English Romantic Film Names In Essays

" Hold me in the Rain"

"Because being together is enough"

"Give me a kiss to build a dream on.." (song by Louis Armstrong- great for a wedding or anniversary page)

"I Love You More Than Food!" ~ (A title that I intend on using thanks to my three year old. She tells me this a lot the past couple of days.)

"Music of the Heart"

"No day but today." ('Rent' song)

"the course of true love never did run smooth" William Shakespeare

"The Reason I Breathe is You"

"Two Hearts that beat as One"

"wuv" is better than "love"

"You smile like the sun that shines through the rain...LOVE U"

'Lil Luv Bug

(# months/years) & forever to go!

(Heart) My Guys

*Always & Forever* Just Me and You

. . .and the greatest of these is love.

10 Things I Hate About You

2 Love Is 2 Be

A Child's Love

A Dream Come True

A Hug A Day Keeps The Meanies Away

a hundred hearts would be to few to carry all my love for you.

A Kiss to Build a Dream On

A Kiss to build a dream on

A love of A Lifetime

A Love Story

A Love To Last a Lifetime

A Miracle Starts With a Beat of a Heart

A Single Rose

A Special Kind of Love

A Special Kinda Love



All things grow better with love.

Always and forever with all of my heart

Always love your family forever!Never forget who loves you the most. because they do.



An Endless Love

An Everlasting Love

Anatomy of a Broken Heart

And the Two Become One

And They Said It Would Never Last!!!

and you are all mine

Attached at the heart

Babies Fill the Home With Love!

Baby Girl Jam 1995

Be mine

Be My Valentine!!

Beautiful Distraction

Beautiful Distraction

Beautiful Eyes, Beautiful Smile, Beautiful YOU.

Bit by the Love Bug

Bound by a Common Love

Butterfly kisses

Can't Get Enough Of This Everyday Love

capture the kiss

Celebrate Love

Chocolate and Roses

Choose Thy Love - Love Thy Choice

Circle of Love

Circle of Love

crazy about you

Crazy for you!

Creating A Legacy of Love

Dedicated to the One I Love

Defining Moment

Diagnosis: Lovesick

Do what you love

Doctor Love

El hombre de mis sueños

Eskimo Kisses

Every where she goes, a million dreams of Love surround her.

Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Proverbs 30:5

Everything Grows With Love

Expressions of Love

Fairy tales do come true.

fall in love!

Fall in love, and you'll fall forever!

Falling For You

First Comes Love

Fish Kiss

Flowers are Love's Truest Language

Flowers are Love's Truest Language

For the first time I am looking in your eyes

Forever & A Day!



Forever Yours

From This Moment

Fun Lovin'


Gracias por la vida, gracias por el amor

Happily Ever After...

Happiness is being near you.

Happiness is...

Happiness is...

Happy Anniversary, (#) years of you & me


Happy Yesterdays, Happier Tomorrows

He asked, I said Yes!

He holds the key to my heart

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not...

Head over heals in love

Heart broken and wont forgive the person who made it that way

Heart Whispers

Hearts Knit Together

Heaven Sent

Hogar es donde Tu corazon esta!

Home Is Where The Heart Is

Hopelessly Devoted to You

How Do I Get You Alone ???

How Do I Love Thee...

How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways...

How sweet it is to be loved by you

How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You!

Hug someone today

Hug you! Squeeze you! Love you!

Hugs & Kisses

Hunka Hunka Burnin' Love

I Believe in Love

I carry your heart

I Cherryish You

I Do Cherish You

I HAVE FOUND the one WHOM my soul LOVES

I love to love you.

i love you all the way down to your toes

I Love You Always Forever

I love you more than all of the stars in the sky. I love you more than all of the sand on the beaches.

I love you more than the moon, the stars, and the sky above.


I love you to the moon and back

I Love You!

I love you...Today, tommorrow and forever

I wanna be LOVED by you!

I will never be untrue

I'm addicted to LOVE

I'm gonna marry that boy!

I'm His

I'm Yours Forever

If I could sit on the porch with God, the first thing I would do is thank him for you....

Imprint On My Heart

In this moment

Inside Your Hug

It had To Be You

It's a love thing

it's in the kiss

January, February, March, April, May...Baby, I love you more & more each & everyday!

Just A Closer Walk With Thee...

Just the two of us

Just the two of us...

kiss and tell

Kiss her, Kiss her, Kiss her

kiss the girl


Listen with your heart

Live Laugh Love

LIVE like its your last day LAUGH like no ones listening LOVE like you have never loved before

Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much

Live, Love, and Laugh


Livin' on Love

Living my Happily Ever After

Look into my eyes

Love Begins in a Moment, Grows Over Time, and Lasts for Eternity

Love Bugs

Love is a Collaboration

Love is a Grand Thing...Love Never Fails.

Love is a Wonderful Thing

Love is all you need.

Love is all, all is love

Love is an ever-sweet candy, a treat for hearts...

Love is friendship set on fire

Love Is In The Air

Love is Life

Love is like your heart, it only beats for one.

Love Lessons

Love like you've never been hurt.

Love Makes a Family

Love Me Tender

Love me, love my ferret

Love Never Fails

Love One Another

Love Story

Love Swept

Love, Love Me Do

Loving You

Lucky I'm in love with my best friend Lucky to have been where I have been

Lucky in love

Lucky in Love

Luna de Miel (Honeymoon in Spanish)

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Ma, He's Making Eyes at Me!


Making Love inside a Glass Tulip

Making Memories Of US

Mars Vs. Venus

Me & You

Meant to be

Memories .. like the corners of my mind!

Memories made with love

Men. Can't live with them, can't live without them.

Mi Amore

Mi principe azul

more than just a kiss

My Endless Love

My Family

My Guy

My heart swells so full of love for you that it aches!

My Knight in Shining Armor

My love, My life, My everything.

my man, Anthony

My Sweetest Heart

No Greater Love

Nobody is perfect until you fall in love with them.

now i know what love is

Once their was a loyal Prince...

Once Upon A Time...

One Hand, One Heart

Our love is like a song, we'll remember, and sing back to each other!!!

P.S. I love you

Passion or Obsession?

Proud Wife of Christian

Psst...I Love You!

Puppy Love

Rare is the day that I don't think of you

Rare is the day that I don't think of you

RAWR! (means "I Love You" in Dinosaur)

Reasons to Love You



Sealed with a kiss

See How She Loves...


Simply stated

Smile Now Cry Later


Snuggle Up.

So Far, So Good

So Happy Together

So many frogs, so few princes.

So Smoochable

So This Is Love

Somebunny loves you!


Still Going Strong After All Theses Years

Still The One

Take my love, for love is everlasting

Te Amo

Ten Things I Love About You

Thankful for your love

that kiss

The Best Things in Life are Always Free

The colour of my love

The face on the walls of my Heart.

The Greatest Love of All...

The Greatest of These...Is Love

The Honeymooners!

The passions on the sand.

The Rain made Love to Me...


The Story Of Us

The Way You Look Tonight

Then and Now

Then, Now and Forever

There’s Nothing Better Than Love

These Things Remind Me Of You...


They say that the couple that "Insert activity" together stays together... They say that right?

Things I LOVE!~*

This I Promise You...

This is Love

This Kiss

Through the Years

til Death

Together is the best place to be.

Together, At Last

True Love Stories Never Have Endings

Two of a kind

Two Peas in a Pod

Two Peas in a Pod

Unconditional Love

Unidos por nuestro amor

We Belong Together

We've Made It This Far!


What lies beneath..

When I first saw you.....

When I Kiss You.........The Fireworks Go Off In My Head

When I look at you, all I feel is...LOVE

When I'm with you...time stands still

When You Say Nothing At All

Where Have You Been All My Life?

Where there is love, there if life!

Where would I be without you?

Whispering Hearts

Who don't know what Love is yet ?

Who Wrote the book of Love?


With all my heart

Without You I'd Be Miserable At Best

You And I Colide

You Are Everything

You are loved

You are my light in the dark ... the place I call home.

You Are My Sunshine


You are the key to my heart

You are the song in my heart

You Complete Me

You Have The Key To My Heart....

You Hold My Heart in Your Hands


YOU hold the key to my heart


You will always be in my heart

You're Just To good To Be True!

You're Just Too Good to Be True!

You're my best friend

You're my Favorite

You're Still the One!!!

You're the reason I believe in love...

You've captured my heart

MLA In-Text Citations: The Basics


MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook (8th ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.

Contributors: Tony Russell, Allen Brizee, Elizabeth Angeli, Russell Keck, Joshua M. Paiz, Michelle Campbell, Rodrigo Rodríguez-Fuentes, Daniel P. Kenzie, Susan Wegener, Maryam Ghafoor, Purdue OWL Staff
Last Edited: 2017-10-23 08:53:38

Guidelines for referring to the works of others in your text using MLA style are covered in chapter 6 of the MLA Handbook and in chapter 7 of the MLA Style Manual. Both books provide extensive examples, so it's a good idea to consult them if you want to become even more familiar with MLA guidelines or if you have a particular reference question.

Basic in-text citation rules

In MLA style, referring to the works of others in your text is done by using what is known as parenthetical citation. This method involves placing relevant source information in parentheses after a quote or a paraphrase.

General Guidelines

  • The source information required in a parenthetical citation depends (1.) upon the source medium (e.g. Print, Web, DVD) and (2.) upon the source’s entry on the Works Cited (bibliography) page.
  • Any source information that you provide in-text must correspond to the source information on the Works Cited page. More specifically, whatever signal word or phrase you provide to your readers in the text, must be the first thing that appears on the left-hand margin of the corresponding entry in the Works Cited List.

In-text citations: Author-page style

MLA format follows the author-page method of in-text citation. This means that the author's last name and the page number(s) from which the quotation or paraphrase is taken must appear in the text, and a complete reference should appear on your Works Cited page. The author's name may appear either in the sentence itself or in parentheses following the quotation or paraphrase, but the page number(s) should always appear in the parentheses, not in the text of your sentence. For example:

Wordsworth stated that Romantic poetry was marked by a "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (263).

Romantic poetry is characterized by the "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (Wordsworth 263).

Wordsworth extensively explored the role of emotion in the creative process (263).

Both citations in the examples above, (263) and (Wordsworth 263), tell readers that the information in the sentence can be located on page 263 of a work by an author named Wordsworth. If readers want more information about this source, they can turn to the Works Cited page, where, under the name of Wordsworth, they would find the following information:

Wordsworth, William. Lyrical Ballads. Oxford UP, 1967.

In-text citations for print sources with known author

For Print sources like books, magazines, scholarly journal articles, and newspapers, provide a signal word or phrase (usually the author’s last name) and a page number. If you provide the signal word/phrase in the sentence, you do not need to include it in the parenthetical citation.

Human beings have been described by Kenneth Burke as "symbol-using animals" (3).

Human beings have been described as "symbol-using animals" (Burke 3).

These examples must correspond to an entry that begins with Burke, which will be the first thing that appears on the left-hand margin of an entry in the Works Cited:

Burke, Kenneth. Language as Symbolic Action: Essays on Life, Literature, and Method. Berkeley: U of California P, 1966.

In-text citations for print sources by a corporate author

When a source has a corporate author, it is acceptable to use the name of the corporation followed by the page number for the in-text citation. You should also use abbreviations (e.g., nat'l for national) where appropriate, so as to avoid interrupting the flow of reading with overly long parenthetical citations.

In-text citations for print sources with no known author

When a source has no known author, use a shortened title of the work instead of an author name. Place the title in quotation marks if it's a short work (such as an article) or italicize it if it's a longer work (e.g. plays, books, television shows, entire Web sites) and provide a page number if it is available.

We see so many global warming hotspots in North America likely because this region has "more readily accessible climatic data and more comprehensive programs to monitor and study environmental change . . ." ("Impact of Global Warming").

In this example, since the reader does not know the author of the article, an abbreviated title of the article appears in the parenthetical citation which corresponds to the full name of the article which appears first at the left-hand margin of its respective entry in the Works Cited. Thus, the writer includes the title in quotation marks as the signal phrase in the parenthetical citation in order to lead the reader directly to the source on the Works Cited page. The Works Cited entry appears as follows:

"The Impact of Global Warming in North America." Global Warming: Early Signs. 1999. http://www.climatehotmap.org/. Accessed 23 Mar. 2009.

We'll learn how to make a Works Cited page in a bit, but right now it's important to know that parenthetical citations and Works Cited pages allow readers to know which sources you consulted in writing your essay, so that they can either verify your interpretation of the sources or use them in their own scholarly work.

Author-page citation for classic and literary works with multiple editions

Page numbers are always required, but additional citation information can help literary scholars, who may have a different edition of a classic work like Marx and Engels's The Communist Manifesto. In such cases, give the page number of your edition (making sure the edition is listed in your Works Cited page, of course) followed by a semicolon, and then the appropriate abbreviations for volume (vol.), book (bk.), part (pt.), chapter (ch.), section (sec.), or paragraph (par.). For example:

Marx and Engels described human history as marked by class struggles (79; ch. 1).

Citing authors with same last names

Sometimes more information is necessary to identify the source from which a quotation is taken. For instance, if two or more authors have the same last name, provide both authors' first initials (or even the authors' full name if different authors share initials) in your citation. For example:

Although some medical ethicists claim that cloning will lead to designer children (R. Miller 12), others note that the advantages for medical research outweigh this consideration (A. Miller 46).

Citing a work by multiple authors

For a source with two authors, list the authors’ last names in the text or in the parenthetical citation:

Best and Marcus argue that one should read a text for what it says on its surface, rather than looking for some hidden meaning (9).

The authors claim that surface reading looks at what is “evident, perceptible, apprehensible in texts” (Best and Marcus 9).

Corresponding works cited entry:

Best, David, and Sharon Marcus. “Surface Reading: An Introduction.” Representations, vol. 108, no. 1, Fall 2009, pp. 1-21. JSTOR, doi:10.1525/rep.2009.108.1.1

For a source with three or more authors, list only the first author’s last name, and replace the additional names with et al.

According to Franck et al., “Current agricultural policies in the U.S. are contributing to the poor health of Americans” (327).

The authors claim that one cause of obesity in the United States is government-funded farm subsidies (Franck et al. 327).

Corresponding works cited entry:

Franck, Caroline, et al. “Agricultural Subsidies and the American Obesity Epidemic.” American Journal of Preventative Medicine, vol. 45, no. 3, Sept. 2013, pp. 327-333.

Citing multiple works by the same author

If you cite more than one work by a particular author, include a shortened title for the particular work from which you are quoting to distinguish it from the others. Put short titles of books in italics and short titles of articles in quotation marks.

Citing two articles by the same author:

Lightenor has argued that computers are not useful tools for small children ("Too Soon" 38), though he has acknowledged elsewhere that early exposure to computer games does lead to better small motor skill development in a child's second and third year ("Hand-Eye Development" 17).

Citing two books by the same author:

Murray states that writing is "a process" that "varies with our thinking style" (Write to Learn 6). Additionally, Murray argues that the purpose of writing is to "carry ideas and information from the mind of one person into the mind of another" (A Writer Teaches Writing 3).

Additionally, if the author's name is not mentioned in the sentence, you would format your citation with the author's name followed by a comma, followed by a shortened title of the work, followed, when appropriate, by page numbers:

Visual studies, because it is such a new discipline, may be "too easy" (Elkins, "Visual Studies" 63).

Citing multivolume works

If you cite from different volumes of a multivolume work, always include the volume number followed by a colon. Put a space after the colon, then provide the page number(s). (If you only cite from one volume, provide only the page number in parentheses.)

. . . as Quintilian wrote in Institutio Oratoria (1: 14-17).

Citing the Bible

In your first parenthetical citation, you want to make clear which Bible you're using (and underline or italicize the title), as each version varies in its translation, followed by book (do not italicize or underline), chapter and verse. For example:

Ezekiel saw "what seemed to be four living creatures," each with faces of a man, a lion, an ox, and an eagle (New Jerusalem Bible, Ezek. 1.5-10).

If future references employ the same edition of the Bible you’re using, list only the book, chapter, and verse in the parenthetical citation.

Citing indirect sources

Sometimes you may have to use an indirect source. An indirect source is a source cited in another source. For such indirect quotations, use "qtd. in" to indicate the source you actually consulted. For example:

Ravitch argues that high schools are pressured to act as "social service centers, and they don't do that well" (qtd. in Weisman 259).

Note that, in most cases, a responsible researcher will attempt to find the original source, rather than citing an indirect source.

Citing non-print or sources from the Internet

With more and more scholarly work being posted on the Internet, you may have to cite research you have completed in virtual environments. While many sources on the Internet should not be used for scholarly work (reference the OWL's Evaluating Sources of Information resource), some Web sources are perfectly acceptable for research. When creating in-text citations for electronic, film, or Internet sources, remember that your citation must reference the source in your Works Cited.

Sometimes writers are confused with how to craft parenthetical citations for electronic sources because of the absence of page numbers, but often, these sorts of entries do not require any sort of parenthetical citation at all. For electronic and Internet sources, follow the following guidelines:

  • Include in the text the first item that appears in the Work Cited entry that corresponds to the citation (e.g. author name, article name, website name, film name).
  • You do not need to give paragraph numbers or page numbers based on your Web browser’s print preview function.
  • Unless you must list the Web site name in the signal phrase in order to get the reader to the appropriate entry, do not include URLs in-text. Only provide partial URLs such as when the name of the site includes, for example, a domain name, like CNN.com or Forbes.com as opposed to writing out http://www.cnn.com or http://www.forbes.com.

Miscellaneous non-print sources

Werner Herzog's Fitzcarraldo stars Herzog's long-time film partner, Klaus Kinski. During the shooting of Fitzcarraldo, Herzog and Kinski were often at odds, but their explosive relationship fostered a memorable and influential film.

During the presentation, Jane Yates stated that invention and pre-writing are areas of rhetoric that need more attention.

In the two examples above “Herzog” from the first entry and “Yates” from the second lead the reader to the first item each citation’s respective entry on the Works Cited page:

Herzog, Werner, dir. Fitzcarraldo. Perf. Klaus Kinski. Filmverlag der Autoren, 1982.

Yates, Jane. "Invention in Rhetoric and Composition." Gaps Addressed: Future Work in Rhetoric and Composition, CCCC, Palmer House Hilton, 2002.

Electronic sources

One online film critic stated that Fitzcarraldo "has become notorious for its near-failure and many obstacles" (Taylor, “Fitzcarraldo”).

The Purdue OWL is accessed by millions of users every year. Its "MLA Formatting and Style Guide" is one of the most popular resources (Russell et al.).

In the first example, the writer has chosen not to include the author name in-text; however, two entries from the same author appear in the Works Cited. Thus, the writer includes both the author’s last name and the article title in the parenthetical citation in order to lead the reader to the appropriate entry on the Works Cited page (see below). In the second example, “Russell et al.” in the parenthetical citation gives the reader an author name followed by the abbreviation “et al.,” meaning, “and others,” for the article “MLA Formatting and Style Guide.” Both corresponding Works Cited entries are as follows:

Taylor, Rumsey. "Fitzcarraldo." Slant, 13 Jun. 2003, www.slantmagazine.com/film/review/fitzcarraldo/.

Russell, Tony, et al. "MLA Formatting and Style Guide." The Purdue OWL, 2 Aug. 2016, owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/.

Multiple citations

To cite multiple sources in the same parenthetical reference, separate the citations by a semi-colon:

. . . as has been discussed elsewhere (Burke 3; Dewey 21).

Time-based media sources

When creating in-text citations for media that has a runtime, such as a movie or podcast, include the range of hours, minutes and seconds you plan to reference, like so (00:02:15-00:02:35).

When a citation is not needed

Common sense and ethics should determine your need for documenting sources. You do not need to give sources for familiar proverbs, well-known quotations or common knowledge. Remember, this is a rhetorical choice, based on audience. If you're writing for an expert audience of a scholarly journal, for example, they'll have different expectations of what constitutes common knowledge.

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