I guess this is why I have always loved films with a sense of romance; they just make you feel part of the ride. The best of this genre for me however, are those films whose dialogue alone can bring you to your knees in anticipation and “kilig”. Perhaps it is my love for the simple things, but I really do appreciate how these films have no need for grand spectacles and jaw-dropping backgrounds to make you invested into these characters. Films like “Romeo + Juliet” and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”, while not any less than their simpler counterparts, are much more reliant on visuals and plot events. Other films however rely solely on realistic, heartfelt and relatable dialogue.
Sally Albright: What?
Harry Burns: I love you.
Sally Albright: How do you expect me to respond to this?
Harry Burns: How about, you love me too.
Celine: To be kissed.
Jesse: Well I can do that.
I hope that this trend in modern romantic films can end, because there is much beauty to be found in simple dialogue, something that I don’t want the modern audience to forget.
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