Friday, February 25, 2011

The Other Story

Lately, when I watch movies I've started to take notice more of the other story. The movie Unstoppable is about a runaway train, but it's also about a man who's estranged from his wife and desperately misses his son. Inception is about dream infiltration, but it's also about a man trying to get home.

I recently watched Disney's Secretariat and this movie is about so much more than horse racing. It's about a woman calling the shots during a time when a woman's place is meant to be only at home. It's a movie about legacy, family, taking risks, and believing in your dreams. A movie or book is exceptional when your heart is one hundred percent pulling for your characters. When Secretariat runs his last race there were tears in my eyes and my fingers were digging into the couch. And even though I finished the movie thirty minutes ago, I'm still on this fictional high. What a feeling. I can only hope to write something one day that evokes so much emotion.


  1. Awesome! I haven't seen this movie yet - I'll have to check it out :)

    That feeling is such a wonder! To invoke it would be incredible!

  2. I hope to be able to accomplish that too! I love books and movies that do.

    I haven't seen SECRETARIAT yet, but I totally want to! I still remember a report I wrote on Secretariat in sixth grade. I know that doesn't really have to do with your post, but I thought I'd share. :)

  3. Hey Jemi and Dawn! Thanks for dropping by! Dawn, that's so cool you did a report on Secretariat. I hadn't heard about this horse until I watched the movie. It's a truly inspiring story.

  4. Oh, I have to watch this! I read the book SEABISCUIT and couldn't put it down--highly recommended, by the way. I'll definitely need to get onto Secretariat.