I think most businessmen are dreamers. We have to be. We decide to step outside of the norm and pursue projects that no one else believes in but us. This takes a lot of dreaming. I mentioned that my dream is to make an indie film or feature length documentary. I’m in my early thirties so i feel hopeful of reaching my dream. Whatever your dream may be, don’t give up on them. I know it’s scary to actively pursue your dream, but take a chance and just go for it. Many of you dream of making a lot of money online. That’s great and i respect that. Whether your dream involves music, design, arts, fashion, or the internet, keep your hope alive. I’ve complied a list of movies that are inspirational for dreamers.
My date with Drew– Maybe i am biased because i have hopes of making a movie. This was fantastic. The idea that you can pursue your dream without a lot of money. Just get a bunch of you boys (or girls) together and brainstorm. The filmmakers started with a modest budget of less then 1500 dollars. They wanted to see if a regular loser of a guy could get a date with Drew Barrymore. They used six degrees of separation to get actors, writers, and producers to help them out. They also used the internet to create buzz for the movie. It’s a really cute movie that i highly recommend.
In America– This movie got me all teary eyed. In America follows a immigrant family to New York. The father dreams of becoming an actor. After watching this movie, you will feel like all warm and fuzzy inside. You’ll realize that nothing in life can hold you down so long as you have a loving family and or friends.
20 Dates– The filmmaker and star of this mockumentary was a struggling filmmaker and lover. He decided to make a documentary out of his two biggest failures in life, Movies and Relationships. I think the movie would have been better it if didn’t include forced scenes with real actresses, but regardless, this movie is worth watching. It’s inspiring to see success come out of failures.
Hoop Dreams– One of my favorite documentary films of all time. Hoop Dreams follows two aspiring ball players trying to catch their hoop dreams. The movie is raw and real. It’s sad and hopeful at the same time. You don’t have to be a fan of sports or basketball to appreciate this movie.
Wordplay– If you can make a movie about crossword puzzles, then you can make a movie about anything. I love all kinds of puzzles. Rubix cube, crosswords, soduku. You name it, i’ve probably played it. What was interesting to see was the fraterization of like minded individuals. Whatever your interest lies, you’ll find a group of people who share it. There are internet boards and groups for all kinds of weird fetishes and hobbies. You’re reading this blog because you’re a nerd blogger like me.
Shawshank Redemption– I don’t know a single soul who didn’t like this movie. This film is mentioned on every major top 100 movie list. If you’re not a moviebuff, you can read Steven King’s Different Seasons which is a collection of novella that included Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption. The movie is about a wrongly convicted felon who escapes prison. He spends years planning his escape and swims throught miles of shit to get out. If that isn’t inspirational and motivational to a bunch of lazy ass loser blogger, i don’t know what is.
Rudy– All i have to say is. “Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!”
Good Will Hunting– Movie ended up being a contemporary classic. I still can’t believe Matty D and Benny A wrote this flick. I was reading the screenplay for this movie and in the forward by Gus Van Sant, the director, i read that Ben and Matt would drive from NYC to LA and one would drive and the other write. Blogger are writers. We don’t do anything special. We just write. But on rare occasion, you can create something powerful. Good Will Hunting is a great example of the power of writing. Thinking about this screenplay, i feel kinda cheap and sleazy to pen a make money online blog.
Amelie– Had to include this move in here because i’m in love with Audrey Tautou. She’s such a cute creature. She’s on my short list of people i would leave my wife for. Don’t worry, she has a list too. The moral of this story is that you should enjoy life’s little pleasures. You should take chances and live life to the fullest. Try new things.
Love actually– I just put this in here cause i watched it last night. I don’t know why, but i love this movie. It’s corny at times, but i think brilliant. Make me wish i had a British accent. The cast is amazing. And each individual subplot in this ensemble piece is good in it’s own way. The move ends with a crescendo to love. The little boy’s face as he jumps into Niam Neeson’s arm is priceless. And You have to love Colin Firth’s proposal to Aurelia at the end. “Yes is being my answer”