Romancing the Stone reference?

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Romancing the Stone reference?

Post by ValisFan » Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:47 am

http://gomanga.com/webmanga/index.php?s ... i&page=302

Did anyone else catch the reference from the 1984 movie "Romancing the Stone" in this page? Maria is reading a novel by "Joan Wilder" who is a character from "Romancing the Stone" who writes romance novels.

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Post by Adam_Arnold » Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:00 am

Yep, Romancing the Stone is one of my favorite movies, so Maria's book is a sly reference to the romance novelist from that movie and its sequel (Jewel of the Nile).

Random aside...
There was going to be another sequel to Romancing the Stone called "Crimson Eagle," but it never got off the ground. Supposedly, there's some other new spiritual sequel starring Douglas called "Racing the Monsoon" that's in production, but not much has been said about it as of late.

Anyway, the title of Maria's book here is kind of a what if Joan Wilder was like Danielle Steele and kept writing best sellers. So with keeping with the whole "gemstone motif" of the other Wilder titles, I picked "Diamond in the Rough" since it seemed to fit well with "Romancing the Stone" and "Jewel of the Nile."

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Post by ValisFan » Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:24 am

Haha thanks. Maria probably would like Reading Joan Wilder's cheesy romance novels. I also really like Romancing the Stone, it was full of action exploration, and romance. Jewel of the Nile was OK. It was kinda cheesy and didn't have the whole treasure hunt feel of Romancing the Stone. I really hope Racing the Monsoon comes out. And there actually are several romance novels in real life called "Diamond in the Rough."

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