Best Tragic Love Story on DVD

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  1. Blu

    Blu Screenwriter

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    It doesn't have to be love all the way, I would classify Requiem for a Dream as a tragic love story.

    I am starting research for writing my next script for my next film project and am thinking that a tragic love story would be perfect since there will be no budget and will have limited locations. (and my current project is more...not a love story)

    A tragic love story fits the bill!!!
    Drama, tugs on heart strings, tragedy, what more could you ask for?

    Thanks for any replies and opinions!!!
     
  2. Joey Skinner

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    I'll skip past the obvious ones and suggest "Immortal
    Beloved", the untold love story of Ludwig van Beethoven.
     
  3. Craig Beam

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    Alfred Hitchcock's VERTIGO

    Portrait Of Jennie

    The Matrix Trilogy [​IMG] (okay, just kidding)
     
  4. Arnie G

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    Autumn in New York:wink:
     
  5. Jason Guardiano

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    uh, Love Story (1970)? [​IMG]
     
  6. Jeff Whitford

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    Titanic
     
  7. Glenn Overholt

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    Untaimed Heart

    Glenn
     
  8. David Williams

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    Someone had to say it... Moulin Rouge
     
  9. Eddie Horton

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    Message in a Bottle? You've got this guy who's wife died and he's been broken up about it for years. He finally lets down his guard when he meets this new chick and really starts to learn to love again. Things are going well for the two of them, then at the end of the movie.........he dies. Pretty tragic.
     
  10. Michael Martin

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    Seconded, though Titanic is a very close second.
     
  11. TonyDale

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    Uh, is no one gonna mention Zefferelli's ROMEO AND JULIET?
     
  12. dpippel

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    Some (perhaps) less than obvious possibilities that may meet your criteria:

    West Side Story
    Edward Scissorhands
    Casablanca
    The Virgin Suicides
    Y Tu Mamá También
    The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
    Lost in Translation
    Shakespeare in Love
    Starman
     
  13. Blu

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    Very good titles!
    I have a few of them such as Vertigo and Moulin Rouge as well!!

    I also thought of Ladyhawke, well although it isn't tragic in the ending, they were living in tragic circumstances until it was fixed.

    Very good so far!!!
    Thank You!
     
  14. Glenn Overholt

    Glenn Overholt Producer

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    Zeffer-who-lees? I thought that was Shakespeare's?

    But to answer your question - no. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Glenn
     
  15. Paul_Scott

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    Jean DeFlorette/Manon Of The Spring
    un Couer En Hiver(R2)
    Queen Christina (coming to dvd 9/05)
    A place In The sun
    From Here To Eternity
    Gone With The Wind
    Umbrellas Of Cherbourg (maybe not wholly tragic but...)
    Lady Jane
    Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
    The Counterfiet Traitor

    of all these, Lady Jane fits the bill most closely, and i would highly reccommend it- but they all have some element of what you are asking for, and all are 4-5 star films
     
  16. TonyDale

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    It was. . .
    You know that Hollywood thing. . .1929's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW had the now-legendary writing credit: "By William Shakespeare, with additional
    dialogue by Sam Taylor"

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Ira Siegel

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    Spidey 1, natch.

    Our hero's uncle (and father figure) dies, and it turns out our hero could have prevented it.
    Our hero's best friend's father goes mad, and our hero has to kill him.
    Our hero finally realizes that the beautiful and geographically convenient girl he has painfully shyly always adored actually shares the same feelings for him, but he has to give her up for his carreer. (Since very few of us haven't personally experienced this, the connection to the audience is widespread and deep.)

    Of course, the tragedy is reversed in Spidey 2, but that is another story.
     
  18. Joseph J.D

    Joseph J.D Cinematographer

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    Since nobody mentioned them, I will:

    The English Patient
    Somewhere In Time

    If those two don't turn you into a sobbing mess......I don't know what else will.[​IMG]
     
  19. John Kilduff

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    "The Last American Virgin"...

    Not the best, but certainly the cheesiest. The backstabbing at the end cuts like a knife.

    Sincerely,

    John Kilduff...

    Single for 4 years now!
     
  20. Ralph Jenkins

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    I'd suggest:

    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

    or

    In the Mood for Love
     

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