A Love Affair to Remember
“Watch mo yung ‘An Affair to Remember’ starring
Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. Yan ang mother of all mother
ng mga hindi nagkita sa Empire State Tower.
As in the mother of all hopeless romantics.”
My good friend and highschool classmate Gary, buzzed me with that message this morning. And so I sensed that he already read my lastest blog post. Then I replied him back with,
“Yeah, I know. May VCD copy ako nyan.
Did you know na remake na lang yan?
Ang first ever version is entitled ‘Love Affair’ din yata.”
Oh well, I have been a fan of uber romantic slash chick-flick movies that’s why I somehow know about this. That is in fact in my stored fats knowledge. Although I really haven’t seen the original Love Affair film, I was able to get glimpse of some of the scenes. I guess I should get a copy soon so I could compare all three films. LOL.
For the younger readers, you may not dig this post as these films are way too old. I guess, your parents were not yet born when the first film was made or your parents have not yet met when the remake was launched. So the film that I referred to in my latest post is actually a second remake. All the three films share the same plot. Hmmm, that’s why it’s called remake. LOL!
Here’s the plot, courtesy of yahoo movies:
The magic of a shipboard romance charms a Frenchman and American woan into each other’s arms, but promises made to other people and the notoriously fleeting nature of affairs convince the couple to part ways for six months and meet again atop the Empire State Builing to see if their love is a lasting one. Although their hearts remain true, an accident and a misunderstanding might lead to heartbreak.
And here are the three famous films:
Love Affair, 1939
Charles Boyer – Michel Marnet
Irene Dunne – Terry McKay
Maria Ouspenskaya – Grandmother Janou
An Affair to Remember, 1957
Cary Grant – Nickie Ferrante
Deborah Kerr – Terry McKay
Cathleen Nesbit – Grandmother Janou
Love Affair, 1994
Warren Beatty – Mike Gambril
Annette Bening – Terry McKay
Katherine Hepburn – Aunt Ginny
I guess you already noticed that there are some inconsistencies. The male character’s name was never the same. LOL! And the grandmother instantly became an aunt on the second remake. Another LOL!
And for the younger readers to dig this, I know you have at some point watched Sleepless in Seattle. That famous Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan movie? Well, it doesn’t have the same plot. But Tom and Meg’s characters somehow imitated that Empire State meet-up. And remember the scene when Meg and another female charater were weeping over a film while the guys laughed at them? They were watching the 1939 film there. That, apparently, led the movie to end at the Empire State Tower.