Thursday, August 15, 2013

August Blog Circle...What movie has inspired you?

As part of my art group, I lovingly call the Flyer Sisters (since we all started with an online class called Flying Lessons) ...we are challenged by a monthly Blog circle...

So here goes... What movie has inspired you?

 I will admit, this was a tough one for me. I am not a huge movie goer, and as of lately, my boyfriend and I go to the action flicks more than the inspirational types. So thinking back in the last year or so,  I'd have to say the movie that gave me the most inspiration would be Les Miserables. Although it is a movie with no words, it was a form of art I had never experienced before. A triumph of the human spirit I felt in my heart for a long time after the movie had ended. Not only was it an emotional experience, it made me look at how we share our feelings and thoughts so clearly, even when we do not speak. A word. Through song, and visual interpretation, each movie goer could take away their individual experience. I didn't want it to end. It inspired me in so many never give up, to see beyond who we think people are, and the biggest impact, was that no matter how we may communicate, art can speak so much louder than words. Art in the form of a painting, a backdrop, a scene, a song, sound effects, an emotion, or so many other ways. Art crosses all fact, there are NO boundaries when it comes to Art.

The inspiration I received from the movie carried me through many days. Not because I painted scenes like in the movie, but because it gave me the clear reminder that what I create may touch someone in a way that I never imagined... just like the movie did for so many people.

To continue this blog circle series of "What movie has inspired you?"
Feel free to follow the link below to my friend Michelle Hill's latest blog entry...


  1. i haven't seen the movie, but I've seen the play several times and feel it is such a powerful story. I have the book on my shelf - maybe this is the inspiration i needed to finally read it!

  2. Oh have changed my mind of watching this movie. I've kind of kept it off my radar because I wasn't sure it would captivate me but now I'm re-thinking my thoughts. Thank you so much for your inspiration!

  3. I like your take on it!! Even if a movie may not be the greatest, the expression of art can still be personal and meaningful. I love it!

  4. Monica, I just moved this movie up in my Netflix queue. I'll watch it over the weekend. I've seen the play when I was in London and I was so blown away!