For those of you who don’t know who I am, my name is David. I am a dog trainer who wants to be an actor when I grow up. Well, not really grow up, but get older (I don’t ever plan on growing up). I will be getting more into myself as I go on, but for now, I like to describe myself as a politically incorrect Disney prince. It might seem a little presumptuous of me, but it’s more accurate than you’d think.
The purpose of this blog is not just to compare the differences between real life and the movies, but to help me on a quest of sorts. I am looking not only to better myself, but make myself ‘The Perfect Man’. Again, that may sound presumptuous but I have a foolproof way of doing it. I am going to watch some of the most popular romantic movies out there and compare my findings to myself to see what I’ve got, and what I need.
Once you stop laughing (with or at me), you’ll see that there is a method to my madness. Romantic films are designed to make women swoon (I like that word, so you will see me using it a lot... deal with it) and man, do they work! I haven’t seen the movie, but if I have to hear about ‘The Notebook’ one more time, my brain will explode.
In fact, that’s the point I am trying to make. There is only one universe where threatening to fall to your death is considered romantic. That’s not something that’s going to get you a wedding. It will get you a restraining order, and either jail time or a psychiatric evaluation (if you don’t splat on the ground). But there is more to it than that. The fact that someone wants to love you so much that they are willing to do whatever it takes for you, THAT’s what is romantic.
Aside from this quest for my personal Holy Grail, I will also be taking a look at other movie genres, and find things that would only make sense in movies...but more on that to come.