Love around the clock: 12 love idioms [infographic]
""As Saint Valentine’s Day draws near, love idioms and phrases are increasingly popular.
While some universal idioms are easily translated, many idioms on love can be difficult to comprehend.
Here are 12 popular love idioms and phrases that are used frequently but are quite confounding." (grammar.net)
AN ODE TO LOVE
"A man stranded on a tiny island has nothing but a stick and his imagination. The stick brings that imagination to life for him. Before long, the stick is a stand-in for everything he ever had or ever thought about. Through it, he experiences joy, excitement, humor, rage, despair, disappointment, and even jealousy. That's an awful lot to pack into one wordless cartoon with only one character. Unless you count the stick. An Ode to Love is an award-winning animated short film by Matthew Darragh." (neatorama.com)
"Brown Bag Films' latest short film, 'An Ode To Love', written and directed by Matthew Darragh and produced by Suzie Belton & Danielle Considine with music by Stefan French, tells the story of a man on a desert island who falls in love with a stick...." (YouTube)
"A lonely chameleon struggles to stay visible while seeking the attention of his crush." (vimeo.com)
Extra Gum: The Story of Sarah & Juan
"A girl. A guy. And a stick of gum. See their love story unwrap." (YouTube)
"The couple meets in high school. Whenever they need to break the ice between them a bit, a stick of gum moves the conversation forward.
Singer Haley Reinhart performs a cover of "Can't Help Falling in Love with You," an old love song made famous by Elvis Presley. The agency Energy BBDO and the production company Rattling Stick use the song and the two actors to weave a tight but tender love story in just 2 minutes." (Neatorama)
0-100: What Is Love?
"We brought in people ages 0-100 to answer some of life’s big questions. Well, technically, we couldn’t find anyone 100 years old
- but we did find a gentleman who is 105. In this first episode, we asked the question, "what is love?" (YouTube)
Artoo In Love
"Follow our intrepid, droid-hero R2-D2 as he tries to find love in our galaxy." (YouTube)
MAKEOVER - Tropfest Australia 22 2013 Second Prize (TSI "CHANGE") - (YouTube)
"Horrie, an aging widower, decides it's time to start dating again, so he gives himself an extreme makeover.
The most disturbing part is the homemade facelift, but once you get past that, it's a delightful story.
The short film Makeover by Don Percy won second prize at Tropfest 2013." (Neatorama)
Paperman - Full Animated Short Film(YouTube) +Paperman - a lesson plan
"This lesson plan is designed around 2 short films: Paperman an Oscar-nominated short by John Kahrs and Signs an award winning film by Patrick Hughes. Students write a narrative, predict a story and use adjectives to describe characters and emotions." (film-english.com)
To R.P. Salazar, with Love
"n January 2007, Rachel P. Salazar and Ruben P. Salazar were living 9,000 miles apart and completely unaware of each other's existence.
But when an email meant for Rachel accidentally went to Ruben, it wasn't long before an ordinary mistake began to look like an extraordinary stroke of luck." (YouTube)
Love at First Sight? - "Dating is overrated. Let's skip all the bases and make a home run!" (YouTube)
TV's Best Confessions of Love
"A super cut of some of the best love confessionals in TV history, starting with Louis C.K."
It includes the most romantic highlights from Cheers, Girls, True Blood, Downton Abbey, The Wonder Years, Law & Orderand so many more. (vimeo.com)
"A lonely city-dweller goes for a late night swim and (literally) runs into a kindred spirit.
The Czech short film by Alexandra Hetmerová won the Best Animation award in 2010 at the International Student Film Festival, and quite a few other awards." (Neatorama)
Oktapodi (2007) - Oscar 2009 Animated Short Film "The film is about a pair of love struck octopuses who through a series of comical events are separated and find each other...
Two octopuses fight for their lives with a stubborn restaurant cook in a comical escape through the streets of a small Greek village." (Wikipedia)
BOB from Jacob Frey on Vimeo.
"This animated short story is from Jacob Frey and his fellow students at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg. The real ending comes after the credits begin."
Reading inspires kids- Cute commercial...(YouTube)
"How tired I am of this unbearable distance between us.
How I long for the toll of the recess bell.
Have you forgotten me, grown mindless of me?
Tell me I am not writing into an abyss,
Or that is what will become of my heart." (Multiply)
My first crush
"Using interviews with people about their first encounters with love, their animal counterparts tells their stories of humor and heartache.
This was my graduation film at Kingston University." (YouTube)
I'm here- a short film by Spike Jonze - A robot love story (imheremovie.com)
"The film is a love story about two robots living in a Los Angeles where humans and robots coexist.
The plot is based on The Giving Tree, and the man character is named after Shel Silverstein." (Wikipedia)
Alan Parsons Project - Don't Answer Me- une chanson avec une BD animée très bien réalisée, intéressante pour les interjections par exemple (YouTube) + the LYRICS "If you believe in the power of magic,
It's all a fantasy
So if you need to believe in someone,
Just pretend it's me" (lyricsfreak.com)
Beer - Budweiser - Dog & Girlfriend- Advert - Girlfriend mistakes dog for another girl (fliiby.com) "Three girls are sitting at a sidewalk café when one nudges the other, points and says something that we don't hear as the audio is off. As they look on they see the back of the convertible at the stop light with a handsome guy and a girl with long blond hair.
Then he reaches over and begins stroking her hair. We can see one of the girls is very upset.
The guy answers his mobile phone and is saying something...
As the guy is talking on his phone the camera pans over to his passenger, an Afghan dog with beautiful long blonde fur and he pats it on the head..."
"If you want to extend the activity further, a tip I learned from Karen Stanley is to have the students roleplay a discussion between the characters afterwards. The girlfriend accuses the boyfriend. The boyfriend tries to explain. The boyfriend asks the boss to vouch for him. Etc." (Dave Kees - China)
Fight for Kisses - Publicité (ffk-wilkinson.com) - vidéo d'animation réalisée par l'agence JWT pour le compte de Wilkinson/Energizer.
"C'est pour regagner l'attention de sa femme, qu'un père va se battre à armes égales avec son bébé..." (bonweb.fr)
Upside Down (French: Un monde à l'envers)
"is a 2012 French-Canadian romantic science fiction film written and directed by Juan Diego Solanas, starring Jim Sturgess and Kirsten Dunst." (Wikipedia)
Upside Down: Compound Adjectives- a lesson
"This is a love story. The premise of the plot - two twin planets with inverse gravities - is amazing.
The setting is awesome and the scenes in which the characters are literally upside down are fascinating." (moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)