Assignment: For this assignment, select scenes from 3-5 movies. These scenes should represent scenes that changed your life or made some sort of dramatic, traumatic, lasting, or emotional impact on you. When you have selected those scenes, create a video that shows the scenes and includes audio/video of you describing what it is about the scene that made a significant impact on you, what you are fond of about the scenes, what scares you, what you remember thinking when you were a child, etc. Feel free to be liberal in your interpretation of the instructions. Keep in mind, however, that the primary point is to recall 3-5 movie scenes that have made a lasting impact on you (whatever the reason for that impact may be.)
Process: Well I have no experience or any knowledge of how to put scenes from other movies into a short film with nothing but my own commentary on the background. But I felt that this assignment was too special to passed up. So I have chosen 5 trailers from 5 movies that has greatly impacted my life, in no particular order.
1. Pursuit of Happiness
This film is one of the most inspiring films I have ever seen. This film has taught me to stop at nothing to achieve my goals. Not only is this film dramatically inspiring, I belive it was one of Will Smith’s best acting ever done on-screen.
2. Marley and Me
Marley and Me was the first movie (and maybe only) movie that I have ever cried watching. I didn’t cry from laughter, I cried because the ending was just too sad. I have a dog too so this movie really got to me. This movie changed my life because it made me realize, I should cherish every moment with those I care about most, because were all gonna die someday.
3. Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump… not much to say about this movie. Probably the best movie made in all time. This movie taught me that you can do a lot in one life time, taught me that anybody you meet might be famous one day, and it has taught me that life is a box of chocolates. It wont last long for fat people.
4. The Truman Show
I’m not sure what this movie taught me, but this was one of the first movies that popped into my head when I started brainstorming my most inspirational movies. I remember being insanely paranoid after I watched this movie as a kid. I would try to run in the middle of the street and see if a car would stop if I held my hand out.
5. The Matrix
The Matrix didnt teach me to dodge bullets or anything, but I did learn what the future holds for the new generation of action movies. But that’s a topic for another blog, this movie does depict what I believe the future of the cyberworld will look like. I believe that the internet will become such a large majority of our lives that we will eventually find a way to upload our brains into the cyberworld. At first, this seems like a good idea, until robots destroy our world, then we prefer to live in a fake world because we know that reality sucks. Much like video games.
Sources: I have embedded all videos from YouTube.