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"That loving feeling": Seven movies in which a character tries to win someone's heart with a public serenade.

While the public serenading of someone's object of desire is not a gesture you tend to see all that often in the real world, at least outside of karaoke parlors, it is a reliable cinematic stand-by. This is probably because it's a gesture so fraught with the potential for embarrassment and humiliation that it's safer left on the screen. So even though the musical is mostly dead and people no longer get described as "crooners," the serenade's popularity has seemingly only...