Sunday, October 30, 2016

Tip#1000: Celebrating 1,000 Movie Tips & The Uplifting Power of Cinema – In the Film song

As of this writing it was 10 years ago when I started writing this movie blog to document my passion for cinema and the ups and downs of my life journey! And on this 1,000th post I am celebrating all the life lessons I’ve learned from movies and sharing it with readers around the world to help them persevere in their own struggles with difficult times or depression.

What I am most grateful for is how cathartic and healing it has been writing this blog twice a week. The clinical depression symptoms I experience are unpredictable for when they arise or for how long they last. And so I’ve learned that applying my creative talents makes me feel better whether I am writing, drawing, photographing, composing music or creating powerpoint presentations for my motivational talks. Somehow applying my creative skills alleviates mental pain and allows me to focus, feel good and be extremely productive.

This means that I have several decades worth of writing, illustrations, photos and music that people have not yet seen or heard. My dream is to someday share these works with the world because I believe they can be uplifting for others as much as they have uplifted myself in dark times. So this anniversary compelled me to share one of the first songs I composed, performed and recorded 25 years ago in 1991 called “In the Film”.


In the Film song (1991)

My “In the Film” song was written during a time when clinical depression was slowly seeping into my life. You can actually see it in the lyrics and tone of the song. Thankfully I intuitively knew that using my creative skills made me feel much better. And then over the years this song would comfort me like a warm blanket whenever I felt lost, alone or hopeless. I was then inspired to create a 4 minute movie montage to feature the song so it could reach others also dealing with depression.

Please check out my video! And if you know a friend, co-worker, loved one or family member going through a difficult time please share this video: Click here or video below

 
Producing this movie montage was a labor of love! I featured clips from over 25 movies that have saved my life many times over the years. Envisioning the project, organizing and editing helped me feel fantastic, joyful, positive and optimistic and I injected these feelings into the spirit of the video. Here are the names and time codes to the specific film clips featured in the movie montage…

List of Movie Clips:

0:00 Groundhog Day
0:09 Notting Hill
0:14 The Twilight Saga: New Moon
0:24 It’s a Wonderful Life
0:29 Jerry Maguire
0:33 The Artist
0:38 The Purple Rose of Cairo
0:48 The Majestic
0:52 Cinema Paradiso
0:55 Bowfinger
0:57 It’s a Wonderful Life
1:00 The Notebook
1:02 Groundhog Day
1:04 The Purple Rose of Cairo
1:07 The Artist
1:11 The Purple Rose of Cairo
1:14 Blazing Saddles
1:18 Saving Mr. Banks
1:20 The Purple Rose of Cairo
1:22 Cinema Paradiso
1:28 Mr. Bean’s Holiday
1:29 Hugo
1:33 Catch Me If You Can
1:38 The Public Eye
1:43 Be Kind Rewind
1:53 The Twilight Saga: New Moon
1:57 The Majestic
2:02 Cinema Paradiso
2:14 The Purple Rose of Cairo
2:18 Simone (S1m0ne)
2:21 Saving Mr. Banks
2:25 Amélie
2:28 The Majestic
2:34 The Purple Rose of Cairo
2:36 Hugo
2:44 Amélie
2:46 Saving Mr. Banks
2:49 The Purple Rose of Cairo
2:51 Bowfinger
2:53 Femme Fatale
2:56 The Artist
2:58 Captain America: The First Avenger
3:00 Cinema Paradiso
3:03 The Artist
3:06 The Green Mile
3:14 Bowfinger
3:17 Simone (S1m0ne)
3:22 Notting Hill
3:25 The Notebook
3:30 Get Shorty
3:36 Leon
3:41 The Shawshank Redemption
3:46 Hugo
3:50 The Artist
3:53 Bowfinger
3:55 Sullivan’s Travels
3:58 Cinema Paradiso
4:01 A Good Year
4:13 It’s a Wonderful Life
4:15 Groundhog Day
4:17 Cinema Paradiso
4:21 The Majestic
4:27 The Purple Rose of Cairo

Whether it is called movie therapy, art therapy or by any other name I encourage you to explore your own creative skills and talents for helping you cope with depression or difficult times. Utilizing your creativity and doing something positive from the negatives you experience is the silver lining of adversities! You will be making lemonade out of lemons and you will feel good in the process. This is how you re-energize yourself and how you can activate indestructible optimism!

P.S. A big thank you to two friends that encouraged me to start this blog: Bill Sweetman of Name Ninja and photographer Derek Lang. You are such awesome friends and supporters!

Related Tips:
Tip#521: Movies about Loving Movies – 4 Movies
Tip#200: How To Build Indestructible Optimism - Top 9 Movie Tips
Tip#958: Top 10 Inspiring Movies for Managing Depression
Tip#998: Top 20 Inspiring Movies for Indestructible Optimism! 

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The Movies-For-Motivation Speaker
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© Emmanuel Lopez 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Tip#999: Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining, Part 5 - The Best Offer

Sometimes I see a movie that I really love only to be disappointed by an unsatisfying ending. Examples of this are The Mist and I Am Legend. And thankfully sometimes a special edition cut is released with a happier alternate ending such as for I Am Legend (see tip#143).

Another film I absolutely loved up until the end was The Best Offer. It was written and directed by Giuseppe Tornatore who also did the epic movie lover’s movie Cinema Paradiso. I chose not to blog about it because I was so bothered by the ending. Then recently a friend, who loved it, told me there were different ways to look at the ending based on online forums discussing this movie. So I gave it a second chance.

What I discovered was there were hidden layers within the story that were actually visible in plain sight. It just depended on how you chose to acknowledge what has occurred and how the main character is affected in the end. One of the comments on an online discussion said it best…

“The movie is deliberately ambiguous at the end so that the viewer could decide based on their own views.” 

The Best Offer (2013)

The romantic mystery film, The Best Offer, is about Virgil Oldman (Geoffrey Rush), a reclusive director of an esteemed auction house who falls in love with a reclusive young heiress, Claire Ibbetson (Sylvia Hoeks). This fascinating, compelling story about deceit and forgeries features lavish settings and strong performances by the leads and Jim Sturgess and Donald Sutherland. See: movie trailer


I highly recommend you see this movie without knowing anymore. It is definitely for art lovers! This is a surprisingly interactive story where you get to choose the outcome from the ambiguous ending. And once you see it I suggest taking time to reflect on your thoughts and feelings. And then read the many thought-provoking insights and opinions on this link: Movies Stackexchange

For me this was an exercise in self-awareness. I realized something about myself that was mirrored in the ending that affected my negative or pessimistic opinion of my first viewing. I couldn’t see the silver lining. Once I chose a more optimistic point of view about what happens to the main character other factors and scenes throughout the film magically supported the happier ending I wanted! I was amazed at this unique cinematic experience!

In the end I now feel this was brilliant filmmaking by the writer and director and look forward to seeing it again. It is a fantastic metaphor for what I already believe and teach in my motivational talks about learning to focus on the positive future you want instead of the negative aspects currently in front of you.

Remember, you have the ability to see that every cloud has a silver lining. You have the power to choose an alternate ending to the challenges you currently face. Let movies inspire a positive vision and attitude for you to apply in your own life and work. This is how you activate your indestructible optimism!

Related Tips:
Tip#67: Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining, Part 1 - 4 Movie Tips
Tip#621: Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining, Part 2 - Silver Linings Playbook 
Tip#902: Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining, Part 3 - Mental Health - K-PAX  
Tip#982: Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining, Part 4 - Life, Animated
Tip#999: Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining, Part 5 - The Best Offer 
Tip#143: You Can Choose Alternate Endings, Part 1 - 3 Movie Tips 
Tip#969: You Can Choose Alternate Endings, Part 2 - The Magic Story - X-Men: Days Of Future Past: The Rogue Cut 
Tip#593: Remember Your Indestructible Optimism, Part 1 - Argo
Tip#904: Remember Your Indestructible Optimism, Part 2 – Depression - The 33
Tip#974: Remember Your Indestructible Optimism, Part 3 - Ghostbusters 2016 
Tip#200: How To Build Indestructible Optimism - Top 9 Movie Tips
Tip#998: Top 20 Inspiring Movies for Indestructible Optimism!

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Discover How Movies Inspire Resilience & Indestructible Optimism
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© Emmanuel Lopez 2016

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Tip#998: Top 20 Inspiring Movies for Indestructible Optimism!

In times of unexpected change or crisis we each need to learn how to stay positive in spite of the overwhelming challenges we are faced with. Consistent negativity such as the daily news can also cause stress and anxiety and yet it is possible to stand in the calm eye of a hurricane where you can feel an inner sense of peace, confidence and courage. You just need to train your mind and attitude for indestructible optimism.

Over the years, specific films I’ve loved became my go-to-resources for inspiration whenever I felt lost, alone or hopeless. These are movies that injected my mind and spirit with a vision and a clear reminder of what courage, confidence and indestructible optimism looks like. They showed me heroes with unshakable faith and their solutions for overcoming immense challenges. They inspired me to persevere through dark times such as burnout from work, personal tragedy, unexpected financial crisis and clinical depression.

This list of my personal favourites was compiled based on multiple viewings over several decades. Watching these films became part of my creative coping strategies. They always remind me of my inner strengths and they can empower you to remember yours too. These cinematic role models demonstrate a high level of positivity, resilience and indestructible optimism!

Being There (1979)

Chance (Peter Sellers) is a simple-minded gardener who sees the world through child-like eyes. He can only communicate to others in metaphors of gardening which is always uplifting and positive. Read more: #654

Cinderella Man (2005)

James J. Braddock (Russell Crowe) is a professional boxer that maintains a positive attitude and will to survive with his family during many years of the Great Depression. Based on a true story. Read more: #3 #41 #47 #54 #122 #147 #175 #233 #335 #347 #395 #475

Contact (1997)

Dr. Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster) maintains her belief and dream of making contact with alien life despite people and setbacks that block her journey. Read more: #39 #129 #200 #300 #577 #840 #937

The Edge (1997)

Charles Morse (Anthony Hopkins) is a wealthy man who is able to apply his love of reading and knowledge to survive a plan crash in the Alaskan wilderness. Despite being the oldest of the group he takes on a strong leadership role. Read more: #45 #47 #123

Eddie the Eagle (2016)

Michael "Eddie" Edwards (Taron Egerton) has a dream of ski jumping in the Olympics and perseveres despite a lack of experience or the support of his country of Britain. Based on a true story. Read more: #953 #980

Erin Brockovich (2000)

Erin Brockovich (Julia Roberts) is a single mother who discovers an environmental disaster that has poisoned a community and is driven to find justice for its victims. Based on a true story. Read more: #25 #47 #501 #937 #986

Freedom Writers (2007)

Erin Gruwell (Hilary Swank) is a teacher in a racially divided Los Angeles school determined to connect and educate a class of at-risk teenagers. Based on a true story. Read more: #92 #94 #342 #501 #937 #951

Invictus (2009)

President Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) has a big vision to unite South Africa that is racially and economically divided through the sport of rugby. Based on a true story. Read more: #327 #335 #451 #849

The King’s Speech (2010)

Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush) is an Australian actor and speech therapist who is determined and confident that he can help England's Prince Albert (Colin Firth) overcome his stammer. Based on a true story. Read more: #424 #433 #476 #538

Legally Blonde (2001)

Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) is a student of fashion merchandising and determined to excel at Harvard Law School despite prejudice against her outward appearance and personality. Read more: #105 #175 #937

The Martian (2015)

Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is an astronaut presumed dead and stranded on the planet Mars and uses all his skills and abilities to maintain his positivity that he will be rescued. Read more: #892 #900 #967

Master & Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

Captain Jack Aubrey (Russell Crowe) is a British officer determined to complete his mission to hunt down and capture an enemy vessel in 1805 during the Napoleonic Wars. Inspired by a true story. Read more: #293 #300 #834 #926

Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)

Jefferson Smith (James Stewart) is newly appointed to the United States Senate and stands his ground to speak on the government corruption he discovers despite overwhelming obstacles and pressure to stay silent. Read more: #31 #47 #583 #589

Morning Glory (2010)

Becky Fuller (Rachel McAdams) is a newly hired producer on a national morning-news program and is determined to save it from cancellation and remain positive. Read more: #482

Pleasantville (1998)

David/Bud (Tobey Maguire) is a high school student who helps an entire community transform into being true to their individual gifts and feelings despite many people who are fighting change. Read more: #1 #30 #71 #197 #200 #212 #562 #840

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

Chris Gardner (Will Smith) is a single father determined to train and become a stockbroker despite being homeless and having no money. Based on a true story. Read more: #22 #23 #40 #47 #84 #122 #136 #147 #197 #270 #300 #347 #395 #456 #475 #583

Rocky Balboa (2006)

Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) is a retired boxing champion who returns to the ring one last time after years of much success and loss. Read more: #18 #47 #99 #104 #335 #395 #717

Rudy (1993)

Rudy Ruettiger (Sean Astin) has a dream to play college football at the University of Notre Dame and accomplishes his goal despite a lack of grades and money. Based on a true story. Read more: #254 #300 #335 #475 #533 #980

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is a wrongfully accused banker with a life sentence and who maintains a positive, resilient attitude to survive and eventually be free. Read more: #47 #123 #188 #200 #362 #373 #395 #451 #533 #577 #834

Tomorrowland (2015)

Casey Newton (Britt Robertson) is a high school student who always sees the optimistic side of life and whose positive spirit is the key to saving the planet and to inspire Frank Walker (George Clooney), a disgruntled recluse, to rediscover his own optimism. Read more: #855 #958

Tucker: The Man and his Dream (1988)

Preston Tucker (Jeff Bridges) is an inventor determined to create a futuristic, safer car for the masses despite being suppressed by Detroit's auto manufacturers. Inspired by a true story. Read more: #235 #300 #376

BONUS EXTRA:
Hidden Figures (2016): See Tip#1022

Having a vision of what indestructible optimism looks like is key to activating it within yourself. And about half of these movie heroes were based or inspired by real people which makes their stories even more inspirational. Let these movies be visions and mirrors for your own inner strengths to persevere with your challenges in life or at work. And take the time to identify your favourite films that always lift you up and make this a list of your own go-to-resources.

You already have the confidence and courage within to move forward even if you don't feel it. Believe it! And then remember there are cinematic role models you can watch anytime that are ready to lift you up and show you how to activate your indestructible optimism!

Related Tips:
Tip#200: How To Build Indestructible Optimism - Top 9 Movie Tips 
Tip#593: Remember Your Indestructible Optimism, Part 1 - Argo
Tip#904: Remember Your Indestructible Optimism, Part 2 – Depression - The 33
Tip#974: Remember Your Indestructible Optimism, Part 3 - Ghostbusters 2016 
Tip#977: Remember Your Indestructible Optimism, Part 4 - Me Before You 
Tip#998: Top 20 Movies on How To Activate Indestructible Optimism! 

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C) Inspiration & Motivation 

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Tip#997: Discover Hidden Gem Movies, Part 3 - The Public Eye

I really feel blessed to be born with gifts and talents for art, photography, music and writing! It has allowed me to express myself and creatively show how I saw the world growing up as a shy kid. I then had a successful illustration career applying these skills and then went on to write music, motivational presentations, books and this movie blog!

There is also a cathartic, healing quality to engaging in the arts and, in some ways, also an obsession to be creative. It is a passion and drive that other people in the arts could fully identify with. That’s why certain movie heroes that feature this same passion, drive and obsession can be inspiring for how far they go to achieve their dreams and goals.

The Public Eye (1992)

The drama film, The Public Eye, is about a 1940’s tabloid photographer Leon "The Great Bernzini" Bernstein (Joe Pesci) specializing in crime scenes and gets a dangerous offer from nightclub owner Kay (Barbara Hershey). This highly engaging movie features outstanding performances by the cast and is loosely based on the New York Daily News photographer Arthur "Weegee" Fellig. See: movie trailer

This is one of Pesci’s best performances and is heartfelt for his mutual attraction with Hershey’s character. He also demonstrates overwhelming passion and love for photographing the dark sides of life and wanting to have a book published of his works. The era of the 1940’s is also wonderfully captured as is the intriguing vintage photography equipment and developing process featured. I highly recommend this film for those who love photography or the creative arts!

Inspiring Themes:
• Having a Vision
• Passion
• Perseverance
• Resilience
• Indestructible Optimism
• Supportive Relationships
• Creative/Strategic Thinking

Movies like this hidden gem can reveal movie heroes that demonstrate inspirational qualities like passion, perseverance, resilience and optimism. They can also celebrate the creative spirit that drives all artists to achieve their dreams and vision. Let these films inspire you forward towards your own goals in life and at work!

Related Tips:
Tip#559: Discover Hidden Gem Movies - Mr. Nobody
Tip#996: Discover Hidden Gem Movies, Part 2 - The Road to Wellville
Tip#997: Discover Hidden Gem Movies, Part 3 - The Public Eye
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Discover How Movies Inspire Resilience & Indestructible Optimism
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© Emmanuel Lopez 2016

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Tip#996: Discover Hidden Gem Movies, Part 2 - The Road to Wellville

Over the years my physical and mental health and wellness have become my priority so I am constantly researching online for helpful tips, articles, videos and studies. And along the way I sometimes discover films I hadn’t seen before that are perfect movie prescriptions for making me laugh while providing some uplifting wellness insights!

A recent discovery was The Road to Wellville that was a wonderful, kooky, thought-provoking story paralleling today’s overflowing resources and obsessive choices for improving health & wellness. There is also a lot of sexual content but it is done with much humour!

The Road to Wellville (1994)

The comedy drama film, The Road to Wellville, is inspired by true events about an unusual health facility in the early 20th century and the stories and relationships of the quirky clients that attend. Dr. John Harvey Kellogg (Anthony Hopkins) is the founder and William Lightbody (Matthew Broderick) attends with his wife Eleanor (Bridget Fonda) to provide hilarious performances along with stars John Cusack, Dana Carvey and Lara Flynn Boyle. See: movie trailer

Also see: The Road to Wellville - Behind the Scenes Featurette  


This was such a strange and delightful discovery of a film! The period costumes, settings and customs of the early 1900’s took me to another world for awhile and I was tickled by the over-the-top performances especially by Hopkins and his buck teeth prosthetics. It also made me laugh with some of its health and wellness methods, philosophies and crazy contraptions. And yet there were clever insights throughout like these two quotes…

“With friends like you, who needs enemas?” 

“Follow your heart. It’s the one organ that will surely let you down one day so don’t waste it while you’re living.” 

 Breathing exercises at Battle Creek Sanitarium (c. 1900)

The film also intrigued me to look at the history of the real Dr. John Harvey Kellogg and his sanitarium using holistic methods, with a particular focus on nutrition, enemas, and exercise. He is also best known for the invention of the breakfast cereal called corn flakes with his brother, Will Keith Kellogg which is still sold today. Read more: Dr. John Harvey Kellogg

There are countless movies produced over the years so you have an overflowing wealth of titles for you to discover! These are titles that could provide insights, inspiration and life lessons while at the same time entertain and make you laugh. All you have to do is go online and do a search using keywords of any subject you are interested in and then add “movie” or “film”. Discover your own hidden gems today!

Related Tips:
Tip#559: Discover Hidden Gem Movies - Mr. Nobody
Tip#996: Discover Hidden Gem Movies, Part 2 - The Road to Wellville
Tip#997: Discover Hidden Gem Movies, Part 3 - The Public Eye

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Tip#995: What Does Family Mean to You? Part 7 - Captain Fantastic

I recently had one of the most enjoyable Thanksgiving gatherings with the family I grew up with. And it wasn’t just because of the excellent, delicious foods and fun conversations we always have when we’re together, it’s because I feel great for having focused on being the best brother, son and friend I can be for the family. I also know every family has their challenges and dramas and yet things have improved because I’ve learned that positive change had to start with me.

And as I approach a major milestone of writing 1,000 tips and 10 years of working on this movie blog I’ve been very introspective about the choices I’ve made in life. I now want to have a family of my own despite having lived alone for so long. Finding that special woman to share my life with would be a great start!

I also know a sense of family can come in different forms so I will keep an open mind and heart to whatever comes my way. Thankfully I continue to discover amazing films that can inspire a vision of what a loving, supportive family can look like.

Captain Fantastic (2016)

The drama film, Captain Fantastic, is about a single father named Ben (Viggo Mortensen) raising his six children deep in the wilderness of Washington state. This heartwarming, humorous movie is filled with inspiring moments of love, support and thought-provoking insights about living different lifestyles and raising kids. And there is lots of gorgeous forest scenery to see! See: movie trailer


I was so moved by this film and knew I needed to watch it again and again. It's brimming with life lessons! There were amazing performances by the kids and overall it was perfectly cast. Their life in the wilderness was also fascinating as they had no technology like TV, mobile phones or computers. You can see how this led to each of them excelling in philosophy, facts, physical exercise, healthy eating and open, honest communication with one another. The film also shows the importance of learning about life by interacting with the world and beyond what you just read in a book.

I was also aware that my dad’s name was the same as the father in this film which made me feel my dad’s spirit was teaching me more life lessons through this movie! And though both fathers are not perfect it inspired me to see the unconditional love coming from Ben and from each of his children.

Inspiring Themes:
• Having a Vision
• Passion
• Perseverance
• Resilience
• Indestructible Optimism
• Supportive Relationships
• Family & Community
• Family Values

Movies can offer so many different visions of what family looks like and they can inspire you to cultivate more loving relationships in your own clan or community. And family means something different to each person. What does family mean to you?

Related Tips:
Tip#660: What Does Family Mean to You? Part 1 – Fast & Furious 6 
Tip#712: What Does Family Mean to You? Part 2 - Love Actually 
Tip#773: What Does Family Mean to You? Part 3 - Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Tip#794: What Does Family Mean to You? Part 4 - The Good Lie
Tip#795: What Does Family Mean to You? Part 5 – This is Where I Leave You 
Tip#948: What Does Family Mean to You? Part 6 – The Jungle Book
Tip#995: What Does Family Mean to You? Part 7 - Captain Fantastic

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