Charlie Chaplin established himself as an actor during the Silent Film Era of the early 20th century, yet his speech from The Great Dictator (1940) should be anything but silenced.
Coldplay had the terrific insight to insert the aforementioned Chaplin speech over the opening minute sequence of the “A Head Full of Dreams” music video. While the music video premiered back in August (featured in a blog), that speech continues to overwhelm in its wisdom and inspiring charge.
In an election season covered by the media (“journalism”) on a relentless basis, we have certainly heard it all from all sides, haven’t we? Interestingly, the speech from The Great Dictator (irony at its highest when you hear the speech) provide us the only things we haven’t heard during this presidential election:
An inspirational, tactful vision for a bright future for everyone.
It may take a fantastical adventure for Mr. Chaplin’s words to reach today’s influential leaders, but it’s worth a shot. Embracing the ingenuity, resolve and promise of the people instead of centralizing control to the powerful few…
When life gets stressful at the end of the workweek, the secret is to look up.
And then up again.
Rewriting the laws of gravity, perspective and reality, Coldplay released their latest music video that may be unlike anything you’ve seen before. At the precise moment you think you know what you’re looking at, Chris Martin and Co. throw you a curve ball…that turns out not to be a curve ball at all.
Ladies and gentlemen, take a visual journey with “Up&Up.”
Is it just me, or is there a Forrest Gump quality in this music video? There’s a subtle feeling of experiencing major historical moments and visiting picturesque locations with an extraordinary, larger-than-life presence.
In that case, here’s to hoping someone hands you a box of chocolates this weekend.
Or whatever it transforms into.
“We’ve always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible.”
Not only did this teaser trailer solidify all my hopes for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar back in late 2013, but this 2-minute video serves as inspiration with a side of chills for every occasion.
Every occasion, including a rainy Monday.
Go ahead, watch it again…and again.
Have an Awe-Inspired Week!
At the beginning of the week, it’s important to be optimistic. We need to say yes to opportunities. And, in order to say yes to these special moments, we must be prepared to say “no” to the alternatives that are all too common and inconsequential.
Before we can say “yes,” we must first say “no”…and then repeat that a couple more times. At least, that’s what the Swedish band NONONO believes.
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s NONONO with “One Wish.”
Have a Great Week!