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Film is my Drug


I have a stressful life. I'm not complaining. I have a job that has provided me with what will likely be the most amazing experience of my life. All the hours and drama and so on that goes on - so totally worth it. But all that being said, I have a stressful life.

I work hours that are straight out of Dickens. I have a lot of responsibility on my shoulders. On top of that, I'm trying to get my writing career off the ground. And I have podcasts to do, stand up shows - I’ve got a lot on my plate.

But this isn't about that.

This is about how amazing film is.

A good film is a gift to the world. It can transport the viewer to a different place. It can make a happy person sad. It can make a sad person laugh. It can scare the living bejesus out of you, either with cheap scares or haunting psychological thrills.

Not every film is a work of art. But it doesn't need to be. Is "Wanted" on the same level as "2001"? No. Does it have to be? Absolutely not. They both transported me to their world and made me believe. The both did their job.

I love the feeling of sitting in a theater, as the lights go down, the sound swells, and I'm off to a different place.

I love coming home from a day filled with the stress and the pressure of making a multimillion dollar film, and popping in a DVD and forgetting all that. Some people drink. Some people do drugs. I have film.

I feel very lucky to work in film. To be a part of that. Knowing that maybe, someday, something I have worked on, even in some small capacity, may have that effect on someone?



This post was inspired by the film "Almost Famous".


Cameron Crowe, thank you.


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