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Smoke Still Gets in My Eyes

One of my favorite romantic films of all time. I think Spielberg may have assembled one of the best casts ever – several scenes are ad-libed to perfection which remain classic.
I think I’ve seen it over 20 times – not sure. All I know is if you have a favorite film in which when it comes on you say, ok I’ll just watch a couple more minutes-then watch an hour of it – you know.

Song Only: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes – The Platters

This film was a remake of another old WWII fav or mine “A Man Named Joe” with Spencer Tracy- an actor that I love and vow to own or tape everything he every made. Spielberg updated the story for 1989 and made it his own. It’s wonderful.

My perfect fantasy of romance is a combination of what the two quirky-funny-sweet characters Pete and Dorinda have. The charisma between Dreyfuss and Hunter is off the charts. The whole cast is great as seen in scenes here:

There are some scenes I can’t find online, one of which is Dorinda whispering in her sleep. She just says grocery list words………eggs……butter…..mayonnaise… while Pete stares at her in his intense, sexy sweet way while smiling. You watch this scene and know these two are made for each other and very content. But it’s really their humor – silliness & sense of fun that speaks to my own heart very deeply – as this is the type of relationship I’ve never had – but always…..wanted.

If you missed this film – made in 1989 – watch Always ~it never gets old – go check it out.

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