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How Hollywood Says “I Love You”

2017-08-17

作者:Matthew Belinkie

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电影顺序

95 romantic movies in 4 minutes:

1、When Harry Met Sally 《当哈利碰上莎莉》
2、Chasing Amy 《猜•情•寻》
3、Annie Hall 《安妮•霍尔》
4、Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 《歪小子斯科特》
5、The Birdcage 《鸟笼》
6、As Good as it Gets 《尽善尽美》
7、Just Wright 《抚爱伤痛》
8、Lord of the Rings 《魔戒》
9、Duck Soup 《鸭羹》
10、Bridget Jones’s Diary 《BJ单身日记》
11、Original Sin 《原罪》
12、Working Girl 《工作女郎》
13、Shakespeare in Love 《莎翁情史》
14、Ghost 《人鬼情未了》
15、Pirates of the Caribbean 《加勒比海盗Ⅱ》
16、Jerry Maguire 《甜心先生》
17、West Side Story 《西区故事》
18、The Kids are Alright《岁月安好》
19、Pulp Fiction 《低俗小说》
20、Garden State 《情归新泽西》
21、How Stella Got Her Groove Back 《当老牛碰上嫩草》
22、Say Anything 《情到深处》
23、Pride and Prejudice 《傲慢与偏见》
24、Casino Royale 《007:大战皇家赌场》
25、The Wedding Singer 《婚礼歌手》
26、Runaway Bride 《落跑新娘》
27、Forrest Gump 《阿甘正传》
28、Love Story 《爱的故事》
29、Moulin Rouge 《红磨坊》
30、Bridges of Madison County 《廊桥遗梦》
31、Princess Bride 《公主新娘》
32、Wayne’s World 《反斗智多星》
33、Along Came Polly 《遇见波莉》
34、It’s a Wonderful Life 《生活多美好》
35、Coming to America 《来到美国》
36、Ghosts of Girlfriends Past 《前女友们的幽灵》
37、Crazy Stupid Love 《疯狂愚蠢的爱》
38、Little Shop of Horrors 《绿魔先生》
39、Aladdin 《阿拉丁》
40、Beauty and the Beast《美女与野兽》
41、Shrek 《怪物史莱克》
42、Who framed Roger Rabbit 《谁陷害了兔子罗杰》
43、Little Manhattan 《小曼哈顿》
44、Spartacus 《斯巴达克斯》
45、The Other Sister 《恋爱高飞》
46、Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 《卧虎藏龙》
47、Gone With The Wind 《飘》
48、Naked Gun 《白头神探》
49、Meet Joe Black 《第六感生死缘》
50、Twilight Eclipse 《暮光之城Ⅲ》
51、Singin’ in the Rain 《雨中曲》
52、Sweet November 《甜蜜的十一月》
53、Eternal Sunshine ofthe Spotless Mind 《美丽心灵的永恒阳光》
54、The Holiday 《恋爱假期》
55、Notorious 《美人计》
56、My Big Fat GreekWedding 《我的盛大希腊婚礼》
57、Hitch 《全民情敌》
58、Zack and Miri Make a Porno 《情色自拍》
59、The Notebook 《恋恋笔记本》
60、Braveheart 《勇敢的心》
61、Moonstruck 《月色撩人》
62、Rocky 《洛奇》
63、Star Wars: TheEmpire Strikes Back 《星球大战Ⅱ》
64、Terminator 《终结者》
65、Made of Honor 《新郎不是我》
66、Breakfast at Tiffany’s 《蒂凡尼的早餐》
67、Pretty Woman 《风月俏佳人》
68、Casablanca 《卡萨布兰卡》
69、Slumdog Millionairre《贫民窟的百万富翁》
70、Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 《哈利•波特与死亡圣器(下)》
71、Twilight 《暮光之城》
72、Grease 《油脂》
73、Sixteen Candles 《十六支蜡烛》
74、Hustle and Flow 《川流熙攘》
75、Lady and the Tramp 《小姐与流氓》
76、From Here To Eternity 《乱世忠魂》
77、True Lies 《真实的谎言》
78、10 Things I Hate About You 《我恨你的10件事》
79、Avatar 《阿凡达》
80、Good Will Hunting 《心灵捕手》
81、Brokeback Mountain 《断背山》
82、Great Expectations 《远大前程》
83、Romeo + Juliet 《罗密欧与朱丽叶》
84、Spiderman 《蜘蛛侠》
85、Four Weddings and a Funeral 《四个婚礼和一个葬礼》
86、Mamma Mia 《妈妈咪呀》
87、My Girl 《我的女孩》
88、You’ve Got Mail 《电子情书》
89、An Officer and A Gentleman 《军官与绅士》
90、Wall E 《机器人总动员》
91、The Bodyguard 《保镖》
92、The Simpsons 《辛普森一家》
93、Titanic 《泰坦尼克号》
94、Love Actually 《真爱至上》
95、Dirty Dancing 《辣身舞》


背景故事

I’ve been watching a lot of romantic comedies recently. By “a lot,” I mean “all of them.” Everything from “A” (Adam’s Rib) to “Z” (Zack and Miri Make a Porno). Technically, I started even before “A,” with 10 Things I Hate About You and 27 Dresses. And just in time for Valentine’s Day, I’ve edited together some of the most awww-inducing moments in Hollywood history.

In the 40 Inspirational Speeches montage, those speeches weren’t actually the climaxes of their films. They were what got the characters fired up to take on the opposing army/rival team/preppy frat house. But in a romantic comedy, the big speech is the main event. You have two people who clearly love each other (that much was obvious from the poster). But for some reason, one of them is taking that job in Hong Kong and/or getting back together with Chad (curse you, preppy frat house!). There’s only one thing to do: run across town, show up panting in the nick of time, and pour your heart out. I find it comforting that even in this age of 3D CGI madness, the denouement of a romantic comedy is almost always a big block of dialogue.

You might even say that these climactic speeches are the whole point of a romantic comedy. We want to see someone bridge that gap between “it will never work” and “happily ever after,” armed only with the power of words. And the way you cross that chasm is by not caring if you fall. You have to lose your cool, drop your guard, and swing for the fences. It’s interesting that there’s often an element of public humiliation to these declarations. In Keeping the Faith, Ben Stiller has to woo Jenna Elfman via speakerphone, with her whole office listening. In Hitch, Will Smith stops Eva Mendes from leaving town by jumping in front of her car. In Made of Honor, Patrick Dempsey actually interrupts the girl’s wedding to another man, and does his whole “I’ve loved you forever” monologue right there in the church (he is eventually punched). In Jerry Maguire, Tom Cruise arrives home to find his living room full of strange women, but he barely hesitates. “If this is where it has to happen,” he says, “then this is where it has to happen.” And that is exactly the point. These men don’t give speeches like this because it comes naturally to them. They do it because love has left them no other choice.

These people are not just expressing love, they are putting themselves at risk. And it’s that combination of what they say and what it took to say it that lifts us up where we belong.

THE RULES: Characters must be speaking directly to their beloved (no talking to a third party), no actor can speak more than once (but some people did appear more than once), no TV shows (even though Spike had an amazing speech in the finale of Buffy).

NUMBER OF CLIPS I STARTED WITH: 285

CATEGORIES I ORGANIZED THEM INTO: Basic I Love You, Compliments, How I Feel, Forever, Random

CLIP MY GIRLFRIEND REALLY WANTED ME TO INCLUDE THAT I HAD TO CUT: Singles. “You… belong… with… ME!”

CLIP I REALLY WANTED TO INCLUDE THAT I HAD TO CUT: Conan the Barbarian. “If I were dead and you were still fighting for life, I’d come back from the darkness, back from the pit of hell to fight at your side.”

EDIT I’M PROUDEST OF: In The Notebook, the two characters are standing right at the edges of the frame. The problem is that I had to cut out the edges of the frame to crop the clip to 16:9. So I used my After Effects kung fu to actually remove the MIDDLE of the frame. See?

Before.

After.

ORIGINAL FINAL CLIP: The Simpsons. Marge: “Best kiss of my life.” Homer: “Best kiss of your life so far!”

UPDATE, 11/13, 12 pm: After I pushed this live, someone pointed out a neat coincidence. The two final clips are the big Titanic kiss, followed by Sam, the little blond kid from Love Actually. This totally didn’t occur to me, but Sam is a huge romantic movie buff. At one point in Love Actuallyhe actually watches and acts out that very scene from Titanic. Things like that happen when you edit.

And thank you Pasteur for reminding me that Patrick Dempsey and Patrick Duffy are two different people.

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