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Robert De Niro stars in Once Upon A Time In America ("Robert De Niro" by Nathan Congleton is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)


   directed by Sergio Leone (1984) – The time comes – sooner or later – when we have to reckon with our bio, with our past. Thus we need to review our former experiences and ponder over our long-time-ago mistakes (certainly many). And this assessment should not be a one-off. In fact we need to do it (starting from scratch) every now and then. Coming to terms with one’s own personal history is a beneficial effort of RESPONSIBILITY and FORGIVENESS. Moreover, it is a philosophical and spiritual excercise. For instance, Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus in his  introduction to the Meditations devotes long passages to his past. And the book itself is a collection of notes that the emperor/philosopher writes in order to read them in the future. In other words, he writes his thoughts as memories of the present moments to read when they will be past moments.

This movie stars Robert De Niro (picture: “Robert De Niro” by Nathan Congleton is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0).

Cover of the two-disc special edition.


   directed by Milos Forman (1975) – What does actually represent the abstract notion of normality? Who does decide who’s/what’s normal and who’s/what’s not? Where does the right “to correct abnormal people” come from? WISDOM and OPEN-MINDEDNESS are indispensable when humans deal with notions bigger than them. In fact, it is only arrogance and over-confidence which motivate the classifications into normal people and not normal people. Therefore it is crucial to fight vices like hubris, conceit, egotism, promoting modesty, lack of vanity and education.

This movie stars Jack Nicholson as Randle Patrick “R.P.” McMurphy (picture: “Milos Forman Autograph (1)” by J. Nemcosky is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).



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