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Romance film


Romance film

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The romance film has as its central plot the beginning, obstruction and eventual, though often tragic, fruition of romantic love. A common derogatory term for such films is "weepy" since they can reduce the audience to (willing) tears by playing on themes of noble self-sacrifice or cruel fate.


Perhaps the most famous romance film of all is Casablanca where Rick Blaine, a bitter and cynical man following the end of an affair with Ilsa Lund, meets Ilsa again in Casablanca. Ilsa's husband, Victor Laszlo, is an important Resistance leader from Czechoslovakia with a massive price on his head and is being hunted by the occupying Nazis. Rick eventually chooses to help the couple escape, regardless of his own feelings for Ilsa, with whom he earlier reconciles.

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