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The Movies Say "I Love You": A Romantic Mash-Up

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood February 14, 2012 at 7:14AM

In a romance, the "I Love You" speech is the main event -- the reason the movie exists. To understand the anatomy of the declaration of love, Overthinking It compiled the climatic moments from iconic films.
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I Love You Mash-Up

In a romance, the "I Love You" speech is the main event -- the reason the movie exists.  To understand the anatomy of the declaration of love, Overthinking It compiled the climatic moments from iconic  films.

Drawn from 285 clips, they range from basic proclamations, to carefully thought-through compliments, to dramatic confessions. The climax of these movies is the extraordinary power of words to woo, console, or win over.  These speeches are often exclaimed in the rain, on a doorstep and with unabashed desperation.  All run together, it seems like one prolonged and powerful, if not cliched, declaration of eternal love.
 

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.