Nick Schenk scored big with Gran Torino after over ten years of struggle, rejection and near-misses. How does someone– anyone– keep motivated in the face of impossible odds, daunting circumstances and a crushing lack of validation. Here’s how.
Randy’s tragedy is he finds magic only in the empty choreographed illusions of the ring. He compulsively plays the spray-tanned bleached blond hero to dwindling numbers of cheering strangers.
As we look forward to the tremendous shifts and changes this coming year will bring in technology, finance, entertainment and politics let us fully and completely embrace the indomitable and unconquerable force of love in our work.
I discovered a great website that discusses how various writers and artists approach their work and organize their day. Below is a discussion of the simple method Anthony Trollope used to write forty-nine novels in thirty-five years!
Frost/Nixon has it all– towering performances and a tight script that builds to a satisfying finish. The film is the story of an epic battle between two Power of Ambition characters. The characters and film are pitch perfect.
Slumdog Millionaire is set in truly horrific circumstances, involving extreme poverty and the foulest kind of child exploitation. I also discovered it is a Power of Idealism film about the triumph of love and the human spirit. It is must-see viewing.