10 Films Capturing True Aspects of Love
“Brokeback Mountain” makes a statement on the controversial subject of homosexuality. On the surface, many may see that the film is about two homosexual men that fall for each other. What the film is truly about is forbidden love and the hardships that come with it. Many would call “Romeo & Juliet” one of the greatest love stories of all time and this film builds from the foundations of that same story. Instead of rival families keeping them apart, it’s social acceptance for their own sexuality. Despite being in love and drawn to one another, Ennis (Heath Ledger) and Jack (Jake Gyllenhaal) are forced to keep their romance a secret because society will not accept them.
When it comes to forbidden love, it comes in all forms. Society’s acceptance of homosexuality has been a barrier for many relationships but “Brokeback Mountain” can represent any social barrier to love. Whether it be race, social circles, religion, family, or whatever, “Brokeback Mountain” represents the tragic effect that society can have on our relationships.
“Before Sunrise” is more about the idea of love or the “spark” than actual love. The film is entirely dialogue driven and about the instant connection two people feel and their excitement for the possibility of love. It’s a perfect representation of that one person we met on vacation or while traveling that piqued our heart’s interest but left our hearts wondering after the vacation/travel concluded.
This film highlights the wonder and mystery surrounding your first encounter with a person that you would later grow to love. The dialogue is enriched with captivating wonder as many couples in love first experience. While it may not represent the certainty of love with someone, it does represent the wonder and possibilities that you feel when beginning to fall for someone.
“Once” represents a unique type of love. It’s a type of love that transcends any sort of traditional relationship and falls more into the realm of inspiration. While the characters may not be lovers in the film, Markéta Irglová acts as Glen Hansard’s muse for his music as shown in the song below.
This is a story about people that inspire you to be your best. Irglová is the muse that wakes up the musician in Hansard pushing him to excel and discover his true talents. While their love may not be as apparent as a kiss in the rain, its foundations are of the purest form of love which is inspiration.