Something has always drawn me to films about love and people who who love each other painfully, and there must be something in it that has attracted filmmakers from everywhere in the world to make films about irrational, mad, boundless love. In almost every culture there must be stories about love that challenges both sanity and rationality. In literature, as well as film, there have been thousands of stories written about love so strong, so obsessive, that it even challenges the conventions and sometimes safety of all those engulfed in it.
Where some would see it as destructive, some of us view it rather as all encompassing, engulfing, though admittedly destructive. It can be argued that it is not a choice to fall in love; that when you are in love you find yourself unable to control where you let it take you or what choices to make, but i feel that the moment one would make that choice is what separates love from Amour Fou.
Whether one chooses to acknowledge that obsession and let it consume him/her or not, one is still left with the irrepressible aching that Amour Fou gives them…
i want to leave my initial list short to continue to add to to it later with suggestions as well as my own new observations.Read less