Movies That Have Doctors

What is a hero? Is it a guy who goes around town fighting crime while wearing a mask? Do we have everyday heroes? Our society loves to focus on the bad and rarely focuses on the work of people who continuously help people day in and day out. Doctors are among some of these unsung heroes. We expect them to work on our family and friends but don’t often give them the recognition that they may deserve. While thinking about this concept, I wondered if Hollywood eve depicted doctors in a positive light. This article will look at movies that showcase the hardships and talents of those who save our lives every day. We as citizens could not be where we are today without our doctors.

In 1998 Robin Williams stared in Patch Adams. The movie is a true story based on Hunter “Patch” Adams. Once a troubled man that spent time in a mental facility, Patch changed his life around and found his calling while seeking help. He learned that he could help people with the help of humor. Upon discovering this, he vowed to become a doctor and continue to help heal people. Through his schooling he learns that the medical world does not agree with his style of helping people. The movie follows his journey and his struggles.

Have you ever wished that you could talk to your animals? Ever wonder if they know what we are talking about? In Dr. Dolittle, these questions are raised. Eddie Murphy plays Doctor Dolittle who is able to hear animals talk after he almost runs over a dog on his way home right now. We find that this is actually a repressed ability from his childhood. The movie follows the Doctor as he tries to navigate his new talents while trying to get people to believe that he is not crazy.

Dr. Jack McKee has made quiet the life for himself in the film The Doctor. The movie follows his very successful life as a doctor. Views believe that he seemingly has no problems. However, he soon finds out that he has cancer. Now it is his turn to have the patient’s perspective. He is unhappy with what he sees from the patient viewpoint and realizes that there should be more to his life than being a famed surgeon.

Taking a more romantic approach to the lives of doctors is the City of Angels. In this movie we meet Nicholas Cage and Meg Ryan. Cage plays an angel that falls in love with Maggie. Maggie has a hard time believing in anything supernatural because she is a doctor and believes that she is the only one who can save people. Cage must soon learn if being an angel is more important to him rather than having a chance with Maggie.

These movies show us a different side to what we typically consider a doctor to be. A doctor can be a hero. Every day they go and try to impact someone else’s life for the better. After watching these movies you will probably have a better appreciation for what these individuals are able to achieve.

Back to the Future Movie Shows how to Connect Your Flux Capacitor & Find Your Jiggawat Jackpot

Annette Moser-Wellman, in her book, The Five Faces of Genius: The Skills to Master Ideas at Work, identifies five creative thinking styles or processes of ideation. The metaphors she uses to describe these creative tools are the Seer, the Observer, the Alchemist, the Fool and the Sage. Wellman shares a story about Albert Einstein to explain the importance of the creative face she calls the Seer.

Seers pay attention to the pictures in their mind’s eye. Albert Einstein’s radical, new theory of relativity began as an image he had as a young man when he pondered the picture of someone riding on a wave of light. He wondered, “What would the landscape look like as the person traveled through space?” Einstein paid attention to his new image of space and time. Pondered it. Cherished it. The 1985 Steven Spielberg movie, Back to the Future, is an allegorical story that alludes to Albert Einstein’s light-speed vision that occurred in the moments when he was riding in a streetcar and looked back at Bern’s clock tower. Einstein had moved to Bern, Switzerland in 1902 at the age of 22 from his hometown in Germany, carrying all his worldly belongings in a single suitcase.

Applying his new theory Einstein decided the clock would appear to him to have stopped, while the watch in his pocket also traveling at the speed of light would continue to run at the same time. This confirmed his idea that time is not the same for all observers when objects approach the speed of light.

Spielberg’s movie highlights the Seer’s creative ability. As Wellman explains it, the creative genius of the Seer breaks through by staying focused on their image. In Einstein’s case, he allowed himself to stay obsessed with the image of traveling at the speed of light.

Back to the Future both entertains and enlightens. It’s a modern-day parable about the cycle of time and clearing away negativity from the past can lead to a better future. It takes place in the small, modern town of Hill Valley. The Mayor, with the help of the local preservation society, wants to replace the clock in the town’s clock tower, which stopped almost 30 years ago when it was hit by lightening. Michael J. Fox’s character, Marty McFly, is a Teenager from Hill Valley whose parents are caricatures of low self-esteem. His father is so timid he can barely communicate, and his mother makes herself oblivious with alcohol.

Marty hangs out with a reclusive scientist named Doc Emit Brown, whom his high school principal says Marty should stay away from, or he’ll turn out to be a loser just like his father. Doc Brown is conducting a temporal experiment involving sending his dog, Einstein, on a journey through time in the Delorean with a clock attached to his collar. The Delorean is a sports car Brown has turned into a time travel machine. When the Delorean (operated by remote control) reaches the speed of 88 miles per hour it enters hyperspace, and Einstein, the dog, instantaneously becomes the world’s first time traveler. One minute later the Delorean returns and amazingly Einstein’s clock hasn’t changed! The heart of Doc’s vision, the Flux Capacitor, is what makes time travel in the Delorean possible. Brown’s challenge, however, is that the Delorean needs plutonium to run – or 121 jigawatts of electricity!

Where does he find the needed plutonium? Libyan Nationalists (terrorists) who later shoot Doc Brown because they want their plutonium back! But don’t worry, in the story Marty uses a small remaining supply of plutonium to go back in time to save Brown’s life by warning him just minutes ahead of time. In doing so Marty returns to an earlier Hill Valley and he meets his parents when they were teenagers. While he’s there he intervenes in their lives and changes their future, and thus his own.

After this Marty is able to return to his own time, even though he is out of plutonium, with the help of a younger Doc Brown who harnesses the power of lightening, which Marty knows will hit the Hill Valley Clock Tower at exactly 2 minutes after midnight. This provides enough energy (121 jiggawatts of electricity) to kick-start the Delorean into hyperspace. Finally, Marty returns in triumph to the Hill Valley of the present to find that Doc Brown has been saved by a precautionary, bullet-proof vest and Marty’s parents are now confident, successful people.

Doc Brown’s creative skill as a Seer and the dream he had thirty years ago made all this possible. He was standing on the edge of the toilet hanging a clock in the bathroom, when he slipped, fell and hit his head on the sink. When he came to, he had a revelation – A Vision: The Flux capacitor, which is the heart of his creative invention and what makes time travel possible. It took him almost 30 years to realize the vision of that day. This happened because, like Albert Einstein, he stayed focused on his image and allowed it to live into the future.

This charming allegorical story is a modern day parable of dreams and the amazing power they have to lead us into the future. Doc Brown dreamed of a kind of heart (The Flux Capacitor) that would allow energy to flow past time barriers! The hidden message here is that we too can choose to open our hearts and minds to a new world of exciting possibilities. Like Marty, this intra-personal connectivity has a way of grounding us and clearing away negativity so we can receive the power of love to breakthrough to our own Jiggawatt Jackpot!

Movies and How to Share Them on the Internet

There are an increasing number of sites popping up all over the place on the internet that will let you upload your movies to show them to others.

The biggest and most popular of these is You tube with millions of visitors viewing the site every day. The good news is that it is easy to upload your movies to this site and they will accept file sizes of up to around 1 GB and this will easily allow you upload even quite large movies if you wish but the larger the file size, the longer it will take to upload.

Before you attempt to upload anything, you should check the size of your movie file by using “Get Info” (Mac) or by right clicking the file and selecting “Properties” (Windows). Most files that are uploaded are around 10 to 50MB, which is a reasonable size with relatively short upload times so I suggest you try files of this size first before tying to go larger.

Note: to find the “You Tube” site, simply type “You Tube” into your browser search box.

The first thing you have to do is to register with You Tube. This is very straightforward and only takes few minutes to provide the few details they ask for. You will need to provide a user name and password and once you register these; you will receive a confirmation email of your registration almost immediately.

Now log into You Tube with your user name and password and the click on the “upload button at the top right of the screen. You will be asked to provide a title and a short description for the movie like this for example – “Skateboarding” for a title and “The Thrills and Spills of Skateboarding as a description.

Alternatively, you could shoot a custom-made movie about your hobby, to explain a technique or some interesting aspect of it. For example, if you like painting in watercolor, you could shoot a movie showing beginners how to paint great skies. In this case, you could use “Painting Skies” for a title and maybe “Painting Skies in Watercolor for Beginners” as a description. You will be asked to select a category for your video and some tags if you want to. Tags are simply keywords that help people search for topics of interest to them more quickly.

You will also have to state whether the video is for general public viewing for all to see or for personal viewers only. If you choose personal, the movie will only be viewable by people you personally invite. In this case, your selected viewers will have to log in to You Tube to be included in the “authorized viewers list”.

Once you have entered and submitted the information a new page appears. Click the “search for file” button”and navigate to the file you want to upload. Then click the “upload” button. The upload time can be anything from a few minutes to an hour or more depending on the size of the file and when the upload is complete, you will see a confirmation message appear.

Do not expect your movie to be available for viewing immediately though. The You Tube servers first have to process and compress the AVI format in to a flash format which can take a while – obviously, the larger the file, the longer the wait – so go and have a coffee and come back later.

One positive spin off of putting your movies on You Tube is that you can use it a sales vehicle to attract visitors to your a web site if you have one.

Whether you want to use a movie for commercial purposes or just for fun, You Tube is a great vehicle for showing off your videos. Incidentally, you can put up a video on almost anything you like (within reason) from using yoyo’s to music with mood pictures. The choice is yours so why not give it a go – its fascinating and great fun.