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Black Buttefly - writer's perspective



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Black Buttefly - writer's perspective

I recently watched another amazing movie last week. And some of you may have probably seen this. But for those who don't, this is quite a very interesting movie. The main characters of this movie are the very famous Antonios Banderas, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. (wiki is attached to his name just in case people don't know him or find him familiar)

So why am I recommending this movie to WORDclerks and to you aspiring writers out there? Well, this movie has a very good impact when it comes to the perspective of a writer - in this case, Antonio Banderas. You see, if you become a writer and has probably published some books but with little to no success, you will then face the biggest hurdle of all writers - yep, the writer's block. In this movie, Paul (Antonio) has already lost hope in writing new stuff and he was about to give up when Jack (JRM) intervened. He encouraged Paul to not give up in writing, and then showed him the reality of life and how to make it a reference or a topic to write about. In this case, he writes about how he struggled to become a writer and eventually became an alcoholic because he thought that he has lost everything - his wife, family etc.

The movie, however, had a very interesting twists of events at the end and I did not see that coming. Trust me, you will love this movie.

Can you relate to Jack? Like, almost giving up on your writing career because you think it is hopeless? I sure can. I have thought about it many times. So I decided that I won't make writing as my career, but rather than a hobby instead.

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RedVelvetJuliet

I have looked deep inside myself, and I asked myself what my priorities were. I honestly doubt if I can make a living in writing, so as much as I hate to go to class every day and learn boring things, I try my best to grin and bear it, because I can always do writing as a hobby. I can even write about my everyday struggles. Trust me; I have a lot of them. Writing is a way to release your feelings, and I have all these pent up feelings that I just want to let out. This movie sounds interesting. I would never have imagined AB in a film like this, but what do you know? I think the story is potentially inspiring. The message is that you can achieve what you want, but you have to go about in the right way.



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mar06

Every writer have their own scheme and strategies how to handle the written piece. We just don't know that they have there secret technique how does it works. That's professional writer did.



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Kakashi2020

I do agree the different people have different ways of getting themselves motivated to write. And some people who can't handle the pressure of long term writer's block would turn to drugs and alcoholl to find answers while others would become violent but this only accounts to a small percentage of well known or published writers.



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treecko142

Well, some things you think that are boring can eventually help you become successful in the future and you just realize it when you are already there, so it helps to keep on working hard in class and studying even the boring things. It always helps to have a hobby to help you get through this part of life.



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galegatling

Couldn't agree more. Being a writer, can really change a person's life specially when it will be his or her first time to write. As the person writes things, he/she will then go through some obstacles that come along the way and these obstacles are inevitable.

Antonio Banderas is such a flexible actor and can act in different roles and genres. After watching this movie, I have learned a lesson or two. I hope you can watch the movie soon and share your thoughts too!



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ballyhara

Definitively, Antonio Banderas is a very passionate actor, who knows how to get into a character, or at least that's what I like about his acting. And for sure, there's nothing more terrible for a writer than facing a block. To be honest, haven't see the movie, and didn't know about it, but based on your opinion about it, I really want to check it out. Being a writer is a very delicate, hard, changing, less understood, profession. So, this movie is now on my movie list.



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Tronia

I love Antonio Banderas ever since I saw Desperado and Zoro. He is really, really good because he is like a cameleon - he can do any sort of role and this movie proves it.

I haven't heard about if before but I did watch the trailer you linked. It actually looks pretty nice and like it is my type of movie. I love a bit of mystery in there.

Regarding the writing. I would just like to encourage you to keep writing if it is your passion. Remember that with hard work there are bound to be some results. Don't feel discouraged because I actually enjoy reading your posts Black Buttefly - writer



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Corzhens

That's what I do, I keep reminding myself that I had wanted to be a good writer and I started joining forums to improve my written English so it is foolhardy to quit now. I have to admit that there were times that I feel so discouraged with my freelancing particularly with the meager earnings. But my take on that work is to improve my craft and learn some more about internet and ways to earn decent money.



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galegatling

Yez! And also correct me if I'm wrong, he is the one dubbing Puss in Boots, right? Antonio is such a good actor. Zoro was definitely his gateway movie to everything else that he has accomplished afterwards.

Trust me, you won't regret watching this movie. This is the type of movie wherein it is not somewhat, suitable for cinemas or theaters. This is wonderful to watch after dinner with friends and families. ^_^ The twists, oh how I love the twists at the end. It's like double twist. I can't emphasize that enough lol.

Nah, I try to encourage myself either. Actually I still am but I don't think this is the field for me. I don't have what it takes to be a writer. I can write basic articles and posts perhaps, but beyond that, I don't think so. I still have to expand my vocabulary in English and grammar because I have read some of my posts then and now, I am still struggling lol. I will just leave the slot for people like you and the rest of the wonderful writers here because they have a lot of potential. ^_^



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Kakashi2020

I'm a movie buff and I I haven't seen this Antonio Banderas movie yet. I really don't recall it being shown here in the cinemas. I'll Google it later and see if I can watch it on Facebook or YouTube. Back to the topic, suffering from writer's block is a case to case basis, and are more prevalent in writers of long pieces like novel writers. Novels are very hard to make because it's pretty long and it takes a very long time to finish one, this might be the reason why more novel writers are suffering from it. Theres actually no common cure for it, each writer has its own cure. For me the cure for writer's block is some good rest and relaxation.



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