#Quora! There’s no doubt why its one of the most popular and useful websites on the internet today. When Adam D’Angelo quit his job as CTO at #Facebook, the one company that literally owns the world of virtual insanity, he reappeared on the tech scene with a startup of his own and it is now the go-to website for anyone looking for anything!
(Yes! the guy who owns Quora‘ used to work for facebook! 😮 )
Although the website always refused to give the exact figure of users in it, but we do know that it has over 5,00,000 topics and I’m totally glued to this site lately just as millions of its contributors/users are. Even Barack Obama used the website to answer questions on healthcare back in 2014.
Movies and fiction being one of my favourite things in the world landed me on to this page and question and I dug out the best answers from Indian Quorans.
Sadly, there wasn’t a single user who used a good #Bollywood movie scene as an example in their answer but that’s fair enough! We can’t blame em for that, can we? But there’s indeed a lot of food-for-thought, motivational content and inspirations drawn from #Hollywood #Cinema and beautifully perceived and put by the following people.
Views are their own, Feel free to contribute yours too!
starting with my favourite…
It has to be the final scene from Dead Poets Society.
John Keating (Robin Williams) passes by Todd (Ethan Hawke) and the other students after collecting some personal articles and before he leaves, Todd leaps up from his seat and turns to face him. Todd shouts that all of them were forced to sign the letter that resulted in his dismissal and that Neil Perry’s death wasn’t his fault. Todd stands on his desk and salutes Keating with the words “O Captain! My Captain!.” More students stand on their desks despite Headmaster Gale Nolan’s threats to expel them and repeat Todd’s act and say “O Captain! My Captain!” as their final good bye to their revered teacher.
Keating stands in the doorway, staring up at the boys in wonder. Deeply touched by their gesture and with a smile on his face, Keating says “Thank you, boys. Thank you.” and leaves.
I watched Dead Poets Society when I was 16 and it had a profound impact on me. The central theme of the movie is “Carpe Diem” (Seize the day) and Keating always encourages his students to make their lives extraordinary. And the final scene is a testimony to the the transition he has brought in his students. He succeeds in encouraging his students to follow their passions and instills courage to stand up for things that are right. In the final scene we see Todd’s remarkable transformation from a quiet boy who is full of diffidence to a leader.
Robin Williams inspired a generation to seize the day through this movie.
The scene from Into the Wild where Christopher McCandless’s father goes out of his house, sits on the middle of an empty street and just cries.The scene gave me goosebumps while watching the movie. A grown up man realizes his greatest loss- His own son, who he never appreciated much while he was with him and there is no way he can make amends now as his son is long gone, probably never to return.
I have started to associate this scene with the feeling of loss and its realization.
I think this is how someone’s parents might feel after he/she commits suicide or just leaves unable to cope with the expectations of his family.
Or someone after a long term relationship with his better half leaving him.
I guess It is even more painful than losing something you never had. A word which comes to my mind while re watching this scene.
That is Power?
A scene from Schindler’s List, In which schindler talks about Power
Oskar Schindler: Power is when we have every justification to kill, and we don’t.
Amon Goeth: You think that’s power?
Oskar Schindler: That’s what the Emperor said. A man steals something, he’s brought in before the Emperor, he throws himself down on the ground. He begs for his life, he knows he’s going to die. And the Emperor… pardons him. This worthless man, he lets him go.
Amon Goeth: I think you are drunk.
Oskar Schindler: That’s power, Amon. That is power!
A Beautiful Mind. This movie has influenced me at so many levels but this one particular scene defined and altered my concept of what love and marriage is as well as what these should be like.
Love has no reason because in itself it’s a reason. You just believe whatever you feel to be true and sail through a relationship.This philosophy has taken me a long way with the love of my life.
Alicia: How big is the universe?
Alicia: How do you know?
Nash: I know because all the data indicates it’s infinite.
Alicia: But it hasn’t been proven yet.
Alicia: You haven’t seen it.
Alicia: How do you know for sure?
Nash: I don’t, I just believe it.
Alicia: It’s the same with love I guess.
I recently saw , based on the epic novel by , starring the talents of , and was plausibly moved by this one scene:
Nick Carraway: “You can’t repeat the past.”
Jay Gatsby: “Can’t repeat the past?”
Nick Carraway: “No…”
Jay Gatsby: “Why, of course you can… of course you can.”
This undeniable truth, almost a stereotype, spoken rather casually by Nick in the above dialogue instantaneously works a myriad of contradicting, truly revolutionary thoughts into Gatsby’s mind, fetched from his personal experiences that testify his unyielding spirit & an almost incorrigible habit of winning despite the odds, and he spurs: “Why, of course, you can!”
That conviction in his look as his lips uttered those words, that indignation that gives the reason of existence to a man like Gatsby, complemented beautifully by an actor with talents of Caprio, silently marked itself into my unorganized bundle of influential little moments, and I knew, in that very moment in my own silently perceptive way, that I had observed something truly remarkable, and that it would define me in the time to come. I became an empathizing testament to that truly rare & immaculate gift of Gatsby’s, which, as later confirmed by Nick in the movie, was that of hope! The relentless hope in the eyes of a man which has the power to defy every held notion of human endeavour!
Several scenes have influenced me deeply, but I know, even from this relatively new watch I saw, that this, truly, will leave the deepest impact upon me!