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

You must, you will remember this

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Bottled-up sorrow: Rick (Humphrey Bogart) drowning in despair. (Courtesy: www.google.com)

I don't remember the first time I saw Casablanca, the mesmerizing romantic World War II drama classic starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid, but I remember the best.

It was in the mid-1970s.  If you wanted to see a movie back then you pretty much had to go to a movie house.  There was no Internet.  No cellphones.  No movies on demand on your Wi-Fi-connected TV.  Social media in a time that now seems locked in a galaxy far, far away meant chatting about a movie on the way home.

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