I made this video because I love films and I think there is great wisdom inherent in the film medium. This video represents some of the best film wisdom I could find, edited together as a single, coherent piece of advice.
In creating this video, I wanted to focus on a few key themes, while featuring as many films as I could. As a result, Reel Wisdom features a broad array of films, from action/adventure and sci-fi films, to dramas and traditional/CG animated films in order to show how all genres of film have something important to say.
There are a lot of Star Wars lines, I know. I included those mainly because I grew up watching Star Wars, and I love all the great lessons found in the films. And obviously, I couldn't make a video with all the wisdom from films, because it would be really long and rather incoherent. This video contains wisdom from only 40 films in a world where hundreds of films are made every year. Sorry if your favorites didn't make it. But send me a message and maybe I'll include them in Reel Wisdom: Part 2...
The films used, in order of appearance:
Pirates of Silicon Valley
Swimming with Sharks
Star Trek (2009)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
The Iron Giant
Lions for Lambs
The Shawshank Redemption
The Matrix Revolutions
Dead Poet's Society
The Matrix Reloaded
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
The Bucket List
The Lion King
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
Ferris Beuler's Day Off
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Catch Me If You Can
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
The Pursuit of Happyness
The Men Who Stare at Goats
Under the Tuscan Sun
Kung Fu Panda
Quantum of Solace
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