There are great movies everywhere we turn. New ones have audiences gasping and gawping in wonder at their special effects and incredibly imaginative plots. Old ones have us wiping away tears of sentimentality or smiling with fond memories as we think back to when we watched them for the very first time. Motion pictures have become a fundamental part of our culture, bringing us countless hours of entertainment and fun. However, as a film fanatic, it is not just the amazing actors, sensational special effects and moving music that fuels my ongoing obsession with the big screen. What really steals my heart every time, is the thought-provoking scripts and heart-felt sentiments behind the words spoken by the characters. No matter the genre, quotes seem to engrave themselves within my mind and I try to carry them with me through everything. Here are a few of my very favourites that are excellent to keep in the back of your mind when the going gets tough.
- DEAD POET’S SOCIETY
2. EVAN ALMIGHTY
3. PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER
4. HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER STONE
5. HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS
6. LORD OF THE RINGS – THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
7. SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
9. LOVE ACTUALLY
I could go on forever, but these are 10 that are particularly special to me. Sometimes all you need to hear are the right words and whilst they can’t magically solve your problems, they certainly have the strength to provide guidance and most importantly, hope.
So yes, words have immense power and I’ll finish with an extra quote, spoken by one of my all-time favourite fictional characters, Albus Dumbledore.