Movies Concerning Awakening

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Movies Concerning Awakening

Postby kiki » Sun Aug 21, 2005 12:13 am

I invite you to submit your favorite titles which have something to do with awakening.

Some of my favorites:

The Razor's Edge - the 1947 version is better than the remake by Bill Murray, although that one has its virtues too.

Vanilla Sky - you will either love it or hate it

The Matrix

As others come to mind I will add to my list.
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Postby Triple T » Sun Aug 21, 2005 2:32 am

I haven't seen The Razor's Edge or Vanilla Sky yet but I thought The Matrix was incredible in that regard.
The most recent movie for me is I Heart Huckabees....
With the wonderful question -
"How am I not myself?" :)
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Postby lakeswimr » Sun Aug 21, 2005 5:06 pm

I saw The Razor's Edge with Bill Murry when I was younger and some of it went over my head at the time. I liked some of it and didn't like some of it. I think I remember being confused by the ending. But later I looked back on the Bill Murry character and got some of the message. I didn't know it was a remake.

I really didn't like Vanilla Sky. I couldn't related to the characters. It felt like they were all in a nightmare the whole time.

I really liked the original Matrix movie. I didn't like the 2nd as much and haven't seen the 3rd yet.

I would like to see I heart Huckabees.

I liked What the Bleep Do We Know? I thought it was well done.

I can't think of any others! :)
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Postby AndyD » Wed Aug 24, 2005 1:59 pm

Fight Club - every time I watch it I see more Zen.
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Postby lakeswimr » Wed Aug 24, 2005 3:44 pm

I really loved Fight Club but I wouldn't have thought it was related to this stuff. maybe I'll watch it again. :)
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Postby ghochs » Mon Aug 29, 2005 4:59 am

If you want to see what it means to be in the now, watch The Outlaw Josey Wales.
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Postby Mal2 » Tue Aug 30, 2005 3:14 am

A relatively unknown film called "Powder".
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Postby kiki » Fri Sep 23, 2005 6:51 pm

Just watched The Legend of Bagger Vance again. Can't believe I left it off my original list. Get the DVD version so you can see the extras.

ET mentioned this movie in one of his talks when he quoted from the movie that the central character "learned to stop thinking without falling asleep." Wonderful movie, especially if you enjoy golf.
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Postby spatialbean » Fri Sep 23, 2005 9:10 pm

Powder is a great movie. Fight Club is one of my favorites also. I am going to have to see Bagger Vance.

The only ones I could think of were obvious ones but still favorites, like Kundun, Seven Years In Tibet and Little Buddha.

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Postby kiki » Fri Sep 23, 2005 10:26 pm

Yes, I agree with Little Buddha especially - I have a special place in my heart for it. Being based on fact makes it compelling.

I'll have to watch Seven Years in Tibet again, as well as Powder. I have yet to see Kundun and Fight Club but will check them out. Thanks for the heads-up.

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Postby spatialbean » Fri Sep 23, 2005 11:48 pm

Fight Club is great but brutal, be ready for that, close one eye.
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Postby DAKO » Sat Sep 24, 2005 8:24 am

I enjoyed "Michael." Haven't seen fight club. Also like some of the concepts in "What Dreams May Come." Loved the movie "Powder"
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Postby Jim » Wed Sep 28, 2005 2:08 am

Hi,

I appreciate all the quality movies offered.
I just rented the Razors Edge, but could only find the new one with Bill Murray.
I'm surprised that no one has mentioned the Ground Hog Day.., one of my favorites!
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Postby kiki » Wed Sep 28, 2005 11:44 pm

Ground Hog Day is very good - another one I should have remembered to include. Thanks for the reminder.
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Fight Club

Postby CCBCPA » Mon Oct 10, 2005 1:43 am

lakeswimr wrote:I really loved Fight Club but I wouldn't have thought it was related to this stuff. maybe I'll watch it again. :)



Yes Fight Club gets me to the stage where you disidentify with your life story, your possessions. You see the futility of searching for the perfect lifestyle.
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