Friday, 4 January 2013

What do you see? - Creativity

 The Magic of Belle Isle

In an effort to tap into his original talent, a wheelchair-bound author, Morgan Freeman, moves to a rural town, where he befriends a single mother and her three kids, who help reignite his passion for writing.

If you haven't seen this film it is well worth a look there are some great lines, mostly delivered by Freeman but the advice he gives the little girl in the picture who is named Finnegan, the middle of three daughters, is beautifully scripted. In fact the way the relationship between these two is crafted is excellent.

Quote from the film:

Finnegan: You write stories?
Monte: I used to.
Finnegan: My favourite stories from outer space.
Monte: Extra-terrestials have their place, and I have met two.
But you don't have to leave this planet to tell a good story.
Finnegan: How, how do you make them laugh.
Monte: Imagination.. the most powerful force
ever made available to humankind.

Following this quote Monte then goes on to do some coaching into how to use imagination. He leads Finnegan to look down a quiet country road and asks her 'What do you see?'
It is a film script but great writing. One of my favourite quotes occurs at the beginning when Henry is helping to carry Monte's possessions into the house. Monte writes on a type writer rather than a computer and Henry asks Monte where he wants it putting. Monte's reply is colourful:-

"She's a black-hearted whore and I'm done with her"

 So what do you see?

God Bless