Sunday, October 30, 2011

Tip#500: How Passion Lives Forever - Anonymous

Today I am celebrating my 500th tip on this movie blog! I am celebrating 5 years of dedicated passion sharing movies that have entertained, motivated and moved me with readers around the world. And what I've discovered along the way was while I was writing my blog posts I was re-writing my mindset to be open and optimistic about myself and my journey.

Once again it was magical and synchronistic that I was drawn to seeing a movie called Anonymous reflecting the concept of re-writing what one knows. This controversial film has received both positive and negative reviews as it expresses the theory that what we know about William Shakespeare may not be the truth. For me I went to the screening with an open mind and allowed the story to be told. Thankfully, I was thoroughly entertained, motivated and moved.

Anonymous 2011

The movie Anonymous presents the fringe theory that questions Shakespeare's authorship of plays and poems known famously around the world. The film presents that these are actually the works of an Elizabethan aristocrat, Edward do Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (Rhys Igans). For political reasons he is not able to claim authorship and so manages to get his plays performed through stage actor named William Shakespeare (Rafe Spall) through the help of playwright Ben Jonson (Sebastian Armesto).

The visuals of a recreated Elizabethan London are stunning especially when you see aerial views of the cityscapes. The costumes as well are beautiful with rich detail. And if you put aside history and see this film as simply a story or a "what if" being told then you will see that this is really about the power and passion for writing. It shows that no matter who wrote the plays we know and love they have entertained and moved people over the centuries. See: movie trailer

Let Passion Flow

I felt for Edward who had a deep passion for writing. In the end he didn't care if the world knew he wrote his plays as long as they lived on beyond his death. I saw myself in his eyes when Edward secretly attended the performances of his plays and saw how audiences were thrilled and emotionally touched by his words. Seeing this movie reminded me to keep following my passion for films and the writing this blog.

In the end it doesn't matter who I am or the struggles I went through while writing this blog. It doesn't matter that I lost my home of 15 years, faced financial crisis, bankruptcy (see tip#400) AND faced G20 riot police (see tip#369). The only thing that matters is that by following my passion I am helping people around the world with this blog. Since I started writing 5 years ago I regularly receive thank you's and positive comments all reminding me that I am making a difference in people's lives. Within 6 months of starting this blog The Washington Post featured it as a recommended resource!

Thanks to the internet, this blog will forever be online and accessible to anyone on the planet. My tips will help lift someone up in their time of despair. And if you are reading this especially if it is 100 years from now AND are inspired to follow your passion or watch a film that motivates you then I have accomplished my job!

Thank you for reading this blog. Thank you especially if you've been following my adventures for 5 years. You are also on a great adventure and I hope I've helped accelerate you forward in some way. Let's enjoy the journey together for years to come!

NOTE: I will now be blogging once a week on Sundays in order to focus on new, exciting initiatives. Stay tuned!


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About David Grossman said...

Congratulations on your 500th tip, that's a big milestone!

Miguel Cura said...

500 tips! That's an incredible feat and a testament to your tenacity. Here's to your Persistence of Optimism. Cheers!!

Emmanuel Lopez - Motivatorman said...

Many thanks David and Miguel! I appreciated both of your congrats!


Anonymous said...

Hi Emmanuel,

I can't believe you have just written your 500th post! I first found your blog when you were on tip 11 and I have read every one since. You have been my motivational boost when I have been struggling with things in my life, and even in periods when things were going better, it has always been great to get that extra lift and inspiration. I have also seen some amazing movies from your recommendations and so have my friends as I've passed on your suggestions to them as well. I'm glad that you are managing to continue with your blog while also looking at other ventures. I will miss the Wednesday post but completely understand you need to seek out new adventures as well.

Thanks again for all the times you have lifted my spirits without even knowing through your posts.

Best wishes,
Vicki, UK

Emmanuel Lopez - Motivatorman said...

Hello Vicki,

So good to hear from you! Your message sent my spirits soaring! Thank you so much for your encouraging words and that you have been reading my blog for 5 years.

Your uplifting comment alone is worth blogging all this time! Thank you, thank you, thank you.