Romance And Movies
Romance novels and film go together quite nicely. In addition to novels being made into movies for the big screen or television, certain films remain favorites of romance readers and authors.
One film, 1987's Where The Heart Roams, focuses on the romance industry specifically. While the key player in the film is Barbara Cartland, other romance luminaries, such as Rebecca Brandewyne and Janet Dailey. In December 2008, Variety announced that New Regency had acquired a pitched called Mr. Romance; the proposed film was to be based on the actual "Mr. Romance" contest sponsored by Romantic Times Magazine.
Romance Novels Made Into Movies
Or television series.
- Angels Fall - Nora Roberts, shown on Lifetime in 2007
- Blue Smoke - Nora Roberts, shown on Lifetime in 2007
- Bullets Over Boise - Kristin Gabriel, movie called Recipe For Revenge, The Movie Channel, 1998
- Broken Lullaby - Laurel Pace, shown on CBS in 1994
- Carolina Moon - Nora Roberts, shown on Lifetime in 2007
- Christmas Romance, A - Maggie Daniels, CBS, 1994
- Cloud Waltzer - Tory Cates, made into a television movie called Cloud Waltzing
- Flirting With Forty - Jane Porter, shown on Lifetime, December 2008
- Leopard In The Snow - Anne Mather, 1978, feature film
- Montana Sky - Nora Roberts, shown on Lifetime in 2007
- The House In The Timberwood - Joyce Dingwell, made into a motion picture called The Winds of Jarrah (1983)
- Out From The Shadows - Andrea Davidson, shown on Showtime with the title Out Of The Shadows
- Spying In High Heels - Gemma Halliday, televsion series on the USA Network (2007/2008 season)
- The Starter Wife - Gigi Levangie Grazer, shown on USA network, May 2007
- This Matter Of Marriage - Debbie Macomber, shown on Lifetime
- Woman's Place, A - Barbara Delinsky, show on Lifetime with the title Custody of the Heart
Everyone has a favorite romantic movie. Here are some favorites and why.
- The Cutting Edge
Movies that feature romance authors as characters. You go, Joan Wilder!
- Alex And Emma
- American Dreamer - JoBeth Williams
- As Good As It Gets - Jack Nicholson
- Cross Creek - Mary Steenburgen
- Don't Tell Her It's Me - Shelley Long
- Jewel Of The Nile - Kathleen Turner reprises the Joan Wilder role
- Paperback Hero - Hugh Jackman
- Paperback Romance - Gia Carides
- Romancing The Stone - Kathleen Turner plays Joan Wilder
- She-Devil - Meryl Streep plays Mary Fisher