Wednesday, January 1, 2014

walter mitty

this song has been my latest obsession for the past few weeks. i love the way it sounds and the way it makes me feel.

 i saw the secret life of walter mitty on christmas night. to be honest, it was pretty slow moving and a little boring at times but there are three things stood out to me about it.

1. the soundtrack is phenomenal.  this song along with many others throughout the movie really set the adventure aspect of the movie into play. my heart was leaping out of my chest because of the musical score. whoever chose the songs for the movie; well done.

2. the cinematography was breathtaking. a lot of the movie was filmed in iceland and it literally took my breath away. it was so gorgeous that it made me want to go to iceland like...right now. 

3. the meaning of the movie was very significant. the main premise of the movie is from life magazine's motto, "to see things thousands of miles away, things hidden behind walls and within rooms, things dangerous to come to, to draw closer, to see and be amazed." in the movie, walter mitty is a daydreamer that spends most of his days spacing out and dreaming of grand adventures he is too afraid to go on. with his job on the line he eventually has to get out of his comfortable life and go on an adventure that isn't in his mind. and it changes him so much. i loved this about the movie because i related to walter's character on a deep level. where he spends his days in a mundane job but loses himself in his mind dreaming of the person he wishes he was and the places he wishes he could see. it inspired me because i know it's so easy sometimes to get lost in our current situation. but sometimes you have to take a leap and go for it. or even sometimes, it's about waiting for the right opportunity. in the end, there is no way that chasing your dreams will ever leave you the same afterwards. i also absolutely loved sean penn's character. he didn't play a big role but he was the main photographer for life magazine in the movie. and after walter goes on a huge adventure he finally finds sean at the top of a mountain in iceland. sean had searched far and wide to photograph a snow leapord. and with walter up there, at the top of this beautiful mountain, the leapord comes out. sean has his camera set up to take the picture and instead just stops and stares at the beautiful and rare animal that hardly ever shows itself. walter asks him why he isn't taking the picture and sean responded by saying that sometimes it's better to just sit and enjoy the beauty of things than by trying to capture them. that it's missing the point. then he said, “beautiful things don't ask for attention." and i really loved that. that sometimes it isn't about taking the picture or having to prove that you saw or did something. it's about being there, truly being there, and enjoying the beauty of life. that's what it’s all about.

anyways, if you get a chance to see the movie i would love to hear your thoughts on it. i hope you all are having a beautiful new year so far.


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