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  Romance Films
Oftentimes, lovers in screen romances (often romantic dramas) face obstacles and the hazards of hardship, finances, physical illness, racial or social class status, occupation, psychological restraints, or family that threaten to break their union and attainment of love.
The romantic teaming of Gilbert and Garbo, and the vampishness of Theda Bara was replaced by the arrival of new, sexy and romantic lead superstars at MGM in the 1930s, typified by Clark Gable and Joan Crawford.
More romance could be found in the puppy-love affairs of Mickey Rooney in the Andy Hardy films of the late 1930s and 1940s.
www.filmsite.org /romancefilms.html   (2493 words)

  
 Romancetips.com romantic tips, date ideas, romance advice for men and women
Romance should be a key part of your relationship, deepening your intimacy and helping you to fall more in love with your mate.
Romance is not simply about flowers, candy, or kisses, but the attitude of love that motivates you to give those things.
Romancetips.com provides romance and relationship articles, romantic tips, date ideas, and romantic advice, but you have to create the loving atmosphere of romance in your relationship.
www.romancetips.com   (365 words)

  
  Verbix -- Romance. Conjugate verbs in 50+ languages   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Latin perfect of the type amavit 'he has loved' is known by all the literary languages but is rare in speech in French, Italian, and Romanian, in which it has been replaced by a new compound past made up of the verb for 'to have' and a past participle.
Other periphrases used in Romance are 'I will (wish to) sing,' as in Romanian voi c nta; 'I must sing,' as in Sardinian deppo kantare; 'I'm coming to sing,' Sursilvan jeu vegnel a cantar; and 'I have that I should sing,' as in popular Romanian am sa cnt.
The Romance conditional, or "future in the past," a form not found in Latin, is in many languages related to the new future tense.
www.verbix.com /languages/romance.asp   (827 words)

  
  Romance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Romance (genre) of Medieval and Renaissance narrative fiction
The Romance languages are European languages that descend from Latin, such as French, Spanish, and Italian
Romance (Poe poem) (1829) by Edgar Allen Poe
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Romance   (210 words)

  
 Romance languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Romance languages have 2 or 3 genders for all nouns, but usually do not inflect nouns for case, though their parent Latin did.
Romance languages include a default stress on the second-last syllable, and have euphony rules that avoid glottal stops, and multiple stop consonants in a row.
Romance languages dropping the final vowel have one less syllable: the usual "penultimate syllable" accent is on the last syllable in these languages.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Romance_languages   (2249 words)

  
 Romance
Romance (music) A romance is a type of musical piece, especially common during the late classical period and romantic pe...
Romance film The romance film has as its central plot the beginning, obstruction and eventual fruition of a romance.
Romance languages The Romance languages are a subfamily of the Roman Empire.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /topics/romance.html   (376 words)

  
 A.L.A., Inc. - WINDSHIP WAY; History of the Brigantine Romance
She is now in the process of writing a book on the Romance, an odyssey of years of travel aboard a very special ship.
Romance lay tied to a makeshift dock, without her engine, anchors, even her steering gear...
Romance (the Grethe) was built as a galeas (Baltic Trader), by the renowned J. Ring Anderson Shipyard in Svendborg, Danmark in 1936.
www.squaresail.com /romance1.html   (1010 words)

  
 Notes on Middle English Romance
Structurally, the medieval romance often follows the loose pattern of the quest, tending thus to be merely episodic--to have a plot structured by and-then rather than hence.
Her considered definition of medieval romance, then, is as follows: "Medieval romances are stories of adventure in which the chief parts are played by knights, famous kings, or distressed ladies, acting most often under the impulse of love, religious faith, or, in many, mere desire for adventure.
In her essay, Everett attempts to develop distinctions between the romance and the saint's life, the romance and the ballad, the romance and the chanson de geste, and the romance and the tale.
faculty.uca.edu /~jona/second/romannot.htm   (1722 words)

  
 Romance (Tragi-comedy)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The modern term "romance" refers to a new kind of play, a hybrid of comic and tragic elements, developed and popularized by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher between 1607 and 1613 (their Philaster, 1609, is typical of the genre).
Like comedies, Romances tend to end with weddings, but the focus is less on the personal happiness of bride and groom (the culmination of an individual passion) than on the healing of rifts within the total human community.
But Romance characters are not meant to be psychologically credible; their experiences have symbolic significance extending beyond the limits of their own lives and beyond rational comprehension.
cla.calpoly.edu /~dschwart/engl339/romance.html   (851 words)

  
 Romance   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Romance is a bird that lives in harmony with nature.
The first stanza speaks of the beauty, and wonder romance allowed him to write poetry about in his youth, all of this is in the past.
The theory was simply this: "the effect of poetry should be indefinative and that it presents to the reader not truth itself but truth reflected in the forms of beauty" (Stovall 207).
www.usna.edu /EnglishDept/poeperplex/romance.htm   (293 words)

  
 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Romance at Epinions.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I’m talking about the film Romance, a film notorious for its scenes of genuine, hardcore sex normally found in the sorts of product found in the backroom of your video store, but which now are found in what appears very much like a typical, pretentious French art-house film.
Romance is interesting, but it surely isn’t romantic, or, for the most part, even sexy.
Romance isn’t a great film by any means, but it is interesting to watch, even if it’s just for the notoriety.
www.epinions.com /content_76877827716   (1214 words)

  
 Romance
Fifteen minutes after the collision, its whistle still blowing its futile cry, Romance settled by the bow and slid beneath the waters of Massachusetts Bay, the mast head light glowing eerily beneath the waves as the steamer plunged to her final resting place.
Wickens' license was suspended for 6 months and Romance soon passed from the memories of Bostonians as the world was slowly drawn into the rising tide of another world war.
The remains of Romance lie scattered and broken on a bottom of sand and gravel.
www.mass.gov /czm/buar/shipwrecks/ua-roman.htm   (766 words)

  
 Salon Arts & Entertainment | "Romance"   (Site not responding. Last check: )
But I found "Romance" to be one of the two or three most potent films about sex I've seen in the last few decades.
"Romance" is about Marie (Caroline Ducey), a sexually frustrated woman who is looking to be fulfilled, wherever that desire may take her.
It can be hard to tell, but the movie is occasionally very funny.) And in "Romance" she has created a landmark -- the first movie to give a convincing, feature-length account of sex from a woman's point of view.
www.salon.com /ent/movies/review/1999/09/17/romance   (587 words)

  
 Romance languages --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It had antecedents in many prose works from classical antiquity (the so-called Greek romances), but as a distinctive genre it was developed in the context of the aristocratic courts of such patrons as Eleanor of Aquitaine.
The tales told by minstrels in the courts during the Middle Ages are called romances.
Germanic, Slavic, and Romance are the three major linguistic groups within the Indo-European family, but Greek, Albanian, Celtic, and Baltic are also part of the family.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9109774   (782 words)

  
 The Romance Languages
Vulgar Latin and the roots of the Romance Languages
Romance is sometimes considered the modern subset of the Italic, or Latinic, branch.
The story of these languages is a fascinating one, in no small part due to the endless abundance of documentation throughout the entire history of the Italic branch, unparalleled in any other branch of any language family on earth.
www.geocities.com /SiliconValley/Foothills/6095/romance.htm   (384 words)

  
 The Romance Reader
In the latest update to our New Faces column you will meet Maya Rodale, author of the historical romance The Heir and the Spare, Silhouette Desire author Paula Roe and Shobhan Bantwal whose unusual first romance, The Dowry Bride, is set in India.
Romance readers are mourning the death of Kathleen Woodiwiss who passed away July 6 after a long illness.
Romance fans know that it's nearly impossible to find reliable information about romance -- despite the fact that millions of romances are sold each year.
www.theromancereader.com   (398 words)

  
 Romance Divas Home
Romance Divas was voted in the Top 10 for the Preditors and Editors Poll for the Writer's Forum and Writer's Resources!
Romance Divas is recognized in the May 2005 and May 2006 issues of Writer's Digest as one of the "101 Best Web Sites."
All images and literary works are property of Romance Divas and may not be used without permission.
www.romancedivas.com   (322 words)

  
 The Romance Studio - The romance genre today, books, love, romance novels, romance...
She must choose between Kaladia, the city she rules, where her son and his father reside, or this fair-skinned stranger called Roderick Belshing whose ties to magic call to her.
The passion and romance between Eldswythe and Robert is so captivating, I hated saying goodbye to them.
The other well-rounded secondary characters are quite believable in their actions and added just the right elements to season the story into a splendid read.
www.theromancestudio.com   (1202 words)

  
 Romantic Relationships
"Romance is all the kisses in between." Actually, it was me who wrote that little line and it has since been picked up by others and published.
It is not because they don't want to enjoy it with their mates but has more to do with their never having understood it.
May the information and tips on these pages either add a new dimension to the love you share with your special someone or enhance what is already enjoyed between the two of you.
www.romanceopedia.com /indexRomantic.html   (635 words)

  
 Romance
The way we communicate our love today is influenced by the commercialised notion of romance conjured by the empire.
We are the Rebellion and romance is not about buying overpriced roses or giving pre-written cards only on Valentine's day.
Romance is one of the key components to a successful relationship and there are many other wonderful ways to say "I Love You"
www.acmelove.com /romance   (254 words)

  
 romance on Encyclopedia.com
It is from the latter class that the modern romance descends (see novel).
Leading African-American romance writer Leslie Esdaile-Banks, left, shares a moment of laughter with her dauter Helena, and husband Al Banks in their Philadelphia home.
Sarah Mitchell gets pose as if on the cover of one of the romance novels she likes to read to escape.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/r1/romance.asp   (673 words)

  
 ROMANCE
Romance, to me, isn't something you do only on special occasions, but something you do every day.
And even, if you have something planned, and, you get home, one of the kids are sick, and you are attending to the needs, and it just can't be done, the seed is sown, it's on both of your minds and there is always another night..
I am not claiming or pretending to be, an expert, in the art of romance.
www.geocities.com /Wellesley/2242/romance.html   (662 words)

  
 Open Directory - Arts: Literature: Genres: Romance   (Site not responding. Last check: )
About.com- Romance Fiction - Providing an library of information on the current romance writers, as well as reviews of their works fiction.
Romance Author Roundtable - A website dedicated to book lovers and writers who want to learn more about authors than what they read on the back flaps of books.
Romance Novels at BellaOnline - For readers and writers of romance novels, with weekly articles, book reviews and even author interviews, as well as a forum for reader discussion.
dmoz.org /Arts/Literature/Genres/Romance   (1142 words)

  
 Romance Romance
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, short version, romance is pretty much a lie, a fantasy, a dressed-up fib, a story, a ‘wild and wanton’ exaggeration.
Even though I haven’t had much experience of romance myself, or at least as much as I might have hoped, I know what it is supposed to look like.
Now, there, the OED brushes closer to the meaning of romance as it pertains to Valentine’s Day: the phrases “drawn by lot” or, even better, “otherwise determined” are certainly more romantic than the OED intended.
www.llamagraphics.com /Meadow/Essays/Valentine.html   (1212 words)

  
 Paranormal Romance
Fifty-four percent of paperback fiction sold is romance fiction,[i] and paranormal romance—that is, romance including any element beyond the range of scientific explanation, like ghosts or time travel—rivals and often surpasses in popularity fantasy novels containing similar elements.
Paranormal romances carry traits of all romance fiction: texts that appear to shift in relation to different audiences, an oddly collective authorship, and formulae that allow for safe exploration of gender “secrets.” Additionally, paranormal romances serve particular functions for readers, functions which critics, myself included, have found disturbing.
Romance fiction in general offers a rich, subtle, and safe portrayal of the complex state of gender relations at the turn of the millenium.
maura.setonhill.edu /~tobin/paranormal_romance.htm   (4857 words)

  
 Poynter Online - The Perils of Romance   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Aside from the fact that most critics consider happy endings to be anti-intellectual (hey, life doesn't usually have them, so why should fiction?), we have always defended our shunning on the grounds that they all read pretty much alike.
Turning away from bodice-ripper books, women now are embracing all sorts of genres usually associated with men -- thrillers, suspense, and science fiction -- as well as a new romantic genre that definitely drops the old formula of weak heroine and strong hero: chick lit.
Today's romance fiction is not your mother's bodice rippers: Heaving bosoms have been replaced by Bergdorf blondes.
www.poynter.org /column.asp?id=57&aid=70166   (1155 words)

  
 Romance DVD at Video Universe
Romance is a daring movie in some ways.
Although the relationship of the heroine with her husband is a strange and unhealthy one, this "regular" movie makes its mark by not fading to fl or panning to the ceiling whenever the sexuality gets too real.
However, for pushing the boundary of what can be shown in a non-porn, regular film, Romance stands out as a pioneering piece of cinema.
www.cduniverse.com /search/xx/movie/pid/1150766/a/Romance.htm   (548 words)

  
 Romance of the Three Kingdoms VII for PS2 - Romance of the Three Kingdoms VII Playstation 2 - Romance of the Three ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Romance of the Three Kingdoms VII is a good strategy game, but it's not for everyone.
Romance of the Three Kingdoms X is the tenth installment in Koei's strategy game series.
Romance IX is more of what you already love--that is, assuming you loved it to begin with.
www.gamespot.com /ps2/strategy/romanceofthethreekingdoms7/index.html   (453 words)

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