|You drive me crazy...|
but I adore you.
I know many writers, including myself, that study movies, YouTube clips etc...poring over and over an expression an actor makes that portrays falling in love, admiration, flirtation, longing, desire, angst.
Here are a few pictures that capture an expression. No words needed (but I'll probably give you some anyway) to convey what's going on.
|What do you see in his face? Does he need to tell her|
how much she means to him? The hand at the
back of her neck is tender. A soft moment.
Longing. Desire in a non-fifty shades kind of way.
|Whether you're fan of Twilight or not,|
this facial expression he's making is killer
(ha pardon the pun or don't). This is
intense. Angst. And in context of the movie,
a struggle in self-control on Edward's part.
|Ah! We all love Princess Bride, don't we?|
Westly is about to leave. But this expression, it's
almost like he's imprinting his promise to return,
his loyal devotion and love to her. He. Will. Be. Back.
And not Terminator style!
|Here, Westly is back! It's been forever and|
at this moment she knows it's her farm boy
and not the dread pirate Roberts. This expression
conveys, "I came back. My love, my loyalty, my devotion
has never wavered. And...I missed you."
|Okay, Matthew C. really knows how to express|
falling in love. I love the lips on lips smile. It expresses:
You make me happy. Love is fun. Whimsical. And it's
about to crank up to something so much more.
|Again, he's really looking at her. If she can't|
see how he feels about her in those eyes, in that lopsided
grin, she's...well....clueless! Right? Right?
|A favorite prince for me. What's this say?|
I'm cute. Admit it. And I'm worming my way out of
something. Ariel is smitten with him over his boyish
flirting. It's effortless to him.
|Check out the same-ish look in Hugh Grant's expression.|
This was Two Week's Notice. He's playful. Teasing.
But behind that, look at the admiration, the desire,
the...love he has for her. He's every bit as smitten
as Eric in the next picture below.
|Here she's working her charm, naive as it is, on him.|
Nothing else in the world is going on. Not dinner. Not the world.
Nothing but her. He could stay right here like this forever.
And she's not even noticing.
What hero/movie/book stands out to you as a sigh-moment in relation to romance?