Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Musette Spotlights HEARTTHROBS

A pulsation of the heart; a heartbeat.
Sentimental or tender emotion.
A Sweetheart.

Musette spotlights the onscreen men we will never, ever forget.

The Unlikely Yet Totally Irresistible Heartthrob:
John Cusack as Lloyd Dobler in Say Anything 1989
He was a mumbling, designated driving, trench coat wearing fool in Cameron Crowe's Say Anything, but something about Lloyd Dobler still makes the heart go pitter-pat. Lloyd believed in true love and had the endearing summer goal simply to be 'a great date' to the perfect Diane Court. But ultimately Dobler's heartthrob status is gained when he blasts Peter Gabriel's In Your Eyes from a gigantic boombox for his one and only to hear. Now that is wooing at it's finest.

The Dark Horse Of A Heartthrob:
Jake Gyllenhaal as Donnie Darko in Donnie Darko 2001
Before Jake belonged to Reese, was in films such as The Day After Tomorrow, and could be seen cycling with Lance Armstrong, he was Donnie Darko-the dark and edgy object of our infatuation. Confused and subject to obscure hallucinations, Donnie possesses heartthrob qualities as a result of his looks, (hot!) and his eerie conviction regarding the fate of the world. Not many troubled teens could convince us the world will end in 28 days because of a message he got from a giant bunny, but somehow our Darko does it.

The Guy We Wish We Knew In High School Heartthrob:

Michael Schoeffling as Jake Ryan in Sixteen Candles 1984
Scoring the hottest guy in school is pretty good compensation when your parents forget your birthday. Molly Ringwald, queen of 80's cinema, nabs her man after a series of embarrassing events, although we can't help but be more than a little jealous. Perfect hair, bod, clothes and deep, deep voice, Jake Ryan is a high school hunk with a sensitive side. When he chooses the quirky Miss Ringwald over his perky and popular girlfriend, Jake peaks to eternal heartthrob ranks.

The Why Can't Men Be Like That Anymore Heartthrob:

Gregory Peck as Joe Bradley in Roman Holiday 1953
Finding a drugged up woman asleep on a bench seems a suitable build up to a scandal, but not when Gregory Peck is the leading man. After this gallant and charming journalist brings a semi-conscious princess back to his apartment for the night, he tucks her into bed and takes an admirable place on the couch. This tale would probably pan out differently in today's big bad world, especially when a woman that even slightly resembles Audrey Hepburn is involved. However, Gregory Peck was a rare gem of a man whose stand-up nature and debonair looks place him in a heartthrob category all of his own.