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Friday, 18 April 2014

P Is For...



My theme for the A To Z Challenge 2014 is things I’ve learnt from movies. Some are serious, some are silly. And some I was clutching at straws.
I’ve tried to find clips of said movies where possible. So if I couldn’t find a clip and you haven’t seen the movie… well you’ll have to take my word for it.






Given I've got three clips from three different films here I'm going to dispense with the the plot outlines - they are about pirates.

So from these movies I learnt that madness can be a great asset.
(the Pirates of the Caribbean movies are all rated 12 in the UK)

Example 1:

I tried to find a clip of this first example I'm going to give you but I couldn't so you'll have to take my word for it if you haven't seen The Curse Of The Black Pearl.

So I'll set the scene Captain Jack Sparrow and Will Turner need to get to this ship that is anchored off shore. If they row or swim to it they will be seen. So what they do is they take one of the row boats, flip it upside down and then walk in to the water with it over their heads, so there is a pocket of air for them to breathe while they get to the ship.

And as they walk the following brief conversation occurs:


Will Turner: This is either madness... or brilliance.
Jack Sparrow: It's remarkable how often those two traits coincide. 

Example 2:

Fast forward a movie and Jack has another mad but brilliant idea.




Example 3:

Make sure you see this because he will not be doing it again... :) (you will have to watch the whole clip to understand that)


Thursday, 17 April 2014

O Is For...



My theme for the A To Z Challenge 2014 is things I’ve learnt from movies. Some are serious, some are silly. And some I was clutching at straws.
I’ve tried to find clips of said movies where possible. So if I couldn’t find a clip and you haven’t seen the movie… well you’ll have to take my word for it.





 O is for Ocean's Twelve.

The plot:

Daniel Ocean recruits one more team member so he can pull off three major European heists...

This is just a quick post and clip today - for what I learnt from this movie is mysterious...
(this movie is rated 12 in the UK)





Wednesday, 16 April 2014

N Is For...



My theme for the A To Z Challenge 2014 is things I’ve learnt from movies. Some are serious, some are silly. And some I was clutching at straws.
I’ve tried to find clips of said movies where possible. So if I couldn’t find a clip and you haven’t seen the movie… well you’ll have to take my word for it.






The plot:

A sly business manager and two wacky friends of two opera singers help them achieve success while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies.

I love The Marx Brothers - they are hilarious. From this movie I learnt that contracts can be confusing things. (this movie is rated U in the UK)

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

M Is For...



My theme for the A To Z Challenge 2014 is things I’ve learnt from movies. Some are serious, some are silly. And some I was clutching at straws.
I’ve tried to find clips of said movies where possible. So if I couldn’t find a clip and you haven’t seen the movie… well you’ll have to take my word for it.






The plot:

A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.

This is another of my favourite movies. And from it I learn that men are easily manipulated by women :)

This video consists of the clip of the statement that men can be manipulated and then a clip of this being demonstrated from later in the movie. (this movie is rated PG in the UK)


Monday, 14 April 2014

L Is For...



My theme for the A To Z Challenge 2014 is things I’ve learnt from movies. Some are serious, some are silly. And some I was clutching at straws.
I’ve tried to find clips of said movies where possible. So if I couldn’t find a clip and you haven’t seen the movie… well you’ll have to take my word for it.




 L is for Legally Blonde.

Basic plot:

When a blonde sorority queen is dumped by her boyfriend, she decides to follow him to law school to get him back and, once there, learns she has more legal savvy than she ever imagined.

I don't know what it is about this movie but I find it inspiring in a way. When Elle knuckles down and rises above everyone's expectations it makes me want to go and get stuff done.

But what I learnt from this movie is that you should never judge a book from it's cover... well I already knew that but this movie demonstrates that.

To pad out the brief plot above basically Elle's boyfriend Warner dumps her because he's off to law school and wants someone more 'serious' (don't judge a book by it's cover Warner). Elle decides to try and get him back, by demonstrating that she can be serious, by going to law school too.

And one of my favourite moments is when she runs in to him on her first day and when he questions how she managed to get in to Harvard (I thought I told you not to judge a book by it's cover Warner!) I just love her answer (if you want to know the answer you'll have to watch the clip - I just love her tone when she answers him).

If you don't want to watch the whole clip she runs in to Warner at around 0.40 (this movie is rated 12 in the UK).