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    Going to the cinema is a magical thing. It is 90+ minutes to escape from your world and go into another.

    Movies have the power to say something about us as human beings and inspire us to live better lives.

    In a movie you can have super powers, solve a crime and so much more. You go on a journey with the main character as they trials, learn their lesson… or not. Then the movie ends and the lights come back on.

    What happens next?

    Growing up I had a hard time separating real life from what I saw in a movie. Because of this I feel like I’ve been and experienced all these far off magical lands and peoples.

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    A psychologist would call this “what-I-see-on-a-screen-is-reality”. (Or not. I don’t really, know I’m not a psychologist)

    Get some life experience” That is first advice Roger Deakins said when asked for tips on how to be a cinematographer. His point was for us take the initiative and look around us for inspiration rather than just in other movies.

    So lets take the Initiative.

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    I was 19 when I saw Requiem for a Dream and it changed my life. I could related to the characters and their feelings with out having gone through exactly what they had. I did some research and found out the film was based on experiences the author had gone through. And after watching some thing amazing happened, I wanted to live differently and be a better person.

    In that moment I realised the power of film.

    You go out and live.

    That’s the answer to the question I asked earlier. Enjoy the movies and when it’s over and the lights come up you have to go out and take the initiative to experience the world.

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    Find out what makes life special to you. And one day put it up on the silver screen for all of us to enjoy. I hear a song coming on “It’s the circle……..the circle of life”

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