I was watching one of my movies the other day (Double Indemnity) and it went like this:
Man knocks on door. Maid answers. Man sees attractive woman in background. They talk a few sentences of "Is your husband here? He needs to renew his car insurance." She comes downstairs, tells him to come back. He comes back. They talk about tea and insurance and that's it. Suddenly she is at his apartment and throwing herself in his arms, declaring how crazy she is for him.
|This is not the movie I speak of, but he's been in a few of them.|
What the hell? LOL
And e-books are the same way. FAST LOVE.
..man and woman meet....man and woman talk...some sparks fly...his dick hardens in his pants...her face heats...one day later, they are madly in love...cannot live without each other.
Attraction is always instant and love soon follows, even for the men.
I'm the fence with this practice. As a reader, I do believe there should be some personal connection. I need to feel their love come off the page, but I don't want to read 500 pages of dialogue and skirting around each other. It takes a very talented author to convey love in a few pages, to show me their relationship has reached that level, truly.
As a writer, I don't like writing page after page of mundane dialogue.
As a TV watcher, I often snort and roll my eyes...and sometimes just delete the movie--unless it's a comedy, then it all just makes me laugh--as it should.
Anyone else noticed this? Thoughts?
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