Posts Tagged ‘inspiration’

I’ve never really watched Mad Men, but I’ve heard it’s a really good television show. My communications teacher actually showed us this clip in class I was just overcome by how much emotion that came from this small piece of script writing…and I haven’t even seen the show. I felt so much for the character right then…even though I don’t know who he is! If I ever become a professional writer, I will make sure that I keep this small clip in mind. Because the writing of this clip is genius.

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This isn’t a new movie, but I just recently watched it.  I’ve always wanted to see it because I love Thomas Newman’s scores and wanted to watch the story that was worthy enough to have Thomas Newman as its musical story teller.  I didn’t know much about the movie at first, but as I whole I thought that it was a very decent movie.  It was really, really sad and almost left a mark on me, but I’m glad I watched the film.

In short, it’s about a couple who gives up everything to pursue their dreams.  They are a couple who repeatedly falls in and out of love, but one day they just decide to risk everything and go to Paris.  Things don’t go as well as planned, however, and things start to go downhill.

I don’t want to say too much about it, but I was really surprised by how tragic the story was.  I had my opinions before I decided to watch it, but I wasn’t expecting the story to be so real about relationships.  It’s truly a tragedy.  It was a bit strange watching it at first because I kept thinking about Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic and how they’re a completely different couple in Revolutionary Road.  It’s a different story, also a tragedy, but more of a tragedy than a love story.  At the end I felt sad and disorientated for a while.

How it inspired me:

Relationships are in no way perfect.  Even “perfect” couples argue.  There’s a couple in one of my books who are almost the same way as the couple in Revolutionary Road.  They are perfect for each other, but they fight and fight.  They disagree, they yell at each other.  As a youngish person who hasn’t been a relationship yet, the movie helped me to round my characters relationship more fully and realistically.

The score is pretty good too.