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Salon Sunday 3

I want this blog to be a conversation between me and you, so Salon Sunday will be a regular feature. You are all invited to hang out here and discuss, via comments, the topic of the day, previous posts or in fact anything at all relevant to Planning Creating and Succeeding. Feel free to start your own topic for discussion and to continue to chat all week.

This week I wrote about Eric Liddell and the film Chariots of Fire. Do you have a favourite film that inspires you every time you see it?

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  1. I don’t have a favourite film in the way you are asking, but two movies have had an impact on me in quite specific ways. Years ago I saw Private Benjamin and I came out of that and resigned from my job – it inspired me to made a positive change in my life. And in 1990 I saw Green Card – just loved the main character played by Andie McDowell. I ended up called my daughter Bronte after that character. She has grown into a wonderfully independent and interesting person…just what I was hoping for!

    November 18, 2012
    • plancrea #

      Oh you must tell us more about why Private Benjamin was so influential.. its not a film I know so I will have to look it up. I also liked Green Card although its probably the lawyer in me.. The very effective questioning when Gerald Depardiu is in his immigration interview and stumbled over the question about what face cream his wife used was very well done. He tellingly said it was the answer he could never remember and that one word sinks him.

      November 18, 2012
  2. plancrea #

    I am amused. After the post about Eric Lidell I got a message to say that the Eric Lidell Centre of North America is following me on Twitter! I am not sure if they are interested In all the things I never actually say on Twitter or if they are checking up that I do not defame him!

    Which leads me to a question.. i struggle with Twitter. Do readers want me to get over that and try to tweet more often? I.e. at all! Or do you not use twitter much yourself?

    November 18, 2012
  3. Gwyned Trefethen #

    I’ve been racking my brains to see if I had a particular movie that I watched repeatedly for the message. Just being asked the question, I feel as though I ought to have one – something profound and life altering. I am drawn to David and Goliath type plots where the person with apparently no power conquers the giant, even better if David is a woman, as in Erin Brokovitch. After watching such movies I feel stronger, inspired and ready to face, even attempt to change the world, reminding myself that it is OK to think globally and act locally.

    As for tweeting – I don’t. I have made a conscientious decision not to own a cell phone, let alone a smart phone. I gave Facebook a try – ultimately opted to take myself off. I find the Visioning Project or places like this that inspire thought a much better use of my time.

    November 18, 2012
  4. I have quite a mixed bag of favourite movies for different reasons I guess. They vary from the Dirty Harry Clint Eastwood films…. to The Bridges of Madison County, again Clint Eastwood but in a more romantic role I guess.

    He is certainly one film star I will miss when he stops making films.


    November 19, 2012

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