I don’t watch TV but I do watch a lot of movies online…actually, it is one of my favorite hobbies, especially when the weather is dull and going out not so appealing.
Unfortunately I have got a very bad memory :D, and most of the time I forget what I have watched within 24 hours! I recently come to the realization that it might not be necessary a bad thing….
Is it just my feeling or the quality of films in the last couple of decades, has tremendously dropped creating bad copies of copies, useless sequels and revival of series finished and dead 20 years ago?!?
BUT, there are actually 6 movies that are still vivid in my brain, and that I would watch over and over again without any hesitation, which I got very valuable LIFE lessons from.
The order is totally random and there are so different from each other that it would be very difficult to categorize them!
1.Rocky I/II/III/IV: I could watch all of them in a day sitting comfortable on a sofa with ice-cream (dairy free of course :D!), pop corn and a lemonade. Ah, the italian Stallion is absolutely the incarnation of a dream coming true: having nothing and then everything and nothing again, a real story of a man growing within a dreadful business that finds a light in “Adriannnnnn!”, the shy and little thingy Talia Shire.
Lesson Learnt: If you don’t believe in yourself, no one else is going to do it.
2.Forrest Gump: I fell in love with the characters, the story, the changes in the society and in the USA mentality during the movie. I have adored Forrest for his way of being very conscious of his limits but rolling with them through an amazing and adventurous life. That kind of life that makes you smile when you are 80 years old sitting on your rocking chair.
Lesson Learnt: You are who You are, stop thinking about what you cannot do, embrace every challenge as an opportunity and runnnnn!!!!
3.Marie Antoinette: it does seem actually a joke. You are made to leave your Country to marry a the Dauphin of France, you live in luxury surrounded by anything you can ask for, and not long after you end up literally losing your head. Seriously?!?
Lesson learnt: Sometimes shit happens, hold on to the happy memories!
4.Karate Kid I/II/III: I actually had a crush on Daniel Larusso! but apart from that, I loved his friendship with Mr Miyagi. An old man from a different Country with a different culture and a young American teenager becoming good friends. It is something not so unusual now, but back in the 80ies, especially in my Country, it wasn’t something you used to see every day.
-Good friends are not so easy to find, when you are so lucky to finally meet one, hold on to him
-Age is just a number
-There is always so much we can learn from each other
Lesson learnt: Sometimes in life, you will have to deal with things that you don’t understand or far away from your beliefs. Well, open your mind and accept it, you could actually discover a hidden part of yourself too.
Thank you Kurt Russell, now I believe in the existence of different dimensions!
6.Star Wars Trilogy (Ep. IV/ The Empire Strikes Back/ Return of the Jedi): Last but not least! I don’t even know where to start here but the way all the characters are tied up to each other and they form a very strong unit that struggles but always win, it has been something that, when I was only a child watching these movies, gave me a very strong feeling that back then I wasn’t able to understand: A new Hope.
Lesson learnt: Motivated people together, can actually change and save the world, trust each other!
Thank you George Lucas, you gave me hope!
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