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Topic 1: The Art of Storytelling
Activity 2 – Exercise 2: Your Three Favorite Films
This is easy. The three films I would take to a deserted island are The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
I think I connected with these stories because in the face of a great and powerful evil and amid much despair and death, it is the smallest people – the Hobbits – who change the course of the future.
My world is vast and deep and large, full of powerful and smart and difficult people, burdened with impossible situations and hopeless events. I often feel inadequate. I don’t think I have what it takes to succeed, to make a difference, to leave a mark, to live a life that matters.
But whenever I read or see the Hobbits’ stories, I am given the courage to keep on.
The three films that make up The Lord of the Rings trilogy have much in common – the same main characters, one strong story line, a consistent theme, memorable soundtrack, stunning effects, etc. Yet, they are different in that they make up the beginning, middle, and end of a complete story.