With the release last weekend of The Fault in our Stars...and it's big box office success, I have been wondering.
What are the most popular love stories in cinema?
Not romantic comedies.
We know and love those and can name them all and recite lines from them.
But plain old love stories.
Not Twighty love stories either.
I think of Romeo and Juliet. The most famous love story of all time.
Fault in our Stars.
We have the wonderful Jane Austen movies and the very romantic Jane Eyre.
But these movies don't really attract the general teen population and are mostly made of television.
Too bad. Cause they are wonderfully told love stories. (the best)
Which makes me think about my interest in the royal romances...
These are not romantic comedies....
These are straight forward love stories starring pretty ladies and men would would be king.
we enjoyed the book and the movie The Fault in our Stars.
Besides being charming and sweet and terribly sad, it gave us some great issues to discuss.
The movie beat Tom Cruise and X-men at the box office.
This was no surprise to us. The book is beloved....and now so is the movie.
Can you think of other 'pure' love stories that have been made into successful films?
Kids LOVE to quote this movie.
My favorite quote is;
"The world is not a wish granting factory."
Encourage one another,