I thought I'd have a post listing out my movie turn-ons - with about three, maybe. Why three? Because the Ramans do everything in threes. Once I started writing, it was clear that there was no way I could fit it all in one post - especially after some rather strong words, recently, from a couple of friends, on the length of my posts. Besides, I'm not a Raman. So what I'll do is, have a series of posts on the topic, each with one turn-on.
To start with, here's my all-time favourite. A shortened version was on my Orkut profile for a while, but I had to remove it because the length of the bloody thing meant that I wasn't able to add any more movies to the list. Here goes...
Any comedy set in a gloomy, scary, forbidding castle built on top of a hill. Well, it doesn't have to be on top of a hill. Or be a castle, for that matter. Just any big house will do. Ok, a house of any size, even. Hell, it doesn't even have to be a comedy. It could be "Saving Private Ryan", for all I care. So long as the scene itself isn't a completely serious one. The heroes may be in deadly danger, a la "The Temple of Doom". Or the whole set-up may just be vaguely spooky, a la "Young Frankenstein". An element of danger does add a certain something.
The characters having to wander around in the darkness, is a must - holding those huge candle holders with more than 3 candles. This, of course, means that if the movie is in the post-electricity era, a power cut has to be worked in. Either that, or the secret passageway (see below) has to be dark. It just doesn't take, otherwise.
A big, big plus would be if it were to be played out in a bedroom. One with one of those giant ornate beds. And a secret passageway from behind a secret door. Ah, now I remember why I mentioned "castle" and "big house". Small houses don't have giant ornate beds. Or secret passageways. They can, but it looks odd.
All the better if there are two characters. A guy and a girl. Near the giant ornate bed. With the candle holders. Those of you who don't know me must be starting to wonder whether they're reading the online journal of a porno director. As opposed to others who know, and therefore, don't wonder. But really guys, don't worry. This is a family blog. In fact, my earliest memories of The Scene are of Laurel and Hardy terrified to death in a spooky house (with candles and ornate bed). Sadly, I don't remember the name of the movie. Laurel and Hardy. What could be more U-rated than those two?
Over the years, between Laurel and Hardy, and "Young Frankenstein" (my most recent watch with one), countless are the films that have enthralled me with The Scene. But I never tire. Every time I see one, it just seems so fresh and full of possibilites. To those into that sort of thing, you could compare this with watching the sun rise, or a bit of stargazing. Whatever.