|Top 10 love stories in cinema|
|Saturday, 16 June 2012 17:49|
The first is a fan favourite and universal theme, which touches every genre of film whether it be science fiction, action, comedy or even drama.
Harry and Sally meet when she gives him a ride to New York after they both graduate from the University of Chicago. The film jumps through their lives as they both search for love, but fail, bumping into each other time and time again.
The general misconception about love in cinema is that most people believe that only the romantic type of love sells. However, the industry is full of stories of the love between families, friends and love for one’s neighbour or the Good Samaritan type of stories. Of the pack, John Q stands out for me as the story of John Quincy Archibald, the man who went to great lengths to ensure his son got the medical treatment, is a true testimony of the greatest love of them all (parental love).
John Quincy Archibald’s son Michael collapses while playing baseball and as a result is discovered to have had heart failure. John rushes Michael to a hospital emergency room where he is informed that Michael’s only hope is a transplant but he might not get it as his insurance won’t cover his son’s transplant.
Washington’s award-worthy performance as the title role, John Q, and most importantly how the film itself dramatised the loopholes within America health care system.
No one ever forgets their first, that aspect is evident in both real life and the movies, but no film dramatises this aspect better than The Notebook, the story of a man whose love for his first saw him give up on life just to take care of her after she suffers from a memory lose caused by some unknown diseases.
The movie focuses on an old man reading a story to an old woman in a nursing home. The story he reads follows two young lovers named Allie Hamilton and Noah Calhoun, who meet one evening at a carnival. But Allie’s parents, who disapprove of Noah’s poor family, and move Allie away, separate them.
After waiting for Noah to write her for several years, Allie meets and gets engaged to a handsome young soldier named Lon. Allie, then, with her love for Noah still alive, stops by Noah’s 200-year-old home that he restored for her, “to see if he’s okay”. It is evident they still have feelings for each other, and Allie has to choose between her fiancé and her first love. — Movie synopses from IMBDb.