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Title: "Every Story is a Love Story"
Post by: colordeaf on December 24, 2008, 03:17:57 PM
"Every story, tale or memoir
Every saga or romance
Whether true or fabricated
Whether planned or happenstance

Whether sweeping through the ages
Casting centuries aside
Or a hurried brief recital
Just a thirty-minute ride

Whether bright or melancholy
Rough and ready, finely spun
Whether with a thousand players
Or a lonely cast of one

Every story, new or ancient
Bagatelle or work of art
All are tales of human failing
All are tales of love at heart"

From Aida


How true is this when looking at the entertainment of today? Is "love" that prevalent? Is it because of concepts like "love of country" and "love of the fight"?

For example, take these...works.

Lolita: somewhat.
Hotel Rwanda: Yep, wife and kids
CSI: the forensic scientists get tangled in laboratory romances, so yep
Gulliver's Travels: the TV special version has a loyal wife
The Diary of a Young Girl: yep, with the mystery beau
"Brick" (the song): ex-girlfriend, yep.
Tuesdays with Morrie: Of course, or else there would be no tearjerker. There's the old man and the wife.
Persepolis: I'm sure there's a love story somewhere along the line. Again, "love of country".
Star Wars (prequels): Who could forget Anakin and Padme and their awful dialogue?


Garfield may not apply...or does it?
Title: Re: "Every Story is a Love Story"
Post by: Half Mar on December 24, 2008, 04:41:44 PM
"Every story, tale or memoir
Every saga or romance
Whether true or fabricated
Whether planned or happenstance

Whether sweeping through the ages
Casting centuries aside
Or a hurried brief recital
Just a thirty-minute ride

Whether bright or melancholy
Rough and ready, finely spun
Whether with a thousand players
Or a lonely cast of one

Every story, new or ancient
Bagatelle or work of art
All are tales of human failing
All are tales of love at heart"

From Aida

Oh god, I so love that musical <333
Title: Re: "Every Story is a Love Story"
Post by: caddy on December 24, 2008, 09:24:39 PM
Well you know...a movie or story's main character has to be interested in SOMETHING for it to be interesting, so I think this is a statement of the obvious.  Even the Saw movies can contain an element of love, if you define it as either somebody who lost what they loved most and went psycho, or just somebody who loved to kill people.

Your question is pretty open ended.
Title: Re: "Every Story is a Love Story"
Post by: colordeaf on December 24, 2008, 09:27:46 PM
English leaves itself to ambiguity, if the dirty jokes thread is any indication. The songwriter must have been clever when writing the lyrics so that they apply to everything from a certain point of view (to quote Pope Palpatine the First).
Title: Re: "Every Story is a Love Story"
Post by: caddy on December 24, 2008, 09:36:29 PM
The songwriter must have been clever when writing the lyrics so that they apply to everything from a certain point of view (to quote Pope Palpatine the First).

Yeah, I think that's what I was getting at.