Inspired by Movies

How much does it take before inspiration becomes creation. Forget procrastination. Here’s a few movies about writers to get your imagination fired up. They have one thing in common, France. Midnight in Paris, Love Actually, and Julie and Julia. Come on writers. International travel is back. I’ll book the tickets if you grab a cottage in the French countryside. Anyone up for it?

Midnight in Paris

The writer visits Paris. He travels back in time to the 1920’s. He rubs shoulders with some of the greats like Hemingway, Picasso, Modigliani, and Dali. He receives feedback about whether his writing is any good from the likes of Gertrude Stein, a well known American novelist living in Paris. I love what Hemingway says in this scene. Hemingway Scene.

“No subject is terrible if the story is true, if the prose is clean and honest, and if it affirms courage and grace under pressure.”

Ernest Hemingway

Verdict – Not all writers feel confident in what they are writing. Go to Paris and look to the greats of yesteryear for inspiration

Love Actually

Jilted lover Jamie heads over to his cottage in France to write. He meets Aurelia and falls in love. I love the part where all the pages he typed get blown away into the lake. Aurelia jumps into the freezing water and then says (in Portuguese) “What kind of idiot doesn’t make copies” Love Actually Lake Scene

Verdict – Find love in France. Always make copies of your work.

Julie and Julia

Julia Childs is an American living in Paris. She studies French cuisine then collaborates to produce a cookbook on French cuisine for American housewives. Before you know it she is on TV showing you how. Years later Julie Powell blogs about each recipe she tries from one of Julia Childs cookbooks. They end up making the movie Julie and Julia.

Verdict – Be inspired by Paris. There’s always a start to your journey. Remember a blog may not be a full time job but you never know where it may lead.

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