... you can learn from:
Women in Love (1969)
Rupert: I abhor humanity, I wish it was swept away.It could go, and there would be no lossif every human being perished tomorrow.Ursula: So you want everybody in the world destroyed?Rupert: Yes, absolutely. Don't you yourself think it's awonderful, clear idea? A world empty of people...just uninterrupted grass and a rabbit sitting there?Ursula: You don't seem to see much love in humanity.What about individual love?Rupert: I don't believe in love any more than I believein hate or grief. Love is an emotion. You feel or don't feel,according to your circumstances.Ursula: If you don't believe in love, what do you believe in?Just in the end of the world and rabbits?Rupert: The point about L-O-V-E is that we hate the word,because we've vulgarised it. lt should be taboo,forbidden from utterance for many years...til we've found a new and better idea.
Well we started off this week by wishing Oliver Reed a happy birthday with the wrestling scene from this film so we'd better take on his sparring partner Alan Bates here at the tail end for his birthday, lest Alan judge our love from the great beyond as anything less than. It's a draw, you two!
The great and galloping (and gay gay gay) Mr. Bates was born on this day in 1934 -- do peruse our archives for him-based goodies, especially that time we fell for him in Georgy Girl. Or that time he molested a bunch of plants. Or this one. Oh god how do we even choose, we adore him so...