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Best Tragic Love Story on DVD


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#1 of 79 OFFLINE   Blu

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Posted December 24 2004 - 12:45 PM

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 of 79 OFFLINE   Joey Skinner

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Posted December 24 2004 - 01:08 PM

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

#3 of 79 OFFLINE   Craig Beam

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Posted December 24 2004 - 02:12 PM

Alfred Hitchcock's VERTIGO

Portrait Of Jennie

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#4 of 79 OFFLINE   Arnie G

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Posted December 24 2004 - 03:19 PM

Autumn in New York:wink:
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#5 of 79 OFFLINE   Jason Guardiano

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Posted December 24 2004 - 05:48 PM

uh, Love Story (1970)? Posted Image
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#6 of 79 OFFLINE   Jeff Whitford

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Posted December 24 2004 - 06:08 PM

Titanic
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#7 of 79 OFFLINE   Glenn Overholt

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Posted December 24 2004 - 06:24 PM

Untaimed Heart

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#8 of 79 OFFLINE   David Williams

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Posted December 24 2004 - 08:17 PM

Someone had to say it... Moulin Rouge
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#9 of 79 OFFLINE   Eddie Horton

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Posted December 25 2004 - 12:24 AM

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.
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#10 of 79 OFFLINE   Michael Martin

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Posted December 25 2004 - 01:37 AM

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Someone had to say it... Moulin Rouge


Seconded, though Titanic is a very close second.

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#11 of 79 OFFLINE   TonyDale

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Posted December 25 2004 - 02:02 AM

Uh, is no one gonna mention Zefferelli's ROMEO AND JULIET?
We are just surrealist pilgrims, melting clocks in marble halls. . .

#12 of 79 OFFLINE   dpippel

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Posted December 25 2004 - 04:37 AM

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

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#13 of 79 OFFLINE   Blu

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Posted December 25 2004 - 04:40 AM

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!!!
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#14 of 79 OFFLINE   Glenn Overholt

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Posted December 25 2004 - 04:41 AM

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

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#15 of 79 OFFLINE   Paul_Scott

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Posted December 25 2004 - 06:40 AM

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 of 79 OFFLINE   TonyDale

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Posted December 25 2004 - 07:18 AM

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


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"

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#17 of 79 OFFLINE   Ira Siegel

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Posted December 25 2004 - 07:22 AM

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 of 79 OFFLINE   Joseph J.D

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Posted December 25 2004 - 11:30 AM

Since nobody mentioned them, I will:

The English Patient
Somewhere In Time

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#19 of 79 OFFLINE   John Kilduff

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Posted December 25 2004 - 02:17 PM

"The Last American Virgin"...

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

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#20 of 79 OFFLINE   Ralph Jenkins

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Posted December 25 2004 - 02:47 PM

I'd suggest:

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

or

In the Mood for Love





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