One can learn a lot through Cinema. Correction---One can learn a lot through good cinema. A good movie contains such a lot. You see a whole new world that you never saw before. Just like a good book does , you immerse yourself in the microcosm of the experience, transporting yourself to a different dimension, through the characters.
How does one determine what is 'good' and what isn't? As movie tastes are very subjective.
For me, what usually works are the IMDB ratings.
Occasionally there have been times, when a movie is rated very low on IMDB, but I have liked it. Sometimes, I feel a movie hasn't got the rating it deserved. Since it is a user driven algorithm, it tends to cater to most people's tastes.
A good film can be a deeply moving experience. We learn to empathise. We travel to different cultures without leaving our seats. We get to see the situation from many perspectives. Above all, if you absorb the lessons that a good movie is trying to impart, it helps you grow.
Two really good movies that I saw over this weekend were Lion (which is based on the true story of Saroo Bierly) and Magic of Belle Isle.
Do try and watch both. Both are powerful tales.
If you have any movie recommendations for me, which are rated above 7.5 on IMDB, please let me know in the comment box! (am always looking for good movies to watch. I have seen all the 'must see' ones like Shawshank, pursuit of happiness, bucket list, bridge to terabithia, life is beautiful, green mile, In Bruges etc. So don't tell me those ones. If you have others, please tell me. Would love to know).
That's it folks. I am off to read this lovely collection of short stories by Fredrick Forsyth a master story-teller. I am half way through the book and liking it very much.
Hope your Sunday was terrific and you are recharged and all set to face Monday!
See you tomorrow!
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