I saw an article the other day about how there is going to be a ten minute commercial made about the movie, Love Actually. The idea is to give people a snapshot about the characters and what has happened to them a decade or so down the road. Now, I adore Love Actually. I know it irritates some people the way it shifts from scene to scene, but I love the way there are so many different relationships showcased in this movie. Because people from different walks of life, different socio-economic groups, different races, different religions, DO fall in love. All of the time. It's part of the magic of writing and/or reading romance novel. Two people, who seems so at odds with one another, going on a journey of discovery etc etc etc. There really is no better job in the world than being a romance writer.
I recently handed in my August release to my editor. I write for Harlequin Special Edition – which are small town, home and heart, cowboys, horses…you get the picture. And even though my August release is still set in small town South Dakota, it’s the first time I’ve written an interracial romance. My African-American, NASCAR driving hero, and freckled, red-headed rancher heroine just seemed the perfect match for one another.
Which got me thinking about relationships and some of the more famous interracial couples that have graced the screen or pages. This is one of my favorites…Frank Farmer and Rachel, The Bodyguard. I love this movie...Costner at his tortured best.
Karate Kid 2 (Okay, not a great film, but the romance was cute) And the song is wonderful.
The classic, Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner…who can forget Sidney Piotier’s mother’s speech to a bewildered Spencer Tracy. And then this scene, just before dinner. I just love this movie. In today's world, there's a lot that can be learned from these few minutes.
Hitch – Will Smith and Eva Mendes....I love this movie (even though I've never been a Will Smith fan, I think he rocks this romantic lead)
Love, is simply love.
I adore Hitch. Will Smith is just hilarious and Eva Mendes is so perfect - such a great movie!ReplyDelete
Hi Stefanie - yes, I love this movie!Delete
WOW I loved Guess Who is Coming to Dinner although it is a long time since I have seen it and The Karate Kid 2 loved the song and the movie The Bodyguard I loved and that song but I have not seen the others. Oh and I will look forward to the August book I am also sure they will be perfect for each other :)ReplyDelete
Hi Helen - I watched Guess Who's Coming To Dinner a few months back, and remembered all the reasons why I loved the movie. Thanks so much!Delete
Your book sounds fab, Helen.ReplyDelete
Also, I really need to see Look Who's Coming To Dinner. :-)
Hi Michelle - Thank you! And yes, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner is a favorite of mine...well worth the watch even so many years after it was made. And Sydney Poitier is so lovely...sigh.Delete
What a good post Helen! Your new book sounds wonderful. Love the clips you shared. That speech from Spencer Tracy - wow!ReplyDelete
HI Kandy - Thanks so much. Yes, I love that clip from Spencer Tracy, very pertinent, even today. :)Delete