I’ve just got in from seeing The King’s Speech. I had intended to see it when it first came out but time has got the better of me.
It was magnificent. Firth and Rush are amazing and make the whole film, which is essentially just the two of them for large periods.
It reminded me that despite all the advances in technology and cinematography – sometimes what you really cry out to see is a story about people and real characters that you can get to know.
It made me think about how much we can complicate life. We want the CGI life, the constant action and amazing special effects.
We all want to be the dashing hero or heroine who dazzles the world with their flair, vigour and ability to do anything.
We want to seem invinsible and heaven forbid we ever show a weakness.
Really what we all want is the story of perseverance, accompanied by real friends, real people and the occassional soundtrack thrown in for good measure.
We want to be allowed to fall, mess up and wallow in our humanness.
We want to be allowed to celebrate our successes without seeming arrogant. Celebrate our uniqueness without seeming difficult and to enjoy ourselves without feeling as though we have to be answerable all the time.
You may find it a little strange that a film has sparked of this thought process but this is how I am affected by film, music, literature and I don’t want that to change.
I don’t want to become so numb to everything over than my on life that I no longer think of feel. I enjoy being so emotionally challenged and moved by things around me.
So my question to you is:
What has sparked off your thinking recently? What has affected you that you have seen, heard or read?