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Movies for Christmas To Keep You Warm this Winter
천미혜 기자 | 승인 2010.12.09 00:24

 Even before the first chill of winter arrives, a rainbow of twinkling Christmas lights and decorations adorn the streets with Christmas charm. We call Christmas "Couples Day" but even without someone special to snuggle up to, we can still feel warm and cozy. Winter holiday movies can give us this heartwarming feeling. So, for all us singles out there, don't waste time feeling blue. Why not spend this Christmas day with a nice cup of hot chocolate and a stack of uplifting movies that'll capture your thoughts and move you? Now, doesn't that sound good? Let's be on our way and meet some of these touching winter blockbusters.

 1. If only…

  Samantha is a romantic who lives for love. Ian is a young businessman who is completely absorbed in his own work and ambitions. They love each other but their conflicting attitudes cause tension and build a wall in their relationship.
 Out of the blue, Samantha tragically loses her life. Ian is grief-stricken, but gets an extraordinary opportunity to relive the day of the tragedy and keep Samantha from dying.
 Have you ever thought of how you would cherish the precious moments with someone you loved if you had only one day left together?
 Think about the reason why humans are scared of their death. One of various reasons is the concern with the people they love and regret they weren't nice to them who will anguish over the death of himself or herself.
 In that way, by the moive 'IF ONLY' you can feel true love of one man and you may be deeply moved.

 2. August Rush

 〈August Rush〉 caused quite a stir due to the cameo appearances of Korean hiphop singer Tablo of Epikhigh and actress Ku Hye-sun.
 This movie starts with the accidental meeting of a charming band singer/guitarist, Louis, and Lyla, a promising young cellist, at a party.
 They fall passionately in love. Not long after, Lyla finds out she's pregnant. Her angry father opposes their union, and poor Evan, the product of Lyla and Luis's misfortuned love, is abandoned at birth. Happily, there is an unexpected turn of events when Louis, Lyla and Evan are reunited in New York city through their shared love of music.
 The story of this surprising reunion is beautiful, but it's hard to believe that something like this could ever happen in the real world. In this movie, however, what we think doesn't matter. We are, despite ourselves, transported to a world where not possible is out of the question.
 The plot can be difficult to accept and understand from a logical standpoint. We must see with our hearts and not our heads, for only then can we truly appreciate the magical scenes and be moved. It's clear that this movie is about family and the power of love. Take it from me that 〈August Rush〉 is SPECIAL and highly worth watching.

 3. The Holiday

 〈The holiday〉 opens with recitations of love sonnets by Shakespeare. This movie tells of ordinary people who have been deeply wounded in love and fear to love again.
 From watching this movie I came to realize a truth about relationships. Love cannot be conceived in an environment where trivial matters bear continual strife. Characters in this movie ditch failed relationships and eventually go on to find lovers with whom they can forge a real connection. Sincere expressions of devotion that involve personal sacrifices are hallmarks of their true love.
 If all relationships were successful, then we wouldn't be able to recognize and appreciate the truly loving relationships from the bad ones. Failed love is painful but people are then free to slowly start the healing process with others that want to understand and share in the sorrow.
 This movie mirrors our daily lives, making it easy to sympathize with the way we express our love.
 The excellent performances by highly acclaimed actors Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Jack Black, are all worthy of notice. If you are looking to find a warm and heart throbbing romance, why not come along and enjoy 'The Holiday'?


Reminisce the Movie

〈Breakfast at Tiffanys〉

This movie begins with a romantic breakfast scene at Tiffany's between the whimsical and spontaneous Holly (Audery Hepburn) and Paul (George Peppare), a poor, unknown writer. Holly, raised since childhood in the lap of luxury, has her prejudice of lower class people altered through her relationship with Paul. This movie first debuted in 1961, and it is still considered a rare and cherished romantic classic. Andrey Hepburn entertains us in this movie with her lively charm and upbeat attitude. We can appreciate the soundtrack as we're serenaded by the melodies of "Moon River" in the background.

Famous lines from the movie

Paul said,
 You know what's wrong with you, Miss Whoever-you-are?
 You're chicken. You've got no guts. You're afraid to stick out your chin and say, Okay, life's a fact.
 People do fall in love. People do belong to each other because that's the only chance anybody's got for real happiness.
 You call yourself a free spirit, a wild thing. And you're terrified somebody's going to stick you in a cage.
 Well, baby, you're already in that cage. You built it yourself.
 And it's not bounded in the west by Tulip, Texas... or in the east by Somaliland.
 It's wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself.

천미혜 기자  injecmh@naver.com

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