January 30, 2011

Two for the Road

A Movie with a Memory Attached
Vintage Inspiration V

When the 1967 movie..Two for the Road..first debuted, the critics were not kind.
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Still, it earned an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay and has, over time, developed somewhat of a cult following.

It holds one other distinction:
It was the first movie my husband and I
saw together when we began dating.



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Fifteen years ago, I acquired an original Two for the Road  lobby poster.

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Valued by only the two of us, it hangs in a small dressing area off our bedroom.



Every now and then,
when it catches my eye,
I remember . . .



(Two for the Road ranks 57th on AFI's list of the Top 100 Greatest Love Stories in American Cinema.)


Got a movie with a memory?

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12 comments:

  1. This is a great movie! I finally got it on DVD. Hubby and I saw "Little Big Man" the night he asked me to marry him! LOL!

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  2. In Jr Hi I saw a movie at the indoor theatre called "The Blob" starring Steve McQueen...a real "neat" movie star at that time! I was scared to death, & the part comes on where the Blob enters the Colonial Theater, engulfing and eating the projectionist before oozing into the cinema seating area." (Wikipedia quote)! Knowing my knees were up to my chin! LOL! Here's a poster website from Amazon:
    http://www.amazon.com/Blob-Criterion-Collection-Steve-McQueen/dp/B00004W3HE
    Ewwwwww-ie! Scary movie! Jeanne S.

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  3. This is a wonderful post! LOVE IT! and it's so nice to find things that mean So Much to us that we can get for a good price... How romantic to have this poster! Hugs
    Donna

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  4. Our first movie was "Love Story" with Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal. Through the years I've often said "Love Means, Never Having To Say Your Sorry". Some things are never forgoten.

    You think of so many neat subjects on your blog.

    Punk

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  5. This is my favorite movie of all-time! If I remember correctly, it came out right around the time I was married (1966) and my guy and I both loved it. It was beautifully written and photographed. Hepburn and Finney were perfectly cast. The transitions between the scenes were clever and innovative. It is sometimes laugh out loud funny yet always true to life. The film editing is inspired. I think by now I have probably watched the film at least 50 times. My daughter and I have most of the dialogue memorized and we say some of the lines right along with them (driving my husband crazy in the process!) I love everything about the movie except for the casting of "David". Very poor and unbelievable choice!

    The absolute BEST part is that it is the best depiction of a real, true to life marriage between two people who love each other and stay together despite their ups and downs!!

    I would LOVE to have a poster like yours in my possession. Just thought I'd let you know you aren't the only ones who love this film!!

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  6. Believe it or not, I don't think I have ever heard of this movie, but now I am intrigued and am going to search for it! One of the first movies my (now) hubby took me to was a James Bond--I had never seen one before and I thought it was quite exciting! Very interesting post! Linda

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  7. Oh my gosh, the movie that will always linger in my mind is The Thing, not at all romantic. I watched it on late night TV a couple of years ago and had to laugh, wondering why it had scared me so badly when it was one of the cheesiest movies ever. Still, I don't forget it.

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  8. Ahhhhh, Audrey Hepburn has always been my favorite actress! My favorite of her movies, though, is "Breakfast at Tiffany's". DH & I watch it at least once a year. I think you've inspired me to create a table, OA!
    Lynnr-nm

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  9. oh, how sweet! i love that! we are doing our basement with a retro diner/theatre vibe, and i'm going to use posters of our fave movies to decorate!

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  10. I don't think I have seen it! Will have to check the library. Thanks!

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  11. Here's one that I don't think ever made it big in the U.S. but it is a love story that has stuck in my mind for years. It was a big hit in Australia & my hubby actually loved this movie, you know how most men hate love stories!

    REBEL:
    Winner of five Australian Film Institute awards, this is the story of a young American Marine who goes AWOL in Sydney during World War II and falls in love with a lonely cabaret singer whose husband is fighting at the front.

    Genres: Drama, Musical/Performing Arts and Romance

    Running Time: 1 hr. 31 min.

    MPAA Rating: R

    Distributors: Premier Releasing, Vestron Pictures


    See Full Details

    Cast and Credits

    Starring: Matt Dillon, Debbie Byrne, Bryan Brown, Bill Hunter, Ray Barrett

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  12. How neat to have such a special memory. I love old movies. I'll have to check this one out.

    Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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