the movies that shaped my young heart

when you are young and in luv, you feel as though almost all of the luv stories on film or book are especially written for you.  of course, noh!
anyway, here are some of my favourite films that made me fall in luv over and over again. i cried at some of them. others, i simply blushed (lyk the virgin that i was). chos.

summer of 42

love story.

ice castle

last american virgin

pretty in pink

reality bites (more than just a luv story, by the way).

before sunrise

before sunset

endless love

blue lagoon

man on the moon


breakfast at tiffany's

the way we were

two for the road

notting hill

an affair to remember

in the mood for love

chungking express

turn right, turn left

the english patient

almásy: what do you hate most?
katharine: a lie. and what do you hate most?
almásy: ownership—or being owned. when you leave, you should forget me.

(katherine's letter to almasy while she laid dying inside the cave is truly heartbreaking. read and weep.)

"my darling, i'm waiting for you — how long is a day in the dark, or a week? the fire is gone now, and i'm horribly cold. i really ought to drag myself outside but then there would be the sun. . . i'm afraid i waste the light on the paintings and on writing these words. we die, we die rich with lovers and tribes, tastes we have swallowed, bodies we have entered and swum up like rivers, fears we have hidden in, like this wretched cave. we are the real countries, not the boundaries drawn on maps with the names of powerful men. i know you will come and carry me out into the palace of winds. that's all I've wanted — to walk in such a place with you, with friends, on earth without map..."

and almasy's classique writing on his journal:
"betrayals in war are childlike 
compared with our betrayals during
peace.  new lovers are nervous and
tender, but smash everything - for
the heart is an organ of fire..."

the age of innocence (the best of the lot alongside the english patient)

newland: you gave me my first glimpse of a real life. then you asked me to go on with the false one. no one can endure that. 
ellen: i'm enduring it. 

the list is long..these are the ones that popped into my sleepy brain.
what about you?


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