Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Dark and Stormy Valentine's Day

In keeping with the spirit of Valentine's, Dark and Stormy has assembled a few favorite tortured lovers.  Here are some of the most deliciously brooding heros and passionate heroines, all caught up in a love which (for some reason or other) they can never have.  Yet they cannot resist the siren call of the beloved, and despite the consequences, abandoned themselves to Love - though some of our couples do have to wait for the afterlife to find eternal bliss.

In no particular order:  My Favorite Tortured Lovers.

Maxim de Winter and his poor little bride fight the ghost of Rebecca.

Antony and Cleopatra - perhaps the most famous tortured lovers of all time, played by real life tortured lovers, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor

Bram Stoker's Count Dracula and his soulmate, Mina, take ill-starred love to paranormal extremes.
Saving my favorite for last, Cathy and Heathcliff give us all the tear-jerking drama a true romantic could crave in Wuthering Heights.  And nobody broods like Olivier!

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