Ah, Valentines day is around the corner and romance is in the air. . . So I thought today I’d share a vintage film about LOVE!
In this 12 minute Coronet Film aimed at highschool students, Jack tells Nora he loves her–after all, they’ve been dating for two months! But Nora is a smart girl, she doesn’t rush into anything and lets him know that she isn’t so sure. Instead she goes home and asks her mother for advice. How DO you know you are in love? Her mom helps her understand that there are many different types of love, for family, for friends, crushes, puppy love, physical love (handled in a very gentle, 1950’s way) and then the true goal–mature love.
At the same time Jack goes home and talks to his older brother (who he shares a room with!). His brother tells him “Love isn’t like the slush they give you in the movies.” The older brother even offers to double date with Jack and Nora so they can see how a real couple in love are together.
While of course there are some corny bits, I think this short film really brings out important thoughts about love that are as true today as they were in 1950.
How many people you know would have been better off if they had followed the advice in this film? If they had considered the four basic questions that Nora’s mother gave her:
Are we really interested in the same things?
Do we feel at ease together?
Are we proud of each other?
Are we agreed on basic things such as religion, children and money?
I wish more young people today would think about these things before they decided they were in love.
. . . and as an aside, oh boy, the flowered wallpaper in Nora’s room is quite something!
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