FYMP Podcast #16 – Movies as Guidance: What Stories Can Tell Us

In this episode of the podcast we shift gears a bit to talk about how movies and stories can be used as more than just entertainment. We discuss a few movies we love because we think they have something to say about how we lead our lives. There’s much more to stories than we usually notice and we talk about how they can also be used as tools for gaining clarity about ourselves. Let us know what you think!

Timestamp Recap(02:45) A slight change in direction
(12:32) Gattaca and the human spirit
(34:00) The Talented Mr. Ripley and a prescription for loneliness
(53:13) The Edge and the wages of Shame
(55:10) Dune and the necessity of change
(1:06:33) Magnolia and the prescription for suffering

Stories Discussed
Movies – Doctor Strange, Hero, Gattaca, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Edge, Dune, Magnolia
Creators – Jet Li, Ethan Hawke

Dis/Honorable Mention
Movies – Nightcrawler
Creators – Jude Law
TV – The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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