So my friend invited me to her house for a movie party in celebration for that Bio quiz we both aced.
She has such awesome movies (and popcorn, and soda, and chips)! We watched two movies that evening, Dead Poet Society and Freedom Writers. Both are very inspirational movies by the way. My favorite is Freedom Writer.
It’s about a teacher that has to teach a class of students that are gangster-like and is rumored to be bringing the school’s reputation down. Well, at a first glance, they do look that way but as the movie progress, it’s reveal that they have sad pasts and are having trouble coping with lives. The movie revolves about the teacher, Mrs. Erin, and her struggles to earn respect of the class room. The movie is deep, and it makes you think about the situation of the each of the characters and what would you do if you was in that same situation. What would you do, confess the truth or lie for your friends? Would you be loyal to your friends until the end, even though you know you are hanging with the wrong crowd? Would you show favoritism toward your own race when a life is at stake? Gosh, there’s so much to think about. The movie is also educational at the same time. It gave facts about the Holocaust and has a part where the people in the Holocaust talk about their experience of the tragedy. Heck, At the end of the movie, my friend even pulled out her laptop and researched about the Holocaust and the real life Freedom Writers.
Dead Poet Society is very deep and depressing. It’s about an all boy private school that’s really, really strict. The teacher, Mr. Keating was determined to change the student’s view about life and literature. Hmm…now that I think about it, it is sort of similar to Freedom Writers. He made the students rip out pages from textbooks (poor books!) and stand on tables. Of course, Mr. Keating’s way of teaching was considered unorthodox by the principle, and the principle decided to fire him…not before the students views about themself and literature changed though. Gosh, the movie was also movie at the same time too, my friend and I sniffled and went teary like the emotional people that we are.You know the best part about this movie? The quotes! They are so awesome. Here are some quotes for you guys:
“Listen, you hear it? – – Carpe – – hear it? – – Carpe, carpe diem, seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary.”
“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion.”
“That you are here – that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play *goes on* and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?”
…and a funny one:
“You can feel it. This desk set wants to fly!”
Carpe diem guys, carpe diem. Live to the max, live like you only have one day left. If you have a dream, go for it. No reason to hesitate. A moment of hesitation means a wasted chance. Go crazy and shoot for the moon or something…if you miss, you’ll land among the stars…or those fluffy looking clouds. 😉
…And this all is coming from a procrastinator/ lazy bum/ unmotivated person. Yay?