Love in the City of Angels

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October 4, 2011

Love in the City of Angels Love: the all-consuming, all-encompassing life source we search for. It can be found in almost everywhere. Movies and songs are dedicated to sharing the myths of love. So I chose the movie “City of Angels” as the one of the movies I can see the love myth in. “City of Angels” is about an angel who looks over the city of Los Angeles. Thousands of angels keep watch over the city. Seth notices a surgeon, Maggie, while she is trying to save a life. He feels as though she can see him, and he is intrigued by her. Seth follows her, watches her, and wills her to see him. Finally Maggie does. She is curious about him, and yet seems to have a fear of him. When Seth tells Maggie he is actually an angel, Maggie runs from him. This is too much for her to bear, and she seems to think he is a bit deranged. She is engaged to marry another surgeon, so she goes back to him. While roaming the hospital halls Seth meets a patient, Mr. Messenger, who was once an angel himself. Seth realizes that he has a choice to make. He can have everlasting life as an angel, or he can choose Maggie and a natural life. “I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it”, says Seth (City of Angels). Mr. Messenger tells him he must fall, in order to love and live. He falls from a building, and for the first time experiences true human emotions and pain. Seth runs through the city looking for Maggie. He goes through many trials and tribulations while searching for Maggie, being mugged, going to places where she is not, but finally finding her. She reveals that she is in love with him and could not go through with her marriage. Of course they consummate their love that night. Humans all search for love. People search for that intensity…...

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