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.

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(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

'Beauty' and the bean counters

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Belle (Emma Watson) and the Beast (Dan Stevens) trip the candlelight fantastic. (Courtesy: www.digitalspy.com)

We probably shouldn't scold the Disney Studio or its bean counters too severely for rolling out a live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, the Mouse House's animated golden oldie that swept up a boffo $425 million worldwide in 1991.

Disney has been raiding its own vault of animated treasures for years; Alice in Wonderland (2010), Cinderella (2015), The Jungle Book (2016) with Dumbo and Mulan on the way next year.  That, folks, is why they call it show business with the emphasis clearly on the second word.

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