The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog are pleased to be a part of the
Blog Tour for Eternal's "Spring Fling."
Ever wondered who the ladies are that work tirelessly behind the scenes of one of our favourite publishing houses to bring us some of our favourite reads? Well, now's your chance to get to know the girls from Headline Eternal ... the people who have given us books by Karina Halle, Beth Kery, Jill Shalvis, J Kenner, Monica Murphy, Natasha Boyd, Emily March and Kate Noble to name but a few. Today we get to find out what Team Eternal's favourite romantic movies, favourite movie heroes and favourite TV box set are.
Favourite romantic movie
Christina: My favourite romantic movie is a Disney one – Beauty and the Beast! A heroine who love books, a beastly hero who is a softie at heart, and true love everlasting that breaks the most powerful of spells. What more could you want?!
Kate: I’ve seen An Affair to Remember more times than I can count and I never fail to be moved by Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr’s portrayal of their characters’ love for one another. He’s a gorgeous playboy who finally realises what he’s been missing when he meets the spirited redhead who’s unimpressed by his reputation and he’ll do anything to be – in his words – ‘worthy’ of her. Now I have to stop in case I give away too much of the plot of this wonderful love story but I highly recommend it!
Jo: Shakespeare in Love gets me every time - tears and all. And it has the gorgeous Joseph Fiennes in it. Also have to agree with Beth about Up. Another film that gets me every SINGLE time. The old couple and the sadness of her death at the beginning of the film...
Beth: There are so many good romantic movies, that it is actually quite hard to choose just one. I could watch Pretty Woman a thousand times, and still want to watch it once more. Brokeback Mountain is visually stunning, and an amazing portrayal of love in a complex period of history, making it one of my favourite films ever.
My favourite scene in a film which shows the power and sadness of love, however, would have to be the start of Up. Who can forget the feels we all had watching that? And the tears. So many tears.
Katie: Without doubt it has to be The Notebook with Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams. That lake scene … need I say more?
Favourite movie hero
Christina: Ooh this is a toughie. I’ve got a soft spot for James Bond (especially played by Sean Connery!) Ultra suave, smooth and always dashingly sexy, with an edge of danger about him, plus all the coolest gadgets! We could drink martinis (shaken, not stirred) together.
Kate: I have to pick Noah in The Notebook. Of course this is helped by Ryan Gosling’s portrayal J but I also absolutely adore James Garner as the older (*spoiler alert*) character. Noah’s unwavering faith that he and Allie are meant to be together and his utter devotion to her all their lives is something that gets me every time.
Jo: Now here I'd probably pick Shaun in Shaun of the Dead - romance, humour, heroism! (And I have a massive crush on Simon Pegg and have done since Spaced). But for a more conventional romantic hero I'd pick Hugh Grant's character in Notting Hill! Love that film - and he reads too... (Plus it's another film which gets me every time. I think I might be too soppy!)
Beth: My favourite movie hero would have to be John McClane from Die Hard fame. Watch just for the vest. Or Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man!
Katie: My favourite movie hero will always be Jason Bourne from the Bourne series. A man with a troubled past who is on the run, Jason will stop at nothing to clear his name.
Fav TV Boxed Set
Christina: I am a sucker for Scandal. I love the political setting and all of the drama, action and juicy scandal.
Kate: Has politics ever been has sexy as in The West Wing? I don’t always understand what’s going on when they get into the political arena… but I don’t care. I love the characters, how passionate they are about what they do, and their powerful chemistry together. It’s such a clever show – I love it.
Jo: I was a huge Prison Break fan at the time and absolutely devoured every series. Wentworth Miller is still a huge favourite of mine! But at the moment I would have to say Nashville. I love it! Great characters, gripping storylines, sex, drugs and rock and roll! The songs are brilliant and have converted me to country!
Beth: I absolutely love the American drama series Mad Men. The female characters traversing the sexist world of advertising in the 1950s are strong, funny and an absolute joy to watch. I have just been given the entire box set, so I plan to work my way through every episode soon...
Katie: Gilmore Girls is my go-to box set every time I need some comfort viewing, but still with a bit of romance! Luke and Lorelai … will they or won’t they?