Harold And Maude - Optimism Meets Pessimism

This Harold And Maude video essay provides film analysis on an unconventional romantic comedy where a young man obsessed with death and suicide falls in love with an 80-year old woman obsessed with taking life with both hands, even if it means stealing a few cars along the way. This video essay examines Harold and Maude’s relationship and how Maude influences Harold’s character arc, motivating him to change his outlook and philosophy on life.


Family & Relationships


Film Analysis


Philosophy


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Comedy


Drama


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Dramedies


Romantic Comedy


Romantic Drama


Hal Ashby


Harold and Maude