Brooding Chemistry Eclipses Casablanca!
Well I think we could of all called this one but beating Casablanca! Thats an achievement for the fab three!
BROODING CHEMISTRY ECLIPSES CASABLANCA
– TWILIGHT LOVE-TRIO BIGGER THAN CLASSICS –
As screaming Twilight fans get set to descend on UK cinemas for the release
of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, LOVEFiLM, Europe’s largest subscription
service streaming movies and TV episodes over the internet and sending DVDs
by post, asked its members to vote for the top love triangles in film. The
brooding chemistry of the Twilight stars left their mark on fans and put the
trio in first place with 17 per cent of votes.
Of all the polls in all the world, Bogie and Co. walk into ours with 15 per
cent of the vote for their passionate performances in 1942 Hollywood
classic, Casablanca. Set against the dramatic backdrop of World War II the
film starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid is arguably
one of Hollywood’s most defining love triangles seen on the silver screen.
From classic romance to embarrassing consequence – Bridget Jones’ Diary
proved a firm favourite with film fans securing 14 per cent of the vote.
Bumbling Bridget played by Renée Zellweger finds her luck in love has
changed after capturing the attention of Brits Hugh Grant and Colin Firth.
Love ahoy! In fourth place (10 per cent) is Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead
Man’s Chest. Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) unwillingly becomes Captain
Jack Sparrow’s (Johnny Depp) love interest. But the lady turned pirate only
has eyes for childhood sweetheart Will Turner (Orlando Bloom). One of the
easier love-triangles to solve…walk the plank Captain Jack!
Scarlett Johansson, Penelope Cruze and Javier Bardem become lovers in
romantic drama Vicky Cristina Barcelona which comes fifth with eight per
cent of the vote, followed by 2001’s Pearl Harbour. The explosive war-time
love between Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett and Kate Beckinsale brought tears to
the nation’s eyes, securing seven per cent of the vote.
Classic love story, Gone with the Wind starring screen icons Vivien Leigh,
Clark Gable and Leslie Howard makes an appearance in seventh place (five per
cent) and super-love conquers eighth and ninth place for Christian Bale,
Aaron Eckhart and Maggie Gyllenhaal in The Dark Knight (four per cent) and
in 2000’s X-Men (two per cent) for Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen and James
Finally crashing in at number ten is James Cameron’s epic romance, Titanic,
where Kate Winslet, Leonardo Di Caprio and Billy Zane are inconsiderately
plunged into the icy waters during a turbulent three-way relationship.
Grasping onto just one per cent of the vote – Jack really shouldn’t have let
Film’s Top Ten Love Triangles are:
1. Stewart, Pattinson, Lautner – The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) – 17%
2. Bogart, Bergman, Henreid – Casablanca (1942) – 15%
3. Zellweger, Grant Firth – Bridget Jones’ Diary (2001) – 14%
4. Knightley, Depp, Bloom – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
(2006) – 10%
5. Cruz, Johansson, Bardem – Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) – 8%
6. Affleck, Hartnett, Beckinsale – Pearl Harbour (2001) – 7%
7. Leigh, Gable, Howard – Gone with the Wind (1939) – 5%
8. Bale, Eckhart, Gyllenhaal – The Dark Knight (2008) – 4%
9. Jackman, Janssen, Marsden – X-Men (2000) – 2%
10. Winslet, Di Caprio, Zane – Titanic (2007) – 1%
Other – 17%
Helen Cowley, Editor at LOVEFiLM commented:
“The love triangle is a staple of some of the best films ever made – but
clearly none is as current as the phenomenon of Team Edward vs Team Jacob in
their battle for Bella’s affections throughout the Twilight films. To see
it beat some of the all-time classics like Casablanca makes a huge statement
on how rooted the trio has become in popular culture.”
“LOVEFiLM has over 67,000 titles to watch either streamed to your PC or sent
by post, so you’ll never be far away from a tangled love web or two. Just
remember to keep in mind that someone always loses out – it’s never going to
be plain sailing!”