Friday, February 13, 2009

Love IS all around - Happy Valentines!

"Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it's always there - fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends... When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge - they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I've got a sneaking suspicion... love actually IS all around". Prime Minister (Hugh Grant) in Love Actually (2003)




Ah, all the love scenes. Some of them cheesy and soapy, some sexy, kinky and daring, other hart breaking, and sobering, plain weird or straight from the fairytale. Everyone has a favorite one, even though not everyone is ready to admit it ;-)

Here are some links straight from my YouTube Favorites list:

You need to be kiss badly… 
& Stop it! 

Rhett and Scarlett in Gone with the Wind (1939)

First "dance"
Baby and Johnny in
Dirty Dancing (1987) with awesome Solomon Burke's "Cry to Me" song on the background. I love the way Patrick Swayze throwing away Grey's shirt with one wrist move. Unfortunately this scene is deleted in may US versions aired on TV.

Sensual food scene
John and Elizabeth in 9 1/2 Weeks (1986)
BTW, what happened to sexy Mickey
Rourke!? Did you see his face lately? Scary!

"Phone" talk
Celine and Jesse, two strangers in Vienna from Before Sunrise (1995)

Best striptease ever
9 1/2 Weeks again, Kim
Basinger's striptease to Joe Cocker's "You Can leave Your Hat on".

All You Need is Love
This time the Wedding scene form Love Actually (2003)


Rhett and Scarlett
Tribute to all time romance,
Gone With the Wind, with great Etta James singing.