Bring Your Popcorn: Movies as Inspiration

We talk about reading as research, but what about going to the movies? Grab some popcorn and watch as I give you permission to spend the day watching Dirty Dancing and any Leonardo DiCaprio film you can find.

5 Responses to Bring Your Popcorn: Movies as Inspiration
  1. Lance
    March 1, 2012 | 4:27 am

    Good grief, you girls lurve that Dirty Dancing. I don;t get it but whats her name was prettier before the nose job.

    Music does more for my writing process than movies. But Fight Club, Pulp Fiction, Memento, LA Confidential and other movies where the anti-hero or bad guy/good guy line blurred. The Departed is great too because Leo is the only one with a moral compass and you see what happens to him.

    good vlog, *waving*

  2. angela
    March 1, 2012 | 10:26 am

    Pulp Fiction also has brilliantly crafted dialogue. It’s how real people talk, if people were insanely quick on their feet :)

    (and thanks!)

  3. Mrs. Jen B
    March 1, 2012 | 12:47 pm

    I could not possibly love this more. I just couldn’t.

    You’re so right with your comments on The Departed.

    Frankly, I didn’t care much for it and didn’t see what all the fuss was about. Mind you I’m a classic film FREAK – like, TCM is my go-to channel just like AMC used to be back before it considered Halloween 5 and american movie classic. But I digress.

    My point is, I’m accustomed to movies with a plot and characterization. I’m used to having to follow along, make discoveries on my own without having them spelled out for me, etc.

    And I still didn’t see what the big deal was.

  4. SAM (Stephanie)
    March 1, 2012 | 1:01 pm

    I do think that my tv shows and movie choices do add flavor to my writing. I saw Safe House last night, and I know it directly inspired my newest entry.

  5. Pish Posh
    March 1, 2012 | 8:37 pm

    The Departed is a brilliant film on so many levels – I teach it in my film class!!