blogger Heather B. Moore said...

Couples Retreat.

Ha ha. Don't recommend that. Funny movie, but classic distasteful Hollywood for the subject intended.

At 10/14/2009 5:02 PM, Anonymous Morgan Deane said...

How about Casablanca? Despite his many temptations our anti hero Rick decides his true love should be with her husband. It gets morally murky during some of it, but marriage wins out in the end.

At 10/14/2009 5:38 PM, Blogger Anna Buttimore said...

I can only think of the TV series, Hart to Hart. Sorry.

At 10/14/2009 5:41 PM, Blogger jmm43 said...

Enchanted April

At 10/15/2009 12:54 AM, Blogger Stephanie Black said...

Thanks for the movie/TV suggestions! I know my sister will appreciate them.

Anna, we used to love Hart to Hart when I was a kid.

Jon, thanks for the title suggestion. I like it!

At 10/15/2009 1:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can't do a "married" movie without the whole family being part of the show. And that means they're are lots of subplots. Here are some great ones.

Life is Beautiful (World War II, sacrificing everything for your wife and children)

The Sound of Music (Technically they're not married, but they do share a family and all that entails)

Its a Wonderful Life (most think of it as a christmas show, but its still about the male viewpoint of having to provide for a family and how that effects a marriage)

Fiddler on the Roof

One Good Man (Just released last week. Directed by Christian Vuissa the director of Errend of Angels. Highly reccomend this for your topic)

At 10/15/2009 10:03 AM, Blogger Mary said...

I can't seem to think of any recent ones. I love that movie Shadowlands about C.S. Lewis and his wife Joy.

There are lots of old movies I can think of - Happiest Millionaire, Mrs. Miniver, Spencers Mountain - how come they don't make movies the way they used to.

At 10/15/2009 3:11 PM, Anonymous Mean Aunt said...

Thanks for the suggestions!

It was interesting to realize how much of romance in film or fiction ends with marriage instead of beginning there.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have some movies to watch.

At 10/18/2009 1:07 AM, Blogger Julie Wright said...

the mummy returns. No really. I am totally serious. One of the most amazing romantic moments celebrating marriage is at the very end when rick and the mummy are dangling off a ledge.

You see rick's hands with his wedding band and the mummy's fingers with no rings or symbol of comitment. Rick knows he's going to die, but he is hanging there worried about his wife--telling her to get out, run, save herself. The mummy calls for his girl to come save him. Rick's wife Evie ognores her husband's pleas for her to escape and does what any woman who is truely in love would do--she saves that man.
The mummy's girl . . . well she's not so committed. She ditches him.

It was an amazing visual commentary on the power of love and the power of a committed relationship. I loved it.


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