Today we take a peek into the mind of Anne Calhoun, author of the ever-so-steamy Alpha Ops series! Her latest installment, Under the Surface, is out now!
What are your five favorite movies with romance or romantic elements?
Pride and Prejudice (1995)
Bridget Jones’ Diary
Sense and Sensibility
Bright Star (a romance with a very unhappy ending, but gorgeously filmed)
Describe your favorite scene from each one.
Persuasion: The scene where Wentworth hands Anne up into the carriage when he sees she’s tired. So thoughtful, and he can’t bear to look at her afterwards.
Pride and Prejudice: The scene where Darcy scurries to catch up with Elizabeth after the wet shirt scene. We see how far he’s come, that he’s willing to be caught in such an undignified situation but then go after her.
Bridget Jones’ Diary: the fight scene between Daniel Cleaver and Mark Darcy. It’s ridiculous to watch these two Cambridge-educated men scrabble around in an attempt to hurt each other. So funny.
Sense and Sensibility: When Colonel Brandon staggers in, soaked to his skin, carrying Marianne, then collapses to his knees with exhaustion. “Give me an occupation, Miss Dashwood, or I shall run mad.” So controlled. So in love.
Bright Star: the scene where Keats and Fanny Brawne are sitting together, touching each other’s hands.
Did you have any of these scenes in mind when writing scenes from your latest release?
Not a one!