Secretariat

Wow!  We just saw the movie, Secretariat, directed by Randall Wallace.  What an awesome picture!  Finally, we have a great family friendly movie.  The scenes are terrific, and the horse racing action is amazing.  It is definitely a must see!

It is a movie of faith, love, hope, and fortitude and hard work.  It is a wonderful demonstration of what persistence and determination (as well as a positive attitude) can get you. 

Mr. Wallace and the cast and crew brought back some exciting memories.  I was 11 years old when Secretariat raced in the Triple Crown.  To say I was horse crazy was an understatement.  (I was actually banned in Jr. high from writing any more book reports that had horses in them!  And you think you have been censored!)  I loved watching the greatest two minutes in sports, aka the Kentucky Derby, and actually entertained the idea of becoming a jockey, until I literally grew up.  But I also remember the other three races, and I could not belive how nervous my Mom and I were getting in the theater every time Secretariat was loaded in the starting gate.  And we knew the outcome of the races already!  (I am really trying hard not to spoil it for those that have not seen it) 

Mr. Wallace has done a wonderful job of catching the viewer in the excitement and action of horse racing, and especially in the inner horse of one of the greatest (if not the greatest) race horse to ever walk the earth.  I also loved, loved, loved the way he tied in the Truth of the Word of Who created the horse, gave him his spirit, and made him to run like the wind.  The cinematography is breathtaking.

No, I am not getting paid to push this movie.  I just think it is probably the best film I have seen in a long, long time.  I rarely go to the cinema anymore because of the crap (pardon the expression, just being truthful) that is shown and is being pushed in our faces (especially teenagers).    If you have morals, (or would at least like to see some) and want to see a great true story come to life, then I would recommend Secretariat!  I want to go out and jump on my own horse right now!  Oh Happy Day!

The Nothing (movie)

I had never thought of it before, but there is another interesting way to exhibit art.  Have you ever caught yourself looking at the art on the walls in movies, noticing how they make the setting, wondering who painted them, and then having to catch up to the story line?

A couple of weeks ago I received a call from a friend of mine asking if I had any paintings I had done that matched certain criteria.  I said a couple of pieces came to mind, so he said to bring whatever I had to a certain location.  As it turns out, he and a few buddies have been filming a movie called The Nothing.  They needed artwork on the walls for a few scenes and I had just the pieces they wanted. 

  I am honored that they used my artwork in their movie.  I am also looking forward to the release of it, which should be sometime early next year.  By the way, it looks like a really good movie too.  You can check it out at www.thenothingmovie.com or facebook The Nothing Movie.  There should be a trailer coming out soon.  Congrats to the guys at Released Pictures LLC and all those who had a part.  God Bless!