Movie Scenes That Changed Our Lives

Posted: April 9, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Assignment: For this assignment, select scenes from 3-5 movies. These scenes should represent scenes that changed your life or made some sort of dramatic, traumatic, lasting, or emotional impact on you. When you have selected those scenes, create a video that shows the scenes and includes audio/video of you describing what it is about the scene that made a significant impact on you, what you are fond of about the scenes, what scares you, what you remember thinking when you were a child, etc. Feel free to be liberal in your interpretation of the instructions. Keep in mind, however, that the primary point is to recall 3-5 movie scenes that have made a lasting impact on you (whatever the reason for that impact may be.)

Link to Assignment: Movie Scenes That Changed Our Lives

Process: Due to the fact that my (90s) computer does not have audio output, i decided to utilize YouTube to extract three scenes from my all time favorite movies. I then proceeded to write up a brief summary for each clip, describing how it changed my life. It also doesn’t help that i lack the video editing skills to make a mashup video with all the clips together. Please excuse the variation!

Ladies and gentlemen, without further adieu….

3. The Lion King


My favorite childhood movie…The Lion King! As a child, this movie taught me the importance of family. Simba’s relationship with his father made me appreciate my father and everything he has done for me. In the scene provided, Simba’s father dies and he is heart broken. This scene definitely stuck to me throughout my teenage years.

2. The Bucket List


The Bucket List…lord have mercy! I’m not the type to cry when watching movies, but this one really hit me hard with allergies. This movie really taught me the importance of living life to the fullest. It also portrayed the beauty of human companionship. This scene in particular was the nail in the coffin for me. The speech Edward gave at Carter’s funeral made me shed a tear (don’t tell anyone). Just three months ago, they were strangers…

“I hope it doesn’t sound selfish of me but the last months of his life were the best months of mine”

1. Shawshank Redemption 


This is a scene from my favorite movie of all time; The Shawshank Redemption. It was the first movie that really opened my eyes in terms of having a positive outlook on life. In this particular scene, Andy persuades one of the guards to buy his entire “crew” beer in exchange for doing some paperwork for the IRS. This scene changed the tone of the entire movie in the best way possible. It shed a glimmer of light in a seemingly hopeless situation. Yes, these men are prisoners behind bars, but at that particular moment in time, they were FREE MEN! The best part is, Andy doesn’t even drink! He apparently “gave up drinking”. He took one for the team, and the team knew it.

Friends, cold beer, and a prison rooftop. Really, does it get much better than that?


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