Inspiration Doesn’t Come Standard.

Many people who follow my blog are used to periodic updates of my work with clients, etc. Today I’m going to change the pace a little bit and share a few of the things that have been inspiring me in hopes that something catches your fancy or that I can share some inspiration with you. I’m hoping to do this every once in a while. Today, I’ll focus on two very different movies that are equally brilliant.

I’ve always loved a good story. They come in so many different packages, but a good story is always awe-inspiring.

You may have never seen the movie, but you know the song. It’s the backbone of every kid’s make-believe Western soundtrack. You know that ‘woo-ooo-woo-ooo wah-wah-wah’ that has been forever linked to tumbleweeds and low camera angles? That’s the work of Ennio Morricone and the rich texture of the film, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly.

The movie itself is visually driven. We don’t actually ever know the main character’s name. (The main character is a young Clint Eastwood!) It’s amazing how invested you can get into a character without even knowing his or her name.

If you get a chance, watch the film. Seen it? Try Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, or True Grit.

Another movie on a completely different side of the galaxy is The Secret of Kells.

The movie itself is a gorgeously animated story about a young Celtic boy who lives within the walls of the Abbey of Kells. Having never been outside the giant walls of the abbey, he learns the art of scripting.

The Secret of Kells – Official US Trailer from GKIDS on Vimeo.

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