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Best True Story Movies

Based on a true story movies are one of the best kinds. They are more inspirational than other kind of movie because you know it is achievable. This gives you hope and also lets you feel more for the movie. Because you know it happened to a real person. True story movies are either sad or really cool. What the person achieved is something you can look up too. Here are some of the best true story movie I watched.

Top 3: Into the Wild: This movie is a good movie to watch. It’s about this kid who starts living his life, the way he wants too. Traveling across American by hitch hiking, walking or another sort of transportation. He learns what his life is about and loves it. You should watch this movie because it shows how people change. From one life to another, he found himself. This is one of my favorite movie I watched.

Top 2: Black Hawk Down: This is an action packed movie based on the fall of the Black Hawk. One of the best helicopters that was made, they needed to save the pilots of the helicopter. This movie is super intense from the beginning to the very end. Many sad scenes and also crazy action packed scenes. This movie is about a mission that was supposed to take 1 hour. But it ends up to take 15 hours and they are in the battle within the streets of Mogadishu with Somali militia. Great movie to watch when you want an action packed true story movie.

Top 1: Pursuit of Happiness: A very inspirational movie that makes you think about your life. Then the life of the person of the movie. You reflect on what you are doing with your life; are you getting the best out of it? What is happiness, he ventures off thinking that he will run a successful business. When all fails, he becomes homeless, divorced and with his son. He knew what he had to do to protect his son, so he went on to get the toughest job there is. It’s all about will power, go watch the movie. Become inspired.

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Bollywood Movie Review – Dhoom 2

Dhoom 2, which came out in November 24, 2006, was such a big hit that it had a very successful opening in India and overseas. In the US alone, it had earned US$2,642,290 by early 2007. Dhoom 2 is a hugely commercialised film which does not have a proper story line, if it has any. Rather, the movie has spent much time and effort on all aspects of commercialisms in terms of the cast, entertainment, glamour, songs etc.

To some, having a good story or plot might be the most important thing to look out for in a film. Perhaps not too much of it should be expected, since the purpose of a movie is meant to entertain in various ways (acting, glamour, music, cinematography, video editing etc) apart from a good storyline. If people were to keep expecting just good stories from movies, they might as well read a good novel instead.

Then again, the director should not have neglected the story so much to the extent that critics come up with endless lists to highlight all the flaws which are so apparent throughout the movie.

Story:

As mentioned before, the story is not really paid attention to. A mysterious their, who calls himself Mr. A (Hrithik Roshan), goes literally around the world stealing priceless items in highly sophisticated ways. The purpose of his behaviour is not explained. A hot pursuit by an ACP, Assistant Commissioner of Police (played by Abhishek Bachan), then follows and along the way, Mr. A finds himself a voluntary partner Sunehri (Aishwarya Rai) whom he later finds out that she is sent to spy on him. She finds out later that she has fallen for him in a typical Bollywood fashion and joins hands with him after that.

The star appeal of each actor has been highlighted through their respective introductory scenes which may seem unnecessary to most viewers. In fact, most of the scenes are unnecessary but that is because story is not the focus of this movie at all.

Screenplay:

Fun and entertainment are primarily the main attention in this movie. This movie is taken in a rather commercially appealing way right from the start till the very end. Probably this is where its success is attributed to.

Eye candy supplied by Aishwarya Rai and Bipasha Basu are part of the fun factor which is simply meant to divert the audience’s attention from wondering what the story is about.

Uday Chopra is the main entertainment factor as he does his comic antics to keep a smile on the audience’s faces.

Cinematography:

Cinematography is awesome. Every robbery scene is well taken care by the camera angles and shots.

Video Editing:

Video editing is quite well done, even though more of it could be implemented since the movie is done purely for entertainment.

Movies – Importance of “Dilemmas” in Movie Stories and Screenplays

A dilemma is an important conflict engine in a screenplay. Find a good dilemma for your main character, and you practically have a good movie right there.

A dilemma is a situation in which you have two options and both are WORSE than the other. It’s the ultimate mental torture for anyone.

A second condition for a good dilemma is that we should also CARE FOR it. A dilemma can be a dilemma TECHNICALLY. But when it comes down to it, it might be downright silly. Example, the “dilemma” of a millionaire executive about whether she should spend her vacation in a luxury resort in the Bahamas or have a one-on-one fundraiser with a Swiss banker. Who cares?

Here are some good dilemmas that are guaranteed to drive your story forward relentlessly:

Overall STORY dilemma to drive a CHARACTER through a movie:

A man cannot confess that his mom has killed a man because then his mom would go to jail for life. But if he doesn’t do that he may go to jail himself because he is a top suspect. And if he goes to jail he may die because he needs close medical attention for the condition-X.

SITUATIONAL dilemma to drive a SEQUENCE:

A woman trapped in a burning elevator can put off the flames by climbing out and reaching for the fire extinguisher. But if she does that there is a chance that she might be too late and her blind son may die in fire. And if she allows her son to climb out, the kid may not find the extinguisher at all since he is blind and then BOTH may die.

One book that does an EXCELLENT job in laying out the importance of dilemmas for script writers is Jeff Kitchen’s “Writing a Great Movie: Four Advanced Tools for the Dramatist.” Highly recommended

To your full-color wide-screen dreams!