1. Guest,
    If you need help getting to know Xenforo, please see our guide here. If you have feedback or questions, please post those here.
    Dismiss Notice

Best Tragic Love Story on DVD

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Blu, Dec 24, 2004.

  1. Blu

    Blu Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2001
    Messages:
    1,361
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    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

    Joey Skinner Second Unit

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2003
    Messages:
    339
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I'll skip past the obvious ones and suggest "Immortal
    Beloved", the untold love story of Ludwig van Beethoven.
     
  3. Craig Beam

    Craig Beam Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2000
    Messages:
    1,777
    Likes Received:
    150
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Gresham, OR
    Real Name:
    Craig Beam
    Alfred Hitchcock's VERTIGO

    Portrait Of Jennie

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

    Arnie G Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    May 29, 2002
    Messages:
    662
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Autumn in New York:wink:
     
  5. Jason Guardiano

    Jason Guardiano Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2001
    Messages:
    136
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    uh, Love Story (1970)? [​IMG]
     
  6. Jeff Whitford

    Jeff Whitford Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 1998
    Messages:
    1,267
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Titanic
     
  7. Glenn Overholt

    Glenn Overholt Producer

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 1999
    Messages:
    4,207
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Untaimed Heart

    Glenn
     
  8. David Williams

    David Williams Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2001
    Messages:
    2,290
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Someone had to say it... Moulin Rouge
     
  9. Eddie Horton

    Eddie Horton Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    May 23, 2004
    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    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

    Michael Martin Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2000
    Messages:
    1,129
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0


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

    TonyDale Second Unit

    Joined:
    May 3, 2003
    Messages:
    297
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Uh, is no one gonna mention Zefferelli's ROMEO AND JULIET?
     
  12. dpippel

    dpippel HTF Premium Member
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2000
    Messages:
    3,708
    Likes Received:
    410
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Real Name:
    Doug
    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

    Blu Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2001
    Messages:
    1,361
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    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

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 1999
    Messages:
    4,207
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Zeffer-who-lees? I thought that was Shakespeare's?

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

    Glenn
     
  15. Paul_Scott

    Paul_Scott Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2002
    Messages:
    6,546
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    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

    TonyDale Second Unit

    Joined:
    May 3, 2003
    Messages:
    297
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0


    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

    Ira Siegel Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    163
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    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 Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2001
    Messages:
    2,695
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    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

    John Kilduff Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2001
    Messages:
    1,682
    Likes Received:
    26
    Trophy Points:
    0
    "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

    Ralph Jenkins Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2003
    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I'd suggest:

    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

    or

    In the Mood for Love
     

Share This Page