To Have and Have Not is a 1944 American romance-war-adventure film directed by Howard Hawks. During World War II, American expatriate Harry Morgan helps transport a French Resistance leader and his beautiful wife to Martinique while romancing a sensuous lounge singer. The story is based on the novel of the same name by Ernest Hemingway and stars Humphrey Bogart, Walter Brennan, and Lauren Bacall.
On a Kenyan safari, white hunter Victor Marswell has a love triangle with seductive American socialite Eloise Kelly and anthropologist Donald Nordley's cheating wife Linda. Mogambo is a 1953 American Technicolor adventure/romantic drama film directed by John Ford and starring Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, and Grace Kelly. The film is a Remake of Victor Fleming's Red Dust (1932).
Be prepared to learn a lesson or two about heartbreak and love in general with one of 2012's best romantic comedy flicks, Celeste and Jesse Forever. This movie will make you adore its lead stars Rashida Jones and Adam Samberg, as they paint a clear picture of what married couples go through once they start finding happiness in different paths.
Did you know that an early form of romantic comedies was called "comedies of manners."? This is when a rich person falls in love with a non-wealthy person. Romantic comedies are also defined as "a movie or play that deals with love in a light, humorous way." This sub-genre of romance movies is created to lessen the drama element of a certain romance movie. Different eras of romantic comedies even existed. After comedies of manners, screwball comedies took place, followed by sex comedies in the 50s and 70s, then the genre today which is the neo-traditional comedy. According to an article from Wordpress, the genre today of most romantic comedies are realistic, they have to have characters, that a modern audiences believe and serve some credibility in their lives that they can relate to when dealing with contemporary issues.
MPAA (The Motion Picture Association of America) data shows that women are still the majority of moviegoers. From the report: “Females have comprised a larger share of moviegoers (people who went to a movie at the cinema at least once in the year) consistently since 2009. In 2013 there was a slight decrease (less than 1 percentage point) in the share of females that attended the cinema (52%) relative to 2012.” This is why romance movies and romantic comedy films are numerously produced.
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