directed by John Cameron Mitchell (2010), is an adaptation by David Lindsay-Abaire of his 2006 play of the same name – Coping with intense mental pain is among the most laborious tasks of human beings. The greatest difficulty comes from a mind that has to take care of itself. In fact our mind uses to deal with surrounding objects and find difficult to deal with itself. Indeed this operation requires the mind to switch its status from “subject” (observator) to “object” (observed). In reality, the operation is complex because the mind, while switching to “object”, retains its “subject” status as well. Being affected by sufferings the mind has to endeavour very troublesome ways to mend itself. This disgraceful path requires EQUILIBRIUM, SPIRITUALITY and SOUL-SEARCHING.
directed by Barry Levinson (1988) – So-called mental disorders are sometimes far from being real diseases (i.e. conditions below the general wellness standards). They might be faculties in disguise. They might be potentials we are usually unprepared to investigate and exploit. READINESS and OPEN-MINDEDNESS might be of help in reconsidering what we conventionally call sickness.
directed by Alfred Hitchcock (1954), is based on Cornell Woolrich‘s 1942 short story “It Had to Be Murder” – SHARPNESS and CARE could be employed to solve intricate cases but they are also potent aids when applied on ourselves. Therefore all actions which imply meticulousness are also a preparation for the philosophical lifestyle. Criminal investigations are examples of the attention and accuracy that an investigator could later benefit from (in his own life).
directed by Mike Nichols (1991) – All of a sudden, one day, you forget everything about your life, your job, your wife (or husband or partner). You become like a newborn baby and you have to restart almost from scratch. You have to go through a very hard and sometimes humiliating work on yourself. But thanks to this immense activity of SOUL-SEARCHING you realize something which can change your life. For instance, that many sides of your life are not matching (so to speak) your true nature and your true attitude. Therefore, the initial tragedy now turns to a unique opportunity for you to review your existence. And this means you can get closer to happiness.
directed by Sam Mendes (2002) – Despite being the 12-year-old son of a mob-enforcer. Notwithstanding witnessing the killing at point-blank range of his mother and of his younger brother. In spite of being, for several months, his father’s partner in bank robberies and other crimes. In short, in face of extremely adverse circumstances the boy (of the movie) retains a non violent, decent nature. In fact, at the end of the film, he finds himself in even a worse situation. With a handgun in his hand he faces the man who is actually killing his father. But he is incapable of mustering the will to fire. Some forms of CANDIDNESS, RESPECT and RESPONSIBILITY are shown here by the character Michael Sullivan Jr. (actor Tyler Hoechlin).
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