I am not inspired by fiction. Even movies based on actual events are glorified versions of what actually happened. Based on real life events mean that someone did something and here is how we made up how it happened.
Yo are so right @Vinnydee
... I feel A LOT like you on this...I never read fiction, NO INTEREST at all.. I figure there are far too many wonderful & amazing true stories out there -why bother with fiction!!
When I hear a movie is based on real life events ... there is a greater element of "I HAVE TO SEE THIS!@#
" ... It wouldn't matter what the subject matter is even.. just something about peeking into the world/ life of where others have walked..how they have influenced.. even destructed ....
After the movie...there I am...googling the REAL FACTS, looking up the real people... when I was younger .. I'd be hanging out at the library - checking out Autobiographies.. I was such a NERD !!... Inspiring, changing history.. but also read the sick & demented.... serial killer / gruesome true stories..just something about human nature.. what influences & molds people's minds, how they were brought up, life experiences, the passions we have, the paths we take..... it all fascinates me..
I get inspired by people and what they do in real life. That is real and not made up to sell tickets. Most lives are filled with boredom and day to day stuff and yet in the movies we only see the stuff that is interesting compressed into an hour and a half or two.
About the selling tickets.. I can't believe the cost today !@# We don't buy full price tickets -to see a movie, our family is just too big (unless a kid goes with a friend, we'll pay but those are exceptions).. we wait till they are reduced to $3 a ticket (hitting the theaters like 6 months later)... for a time we enjoyed a $1 theater..(miss that one !)...
Yes.. REAL people , REAL lives.. especially those who make a difference in our world.. that Paying it forward
(never seen that one yet -someday)... not enough of these stories get the recognition or airtime unfortunately.. more the rampant infidelity in Hollywood, killings & betrayals... Bad press...but we eat it up..
I've read a few books on Thomas Paine...What I would give, before I die.. if someone honored his memory with a Movie of worth -telling HIS STORY ...from being thrown out of Britain to his speaking against slavery, being jailed, spit upon, gave his writings away, refused $$, after he writings inspired this country, they would not grant him citizenship...only a few slaves stood at his burial.. then his bones were stolen..... The man was truly amazing -even if he struggled with alcohol...I feel he was done a hatchet job & never fully recognized for his contribution to the United States
, he was the 1st to coin that phrase & he greatly influenced the Declaration of Independence.... he was ostracized due to his "Age of reason" book... he was clearly a man well before his time... just wish his story could be brought to the screen.
These days our kids have very distorted visions of history or true events. Most famous people in history are not portrayed as they really were. Few read books anymore so we grow up thinking that what we see is the truth since it was based on a true story with no promise of being accurate.
Yes.. I often wonder if the characters we SEE on the scene is anything like what WAS.... hopefully they catch a good bit of a character... I've noticed our daughter takes an interest in looking up the real story/ characters -like I do.. when we watch movies..
I tell her many times Hollywood will add FLUFF, things to sensationalize the movie -that never really happened, just added for entertainment value.
I have been inspired by books but never by movies.
You can list the BOOKS you have been inspired by here - please do! They say Books are always better..after all.. they give far more detail ! Oh to have more time in the day ...to get lost in a book....
Still, I'll always love a good movie... it's something myself & husband enjoy doing together..
We are not into sports watching at all...but movies...we just enjoy... I also love a good documentary....