My Top Five Movies and Artists
The Great Debaters:
I love this movie because it clearly represented the power of education in the society. If the kids hadn't been to school, there's no way they could have ever turned out becoming great debaters. Also because of knowledge that they obtained from their professor/debate master, they were able to stand on their feet and defend not only the school and community they came from, but also defended their race amidst of people that highly underrated them. They came from a small town in Texas and beat the monster Havard debate team. It tells me that education truly unlocks many of one's inner potentials.
I love this movie because it was a true story tale of Frank Lucas and his success on the cocaine business. Not paying so much attention on how sinful it was for him to distribute the poisonous substance to his community, I was definitely moved by the fact that he was actually able to pull off the highly risky move. It was during the seventies and the battle to stop drug flow, especially from overseas was already at its peak. The fact that Frank Lucas, a black man in the seventies, was able to maneuver and use the military to his advantage in transporting the drugs was purely phenomenal. Not so mention the fact that he was also able to orchestrate the strongest gang, even better than other known mobs. The movie was truly moving. I learned that anything is possible nomatter who or what kind of circumstances one has to overcome.
I love this movie because Matt Damon continues to win the fight between him and the system which took away his identity, on top of which he accomplished his mission to find out what really happened to him. The action and escape scenes are great, but what really made this movie one of my top favorites is how he used his enemy's weapons against them. He knew that with technology it wouldn't be hard for his pursuers to find him nomatter where he was hiding. Instead of being afraid and giving in too easily, he was smart enough to manipulate them and therefore was always a few steps ahead of them. This movie shows me that I can accomplish many tasks that I may initially not think I would if I utilize the resources around me and put them to use towards getting my desired results.
The Pursuit of Happyness:
I love this movie because it entailed the true meaning of "pursuit" of the American Dream. Will Smith didn't give up his struggle to become who he wanted to be. His girlfriend dumped him because she didn't believe that he can actually make it to the top. Not only that he was dumped, he had to endure taking good care of his son, getting kicked around from one residence to another, and finishing up with one of the few best scores on the exam that he had to take. He was always true to himself and didn't allow anybody to convince him otherwise. In the end his struggle reacjed the hearts of the employers and he got the job of his dreams. It was truly a movie with life lessons. It shows that if one can dream of it, he or she can definitely do it if he or she put their mind to making it happen for them.
Another classic case of true life event that shows that power to influence the whole world has no age barriers. Alexander was still young when he formed his army, he had the power to talk and really influence their actions. No one ever predicted that he could take over the East of their world. For centuries they believed that it was impossible to do so, until Alexander proved them wrong. Once again, it shows that anything is possible if one truly believe in making it happen.
Sometimes I feel like I have a lot in common with Nas. The way he puts his words together and the way he rhymes turns my head. I have most of his tracks and I never get tired of listening to them -especially It Ain't Hard To Tell, I Excel- He has so much pride in himself doing what he loves to do; he worked his way up from the streets of Brooklyn NY to being one of the finest rappers ever known. Another particular thing I love about him is that compared to other ridiculously bad rappers out there, he doesn't downgrade women, but instead respects them in his tracks. He is now married and may soon have a baby.
Another all time favorite rapper and born leaderwho, also growing up in the streets of NY, did what he loves to do and sang his way up to establishing Rocafella records, a multi million record company. He started with nothing and now he's well known not just for his singing abilities, but also for his leading abilities off the stage. He also own the NJ Jets NBA team, and more. It makes me wonder how he makes it all happen. I want to be more like him.
He is someone that will forever be remembered for his ability to put words together with ease and make them into classic songs. He is now known all over the world for his musical talents. His words are moving, emotional, and he often tells it like it is. His lifestyle off the stage is the reason for his early death but his ability to draw attention to himself was breathtaking.
Who would disagree that Michael Jackson and his innovative ways will forever be remembered. He hasn't sang for a long time now and I'm worried that he may have lost his great voice. He has been dealing with a lot of issues but I hope he'll come back and sweep us all from our feet once again. He is a pop legend and will always be because no one made or makes music like he did. Most of his tracks are classic compared to other musicians. He is one and only and that's why he's one of my favorites.
Eminem is not just good on the stage with mic, but also good in movies. His movie 'Eight Mile' is still played today by many because he intergrated his real-life struggle to make it to the top and his acting skills to make it standout. He will always be remembered by many for being himself. He didn't give in to believing what his society wanted him to, and was able to convince all that music genre doesn't have racial boundaries.