In honor of the day, here are some great film declarations of love.
If you are able to view a copy of the 1990 Cyrano de Bergerac, directed by Jean-Paul Rappeneau and starring Gerard Depardieu as Cyrano, please do yourself a favor and watch it. It is by far the best interpretation of the famous story ever produced. In all aspects- direction, casting, costuming, music, sound design, set design- it is utterly superior to all previous productions. It really is a sumptious romantic banquet.
Unfortunately, a balconey scene with English subtitles is not currently available, so you'll have to content yourself with this trailer:
While we're still in classical mode, here is another great confession of love: the wooing scene from Henry V.
(Also a comforting choice if you're one of those guys who has trouble finding the right words)
Here's a more light-hearted confession from the sadly-overlooked, Capra-esque film While You Were Sleeping.
(This clip also reminds us that there are many kinds of love, all of them important[skip to about 6:45 in]):
And speaking of Capra, here's a true classic moment from It's a Wonderful Life.
(Legend has it that there were supposed to be several more pages of dialogue, but the actors got so swept up in "the moment" that the extra lines went unspoken. Capra decided he liked it better this way, and I think we all agree!)
And lastly, because true love doesn't grow stale- it just grows old, if we're very,very lucky- a clip from On Golden Pond:
Happy Valentine's Day to all kinds of lovers and all types of loving, young and old! Give your valentine a kiss today.