A Brand New Take on Film, Life, and Achieving Your Goals
A fresh perspective is offered on the subject of film philosophy, the power of myth and the hero's journey, and the way we strive to achieve our goals.
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January 14, 2013 (FPRC) -- Author and screenwriter, Primrose Roberts, is the latest indie artist joining the digital self-publishing revolution. The author's newly-published work, How to Create the Good Life from Reel Life, is a brilliant non-fiction exploration juxtaposing the 'Real World,' the world in which we live, and the 'Reel World,' the world we get transported to once we sit down to watch a film. The author offers a new take on the subject of film philosophy, the power of myth and the hero's journey, and the way we strive to achieve our goals.
The book delves into a brief historical timeline of storytelling from our earliest beginnings to King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, to the advent of filmmaking in the twentieth century, and finally to the digital age in which we live today. The author astutely describes filmmaking in the twentieth century, 'It allowed us to explore the human condition by using moving pictures to not only show us how the world was, but how it ought to be.' The book is not about following a character's action in a film step-by-step, it is about drawing from various jigsaw pieces of the character's journey to inspire change in your own life.
The author meticulously guides the reader plot by plot through a number of films, many of which mirror the lives of everyday people. For example the author describes, 'Erin Brokovich, fighting to bring polluters to justice.' That film was in fact based on a true story. When we watch a film there is a shared experience between ourselves and the hero, the story, the dialogue, the action, that the author declares, 'When he suffers, we suffer, when he loves, we love, when he wins, we win.'
In every film experience, we blur the lines between the 'Real' and 'Reel,' as we connect mentally and emotionally to the characters and live for a moment in the 'Reel World.' This approach presents a fascinating new method for analyzing and appreciating movies. The author presents a powerful and useful guide for anyone interested in rewriting the script of their lives and creating the good life.
Send an email to Primrose Roberts of mavenrose.com
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