Thursday! Thursday Movie Picks! It's the last February post, which means that it's the last chapter in the Valentine's Edition, and this one is a fun one. The love triangle. These suck.
So, I've been in my fare share of love triangles. I always seem to be the one who takes it the hardest, too. Of course, I am partial to my own feelings, so maybe I'm looking at the whole thing a little askew. Now, I picked three movies that represent situations/triangles I've personally been in. Since I present these choices in chronological order, they kind of run backwards in the order in which I personally experienced them, but whatever.
You get the drift.
|The Philadelphia Story (George Cukor, 1940)|
So, I've said a few times here that there was a period of my life when I was separated from my wife. It was such a strange feeling to be away from someone you spent years wishing you were away from only to realize in that moment that you...wanted to be with her. Thankfully no one decided to try and sneak in while I was out of her picture, but the reality that it could happen, especially if we were estranged for long, loomed over a lot of my sleepless nights.
|Jules et Jim (Francois Truffaut, 1962)|
This one is hard. I don't like to talk about it much. Friendships are great, but when they reach a point of comfort that betrays what a 'friend' is supposed to be...they aren't so great anymore. Yes, I still love him.
|Heartbeats (Xavier Dolan, 2011)|
So, when I was 15, I fell in love with a girl. She was perfect. She was funny and charming and so down to earth and absolutely beautiful. In fact, I still love her, and I haven't seen her in 15 years. You see, no sooner do I express my feelings to her she...winds up dating my best friend. I wind up playing third wheel as I sit in the backseat and watch them be all happy and lovey and all over each other all the time. Then she moved. I was crushed. I wrote her a letter...told her I loved her...told her I was holding onto what we could have. I haven't talked to her since. My heart, honestly, is still a little broken.