July 9, 2015

Cinema's Most Iconic Romance Scenes Are Recreated in This Charming Music Video

Train Music Video - Requiem for a Dream
"Anyone who's been in love can relate with the words, 'I wanna run away with you.' It's one of the most grand, romantic statements you can make. It's also one of the most cliché."

So begins Caitlin Smith's director's statement accompanying the new music video for Brick + Mortar's latest single, Train. The video pays homage to (and pokes fun at) this idea through a series of shot-for-shot reenactments of some of cinema's most iconic romantic moments. We're talking about everything from Annie Hall to Blue Valentine, from The Graduate to American Beauty.

Take a look, and prepare to be charmed:

Here's a list of films that Caitlin and cinematographer Stephen Michael Simon dutifully re-created in the video, as well as few BTS photos which Caitlin was kind enough to send over.

Train Music Video BTS
  • Romeo + Juliet 
  • Say Anything 
  • Annie Hall 
  • Titanic 
  • It's a Wonderful Life 
  • Dirty Dancing 
  • American Beauty 
  • Sixteen Candles 
  • Grease 
  • Blue Valentine 
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's 
  • Requiem for a Dream
  • Love Actually 
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 
  • Lost in Translation 
  • The Graduate
Train Music Video BTS
Train Music Video BTS
Train Music Video BTS

What are some of you favorite romance scenes throughout the history of cinema? Share them, as well as any questions you might have for Caitlin, down in the comments!     

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3 Comments

Great idea for a music video. And perfectly executed!

July 10, 2015 at 11:37AM, Edited July 10, 11:37AM

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Graham Hughes
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Really liked it a lot and very well done. To answer the question you posed about romantic scenes, I really liked the ending of Gregory's Girl where they are lying on the ground in the park as the sun goes down and the camera slowly rotates 90 degrees. It was a lovely ending to a film.

Although I doubt many here will have seen it as it wasn't an American film and it was made in the 1980s but still a great film and that particular scene would have fitted in so well in this video.

By the way, as I said above, I really liked this a lot

July 10, 2015 at 2:14PM

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Tony Be
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Shot on FS7!

July 10, 2015 at 7:13PM

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Andrea Labate
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