From the Official www.TomCruise.com Blog:
Film has the amazing power to influence all of our emotions. From the thrill of an action-packed adventure movie, to the tears that run down your face during a drama, to the laughter that fills a room during a comedy, movies have all affected us. For some, film is more than just an evening with moving images and a bucket of popcorn. It’s something that changes the way we view the world, our culture, and ourselves. Can you believe that moving images on a big screen can move people so strongly? I can believe it!
When we asked our Twitter friends at the Official TomCruise.com Twitter Channel (@tomcruise) -”has there been a movie that changed your life?”, the response was massive and there was an outflow of emotion and sentiment. We read through more than 12 pages of responses on Twitter Search! Apparently, we’re not the only ones who think that great movies change people, and change lives. It was amazing that your overwhelming responses fit in just 140 characters! Love was definitely in the air, with some Tweeple reminiscing about ‘Casablanca’, ‘The Notebook’, ‘P.S. I Love You’, and ‘Jerry Maguire’ as films that changed their perspective on true love. There was also some strong feelings about ‘Schindler’s List’, ‘Freedom Writer’ and ‘Dangerous Minds’, films that were about history, passion, and change. ‘Schindler’s List’ made @yankeegirl51680 realize that “just one person can make a huge difference in someone’s life.” ‘Freedom Writer’ does not only inspire, but instigates positive action as well, it “makes you want to help other people out,” @blah2daworld22 muses.
The responses were definitely colorful and covered many emotions and themes. ‘Rocky IV’ teaches about the “power of the mind”, ‘Lord of the Rings’ inspires people to think that “anybody can change things for the better,” and ‘The Power of One’ gives lessons about “courage over adversity.” People also tweeted about the importance of family. “Big Daddy made me see how my dad is important in my life,” says @karolenpassos.
Here’s a sharable stream from Twitter with many of the inspiring tweets…
Tom Cruise fans also submitted their vote for Tom movies like ‘Jerry Maguire’, ‘Top Gun’, ‘A Few Good Men’, ‘Vanilla Sky’ and ‘Valkyrie’. Movies not only inspire love, but mark life stages such as adolescence and even influence life decisions. ‘Jerry Maguire’ changed someone’s view on love, ‘Top Gun’, marked a childhood milestone, ‘A Few Good Men’ influenced someone to go to law school, ‘Vanilla Sky’ made someone “appreciate life so much more” and ‘Valkyrie’ was described as a “true epic.”
Movies certainly play a big role in people’s lives, whether you work in the movie industry, are a film buff, or a regular moviegoer. Great movies are a reason to celebrate a full life, true love, intense passion, pivotal times in history, milestones in life, and family bonds, to mention a few.
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