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Thank you for those. The dearth of great romantic lines in movies today is (ahem) disheartening.

Tony Conniff


Ourdia Hodge

Thanks for those, Billy. When well written, declarations don't age, do they!

A question on an unrelated subject:

Would you recommend a rom/com writer exchange pages for critique with another rom/com writer or with someone that writes in a different genre?

Thank you!


Scott: Agreed. Though "Silver Lining Playbook" has some doozies.

Tony: Yes, that is the proper spelling. I corrected for clarity. Should I revise?

Ourdia: Feels like there's pluses and minuses on both sides. Your fellow rom-commer can commiserate and offer comments from the "inside," while your Other Genre Writer will have a more global and hopefully objective perspective. I'd do both!

Rob in L.A.

Would I be a total spoilsport if I mentioned that co-screenwriter Marshall Brickman's name was left off the "Annie Hall" and "Manhattan" quotes? (Or is there something about the two screenplays that I don't know?)

Happy Valentine's Day, everybody!


Rob: You're no spoilsport and that is My Bad - the post has been corrected accordingly, and thank you for pointing out the oversight!


I finally saw GONE WITH THE WIND last fall and was blown away. I had no idea it was so good. (Duh, that's why people still talk about it.) Scarlett and Rhett still feel modern to me. This was my favorite exchange - I cut some parts out so I wouldn't hijack your comments.

Scarlett: [pleads with Rhett as he is about to leave to join the Confederate Army] Oh, Rhett! Please, don't go! You can't leave me! Please! I'll never forgive you!

Rhett Butler: I'm not asking you to forgive me. I'll never understand or forgive myself. And if a bullet gets me, so help me, I'll laugh at myself for being an idiot. There's one thing I do know... and that is that I love you, Scarlett. In spite of you and me and the whole silly world going to pieces around us, I love you. Because we're alike. Bad lots, both of us. Selfish and shrewd. But able to look things in the eyes as we call them by their right names.
Never mind about loving me, you're a woman sending a soldier to his death with a beautiful memory. Scarlett! Kiss me! Kiss me... once...
[he kisses her]


''You know what i wish"? "That a guy could just be honest to walk up to me and say "hey you know im confused about this to". "i could lay a big line on you "we could do alot of role -playing but the simple truth is i find you very intresting and i'd really like to make love to you". "its as simple as that". she says . "You know i could lay a big line on you and we could do alot of role playing but the truth is i find you very intresting and i'd really like to make love to you" before he finishes his words she throws wine in his face. "its as simple as that". he says.


I also like When Harry Met Sally . a very good movie.

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