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As of Friday morning, people have viewed the couple's Love Even the star of Love & Basketball, Sanaa Lathan (Monica in the movie), saw their video. they admit there are a few similarities between their relationship and "I wanted to do something that at the end of the day, I could say was. When Monica left the night she had curfew, it really put a wedge in her and Quincy's relationship. He felt like she wasn't supporting him, so he. sanaa and my fave movie image Love And Basketball Movie, Basketball Movies, .. I WANT THIS WITH MY BFRIEND like this one @lovegne Couple Relationship, Cute Relationships.
The level of space changes throughout the movie. At first, Monica and Quincy keep their space and are not quite sure how to react to one another.
As a couple, they start spending a lot of time together and there is no longer that awkward space between them. What once was separate is now joined.
Overall, the qualities have positive and negative affects on the relationship. Touch is always going to play a big part in an intimate relationship. Touch is an important aspect in showing affection. They need to be physical to show their love for each other. A negative nonverbal element on their relationship is physical appearance. This desire Quincy has for an attractive woman delayed their relationship from starting sooner. I think space and territoriality was a positive element for them.
They needed to loosen their personal space to get closer to each other and they did.
I think this is why physical touch during their basketball games at night did not bother them. If anything, it made them closer. Personally, I think both Quincy and Monica are very confident and resilient people. They both view themselves as invincible and good at what they do.
Neither one of them allows anything to get in the way of their dreams. However, I do think this can sometimes be a front they put up for the public. They would never admit it but they are terrified of failure and losing control of their fate. He comes off as the big man on campus and can be pretty intimidating. This is mainly because of the way women are viewed. After viewing this movie, I learned that never giving up on someone you truly love is something you have to do in order to find happiness.
Monica never got over Quincy, she has loved them since they were eleven years old and she never stopped loving him. Even after five years of not talking, she knew she was never going to get over Quincy.
She knew she had to give it one more shot. I was able to relate to multiple images and themes in this film. I have experienced being the tomboy who plays all the sports with the boys and not being noticed as a girl. I never got the chance to show them this until we got to high school when I grew into more feminine appearance. The fact that Monica has to initiate each intimate talk with Quincy about their relationship is consistent with me.
I always find myself being the one wanting to define the relationship or figure out where this is going. I want my significant other to know how I am feeling and what I am thinking.
I feel like Monica is the same way. Sometimes guys just need a little boost. So I kept having to trim things and trim things from the scene. Two other scenes that came to define the film were Quincy and Monica's game of strip basketball So the strip basketball.
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In every college dorm room, I have that hoop. And then honestly, my first house, my apartment, I had that hoop. So it just popped into my head one day while writing: I gave them a couple lines, but I just really wanted them to be in the moment and play. And their final game of one-on-one. It was that same thing. Just be real with it. So goad him and push him the only way you know how.
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And piss him off enough to start fighting back and fighting for her. The Meshell [Ndegeocello] song was interesting because we had a different song in there. As we were editing, that album came out.
My editor loves music the same way I do and she brought in the album, she had just bought it. It was written for it. We were jumping up and down in the editing room, going crazy. I had the trophy from the championship game in Spain and one of the nets, as well"came the next challenge. How do you market a movie that isn't quite a sports movie, isn't your typical drama and has a predominantly black cast?
The two biggest debates were, number one, who played the Monica role. And number two, we did have some debates over marketing the movie. I do know that the first argument I had in the marketing was the poster. I hated the poster. It just felt more real to me. Them kissing and holding the basketball felt so corny to me, but they tested it and that was the one people loved.
The released L and unreleased R version of the film's poster, that Prince-Bythewood preferred. I loved the poster. I do remember the whole marketing challenge of do we play up the basketball, do we play up the love story? And I remember actually arguing against having that in the trailer because I thought it would keep, especially young males, away from the movie.
But what they did that was dope in the credits [was] they made it red and did a little heartbeat and so they came up with it. But yeah, the heart with the basketball, I had that idea and then they designed it and I loved that I really loved the trailer that they cut. I loved that they used that Maxwell joint in there.
We cut some spots that were a little more basketball-oriented and we played them towards a male sports audience. Then we had other spots that were tilted a little more to the love story I do believe it worked wonderfully and works wonderfully well as a love story about young athletes.
While Prince-Bythewood, felt good about her movie, it wasn't until the premieres and screenings that she realized how much audiences would come to love Monica and Quincy's story. But before that, came the wrap party I want to say I was doing something else? That was 15 years ago. Do I remember it? We had like a five-minute standing ovation. We premiered at Sundance Film Festival. So I had only previewed it before an all-black audience I was hoping people could embrace it as a love story We walked up to the theater for that first screening, and the first thing we heard was that it was sold out, which was amazing.
Then we sat in the theater and it was an 85 percent white audience. One of the most amazing nights of my life. Again, my role was small. I was so focused on "Dont eff up my movie. Lathan and Prince-Bythewood filming on set.
Just like that was my first starring role, that was her directorial debut, she had been working on it for years and a lot of sweat and tears went into it on her side, as well.
And I just became so grateful to her for all the work that she put in and we became friends. Which kind of added to my anxiety about the whole thing and definitely looking up to her as the lead and trying to learn from her While basketball served as the main backdrop for the film, and told the story of a black couple, everyone agreed that the movie broke through barriers, appealing to just about anyone, yet embraced especially by athletes and women.
It was just this great coming-of-age story that just happened to star people that looked like us. She was her own hero, and strong, and dope and fly -- it was refreshing and needed, but it was different. I think it crosses basketball. That is what is so important. Because they recognize the world and it was familiar to them. Some players have said -- mostly everyone loved that movie, but most of the athletes that have come up have been female college athletes.
Whatever sport they played, that was their film that they watched to get revved up for a game, things of that nature. But I think one of my kids saw it recently. I think they like it. I get just as many white folks as black folks coming up to me and talking to me about the film.
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She would rather be outside playing basketball than playing with dolls or wearing dresses. She does wear a dress only to please her mother. His dad is a professional basketball father. He associates masculinity as being dominant.
He sees this from his father. Monica saw as a young child her mother be passive and she hated that. Monica is anything but passive. She ends up confronting her mother towards the end. She never understand her mother until this very scene. Quincy and Monica end up having a relationship. The key thing that holds them together is basketball.
They were extremely competitive with one another. Everything was about one or the other winning.