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I grab inspiration from designer collections and pictures I find on style.com, ELLE.com, magazines, etc. Sometimes, and this has happend lately, I find myself inspired by fashion spreads rather than the person on the cover of the magazine. But as we all know inspiration can be found anywhere, not just in fashion. Sure, what I just named is where I get inspiration, but that's more of artistic inspiration. No, no, I get hardcore inspiration from people, their stories, which are at times made into film. This one way in which I get some will and determination....MOVIES!
Above pictures found thru:Style.com/Vogue magazine
Below pictures found thru: Google
REAL & INSPIRATIONAL (3 MOVIES)
A person has to go thru a lot of dramatic events (lamen's terms:bad stuff) in order to get to the good, yeah? Especially when that person is a teacher trying to make a group of unlikely students to become a family. This day in age, even middle schoolers get tried many times before becoming adults. They've just got a lot on their plate-unlike how it was say many years ago. In this movie, a teacher by the name of Ron Clark, (yes it's that actor who plays Chandler on "Friends"), changes the lives of his 7th grade class. He does this by showing them that they can do more than the standards already set by their parents. Underneath it all lays a bright group of children:smart, artistic, and gifted. This is a very moving story that will practically bring you to tears!
"Freedom Writers" serves as a movie recommend, since I have not see it yet. I will just say what I do know about it, despite not having watched it. I know that it is based on a real story. It's a movie that proves that one person, in whcih case is the teacher, can make all the difference. Lastly, it's about beating the odds and going above someone else's expectations. Keep in mind though that my friend an previous English teacher said it was very good. So, just because I can't provide my non-existing experence of it doesn't mean you shouldn't look into it.
This is the third of inspirational movies..."The Pursuit of Happyness". Will Smith and his son have a great connection not only off screen but onscreen also. Will Smith portrays Chris Gardner who went for an internship as a stock broker. Chris wants to make a better life for his son Chrsitopher (played by Jaden). This movie is based on true events-it connects to man's struggle of the day-to-day life. Not only that, but how all of us try to survive in the world we live in. Whether it be working those extra shifts or just getting food on the table. A really good movie will pull you in; make you experience every tear, struggle, and those oh so special moments. "The Pursuit of Happyness" does just that and more.
In just about every episode of "The Cosby Show", there's that special moment. It's either a profound loving moment or the down-right laughing I'm going to stop breathing moment. No matter what I think I'm always going to love this show. There are only so many shows that are wholesome and will leave a lasting impression on you. There's always something to anticipate on-brilliantly spoken lines and witty remarks. The show is realistic and there is something in it for everybody!
A FAVORITE KIDDIE SHOW
Do you all remember BANANAS IN PAJAMAS? I loved them so much. Yes, this is before someone decided to make a cartoon out of a yellow sponge. Spongebob may be good, but BANANA IN PAJAMAS was great!A FAVORITE OLDEN TIME MOVIE
The 1949 version of "Little Women" has a very good cast. Each little woman has something that distinguishes herself from her sister. You've got Jo the tomboy, Megg the proper beauty (not that all these girls aren't beautiful), Amy the outspoken high-class girl, and Beth the charitable. I really loved this movie, I mean its a classic, right? I have yet to read the book, but I'll get to it! I never watched the 1933 version, but for the time-being this movie was more than satisfactory. Although, I'd really like to see the 1994 version....
I recently watched this on the Sundance channel and was drawn to it. I was first drawn to it because of the story: a man is attracted to a gal who shops compulsively for clothes. And its really no joke, these woman has a serious problem, but very good taste. I mean you've got Michael Kors, Chanel, some really great shoes, the works! I was also drawn to this film because of its music. It's haunting, sombre, but rather uplifting. Which completely reflects the mood of the film itself. If anything, "Tony Takitani" a film of interst defintely worth seeing!
THE MUST-SEE UPCOMING MOVIE
"Across the Universe" is a movie musical feauturing a bunch of Beatles songs. But here's the twist...they're sung by new voices! Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, and other amazing actors. Looking at the trailer, I'm reminded of Moulin Rouge. Though its only because of the lovestory, amazing color, and huge energy.ONLY. Yet thats just enough for me to see it. It comes out everywhere September 21. You can also visit http://www.acrosstheuniverse.com/ and listen to the songs, see the trailer, clips, and more details on the story.