Good morning! I apologize for yesterday’s countdown post not going up but I wasn’t feeling well. I’m back today, feeling like myself again and ready to continue counting the days until Valentine’s Day!
Don’t forget to check out days 1 and 2 if you haven’t already. Remember that EVERY DAY, you can enter to win in a new way. More entries = more chances to win! If you’re not sure what you’re playing for, the post from Day 1 has all of the contents of the gift basket, so be sure to check that out as well.
Let’s keep the countdown going with today’s romantic movie moment. If you’ve been following me for a while, you might know that I have a love of classic musicals. Today’s romantic moment comes from one of my top 5 favorite musicals of all time, West Side Story.
This urban version of Romeo and Juliet brings tears to my eyes every time I see it. Lovers from rival gangs Tony and Maria are so in love, but the people in their lives just won’t let them be. Despite its tragic ending, this remains one of my favorite love stories. Mainly because of this moment here:
Tony has just killed Maria’s brother, and she knows it, yet she still loves him. The two just can’t understand why no one will let them be. When Tony promises to take her away so that they can be together, I lean toward the TV every time. Take me with you Tony, I’ll go! Then he starts to sing with that beautiful voice about there being a place for them, somewhere. It’s so full of hope and promise that, even though I know their ending won’t be a happy one, I want to hope for them anyway. In my mind, I envision an alternate ending in which Tony really does get to take his Maria away. It does little to soothe me over the ending, but I like to think about it anyway.
There are many other scenes I love from this movie, but most of all I love its classic appeal. They just don’t make them like this anymore. And while I can appreciate remakes now and again, the classics remain the standard.
For today’s entry, I’d love to know your favorite classic movie. It doesn’t have to be a musical, but you may score extra brownie points (not redeemable) with me if you name one! While you’re at it, name your favorite old time actor. James Dean, Clark Gable … Richard Beymer (our loveable Tony. Wasn’t he a doll?) … or maybe one of the great ladies like Marilyn Monroe or Natalie Wood? Sound off below and be sure to log your entry with the Raffle copter widget so it counts!
Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for more romance and more chances to win!