Life Lessons I've Learned at the Movies

Gump200In this presentation enhanced with PowerPoint images and film clips that lasts a little over an hour, Larry discusses life lessons he's discovered while sitting in darkened movie theaters.

Some are silly, like learning the hard way not to plop down in a movie seat too soon after coming into a dark theater from the bright sunshine outside.

Others are more serious -- motivational even -- such as life really is like a box of chocolates (full of surprises) and the importance of holding onto dreams.

For availability and speaking fees, call 214-364-7364 or email lrratliff@verizon.net.

(Tom Hanks photo from "Forrest Gump" courtesy:  Paramount Pictures)

 

Never give a sucker an even break. The wise never rush into a dark movie theater on a sunny day and blindly plop down in a seat. Never turn your back on a dead guy (or monster) that you think you’ve just killed. And of course…life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’ll get.ever give a sucker an even break. The wise never rush into a dark movie theater on a sunny day and blinNNever give a sucker an even break. The wise never rush into a dark movie theater on a sunny day and blindly plop down in a seat. Never turn your back on a dead guy (or monster) that you think you’ve just killed. And of course…life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’ll get.ever give a sucker an even break. The wise never rush into a dark movie theater on a sunny day and blindly plop down in a seat. Never turn your back on a dead guy (or monster) that you think you’ve just killed. And of course…life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’ll get.dly plop down in a seat. Never turn your back on a dead guy (or monster) that you think you've just killed. And of course...life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get.

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Movie Memories Update

Cinematic genealogy: Popcorn in the family tree

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I have very little interest in scampering out and back on every branch of the family tree to discover if I might be a direct descendant of royalty, a great writer from centuries past or, gasp!, rodents (the name Ratliff, you see).  I'm much more interested in getting to the root of my love and appreciation for movies.

It's deep-seated, but where did it come from?

I only have to look back one generation to find out all I need to know.  My mom and dad both loved movies.  I can remember my dad telling the story (over and over, actually) about falling asleep in the Hico (Texas) Theater and waking up in the dark to two startling discoveries:  The movie had ended some time ago and everyone was long gone and that he was locked in.

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