High school. It feels like a four-year prison sentence when you're a teenager, but, once you're free of its five-day-a-week grasp, you miss it. It's a period when you get to shape yourself, push limits, tick off your parents and fall in love for the first time. Dramatically, it has all of the desired elements: conflict, comedy and a definite end. So it's not a surprise that filmmakers have mined this milieu to iconic effect. It's an experience almost all of share, and it's been explored in myriad ways over the last century of cinema.
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Either way, you sit next to each other in the dark, maybe hold hands when not reaching into the same bucket of popcorn. What could be more romantic? Well, it could be even more romantic depending on what it is the two of you are watching. The very tiny part of me that wants to be wined and dined by a wealthy businessman did not respond to Jamie Dornan as the controlling and humorless Christian Grey. The well-to-do character I want — for two hours, onscreen, at least — is Bruce Wayne, a. Plus, he looks spectacular in that black turtleneck swoon.
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In the nearly 40 years since Natalie Wood drowned off the coast of Catalina Island, the mystery of her death has only grown — and so has the movie-star myth of the fine-boned brunette who found immortality in films including West Side Story and Splendor in the Grass and famously romanced the likes of Warren Beatty, Elvis Presley, and Michael Caine. Robert Redford was best man at her second wedding; Orson Welles, technically, was her first leading man the movie was called Tomorrow Is Forever ; she was 7. Though it was Robert Wagner , the debonair actor who became both her first husband and her third, who is generally thought of as the love of her life. Friends like Redford and Mia Farrow also appear.