Movies Concerning Awakening

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Re: Movies Concerning Awakening

Post by saycheese » Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:24 am

Peaceful Warrior is a good one:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0438315/

I love Fight Club & I'm getting 1946 version of Razor's Edge right now.

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Re: Movies Concerning Awakening

Post by kiki » Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:29 am

Welcome to the board, saycheese. :D
I love Fight Club & I'm getting 1946 version of Razor's Edge right now.
I really like that version of The Razor's Edge; I thought it was much better than the Bill Murray version.
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Re: Movies Concerning Awakening

Post by Webwanderer » Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:09 pm

I love Fight Club & I'm getting 1946 version of Razor's Edge right now.
I saw both versions of Razor's Edge as well. I thought the Bill Murray version was much better. Maybe it has to do with which one is seen first.

Edit: In my opinion the latter version was better acted, had better character developement and had a clearer story. I'll never forget Murray sitting on a mountain top, freezing his butt off, and burning his books. Later he said "It's easy to be a holy many on a mountain top" (I paraphrase) There were several good awakening moments such as this, but these blew me away.

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Re: Movies Concerning Awakening

Post by kiki » Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:23 pm

I saw Bill Murray's version years before I read the book, and I did enjoy it a lot. Once I read the book I discovered the earlier film - I thought it was beautifully done and it was much more faithful to the book. In that respect I feel it was the better film. They both have their strong points, however.

Just an aside note: When Murray's film came out a lot of people were disappointed because they thought it was going to be another comedy. I think it was his first serious film role and lots of people didn't want to view him as a serious actor in a serious film. However, Murray wanted very much to do the film and he made that movie a condition to do another comedic film.
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Re: Movies Concerning Awakening

Post by RighteousLover » Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:11 am

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Re: Movies Concerning Awakening

Post by cosmicobserver » Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:03 pm

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Re: Movies Concerning Awakening

Post by sweet inspiration » Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:09 am

Hi -

How bout "cast away"?

Also liked "seabiscuit" - although I think this would fall into the category of inspirational

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Re: Movies Concerning Awakening

Post by colinw » Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:46 pm

I would love to see The Razor's Edge!

Hmmm. I wonder about David Lynch's films, too: although they are disturbing, his movies unravel the stories of the egoic self, as characters fold into and out of each other. But they are dark and very uncomfortable (with the possible exception of Mulholland Drive?).

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Re: Movies Concerning Awakening

Post by sweet inspiration » Fri Nov 06, 2009 6:28 pm

I think "american beauty" is a good one.

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Re: Movies Concerning Awakening

Post by sweet inspiration » Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:43 pm

There's also "as good as it gets" - cool movie about acceptance - main character has a mental disorder (obsessive compulsive i think) - he just speaks directly what comes up on his head.

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Re: Movies Concerning Awakening

Post by Ananda » Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:16 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ePzneq-Wnk


Adi Shankaracharya - A wonderful old movie (spoken in sanskrit) about the life of the founder of Advaita Vedanta. There is not much 'helpful' material in here, but is it still a feast for the eyes and the ears. Almost as beautiful as Shankara's written works. Almost, but not quite.

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Re: Movies Concerning Awakening

Post by sweet inspiration » Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:44 am

I think the "karate kid" series could qualify

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Post by cosmicobserver » Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:43 pm

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Re: Movies Concerning Awakening

Post by sweet inspiration » Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:54 am

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Re: Movies Concerning Awakening

Post by Mason » Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:08 pm

"Why has Bodhidharma left for the East?" (1989)

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