Loves me/Loves me not

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Loves me/Loves me not

PostMon Nov 06, 2017 3:46 pm

Hi,
I hope you could help me with the following. I'm looking for films with scene of a woman playing he loves me - he loves me not (holding a flower and picking one petal after the other, I'm sure you know...) I'm interested in either silent film or talkies any film that comes to your mind.
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Re: Loves me/Loves me not

PostMon Nov 06, 2017 5:54 pm

Here's a short list on the IMDB using those keywords:

http://www.imdb.com/search/keyword?keyw ... ves-me-not

You'd have to check each one to see if it's a woman/female.

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Re: Loves me/Loves me not

PostTue Nov 07, 2017 8:57 am

Hi Rick,
Thanks a lot for your reply. The list is made of recent productions. I'm quite sure loves me/loves me not was used in early cinema. The only one I know of is from Faust (Murnau 1926), where Gretchen wonders whether Faust is in love with her. Then Faust (dramatically) appears and says YES. He's in love. :wink:
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PostTue Nov 07, 2017 2:38 pm

Very early in TILLIE'S PUNCTURED ROMANCE, Marie Dressler can be seen playing "He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not" with a furious concentration that always makes me smile.
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Re: Loves me/Loves me not

PostTue Nov 07, 2017 4:04 pm

Yes, :lol: thnx Roscoe. And definitely a proof that this game works!!!
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Re: Loves me/Loves me not

PostTue Nov 07, 2017 5:08 pm

I think Mary Pickford does it in her WWI army movie JOHANNA ENLISTS.
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Re: Loves me/Loves me not

PostTue Nov 07, 2017 7:11 pm

There was an Edison short produced in 1903, entitled He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not. The featured performer was Kathryn Osterman. According to IMDb, the Biograph Catalog describes it thusly: "A study in moods. A handsome girl is plucking the petals of a daisy, and repeating the well-known doggerel. The first daisy tells her that her lover loves her not, but she determines to try again, and the second flower is more favorable, much to her delight. Figure very large."

I gather this film, which runs about one minute, survives in the paper print collection at LoC.
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Re: Loves me/Loves me not

PostWed Nov 08, 2017 9:17 pm

I'm surprised that no one has mentioned the rendering that immediately came to my mind.

The Eva Braun character in "Springtime For Hitler" in " The Producers"(1968) plucks a flower thus in front of Dick Shawn as Hitler. She recites it in singsong German, and the exasperated Hitler, cries out "I LIEBE you, baby, now liebe me alone!"
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Re: Loves me/Loves me not

PostFri Nov 17, 2017 8:28 am

Thanks guys for your contribution :-)
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Re: Loves me/Loves me not

PostFri Nov 17, 2017 6:43 pm

If you are also interested in men playing the game with daisies, Harold Lloyd does the “she loves me she loves me not” after falling out of a tree in The Kid Brother. And Buster Keaton does one in Three Ages, in the first “Jazz age”. bit. Though he gets stung by a bee before he’s done.
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Re: Loves me/Loves me not

PostSat Nov 18, 2017 8:15 am

Thanks Rodney that's great

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