Sunday, November 22, 2020

Tip#1223: The Recipe For Resilience, Perseverance & Indestructible Optimism, Part 29 – Logan’s Run

This is Day 250 of the COVID-19 pandemic here in Toronto, Canada. 

In Toronto we are going into a new lockdown with malls and many other services shutting down for a month. I’m not even able to do my regular donation drop offs at Value Village Thrift Stores because they’ll be closed. This year continues to be so surreal and frustrating but this is just another test for me, and anyone, to remain resilient and optimistic. 

Thankfully I’ve been enjoying hosting my new free monthly Zoom gatherings called High Notes Movie Club. It’s an opportunity for people in isolation to get re-energized by lively discussions and sharing of favourite films that we each love and find uplifting. And these interactions help my mood as well aid in managing my seasonal depression symptoms. I invite you to join us! 

See this link for more info: High Notes Movie Club 

As discussed on these Zoom chats, films are powerful tools and methods for transforming low moods. I recently revisited a science fiction classic I loved when it first came to theatres in my early teens. And now I found it powerfully uplifting and revitalizing while in isolation! 

Logan’s Run (1977) 

The science fiction action film, Logan’s Run, takes place in a dystopian future where pleasure is the focus of life but must end at age 30. Logan 5 (Michael York) and Jessica 6 (Jenny Agutter) decide to fight their way out of this controlled society and being terminated. This visually stunning movie is filled with classic iconic scenes and memorable performances by the leads as well as Richard Jordan, Roscoe Lee Browne, Farrah Fawcett, and Peter Ustinov.
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The fantastic soundtrack by Jerry Goldsmith, the stylish visuals and the story instantly transported me back to my youth. It just felt so comforting and nostalgic seeing Logan and Jessica again whose adventures fired up my imagination back in the mid 70’s. The scenes of Carrousel, New You Shop, the ice cave and the epic visuals of the Lincoln Monument covered in vines re-ignited a sense of excitement and wonder inside me! It’s a wonderful feeling to have for two hours that eliminated any sense of isolation or other negative feelings. 

Favourite movies we loved growing up can become the perfect cinematic tonic for when you’re feeling alone and cut off from the world. The comforting images, music and characters can help lift your spirits and give you hope when life appears hopeless. Find a film today to re-activate your happy, nostalgic feelings! 

Please join my free monthly Zoom chat: High Notes Movie Club 

Related Tips:
Part 1 – COVID-19 – 6 Movie Tips
Part 2 – COVID-19 – The Hundred-Foot Journey

Part 3 – COVID-19 – The Biggest Little Farm

Part 4 – COVID-19 – This Is the End

Part 5 – COVID-19 – Runaway Bride

Part 6 – Splash

Part 7 – Julie & Julia

Part 8 – Paris Can Wait

Part 9 – The Client 

Part 10 – The Old Guard

Part 11 – The Farmer’s Daughter
Part 12 – Amélie

Part 13 – Hail the Conquering Hero – The Lady Eve

Part 14 – Back To School

Part 15 – Project Power – An American Pickle

Part 16 – The Secret: Dare to Dream 

Part 17 – Chadwick Boseman – 42 – Black Panther
Part 18 – Phenomenon
Part 19 – Mulan 2020
Part 20 – Waitress - Labor Day - Michael

Part 21 – Enola Holmes
Part 22 – Kiss the Ground
Part 23 – Top 5 Inspiring Thanksgiving Movie Scenes
Part 24 – Hubie Halloween

Part 26 – The Queen’s Gambit
Part 27 – Trading Places

Part 28 – Greenland

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