Not too long ago I watched two movies (not at the same time of course) that both tried to tell me that horrible things go on in the world. The two movies were “Beyond Borders” with Angelina Jolie and Clive Owen and “Blood Diamond” with Djimon Hounsou, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Connelly.
Both movies were good and great efforts and passion were put into these films.
Never the less, it is not likely I will watch them again. Why? Because I want to be entertained. I don’t want to look at the horrors out in the world. I know there is, and I want to forget about it.
I am ashamed of this reaction. I should react to the messages in the movies and act. Help the world a little bit.
Like Angelina Jolie does. Sure, she earns money enough to support six kids and still use one third of her income to charity, but people with money tend to have an urge to keep them. She tries to make the world a better place for more people than her family.
And she goes to the places in need herself. She aint just paying her consicence to shut up.
I don't think she is doing this to stay famous. With that look and that bust she could be famous just staying in Hollywood.
I support Kiva and Médecins Sans Frontières. Maybe it is just to shut my consicence up, but the money is needed.
But I want to do more.
I can write a movie script. A great movie that will affect everybody.
Yes, sure, like Blood Diamond or Beyond Borders.
First of all, if I don’t like that kinds of movies, should I write one myself? And secondly, how can I write something about it, when I’ve never been there?
Filmography links and data courtesy of
The Internet Movie Database.