Thursday, May 08, 2008

Cinematic Devices

Label them trite, wrote or derivative. In a good movie, a classic cinematic device is forgivable or even welcome – after all, in the genre of romance films, ultimately, most viewers want to see their leads end up together. Here’s Part 1 in an occasional series about some of our “favorite” cinematic devices.

Air Travel

They end up at the airport or on an airplane; one surprising another with declarations of love:

French Kiss (Luc and Kate, when they first meet; the film ends on a plane, too)
The Wedding Singer
The Very Thought of You (aka Martha Meet Daniel, Frank and Laurence)
Boys and Girls
Random Hearts
30 Rock (in a recent episode, Liz rushes to see Floyd)
How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days (on the way to the airport)
Along Came Polly (on the way to the airport)