Pros and Cons of Falling In Love Twice with the Same Person

Sean_Victorydawn By Sean_Victorydawn, 27th Jan 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Wouldn't you rather the life when you were an adolescent in the 1950s' where nice things used to last longer? Think of a longer lasting first love. This is a film review and includes a fan-made Youtube video.

Anything in Life can be brought back but a Woman's Faded Love

Is there anybody else to have noticed that only women can succeed in making a man loving them for the second time, after Honoré de Balzac(*1)? A man can always love a woman with the same desire over and over again. Yet if a woman loses her desire in a man, she will never love him back truly no more.

Above said has a little to do with Michelle Pfeiffer's feature screen debut with the indie film Falling In Love Again(1980), although it could have developed this film to a deeper concept. Falling In Love Again is the story of a married couple in 1960s' Los Angeles who go for a vacation to NYC to visit their family neighborhoods for a high-school reunion. It then becomes the married guy's own dilemma that he can't find his past the way he left it in Bronx. He looks back at himself to see that he is still that everyone's same old fella, but his wife, his friends and his neighbors are all different than they were in the past.

Premise of the Story

So he challenges the values of his life trying to leave everything behind that he currently has, hoping to bring back the woman and the friends he longs for in his adolescent years. This is a mid-life crisis story and sooner or later the man has to face the bitter facts of life. Friends are still friends after a while, but his wife is never the same.

It's at last when he finds out how much his wife cares about her family and him, he was taking a stroll out in the rain in the middle of the night and was reminiscing about the past times.

a short fan-made clip from the film on top of a classic Türkish rock song

In 2008, I put together some of my favorite scenes on top of this classic Türkish rock song via my channel on Youtube. The lyrics translated in English are as follows:

    The place now where the first time we've met
    Has brought back your memories
    The memories that drifted me to your parting

    I wish to be there wherever you were
    At the time you closed that beautiful eyes of yours
    When I kissed you

    Come back from wherever you're gone
    'Cause no sense being without you
    I wish to be there once more
    . (*2)

References, Other Connections and Links

(*1) Le Lys dans la vallée (Henriette & Felix) a novel written by Honore De Balzac in 1835.

(*2) credits of the song played: Murat Göğebakan-Dön Ne Olursun/Seninle İlk Defa

my review of this film in 2008 at IMDB >>>


1940S, Baby Boomers, Bronx, Elliott Gould, Falling In Love Twice, High School Reunion, Michelle Pfeiffer

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Cihan, mid-senior level experienced publicist and production coordinator, works for the local Ottawa media production company Victorydawn Pictures since 2012.

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
27th Jan 2014 (#)

Love only touches one time the rest of it is a compromise. It is this feeling that brings a person to join back with a person more than once and remain that way for a lifetime. The pros are that you return to love with the same person, cons are that the love is tainted by trying too many unneeded shoes in between thereby destroying the essence that really is.
Respect who and what you are and learn the true feeling within before getting into commitment.

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author avatar Sean_Victorydawn
27th Jan 2014 (#)

thanks for sharing your opinion. Yes, most people experience loving the same person twice. But we don't usually see this in Western cinema, except may be Bernardo Bertolucci's "Sheltering Sky". I think it's a topic what Hollywood needs to develop further.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
29th Jan 2014 (#)

Nice post!

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
15th Feb 2014 (#)

for once I agree with Lady A...I do enjoy your getting to the essence of what the film is all really are diverse in your gifts...

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