Reading: Lover Mine by J.R Ward
Listening to: Breaking Benjamin (so cold)
Making me Smile: being a grandma again!
Sometimes when my creative energy has run dry I turn to movies to inspire me. Movies that make me laugh or cry, movies that have me on the edge of my seat or chewing my nails, movies that move me or grip me from the opening scene to the last.
Avatar: I absolutely love this movie. The world building and images alone were enough for me to absorb. Simply amazing! This one really filled my creative well.
Titanic: Yes, an oldie but a goody. This movie still has the power to make one of my daughter’s cry every single time she watches it. Death is the ultimate sacrifice for love. A-happily-ever-after? Not in my eyes, but to me it’s one of the all time best romance stories.
Pretty Woman: I absolutely adore this movie, have watched it so many times. What’s not to love about a Cinderella type story, with the rich man sweeping the poor girl off her feet? And what’s not to love about opposites attracting and falling for each other?
Here's some of the list of movies considered to be the best (most inspiring?) according to Wikipedia:
- 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
- Blade Runner (1982)
- E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
- The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
- Star Wars (1977)
- Gone with the Wind, Casablanca and Schindler's List are films acclaimed in audience polls.
- Paths of Glory (1957)
- Saving Private Ryan (1998)
- The Longest Day (1962)
- Apocalypse Now (1979)
- Airplane! (1980)
- Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
- Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
- Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)
- National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
- Some Like It Hot (1959)
- City Lights (1931)
- Persepolis (2007)
- The Dark Knight (2008)
- Spider-Man 2 (2004)
- X2 (2003)
- The Incredibles (2004)
- Superman (1978)
- Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
- The Wizard of Oz (1939)
- The Harry Potter film series
- The Shining (1980)
- The Exorcist (1973)
- Psycho (1960).
- King Kong (1933)
- Jaws (1975)
- The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
- The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
So what movies have inspired you, and why? I'd love to hear about them! =)