I just thought I’d share this brilliantly written piece about world cinema. Although the theme is about travel inspiration, I think it also works for language learning inspiration too!
1. Into the Wild, U.S.A., 2007
“It is easy, when you are young, to believe that what you desire is no less than what you deserve, to assume that if you want something badly enough, it is your God-given right to have it.” ― Jon Krakauer
Why live in the future, toiling away at the workplace, fantasizing of far off plans and tangible objects we may possess only with a month’s wage? Protagonist Christopher McCandless revels in the present, abandoning the luxuries of the material world and seizing the moment through solo travel, solitude and fleeting encounters with the world’s strangers as he comes face to face with his own inner essence and that of human existence. Beautifully reflective, the film follows this reckless daredevil on his physical and ultimately philosophical journey around the world in search of experience and ‘the real’. Just as his real life counterpart, the very…
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