Entertainment Weekly’s “50 sexiest movies ever” omits “Maytime” starring Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy
In this week’s issue of the magazine Entertainment Weekly (#1023, November 28, 2008), the lead story is “The 50 sexiest movies ever.” The films that were chosen include many recent ones such as Titanic, Ghost and The Notebook, and a few classic titles like Notorious, King Kong and The Postman Always Rings Twice.
Because they are ONLY featuring films available on DVD, we’re sure this is the only reason that they overlooked Maytime, the 1937 hit starring Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy. It was the highest grossing film of that year and it wasn’t a musical per se – but rather, a drama in which the two stars were singers. They made love with their singing, visualizing the unspoken longing that tortured them for the second half of the film. It culminated in the climax – their finally losing control while reunited in a live opera, “Czaritza.”
That ten-minute sequence is one of the most chilling, thrilling and sensuous romantic moments in all cinema history.
Previously we ran a comparison of Maytime and Titanic, because the two films have many similarities besides the fact that they were each their year’s top grossing film! You can read about it here.
So, we say, don’t forget Maytime! How about if you add your 2c worth to this by posting your thoughts on Entertainment Weekly’s website link devoted to their “50 sexiest movies ever.” The link is: http://www.ew.com/sexydvds. Your comments are much appreciated!