I'm going random today because my brain does not want to settle down and stick to an actual topic. My brain is like that sometimes. Like now, when I'm on deadline and after I write this, I'm off to be disciplined and hit my daily page goal.
So did you hear? Christian Bale will be playing John Connor in the fourth Terminator movie. It's still in production. Not out till next summer. I so can't wait. To me, the original Terminator was one of the top romantic movies of all time. Right up there with True Romance written by Quentin Tarantino and starring Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette, two young lovers on the run with a suitcase full of drug money.
But I digress. About the first Terminator. About how romantic it was. Who can forget Kyle Reese, the warrior from the future telling Sarah Connor, "I came across time for you, Sarah."? I certainly can't. I so loved that movie! For several years it was my choice to have running in the background while I decorated my Christmas Tree. Just something so festive about The Terminator. Don't you think?
You don't have to answer that. We all have different ideas of what's festive--not to mention, what's romantic. A dear friend of mine, on watching True Romance because of my glowing recommendation, told me she loved me--but she was never taking my advice on a movie again.
It's the same with books. What I think is romantic in a book I've read...way too many people say, "not so much." Take Joe Hill's Heart-Shaped Box. Read it. Loved it. Found it just totally romantic. Yeah, okay, it's gritty and bloody and really fine horror, too. But there's a love story at the core of it. A great love story, I thought... And that was even before I learned that Joe Hill is Stephen King's son. I always used to wish that Stephen King wasn't so uncomfortable with romance. I love his books, but felt they'd be much improved if he could weave in a good love story. His son does.
And I really think I've babbled enough for this particular Tuesday. Now I'm off to get those words on the page!
I'll leave you with a question:What's your favorite romance? Book, movie, whatever...