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Bewitched

Bewitched

 

I cannot begin to try to guess

The moment you cast the spell

I can vaguely recall that flash

Of an enticing guarded smile

Then a seductive glance

An almost regal air of authority

With a stoic sparring stance

 

I was swept up and off my guard

By the smooth solicitation

The relentless magical way

You uncovered layer after layer

The mounting anticipation

Of the next ephemeral interlude

With the exceedingly charming stranger

Who captivates my every mood

 

I was sure you were just a passing muse

But every new encounter turned me

Inside out and now it’s just no use

To pretend there is nothing more to see

Than an enchanted optical illusion

I have never know anything such as this

These depths of emotional confusion

And heights of sheer and utter bliss

 

You are like no one else I have ever known

Did you step out of one of my dreams?

Because now you star in every one

But when I awake I’m still all alone

Is there a reality to this delirium?

For this enchantment to you I enthrone

 

Sharon Lynn Van Meter

Copyright 2000


Moonstruck: Perfect Romantic Comedy/Screenplay, Male Lead & Dialouge

Moonstruck

Moonstruck (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

An Annotation of Billy Mernit’s

Writing the Romantic Comedy

[On Romance, the Perfect Male Lead and Importance of Dialogue]

…For instance, just as Moonstruck would not be Moonstruck without the big luminous moon shimmering in the backdrop, neither would it be Moonstruck without the following speech so eloquently delivered by a love struck Ronnie. It serves to characterize Ronnie’s sense of humor and irony, sensitivity, insight, masculinity, self-awareness, strength and vulnerability. His words place him right in Cary Grant’s shoes, as the perfect, yet imperfect, quintessential male lead role in a romantic comedy. Ronnie’s raw poetic speech to Loretta in Moonstruck (my oft-quoted and favorite piece of dialogue from my absolute favorite and most loved romantic comedy of all time!) is as perfect as it gets in explaining the sweet imperfection, the beautiful fear, wondrous heartbreak, the thrilling uncertainty and the primal lightning bolt passion which at once hurls our hearts straight through hell and Elysium:

“Love don’t make things nice. It ruins everything, it breaks your heart. It makes things a mess! We’re not here to make things perfect. Snowflakes are perfect. The stars are perfect. Not us, not us! We are here to ruin our-selves and to break our hearts and love the wrong people and die! The story books are bullshit. Now go upstairs and get into my bed (Moonstruck, 93)!”

{Excerpt from UI&U Presentation on Romantic Screenplays}

By Sharon Lynn Van Meter

Copyright 2009