Everything I Need to Know about Everything, I Learned at the Movies

Shut up Mr.Burton!  You were not brought upon this world to ‘get it’! snapped Lo Pan in the midst of Big Trouble in Little China.  What a relief!  Like Jack Burton, I often don’t ‘get it’.  Not the world; not life. But at the movies, at least, I’m in good …

Everything I Need to Know About Communication, I Learned at the Movies

Week #4 of my tribute to the movies, in honour of the upcoming Oscars. Wicked one-liners, great come-backs, perfect put-downs.  The movies are full of people who say the right thing in just the right way.  What wouldn’t we give to be that quick on our feet?  Well, if our …

Everything I Need to Know About Love, I Learned at the Movies

Herewith, Week #3 of my 5-week  ‘tribute to the movies’ series.  As Valentine’s Day looms, this week’s topic is love, true love. Men can’t help lying about sex; women can’t help telling the truth.  I don’t know which is worse. In 1962, Boys’ Night Out romped through the not-very-romantic premise …

Everything I Need to Know about Business, I Learned at the Movies

Week #2 of my tribute to the movies, marking the 5 weeks from Oscar nominations to Oscar speeches. I’ll drown and you tow me back to the ship. It sounds like an abysmal plan, doesn’t it?  It was sort of an Abyss-mal movie. Yet, to be fair, it’s hard to …

Everything I Need to Know About Life, I Learned at the Movies

In honour of the 2011 Oscar race, officially launched on 24 January and due to conclude on 27 February, each of the 5 intervening weeks will see an additional, mid-week post about… the movies!  Herewith, Week #1. Never get involved in a land war in Asia—it’s one of the classic …