Continuing on the topic of inspiration - this morning, I was thinking about films and their influence. Born in the seventies and raised during the John Hughes eighties, I am naturally a child of popular culture. I watched a
I list a number of films that I enjoy on my blogger profile. Oddly enough, none of them fall too heavily in the “inspiration” category. Sure “Pollock” and “Life Lessons” are great to watch when you need to do something to get motivated; but they don’t do much for me personally in terms of defining my muse.
The films that changed my outlook on life are typically the ones that affected my notion of travel.
- Shane (This was my father’s favorite film, I still remember the first time I saw the Grand Tetons in person, at the age of 29).
- A River Runs Through It (I actually saw the film, before reading the book)
- Off the Map (I have long been infatuated with simplicity, but this made it seem more than just right – it made the movement seem like a necessary part of life)
- Italian for Beginners (An odd choice… it was shot like a documentary but with acting and distinct narrative, the premise is multicultural understanding; Dutch adults learning Italian, with English subtitles, and somehow not confusing)
- The Good Life (no not the 1970’s BBC comedy; but rather a 1997 Documentary made in
Kind of a reoccurring “back to nature” theme, throughout, with a bit of understanding for those of different cultures and societies tossed in for balance.
I know there are many more, but this is just off the top of my head. What films inspire your muse? - DN