Tuesday, April 07, 2009

A Wedding

I can't imagine directing one.

Francis Coppola on the set of The Godfather

I hadn't been to a wedding in so long and suddenly I can't escape. I blame my niece, the first infant in my life (I was the baby of the family), who up and got married last year making me feel ancient. She seems to have set off a trend. Strangely, three of my five closest girlfriends are getting married back to back to back in the hot months this year: Texas, New York, New Jersey. Will your summer be as matrimonial and festive?

What's your favorite movie wedding?

P.S. Here's a newish Vanity Fair article on the making of The Godfather films, from which I snagged the photo above.

23 comments:

raccoonbytes said...

At the top of my head, I have two:

My Best Friend's Wedding
Rachel Getting Married

P_T_D said...

Raising Arizona.

Ed: I do.

Hi: You bet I do.

Minister: OK, then.

Ben said...

I always really loved the bit in Lost In Translation where Scarlett Johannsson leaves the hotel by herself and watches the Japanese wedding. It's a really small piece of the movie but I love it.

NATHANIEL R said...

Ben... I love that scene too! Coppola (the younger) is so good at those dreamy asides.

PTD -ha! Holly Hunter is so endlessly funny in that movie.

racoon. sigh (love)

kel said...

Muriel's Wedding, without a doubt

Deborah said...

Top Hat, with Eric Blore pretending to be a priest.

Rocky Horror Picture Show, when Frank walks off with his creature to the Wedding March and the Transylvanians throw rice.

cal roth said...

The other weeding in The Godfather, Michael and Apolonia in Italy. So endlessly beautiful and tragic.

Kelsy said...

In terms of upcoming weddings, my younger roommate is getting married this Saturday.

And favorite wedding movies, I have a guilty love of both The Wedding Planner (you can't take my love of Jennifer Lopez away from me) and The Wedding Singer (I kind of love Adam Sandler, too).

KEVIN M. said...

Altman's "A Wedding." Glorious.

Paul Outlaw said...

Lovers and Other Strangers (1970), with Bea Arthur, Bonnie Bedelia, Bob Dishy, Harry Guardino, Anne Jackson, Cloris Leachman, Anne Meara, Gig Young, Jerry Stiller in an uncredited cameo, Sylvester Stallone as an extra, and Diane Keaton in her film debut. The whole movie is set at a wedding.

Ang Lee's The Wedding Banquet.

And the end of The Graduate, of course.

seasondays said...

my big fat greek wedding
"painful to watch"
we all think our families will embarass us like that
i know mine will

Runs Like A Gay said...

In Giant where Rock Hudson turns up ro get Liz back during her sisters wedding.

It's the only part of that films that's worth seeing and I tear up everytime.

Jer said...

Hands down, my favorite wedding on film is Kermit and Miss Piggy in "Muppets Take Manhattan". I still hold out hope that somebody can create a wonderful arrangement of their song to be played at my big gay wedding!

Anonymous said...

No one mentioned Sound of Music, which has my faourite wedding scene. That organ, the music, the church, La Julie....perfection on celluloid.

Kim said...

I will always have a soft spot for the Wedding in Steel Magnolias...from the pink silk bunting on anything that will stand to the bleeding armadillo groom's cake :-)

Anonymous said...

I second Muriel's Wedding!

pomme said...

"Muriel" ? there is no wedding but a lot of training LOL

Wayne B. said...

"The Little Mermaid"
"The Best Man" '99

Last summer, was Man of Honor for my BF. Worked my butt off but it was worth it, was a really awesome special day.

Kamila said...

Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant's wedding in "Notting Hill"/

Brian said...

The one in Sunrise between two strangers, seen through the eyes of the protagonists on the cusp of falling in love with each other all over again.

Other interesting ones that come to mind right now: the Puffy Chair, the Deer Hunter, the Palm Beach Story.

Alex said...

How has no one mentioned "The Princess Bride" yet?!? "Mawage. Mawage is what bwings us togeva today."

NATHANIEL R said...

Jer --- I love Piggy & Kermy's wedding too. I just love that whole movie. Did you see my post about it?

ericwa said...

Try going to wedding

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