…Of Love

One of the gifts I got Alix for Christmas was this book “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.” (She gave me a subtle hint about this gift, something along the lines of “You should get me this book called ‘1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.’ ” Once you’ve been married awhile you pick up on these little clues.)

So this got us talking and thinking about movies, and somewhere in there I had an epiphany.

You probably know that the fortunes in fortune cookies gain a whole new level of meaning if you add the words “in bed.” May you always live in interesting times… in bed. You are known as wise and generous… in bed. 6, 14, 23, 31, 42, 47… in bed. (Wait, that’s the lottery numbers on the other side of the fortune.)

Anyway… it turns out that the title of any movie takes on a whole new aspect if you just add the words “of love.”

Cool Hand Luke… Of Love

Citizen Kane… Of Love

The Maltese Falcon… Of Love

Return of the Jedi… Of Love

The Matrix… Of Love

The Sixth Sense… Of Love

I’m not that interested in that new Clint Eastwood movie Gran Torino — at this point Clint’s face on the big screen is scarier than all the Saw movies put together. But Gran Torino… Of Love ? I’d stand in line for that.

The best part is, it makes all those art flicks — the ones that exist solely to be nominated for Oscars — instantly watchable.

The English Patient… Of Love

Sense and Sensibility… Of Love

The Remains of the Day… Of Love

Try it! Although, be warned, it doesn’t work every time. Frost/Nixon… Of Love will be giving me nightmares for weeks.

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