Monday, February 7, 2011

Diabolically Good

I love movies. Always have and, I expect, I always will. It’s about the escape for me. A good story takes me away, lands me in another time, another place and, best of all, gives me someone’s else life to slip inside of. . .if only for a little while.
Some movies are pure entertainment. Some are transformative. A great movie is both. It makes you want to be a part of a character’s life. What would I say to so-and-so, you ask yourself?  How would l react if he did that to me? It’s all about leaving the world you live in behind and moving yourself into someone else’s reality. . .somewhere, perhaps, a little more exciting, a little less stressful, a little more je ne sais quoi than your own.
The King’s Speech is one of those films.

I’ll admit I wasn’t sure about it when I first sat down in the theatre armed with my M&Ms. I like a little more action with my drama, but from the word go, I was captivated, right there in 1930 England cheering on a man who didn’t want to be King.  
He reminded me of something important. A truth that I hadn’t exactly forgotten, but haven’t visited in a while. Hard work and perseverance are the underpinnings of success. Hope is what drives both.
So, hold your hope high, keep it shiny and new. Fuse it with hard-nosed, never-say-die perseverance and everything you’re dreaming of will follow.


  1. I want to see The King's Speech so bad. I've heard wonderful things about it from so many people, but have yet to find the time to go.

    I love blogs about everything and nothing at all :)

    Anyway, I'll follow you anywhere, except dark cold places, and places way up high :)

  2. Thanks guys! Go see The King's Speech when you've got the time. It's well worth it!

  3. Hi E.C. - I have just got back from seeing it and it was every bit as good as everyone is saying! In fact it was so good, I had to blog about it! lol

    I came to say hello to a fellow crusader and to say what fabulous timing in starting your blogging career :)

    Have a great crusade!


  4. Hey Dom! Big wave to a fellow crusader. Great movie, I know. LOL And thanks for the welcome. I'm looking forward to meeting you and all the others who are participating in the crusade.

  5. I'm glad I stumbled onto your blog. I was on the fence about this film. I don't trust reviews, or the five star system.


  6. I love the movie, I hope it wins he Academy awards. and I like what you said about some movies are good for escape, some are transformative, the best are both! I am a new follower and a fellow crusader.