Thursday, February 14, 2013

Love Through the Ages | Academy Awards

Happy Valentine's Day.

The Academy Awards might choose a strange array of films for their top nominees, but there is one thing that they all have in common...LOVE.

Amour - It literally means love.
Georges: "We've always coped, your mother and I. All this is still a bit new."
Eva: "Sorry if this embarrasses you but when I came in earlier I remembered listening to you two making love when I was little. For me, it was reassuring. It made me feel you loved each other and that we'd always be together."

Silver Linings Playbook - Love story
Tiffany: You let me lie to you for a week?
Pat: I was trying to be romantic. 

Beasts of the Southern Wild - Father/daughter love
Wink: I'm your daddy, and it's my job to take care of you, OK? 

Lincoln - He loved his nation
Abraham Lincoln: With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations. 

Les Miserables - Marius and Cosette have hearts full of love.
Bishop: To Love another person is to see the face of God.

Django Unchained - Um...
Django: I like the way you die, boy. 

Argo - Committed despite the difficulties to saving these people. That's love.
Tony Mendez: We are responsible for these people.
Jack O'Donnell: What we are is required to follow orders. 

Zero Dark Thirty - Honestly, I don't think this one is a love story.
Maya: I'm going to smoke everyone involved in this op and then I'm going to kill bin Laden. 

Life of Pi - I think there is some love story.
Santosh Patel: You think tiger is your friend, he is an animal, not a playmate.
Pi Patel: Animals have souls... I have seen it in their eyes. 

Couples throughout the history of the Academy Awards...



  1. Django Unchained is also a love story, about Django's dedication and love for his wife Broomhilda. It's the central crux of the movie's conflict.

    Not to say that I think it's a great love story--the movie is only okay. Not Tarantino's best.

  2. Also, Life of Pi is about religious love (more apparent in the book than the movie).


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