Had some other stuff taking priority the last couple of days, but I did give this some thought during car rides, etc. and I’m ready to pick. I could name a lot of individual performances, but I’ve decided to pick couples with chemistry in honor of our couple Cait and Sam. So, here are my five gals and guys with great on-line chemistry!
#1. The chemistry between these two is so much better than I ever expected. I can’t even express how wonderful it is to see our beloved Jamie and Claire come to life. I just know they are going to blow audiences away with their performance in the second half of the season.
#2. After much deliberation, I have decided that Shakespeare in Love is my favorite movie! It makes sense. I teach Literature and was a Drama Club advisor/director. I love all the little plays on words and allusions to modern acting and theater (not much has changed). I’m always shocked when people don’t get the jokes! The scene full of sexual Freudian innuendo? Hilarious. And, I love the chemistry between Joesph Fiennes and Gwyneth Paltrow. They made me believe they were meant for each other.
#3. Daniel Day-Lewis and Madeleine Stowe in Last of the Mohicans. This movie made me have a thing for guys with long hair. It proved to me that a man really didn’t have to say a word to create enough sexual tension to light a bonfire! The quiet moments and significant looks and touches between these two set my world on fire.
#4. Robert Duvall and Angelica Huston in the TV mini-series Lonesome Dove. This one was tough because I think Robert Duvall has enough personality to carry any film. His on-screen chemistry with Tommy Lee Jones is pretty amazing too, but I’m gonna stick with romantic couples. Kudos to Larry McMurtry the author of the book this series was based on and the show’s writers. The dialogue throughout is amazing, it ranks right up there with my other two favorite dialogue writers,Tennessee Williams and Diana Gabaldon. But, the scenes between these two characters? Honest. Moving. Heartbreaking. I loved this because it was a different look at a romantic couple. Love isn’t always enough.
#5. Last, but not least, Katherine Hepburn and Hank Fonda in On Golden Pond. Maybe it’s the fact that I’ve been married to the same man for a long time, but this film got to me. The performance these two gave us was nothing short of one of a kind. It made me cry and warmed my heart. These characters proved that older folks can love passionately.
Okay,these folks are my top ten on-screen characters and performers. It was tough. There many great ones to choose from! Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh, Hepburn and Bogart, John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara, Micheal Douglas and Kathleen Turner all different and wonderful in their ways.
Thanks for making me think! this was fun!