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There are millions of movies - infact every film has a message, or at least often does seen to portray one.
Films can be seen on many levels. Eg. content, character development, graphics, deep meaning, superficial meaning, direction, camera angles, inconsistencies.
Here we will be focusing on the spiritual, inspirational, motivational & religious angle of films. Most films include the law of balance (cause & effect - karma) and synchronicity. They need these to look realistic and because without them there would be no film.
I feel writers of the following films are obviously quite aware......of something more than meets the eye...
Next time you watch a movie, read in between the lines.
Fight Club - Bradd Pitt -
'Ghost Dog' The Way of the Samurai,
A Film by Jim Jarmusch -
Main Role - Forest Whitaker
1999, Plywood productions. Film Four - Cert 15
All Assassins Live Beyond The Law...Only One Follows The Code
Ghost Dog lives above the world, alongside a flock of birds, in a homemade shack on the roof of an abondoned building. Guided by the words of an ancient Samurai Text, Ghost Dog is a professional killer able to dissolve into the night and move through the city unnoticed. Whne Ghost Dog's code is dangerously betrayed by the dysfunctional
From Hagakure, The Way of the Samurai, by Yamamoto, translated by William Scott (as featured in 'Ghost Dog')
The Way of the Samurai is found in death. Meditation in inevitable death should be performed daily. Every day when one's body and mind are at peace, one should meditate upon being ripped apart by arrows, rifles, spears and swords, being carried by surging waves, thrown into the midst of a great fire, being struck by lightning, being shaken to death by great earthquake, falling from thousand foot cliffs, dying from disease, or commiting seppuku at the death of one's master. And everyday without fail one should condifer himself as dead. This is the substance of the Way of the Samurai.
It is bad when one thing becomes two. One should not look for anything else in the Way of the Samurai. It is the same for anyting else that is called a Way. If one understands things in this manner, he should be able to hear about all Ways and be more and more in accord with his own.
If one were to say in a word what the condition of being a Samurai is, its basis lies forst in seriously devoting one's body and soul to his master. Not to forget one's master is the most fundamental thing for a retainer.
It is a good viewpoint to see the world as a dream. When you have something like a nightmare, you will wake up and tell yourself that it was only a dream. It is said that the world we live in is not a bit different from this.
Among the maxims on Lord Naoshige's wall there was this one: "Matters of small concern should be treated seriously."
According to what one of the elders said, taking an enemy on the battlefield is like a hawk taking a bird. Even though it enters into the midst of a thousand of them, it gives no attention to any bird other than the one it has firt marked.
In the words of the ancients, one should make his decisions within the space of seven breaths. It is a matter of being determined and having the spirit to break right through to the other side.
Even if a samurai's head were to be suddeny cut off, he should still be able to perform one more action with certainty. If one becomes lies a revengeful ghost and shows gret determination, though his head is cut off, he should not die.
It is good to carry some powdered rouge in one's sleeve. It may happen that when one is sobering up or waking from sleep, a samurai's complexion may be poor. At such a time it is good to take out and apply some powdered rouge.
When one has made a decision to kill a person, even if it will be very difficult to suceed by advancing straight ahead, it will not do to think about going at it in a long roundabout way. The Way of the Samurai is one of immediacy, and it is best to dash in headlong.
Our lives are given life from the midst of nothingness. Existing where there is nothing is the meaning of the phrase, "Form is emptiness." That all things are provided for by nothingness is the meaning of the phrase, "Emptiness is form." One should not think that these are two separate things.
There is surely nothing other than the single purpose of the present moment. A man's whole life is a succession of moment after moment. If one fully understands the present moment, there will be nothing else to do and nothing else to pursue.
There is something to be learned from a rainstorm. When meeting with a sudden shower, you try not to get wet and run quickly along the road. By doing such things as passing under the eaves of houses, you still get wet. WHen you are resolved from the beginning, you will not be perplexed though you will till get the same soaking. This understanding extends to all things.
It is said that what is called " the spirit of an age " is something to which one cannot return. That this spirit gradually dissipates is due to the world's coming to an end. For this reason, although one would like to change today's world back to the spirit of onw hundred years or more ago, it cannot be done. Thus it is important to make the best out of every generation.
In the Kamigata area they have a sort of tiered lunchbox they use for a single day when the flower viewing. Upon returning, they throw them away, trampling them underfoot. The end is important in all things.
'Driven' -Sylvester Stallone in film says "Winning is an attitude". "You need will and faith"
'Holy Man', with Eddie Murphy & Jeff Goldblum
'Eddie Murphy plays a holy man / guru. Jeff plays a TV producer who gives Eddie a chance to get on TV'
'I was sad that my foot was broke, until I met a man with no penis'
told a moving story
of a girl who kept throwing star fish back into the Sea, somebody asked her why do you keep throwing them back, there will always be more, there will always be more - you can't save them all
she said - it doesn't matter - for that ONE it was important! For that moment there was a connection between the starfish and the little girl.
That is what life is about - connections!
You can obviously look at a film from many different perspectives -
Part of the film production or wannabe
Mexican - Bradd Pitt and Julia Roberts - highlight relationship troubles - and possible over analysis -ego battle
"When two people, love each other, when is enough enough...never!"
Videos & Animation
'the god egg' -
Tool to describe the infinite
Animation - rich media - freed from any bounds of physical reality
hands and knobs on nervous system -
transcend the body - having an out of body experice
Harmonic Experience - commiting being to etheric body wash
Techno Shaman, Saga Wizard
side effects? - fragile psyche's?
next level - stereoscopic 3D imagery IMAX - 1st step into altered states of reality
hotreels - animation for the nation
Contrast gives films/music / life / art / beauty depth. Need periods of action / rest -to appreciate the other. Poles are complementary.
Notes resonate with parts of your body - see sacred sounds
Next time you are listening listen to how the different instruments and notes affect diiferent parts of your body and brain.
God is creativity - so those that are creative have a good connection with an aspect of God
GOD works through / with us - through Art, Poetry, Music
If you are spiritually aware - you will notice God everywhere
Obviously if you look for good you will find it. Likewise if you look for bad / negative you will also find that.
Thus the wisest option is to focus on the positive.
And what you focus on will increase and magnify.
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" Always " - A touching story of the eternalness of Life
" Contact " - The beginning sequence offers an amazing perspective on planet Earth's proportion and position in the Milky Way Galaxy, as well as the rest of the Cosmos.
" Somewhere In Time " - A tear-jerker, but an interesting time-travel love story.
" Made In Heaven " - A thoughtful story about what happens after we die and how it is that we come back to experience another human life.
" Joe Verses The Volcano " - A lighthearted comedy with a profound metaphysical message.
" City of Angels " - An interesting depiction of how the Angels interact with us, as well as a touching love story.
" Forest Gump " - Forest Forest Gump is an example of a simple man and how an unending positive way of looking at life, can effect those around him. This is just a sweet movie.
" Groundhog Day " - Once you look past the comedy, you see a metaphor of how we keep doing it until we get it right.
" Michael " - Where does it say that Archangels have to be all light and splendor? With humor and a good road story, Michael shows us what can happen when we love and forgive freely, and pay attention to coincidences.
" What Dreams May Come " - Visually stunning and deeply moving, this film shows us how we are all creating our reality, not only in this world, but in the afterlife world. Bring tissues.
" Star Wars: The Phantom Menace " - If ever there was TOO MUCH expected from a film, this was the one. I thought it was an outstanding movie and was partucularly impressed with the dialog between young Obwan Kenobi and his Jedi Master, Qui-Gon Jinn.
" Bicentennial Man " If you knew with complete cert ainty that you would have a "life experience" of, so 200 years, what would you do differently? What interests would you persue? How would you develop yourself in such a way as to leave behind a better world? Follow Andrew, the domestic robot, through a 200 year journey of self-realization.
" Powder " A teenage albino boy finds himself thrust into the harsh world of being a ward of the state after his grandparents have dies. But this boy's genius is off the scale as a result of receicing an electrical charge from a bolt of lightning while in his mother's belly. Powder was born fully aware and can feel and hear thoughts, memories, and feelings from people, as well as animals.
" Pay It Forward " When someone does us a favour, we ususlly think we have to "pay it back." But what if we were expected to "pay it forward"? What if we were morally obligated to do something that for us is a stretch, for someone else - expecting NOTHING in return? This is the concept that young Trevor comes up with as a result of his new social studies teacher's extra credit assignment.
" The Razor's Edge ": The moving story of a disillusioned young man;s search for the meaning of life after experiencing the horrors of World War I. Murry is extraordinary.
" The Matrix ": While I do not believe that we are all living inside of a world-dominated super computer "matrix" that makes us think we're having a life experience, I do believe that we have been lulled to sleep. We all have the choice to stay asleep or wake up to what's really going on in the world. Do you take the blue pill and stay asleep, or the red pill and wake up? Once you do, life is never the same.
" Fierce Grace ": Ram Dass takes lead! He is at his most open, his most giving and humbled in this wonderous film of the journey of his life. old home movies,many stories, comments by friends such as Huston Smith, Ralph Metzner, Larry Brilliant, Krishna Das and Bhagavan Das. This film inspires, as does all of Ram Dass' work.
" Timothy Leary's Dead ": This is the authorized biography of Timothy Leary, the much maligned acid guru of the '60s, '70s. '80s, & 90s. Wonderful footage of the early dayz in Harvard with Dick Albert (aka Ram Dass), as well as mays of Leary's mind expansion pals. Also included are interviews of Tim's final wacky days. The ending is "shocking" so don't lose your head.
" Star Trek: First Contact ": This installment of the Star Trek franchise takes us back in time from the 23rd century to stop a Borg invasion of Earth just before First Contact was experienced. Picard offers us an interesting look at the social structure of his time.
" Starman ": A visitor from outer space reads the DNA from a saved hair of Jenny's late husband Scott. The visitor regenerates at body so that he can continue his reseach on the interesting creatures found on this planet. It's a touching look at what our lives might look like from the view of an ET.
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