The Path to a dream: 3 Films About Determination

“October Sky.”

"October Sky."

USA, 1999, dir. Joe Johnston

Take me to “October Sky,” directed by Joe Johnston. The viewer is returned to the fall of 1957, a time when a flight into space was comparable. A miracle, and all boys dream of being crew members and seeing their planet from orbit at least once. The main character of the film is A 17-year-old boy named Homer Hickam who lives and studies in the small American town of Colewood, It seems that his life is predetermined: graduation from school, work in the mine, a quiet and measured life.

However, the scientific breakthroughs of the Soviet Union The launch of a satellite into orbit turned his world upside down. He began to dream of space and decided to build a rocket. Three friends and his schoolteacher helped him with this. However, Homer’s father is a hard-working miner who sees his son only when As a follower of his hard work, he strongly resists Homer’s aspirations. In spite of everything, the boy will do everything possible to make his dream come true.

“Go Ahead, Eddie!”

"Go Ahead, Eddie!"

 Belgium, 2012, dir. Gert Embrechts

Sometimes it happens that the adult world is a barrier to the fulfillment of children’s desires—the problems of parents. Their understanding of life can go against the dreams of their own children. It is precisely in this situation that Freddy, the boy in the film, finds himself. In July 1975, the whole of Belgium supported Eddy Merckx. The legendary cyclist, and, of course, all Belgian boys, dreamed of becoming famous athletes like him. So does the son of a butcher from a tiny provincial town somewhere in the south of Belgium.

However, this summer, their small town is in for a much bigger shock: the first French supermarket is about to open. All the local shopkeepers are very worried about the appearance of such a competitor. The construction of the supermarket is causing a split not only among the residents. but also in the family of the butcher, André. His son, little Freddy, does not understand why his parents are so afraid of the French coming, but in spite of parental prohibitions, He decides to participate in a promotional cycling race organized by the supermarket to get one step closer to his dream and become a cyclist.

“Giant”

"Giant"

USA, 1998, dir. Peter Chelsom

This film is an ode to the love of life and the eternal belief in goodness. At the heart of the story is the story of two boys. Their chance encounter ends in a bargain: Max, a big guy but not remarkable for his great intellectual abilities, is to lend his legs to the seriously ill but incredibly clever Kevin. And Kevin, in turn, “lends” Max his brain. Helping each other to overcome their complexes and physical defects, the boys become one whole person-a noble giant. Such a relationship quickly develops from cooperation to great friendship.


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