When it comes to romantic scenes, we love them at ERoofing, especially rooftop ones. From classics like West Side Story (1961) to films such as 500 Days of Summer (2009), both of which include brilliant scenes.
500 Days of Summer (2009)
In 500 Days of Summer, director Marc Webb depicts two versions of a rooftop party attended by Tom via the use of the split-screen. This is a lovely scene and a must-watch for fans of romantic films. The film itself follows the character of Tom who revisits the approximate one year he shared with Summer, the girl he thought he could spend the rest of his life with. She, on the other hand, does not believe in relationships or boyfriends.
Moving to more of a melancholic scene, we have Joaquin Phoenix in Her. It’s a powerful scene that encaptures loneliness and companionship in an alienating society. Her is about Theodore Twombly, an introvert writer, who buys an Artificial Intelligence system to help him write. However, amazed by the AI’s ability to learn and adapt — he ends up falling in love with it.
West Side Story (1961)
The plane, industrial New York city rooftop provides a jarring contrast to the vibrancy of the Puerto Rican community, all swishing skirts and sharp dance steps. As the choreography becomes more complex, so the full expanse of the rooftop becomes self-evident.
On the Waterfront (1954)
For all the cruelty and bravado of this time-honoured crime drama On the Waterfront, this is cinema at its most sensitive. Two people on different sides of the fence, physically and morally — form a light connection over a suggested pint of beer.