Another week has gone by and it's time to talk about three more movies connected by a theme in Wandering Through the Shelves' Thursday Movie Picks! I'm loving these, for it gives me something to work for each week, and the diversity in the lists each blogger comes up with makes for a really fun read. So, this week's theme was actually suggested by one of the contributing bloggers, Wendell over at Dell on Movies.
It's also a theme I take very personally...
Like I said, I take this subject very personally. Having been married for eleven years now, I feel like I know something about the subject, and having been through a rocky marriage at that, I feel a connection to films that try to exploit the intimacies and accuracies of marriage and all that it can bring to those involved. My three picks are three films that I personally feel capture the honesty of marriage better than pretty much every other film I've seen on the subject.
I've said a lot about this already, but I meant every word, and the more time that goes by the stronger I feel about this truly being the most inciteful exploration of human relationships in many, many years.
|Scenes from a Marriage|
I haven't reviewed this on the blog, but I did on Amazon (and you can read it here) and I did hand it the Fisti for Best Picture in 1974, it's that powerful a look at a marriage, a complete marriage, and all that happens after marriage.
|Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice|
I reviewed this here as a part of the Five Obstructions Blogathon, and it's stuck with me ever since. This exploration of the destructive nature of some marriages and relationships is almost too real it's scary. Astonishing, really.
And I just realized that I didn't pick any 'happy' marriage movies...but...like...whoops.