Masters of Cinema : Martin Scorsese


                                                                           The most renowned filmmaker of this era, Martin Scorsese virtually defined the state of modern American cinema. A masterful storyteller and visual stylist who lived and breathed movies. Working well outside of the mainstream, Scorsese nevertheless emerged as a towering figure throughout the industry, achieving the kind of fame and universal recognition typically reserved for more commercially successful talents. 

                                                                        A tireless supporter of film preservation, Scorsese has worked to bridge the gap between cinema's history and future like no other director. 

  • Raised in a  Catholic environment, he initially studied to become a priest. 
  •  Was voted the 4th greatest director of all time by Entertainment Weekly, making him the only living person in the top 5 and the only working film director in the top 10

  • Directed 17 different actors in Oscar nominated performances.
  • Listed as one of 50 people barred from entering Tibet. He clashed with Chinese officials over the film Kundun (Dalai-lama Biopic), which Scorsese directed. 
  • Scorsese draws his own storyboards for his films.

  • Ranked #3 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Greatest directors ever!"
  • Martin Scorsese is the founder of The Film Foundation. It is dedicated to protecting motion pictures and the rights of the artists who create them, educating the public about the importance of film preservation, and raising the necessary funds to save the endangered cinematic treasures of the 20th Century. 
     Quotes:
    • "It seems to me that any sensible person must see that violence does not change the world and if it does, then only temporarily."
    • [onstage at the 2007 Oscars after winning for Best Director] "Could you double-check the envelope . . . ?"
    • "Movies touch our hearts and awaken our vision, and change the way we see things. They take us to other places, they open doors and minds. Movies are the memories of our life time, we need to keep them alive."
    • "Film is history. With every foot of film that is lost, we lose a link to our culture, to the world around us, to each other and to ourselves. "
     

    Movie Car Chases




                                                                       Nothing gets a guy’s attention faster than a car chase. Who can resist the incredible speeds, awesome destruction and raw adrenaline that accompany such sequences? It’s consequently not surprising to note that some of the most memorable pursuits in cinematic history have been infused with a palpable sense of danger and recklessness.

                                                                       Car chases in the movies aren’t what they used to be. Computer-generated effects tend to kill suspense and surprise and turn the experience into something as artificial as a video game.The golden age of car chase movies arrived in the late 1960s/early 1970s, when filmmakers played a ruthlessly competitive game with daredevil stunt work and car demolition.
                                                                      While there’s certainly no shortage of amazing sequences to choose from, I have managed to narrow the field down to most original and thrilling  car chases that’ll leave even the most viewer breathless.

    Bullitt(1968)

    One of the screen's all-time best car chase sequences (at up to 110 miles per hour) was a 10-minute sequence filmed with hand-held cameras up and down the narrow, hilly streets of San Francisco as police lieutenant Frank Bullitt (Steve McQueen) chased after criminals in his car through hazardous intersections.


    The French Connection (1971)

    This film has probably the most intense chase sequence ever filmed - it was an incredible, hair-raising scene of unbelievable car-chasing.Detective drives 90 mph in pursuit of a suspected drug dealer. 
                                                                      
     

    The Terminator (1984)

    The science-fiction classic that made a star of Arnold Schwarzenegger is essentially one long chase sequence, with the star playing a terrifying robot with murder on its mind. Director James Cameron expertly sustains it without revealing the low-budget origins of the picture.

    Raiders of Lost Ark (1981)

    The most classic of the chase scenes was a desert chase scene in which Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) raced after a speeding truck by mounting a horse and overtaking the vehicle.


     


    The Bourne Identity (2002)

    The Bourne Identity casts Matt Damon as Jason Bourne -- an amnesiac who embarks on a quest to discover his true identity. Jason’s mission takes him to Paris, where he quickly runs with the local police and is forced to evade their pursuit.
    The ensuing chase follows Jason as he takes through some exceedingly tight passageways and side streets.




     To some, the inclusion of a car chase might seem like cheap filler in a bad movie, but above mentioned films are quality ones.These are just few examples of good, old-fashioned car chase, devoid of any computer driven special effects.



    Movie Quotes

                      
                                                                 When it comes to a philosophy, in recent years, some of the greatest wisdom has come from movie quotes. Sometimes we are out of words to express our feelings. Or we need some inspirational words to motivate us in our everyday struggle. This is where Famous Movie quotes come with help.

                                                                     Thanks to the screen-writers who have provided generations of movie-goers with such memorable movie quotes. These words are remembered through popular use, critical acclaim, and for many other reasons.


    Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

    “Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

    Good Will Hunting 
    "Some people can't believe in themselves until someone else believes in them first."

     Big Fish
    "They say, when you meet the love of your life, time stops, and that's true. What they don't tell you is that when it starts again, it moves extra fast to catch up."

    “The more difficult something is, the more rewarding it is in the end.”

    The Dark Knight

    “Madness, as you know is like gravity. All it takes is a little push.”

    “This is what happens when a unstoppable force meets an immovable object.”

    Curious Case of Benjamin Butom 
    “It's a funny thing about comin' home. Looks the same, smells the same, feels the same. You'll realize what's changed is you."

    “We are meant to lose the people we love.  How else would we know how important they are to us?”

    Capitalism:A Love Story
    “Human identity is no longer defined by what one does but rather by what one owns.”

    Elephant Man
    People are frightened by what they don't understand.”

    Rashomon 
    “It's human to lie. Most of the time we can't even be honest with ourselves.”

    Doubt 
     “Every easy choice will have its consequence tomorrow.”
     
    “There are people who go after your humanity. They tell you that the light in your is a weakness. Don't believe it. It's an old tactic of cruel people to kill kindness in the name of virtue. There's nothing wrong with love.”

    Gandhi 
    “Whenever I despair, I remember that the way of truth and love has always won.  There may be tyrants and murderers, and for a time they may seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail.  Think of it - always.”

    Some Funny Movie Quotes :

    “There’s no reason to become alarmed, and we hope you’ll enjoy the rest of your flight. By the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?” (Airplane!)


    “My husband and I fell in love at first sight… maybe I should have taken a second look.” (Crimes and Misdemeanors)

    “If I’m not back in five minutes…wait longer.” (Ace Ventura, Pet Detective)

    "The pen is mightier than the sword, and considerably easier to write with."

    "The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans are suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you. "
    Inspirational Quotes:
     

    Into The Wild - A Journey Into Self Realization

                                                                               

                                                       Some movies can be felt and written about. Then, there are some movies which can be felt but difficult to write about. They seep into us, slowly get inside the veins and touches the heart. Watching the movie then becomes an experience, like meditation or hypnotism. A strong emotional bonding forms with the characters and we get involved.

                                                    Into the Wild by Sean Penn (Screenplay and Direction) happened to be one of such movies. It’s based on a true story which was published as a book by the same title written by Jon Krakauer. If you are a serious cinema lover and you have not seen Into the Wild, you are missing something. Add it to your list now.

                                                          Based on the true story of 22 year-old Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch) , who gives his entire savings to charity after graduation, and begins his journey and great adventure into the wild. Chris believes that he can live off the land and that he doesn't need any money to do that. He has a goal of testing himself to the fullest by heading into the wilds of Alaska and surviving alone.

                                                     It took, Chris about two years to finally make it to Alaska, and along the way he meets a series of colorful people that he had never before encountered through his privileged life. Once in Alaska, Chris must battle for his life against the harsh reality of nature in an abandoned bus.While Chris was in the "bus" the movie takes us back and forth in time and explains his dysfunctional family life and his earlier travels during his last two-years.

    Trailer: 
                                   

                                                      Into the wild is not racy like other wild adventure movies, but a slow and sublime narrative, visually stunning.  Sean Penn as a director does poetic justice to the book and pays an apt homage to the spirit of freedom. In fact, at one point in the movie actor Hirsch and character McCandless merge seamlessly and it is impossible to believe that it’s ‘acting.’ 
                
                                                     This movie should be watched with the mind set free, for a moment , from, ATM machines and the internet, to think about the choice which life gives us, either to succumb to a life of responsibilities, routine work, and social bondage or simply to a life ………………into the wild.

    Memorable Quotes:

    “If we admit that human life can be ruled by reason, then all possibility of life is destroyed.”

    “Happiness only real when shared.”

    “I think careers are a 20th  century  invention.”


    Into The Wild-Imdb 


    Inspirational Short Films

               
     Lead India
                  
                   How often do we, Indians complain about things that we feel we cannot change, like heavy traffic, and insensitive people. But are we really that helpless against these “global problems”?
    This video might remind us that Sometimes to make a big change in the world, it takes one person, who cares.
                  
                  It is about one small boy’s initiative to remove a tree that was causing a traffic jam in a street in India. The boy knew full well that he could not do it by himself, yet it did not stop him from trying.
     
                                  
                           Lead India, a campaign created by the Mumbai office of ad agency  for the Times of India, took the grand prix prize with this video at a Cannes Lions ceremony in Cannes in 2009.
      
                      Mahatma Gandhi said, Be the change you want to see in the world”.  This statement might ring true when you watch this inspirational video.

     The Eight Irresistible Principles of Fun

                                    Want a snapshot look at some ideas that could turn your life on its head (in a very positive way)? Then watch The Eight Irresistible Principles of Fun. 


                                    The Eight Irresistible Principles of Fun is a wonderful Flash animation, full of Wisdom and useful tips for breaking out  and trying a different approach to life.It's short, and absolutely nails some important points. 
      


    Stress often comes from focusing on what makes you feel BAD; your fears and limiting beliefs. Understanding this, why not focus on what makes you feel GOOD? Fun is a great counter-balance to stress…for both your mental and physical well-being.

     Know what works for ur fun..........and take the time to have fun as often as possible.

    Andy Serkis: The Man Behind the Mask

                                                             

                                     Andy Serkis has had quite the prolific career as a motion-capture actor. Perhaps most famous for playing Gollum in Lord of the Rings (as well as the upcoming The Hobbit), he’s also taken turns as Kong in King Kong, most recently, the ape Ceasar in Rise of the Planet of the Apes and captain Haddock in Adventures of Tintin.

                                              He is an impressive character actor with over 50 stage, television, and film credits.The 47-year-old Londoner has made a spectacular career out of crawling around in front of a green screen.He performs in a suit covered in reflectors that were tracked by a computer-driven camera. Animation was then superimposed over his movement, producing one of the most realistic computer-generated images in modern cinema.

                   

                                            
                                              Now, Serkis is speaking out about the lack of respect his profession is paid in the awards circuit, saying that actors who perform under motion-capture are just as deserving of Academy Awards as their live-action counterparts. He was ruled ineligible for best supporting actor nomination at 2003 academy awards because his character, Gollum in Lord of the rings onscreen was computer animated.
                                            Serkis, for a decade of work exploring and expanding the possibilities of motion capture performance, deserves official recognition for his role in the technology, and for his roles as an actor.


    Andy Serkis-Imdb 

    Hollywood Movie News

                            Upcoming Great Movies

                                           

    Hugo
             Hugo, concerns a 12-year-old orphan who lives in the walls of a Paris train station in 1930 and a mystery involving the boy, his late father and a robot.
            
             This is director Martin Scorsese's  first PG-film in 18 years. 
             Martin Scorsese's first feature film in seven years not starring Leonardo DiCaprio. 

                            After a screening of this film James Cameron, told Hugo was a “masterpiece.” He added, “finally there is a Scorsese film I can take my kids to.” And Cameron also told Scorsese it was the best use of 3D he had seen, including his own films. 


    Hugo-Imdb


    Django Unchained
     Director: Quentin Tarantino
    Plot:
          With the help of his mentor, a slave-turned-bounty hunter sets out to rescue his wife from the brutal Calvin Candie, a Mississippi plantation owner. 

    This will be the first film role were Leonardo DiCaprio will be playing a negative role.

    The Star-studded cast includes: Joseph-gordon levitt(500 days of summer), Christoph waltz (Inglorious Basterds), Samuel Jackson, Kurt rusell and Jamie Foxx.

    Django Unchained- Imdb


    Zack Snyder Director of 300, Dawn of dead, and Watchmen is directing the Superman movie(Man of Steel)


    Tintin's sequel(The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun is to be directed by Peter Jackson.


    Ridley Scott(director: Alien, Gladiator) is doing a alien movie named Prometheus.
    Cast: Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Guy pearce.


    James Cameron is gathering a team of engineers to build a submersible that can visit the Pacific’s Mariana Trench, the ocean’s deepest point, to gather footage for the sequel to his blockbuster 2009 movie Avatar.Only one other team has ever visited the Mariana Trench(in 1960).


    Total Recall(1990), Arnold starer is being remade with Colin Farell under the same title.


    Steven Spielberg is doing a  sci-fi story set in the aftermath of a robot uprising named as Robopocalypse. Spielberg is also directing a biography picture about Abraham Lincoln.

    Korean director(A bittersweet life, The Good ,Bad, The Weird) is directing a movie named The Last Stand Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Forest Whitaker(Last King of Scotland).

    The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn - Visually dazzling

                                                                        
                                  In 1983, HergĂ© said that if any filmmaker was to adapt his collection of timeless tales following the adventures of a reporter to the big screen, Steven Spielberg was the only man for the job, and after two decades of trial and error, the cinematic version of Tintin has finally reached our screens with the desired director. Utilizing Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson's ground-breaking Weta Digital production, Spielberg has sparklingly brought the brave, adventure-hungry news reporter - voiced by Jamie Bell - to the big screen.

                                               The result is rip-roaring roller-coaster of action set-pieces - possibly too many - that sees Tintin hook up Captain Haddock (Serkis) in his quest to reach a hoard of treasure before the villainous Red Rackham (Craig). 

    What's it all about?
                          Tintin, who, along with his faithful dog Snowy, finds himself targeted by  goons when he buys a model ship called The Unicorn at a local flea market.Tintin soon discovers that the mast of the ship contains a superior paper, that holds the key to a long-lost treasure, so he and Snowy set off around the world on a treasure hunt, hoping to stay one step ahead of the sinister Sakharine (Daniel Craig), the boss of the afore-mentioned goons. Along the way, Tintin befriends sea-dog Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis) and receives varying degrees of help from detectives Thompson and Thomson (Simon Pegg and Nick Frost).

    The Good
            Jamie Bell is perfectly cast as Tintin, capturing the character's earnestness and sense of adventure, while there's strong support from a joyously animated, scene-stealing Snowy. However, the supporting honours goes to Andy Serkis, who's brilliant as Haddock and is so life-like.
             The script  is packed with witty gags and references and does a good job of both blending the various sources together and keeping things moving. Similarly, Spielberg directs with a terrific sense of pace and there are some wonderful, Indiana Jones-style action set pieces (the extended bike chase in Morocco is genuinely thrilling), though you do occasionally wish everyone would slow down a bit.The beautifully rendered motion-capture animation is the best seen so far on screen. 
                         
                                             Fans of 3D who forever want it to work will applaud its more subtle use in certain scenes, while sceptics will once more question its relevance (and addition to the ticket price). It neither adds nor detracts that much.
                                            on the fields of storytelling, of thrills, and excitement, the film is a triumph that will delight the hearts of all the fans.Spielberg and Jackson will have no trouble selling the sequel to us as they have captured our imaginations with a serviceable Tintin introduction.  

    Trailer:
      
    Adventures of Tintin- Wikipedia 

    Baraka - An Observational Documentary

                

                        The word Baraka means "blessing" in several languages; watching this film, the viewer is blessed with a dazzling series of images. What does a movie without dialogue, conversation or plot leave you feeling. Thanks to the scientific revolution pioneered by Galileo and Newton, we as a race now demand and expect explanations, Baraka provides neither. What it does provide, are moments. Moments that we normally experience while we are in deep vacation mode.


                   No, you don’t necessarily need to be on vacation to be in deep vacation mode. It is that state of mind that makes you receptive to new experiences, new ideas, new perspectives.  Baraka  has stunning visuals shot around the world in 24 countries, that invoke a deep breath and even deeper thoughts. And in its essence, it is all about the moments.


                 Like the shot of the iguana, and his stony presence, over millions of years, witness to much of the evolutionary changes around him, to the extent that it now endangers its own existence.

                Like the shots of the Auschwitz camps, scenes of genocide, the burning oilfields – exposing the ravages of war and the savages that perpetrate them.


               Like the shots of the urban chaos and its underbelly, the children of a lesser God, going about their lives with half a smile and the hope to get through today so that they can awake to a better tomorrow.

                 

              Just because the film is without commentary doesn’t mean that it doesn’t speak to you. It conveys  effortlessly the devotion of those in prayer. It conveys the suffering. It conveys effortlessly the irony and stupidity. It conveys above all the pricelessness of existence, no matter how routine or devoid of worldly pleasures. That explains why even the poorest of the poor can still afford a smile.


              The film isn’t just about brilliant cinematography.It has intelligent positioning of footages with unrelated scenes. Like showing people bustling along busy city streets and train stations and immediately cutting to a conveyor belt at a chicken farm.While these themes are central and in your face, equally powerful is the background score, and a near perfect capture of close sounds, like the  roar of fire at the oil wells, the indistinguishable bustling sounds of people in motion.


              Baraka is a journey of rediscovery. It is the power, the beauty and the rage of life itself. It is the world we live in.


    Here is the documentary:



    Baraka - Imdb

    The Way Home


                                                                   
    'Dedicated to grandmothers everywhere', "The Way Home (Jibeuro)"  could be one of the pleasant movie to watch in ur life.  The film begins with Sang-woo  being dropped off in a rural village with his deaf-and-mute grandmother, so that his mother could go to job in Seoul. Sang-woo finds difficult to adapt  to his surroundings. His grandmother’s inability to speak and  the country life style without electricity or running water frustrates him. By frustration Sang-woo calls her  a ‘retard.’
                             
                           Despite his disrespectful behavior, she becomes increasingly generous, cleaning and  cooking for him, and gathering water from well. He begins to accept the new lifestyle, helping his  grandmother to thread a needle, hang up clothes on the clothesline, and shop with her at the market .Over time, Sang-woo slowly comes to appreciate the sacrifices that have been made for him in her home.
                           
                          The director  Lee skillfully potrays the emotions between her two main characters.      Sang-woo being unmindful of his selfish actions and his grandmother’s tireless acts to take care of him.The performance of her leads are arousing and believable.
                           
                          Aside form the literal interpretation, “The Way Home” could also be considered an examination of the gap between older generation and youth, who have grown up in world of cell phones, internet access and video games. Like Sang-woo character , it is sometimes easy for us to forget the sacrifices made by older generations.

    Trailer:
      
    The film has a deep impact , after all, we have all been impatient and self-absorbed as Sang-woo. But don’t forget  it is the wisdom of our parents and grandparents that have made us for the better.


                                     Some Trivia’s about this film:
    The 78-year-old villager and non-actress 'Eul-boon Kim' had not only never performed in a movie before 'Jibeuro', but she had never before seen a film. She was found during an extensive talent search among real rural village people by director Lee Jeong-hyang to play the lead role of the stoic, heroic mute grandmother.

    Way Home  was  second highest-grossing film for a non-commercial film in south korea.

    Kamal Hassan- A Phenomenon In Indian Cinema

                   
    53 Years in the Indian film industry and still going strong........     

    The legendary Kamal Haasan, who began his tryst with films when he was just six, with Kalathur Kanamma for which he won the National Film Award for Best Child Artist and went on to bag three national awards for Moondram Pirai (1982), Nayagan (1987) and Indian (1996).He has stretched himself beyond the points of sheer vesatility. Experimenting is his passion, Mediocrity has never been his standard. There are two great things about him:

    •  A non-compromising attitude that pushes him to live life with passion 
    • And honesty that's so brutal, that he does not spare even himself. He is one of the best method actor, India has ever produced and there are many “firsts” to his credit.
                                                           
    •   Raaj kamal Productions, his production house was one of the very few to first implement the scheduling of film both forward and backward scheduling.
    •   His production house is the first in Indian Cinema to digitize a script similar to hollywood.
    •   First actor to convert fan clubs into Welfare associations which inspired many actors follow the same and involved in social activities.
                         
    Characters he played …..  
                    Ventriloquist,A Village bumpkin, Classical dancer, Dwarf,Woman, Amnesiac,Psychopathi killer,Mentally challenged,Underworld Don and what not!! He’s known for breaking the benchmarks he already set.               
                           
                      Not many know that, Kamal has attended workshops for make-up techniques in US for several years and once trained as a make-up man under Michael Westmore, who is an oscar winning make-up man. His love for makeup was very  evident in all his films and this one is the ultimate proof.  He has  chosen the happenings in the nook and corner of our country and transformed them on screen with such a brilliant scripting like Hey! Ram, Mahanadhi, DEVAR MAGAN, VIRUMANDI to name a few. These are timeless beauties of his works.Kamal Hassan has also showed that true dedication to a craft will bring it’s own rewards.
                                  
                           Apart from the awards he won for his films,there ‘re also many lesser known ones like CNN-IBN Indian of the year(2010),FICCI’s FICCI Living Legend,Special Achievement Award by UPA (2010). “In fact, he may be the most awarded person in the country”,told Ambika Soni during Kamal’s retrospective last year. Conducted a Screenwriting Workshop,first of its kind in South India in IIT Chennai 3 years back With just 3 films to his credit as a Director,A retrospective of his films under “Director in focus” category was featured in Rotterdam International Film Festival 8 years before.

                          Many of his films received lukewarm response initially and later accepted by everyone as masterpieces and also influenced future generations of film-makers.In a time, where the actors are shown as rivals and , movie fans  pulling cheap photo-shop works on social networking sites, Kamal hassan has always shown respect to his fellow artists. A ardent true cinema fan will feel that he has been a learning and an inspiration.
                         
                   For me ,all his movies are thoughts and memories and he’s a  never ending phenomenon !
                  
                     Kamal Haasan , is an Actor, Film-maker, Screenwriter, Dialogue writer, Choreographer, Make-up artist, Singer, Lyricist, Philanthropist, orator and last but not the least a good human being.

    Plastic Bags - Short Film





    Non-biodegradable plastic poses a threat, to the environment.In the absence of adequate scientific recycling or disposal facilities, the bulk of plastic bags end up either in landfills, where they tend to last practically forever, or on city roads, where they pose a traffic hazard, and in drains, where they end up obstructing sewage systems. 
                                          As long as the plastic bags are manufactured it cannot be banned.The main argument of plastic bag manufacturers and of the traders, who use them, is that there is no equally inexpensive and convenient alternative. There was life before plastic bags came into mass use.Most shoppers, especially those buying vegetables and other consumables of daily use carried their own cloth, jute and paper bags and cane baskets from home to bring groceries.


    After watching this short film Plastic Bag, I guarantee you’ll never look at one the same way ever again. The film does such a masterful job personifying the main character that you end up feeling genuine emotion for its predicament.

    Synopsis:
           This short film by American director Ramin Bahrani traces the epic journey of a plastic bag searching for its lost maker, the woman who took it home from the store and eventually discarded it. Along the way, it encounters strange creatures, experiences love in the sky, grieves the loss of its maker, and tries to grasp its purpose in the world.

     Here is the short film:
                          
                              When we're all gone, plastic bags will live on.It takes between 500 and a thousand years for one of these bags to break down.But they degrade the environment. Like so much else, we throw them away as easily as we make them. But of course they don't actually go away: they just become casual parts of our urban landscapes. Also they strangle tortoises, choke birds, and poison water in ways that can deform our hormones and lead to cancer.

                               India can learn from the experience of countries that have managed to sharply reduce the use of plastic bags. Ireland imposed a tax on the use of plastic bags.This led to an over 90 per cent reduction in the use of plastic shopping bags. Several other countries such as Australia, South Africa, Thailand and some states in the US, have taken similar measures with varying degrees of success. 

                                India's district in the southern tip Kanyakumari where, throughout the district use of plastic bags is banned. It is against the law in the district to use any single use or throw-away plastic items like carry bags and cups. Anyone found carrying a plastic bag can be fined  Rs 100 by the authorities. Shops that provided or sold plastic bags or disposable plastic cups can be made to pay higher fines, have their materials seized and even be shut down for disobedience.May be other parts of India can also follow and make the country a better place to live in.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1504691/
    The ending of this movie hits pretty hard with its message, so take a few minutes to enjoy this beautiful short.
    If interested, you could also read this national geographic article about ocean plastics.
    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/08/090820-plastic-decomposes-oceans-seas.html 
     

    Meaningful Movies With Important Life Lessons

                                                  
                        I'd like to share some movies which could give us inspiration towards our life.

    Shawshank Redemption  -"Hope"

    A story showing how your hope and outlook in life is what shapes your life experience, regardless of where you may be (prison or “free” in the world).The film speaks to a lot of people with its message of hope, perseverance and purpose in the face of life's struggles.The movies' themes are universal to human experience, though they are expressed allegorically in a prison setting.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111161/
    Memorable Quotes from the movie:
    "Get busy living, or get busy dying."
    "Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies."

    Fear can hold you prisoner.....
     Hope can set you free.”

    The Pursuit of Happyness  -  "Self Determination and Persistence"

    The Pursuit of Happyness is about a salesman who undergoes defeats, challenges and hardship (his wife leaving him, being rendered homeless) to secure a better living for his son. Throughout his journey, he never once gave up, and stood firm to his goals.If you feel like you’ve been down and out in life and just about had enough of it, you should check out this film. It’s based on Chris Gardner‘s true story.




    "Don't ever let somebody tell you...You can't do something."
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0454921/

    The Bucket List  - " Things to do before u die"

    The Bucket List (movie) is about 2 terminally ill men who cross paths in a hospital after they were diagnosed with lung cancer. Through their treatments, they befriend each other. They decided to embark on a trip to fulfill their bucket list – a list of things they want to do before they die.




    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0825232/

    It's A Wonderful Life - "Value Ur Life "


    One of the most popular American films of all-time and a  holiday favorite, It's A Wonderful Life  was not a huge hit with either critics or audiences when it debuted in December 1946.
    George Bailey has so many problems he is thinking about ending it all – and it’s Christmas! As the angels discuss George, we see his life in flashback. As George is about to jump from a bridge, he ends up rescuing his guardian angel, Clarence. Clarence then shows George what his town would have looked like if it hadn’t been for all of his good deeds over the years. Will Clarence be able to convince George to return to his family and forget suicide? 


    If u are going to watch one black & white movie in ur life let it be this.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038650/

    Dead Poets Society  - "Seize The Day"

    "Freedom, opportunity, love, tragedy. What more do you need in a movie?"
    The movie celebrates the power of language, and may induce a love of reading, poetry, and theater. Kids are encouraged to think for themselves and pursue their dreams. 

     

    Memorable Quotes:

    “No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.”

    “You must strive to find your own voice. Because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at all.”

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097165/

    Peaceful Warrior - "There are no Ordinary Moments"

    Based on Way of The Peaceful Warrior (book), the film features Dan, a student from U.C. Berkeley who has everything a college student could possibly want – the looks, fame, great friends, attention from every girl and talent in his gymnastics, his passion. Yet, he’s unhappy, deeply troubled and has trouble sleeping at night. One night, he meets a spiritual guide and from there his journey of self-discovery begins.
    For those who are looking for a deeper meaning in life, this is a great movie to get you started.



    Memorable Quotes:

    “Everything has a purpose, even this, and it's up to you to find it.”
    “Death isn't sad. The sad thing is: most people don't live at all.”
    “The ones who are hardest to love are usually the ones who need it the most.”
    “The journey is what brings us happiness not the destination.”
    “A warrior does not give up what he loves, he finds the love in what he does.”

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0438315/