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I made this video because I love films and I think there is great wisdom inherent in the film medium. This video represents some of the best film wisdom I could find, edited together as a single, coherent piece of advice.

In creating this video, I wanted to focus on a few key themes, while featuring as many films as I could. As a result, Reel Wisdom features a broad array of films, from action/adventure and sci-fi films, to dramas and traditional/CG animated films in order to show how all genres of film have something important to say.

There are a lot of Star Wars lines, I know. I included those mainly because I grew up watching Star Wars, and I love all the great lessons found in the films. And obviously, I couldn’t make a video with all the wisdom from films, because it would be really long and rather incoherent. This video contains wisdom from only 40 films in a world where hundreds of films are made every year. Sorry if your favorites didn’t make it. But send me a message and maybe I’ll include them in Reel Wisdom: Part 2…

The films used, in order of appearance:

Pirates of Silicon Valley
Swimming with Sharks
The Matrix
Star Trek (2009)
Ghost Rider
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
The Iron Giant
Lions for Lambs
The Shawshank Redemption
The Matrix Revolutions
Dead Poet’s Society
Gladiator
Troy
The Matrix Reloaded
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
The Bucket List
The Lion King
Forrest Gump
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
Ferris Beuler’s Day Off
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ratatouille
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Catch Me If You Can
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
Batman Begins
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Hitch
Phenomenon
The Pursuit of Happyness
The Men Who Stare at Goats
Bicentennial Man
The Incredibles
Under the Tuscan Sun
Kung Fu Panda
K-Pax
Quantum of Solace

Copyright Disclaimer: Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.

Please note: I do not own the rights to any of the films featured in this video. All films are copyrighted by their respective owners. No copyright infringement intended.

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ashesandsnowAshes and Snow by Gregory Colbert at the Zócalo Nomadic Museum closed in Mexico City on April 27, 2008.

The Mexico City opening marked the fifth installation of Ashes and Snow, Gregory Colbert’s sixteen-year personal and artistic odyssey. Ashes and Snow is an ongoing project that weaves together photographic works, film, art installations and a novel in letters. The exhibition consists of more than 50 large-scale photographic artworks, a 60-minute feature film and two short film haikus. To date, more than nine and a half million people around the world have visited the exhibition.

Gregory Colbert originally conceived of the idea for a sustainable traveling museum in 1999. He envisioned a structure that could easily be assembled in ports of call around the world, providing a transitory environment for his work on its global journey. The first public installation of Ashes and Snow at the Arsenale in Venice, which opened in 2002, inspired the architectural concepts used in the Nomadic Museum.

The Zócalo Nomadic Museum, designed by Colombian architect Simón Vélez, occupied 5,130-square meters, and contained two galleries and three distinct theatres. For the first time, the Nomadic Museum incorporated water as a design element to recall the unique history of the Zócalo, which was once surrounded by canals. This architectural choice honored the symbolic significance of the Zócalo as the center of Mexico-Tenochtitlan, a city founded by the Aztecs on a small island in the middle of Lake Texcoco in 1325.

The show will open next in Brazil in 2009. Sponsored by The Rolex Institute

Source: Website , Bookstore and Gallery

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In reading the reviews from much of the mainstream and alternative press, I’ve come to realize how cynical most people have become. I loved the book, read it twice over the last fifteen years, and adored the movie rendition. For personal enjoyment, I share the film with beloved friends and sometimes use parts of the film for teaching.

A beautiful story such as the “Celestine Prophecy” with heartfelt characters, an undertone of self-discovery and immortal truth stands on its own without any need for literary or critical approval. The film is a much needed renewal of spirit in the land of many sleep walkers who one day will wake up too.

AWAKENING TO HEAVEN ON EARTH

What is often judged as naive, even scripted as such in the movie, is not so if you’ve ever had even a glimpse of the power of divine source, the very substrate of our existence. Take notice my friends, this is indeed where evolution is taking us. To overlook synchronicities and the miracle of every day life is to continue sleepwalking through our lives. This film is a good reminder of what’s possible and perhaps what heaven on earth might be like.

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