May it reach all the corners! A friend and I drove 4 hours yesterday to see your movie. Then a traffic crash shatters Dan's legs, and his bright future. To his credit, director Victor Salva improved upon earlier drafts of the script — and seamlessly incorporated about ten pages of material I had written only a few weeks before photography. I thought he got the mysticism across really well and found a lot of poetry. Dan Your Comments Thank you so very much for the movie…I had not read the book, and now will. Although the film covers only the first two-thirds of the book, down-sizing a quest for enlightenment to the evolution of a young athlete, it still manages to capture some of the spirit of, and reminders from, the original story.
It was so well done and we both teared up at the end. Wow, this film will be big! I have shared with everyone on my email list. It will inspire a great many people to begin thinking about what is clogging their own minds. Three friends and I went to see it today. If you have not yet read the book but only seen the film, please understand that the movie is based only loosely upon the book which is in turn based upon elements and incidents in my life.
Congratulations on a fantastic movie. Now Socrates's life coaching is to make or break Dan's revised ambition. But Dan's world is turned upside down when he meets a mysterious stranger in a gas station who holds the power to tap into new worlds of strength and understanding. So now I have to see it for myself. Since I had, like most authors, no control over choice of director or actors, nor any real influence over the script, the project was an education in letting go and supporting the dedicated professionals in this most collaborative of art forms. Only one man shakes his confidence, an anonymous night gas station attendant, who like Socrates, keeps questioning every assumption in his life. What a difference it is going to make in the world to have such a beautiful movie with such great teachings, so simple yet so profound.
She said she was bawling it touched her so much. He works hard, training seven days a week, fifty weeks out of the year. We were moved and thrilled. You were very fortunate to wind up with Victor Salva. I loved the movie; the casting was perfect! My husband took me…no words to express my deep gratitude on so many levels. While the producers, screenwriter and director made some different choices than I might have made, I liked many of their choices — for example, resolving the robbery scene through non-violent humor.
However, it isn't until what Dan strives for the most seems to be threatened in its entirety that he may fully understand Socrates' goal for him of true inner peace, which is at the heart of any warrior. It was interesting to me to see how shallow their review was. What perfect timing… Karon M. At times, Socrates is a reluctant teacher as Dan is not grasping the meaning of what he is trying to convey. The potential I see for this movie in reaching the hearts of so many and helping transform lives is beyond words.
It is during one of his sleepless nights that he meets an older service station operator he sarcastically nicknames Socrates for his philosophical musings. I called friends and will be taking them to see Peaceful Warrior. One of the symptoms of his life is that he has insomnia. Dan Millman has it all: good grades, a shot at the Olympic team on the rings and girls lining up for the handsome Berkely college athlete all teams mates look up to with envy. In the lead up to the Olympic trials in just over a year, he knows he could be the best in the world and win Olympic gold, but his constant overthinking especially having the constant fear that it will all be taken away, leads to inconsistency and self-doubt. With his innate skill in a sport he loves, a 4.
It was well worth it! Just saw the movie and loved it. Dan Millman is a gifted young athlete bound for Olympic gold who will do anything to be the best. If you wish to more deeply understand and live with a peaceful heart and warrior spirit, I encourage you to read my other core teaching books, including Wisdom of the Peaceful Warrior, an essential companion to my first book. My friends said immediately that they wanted to own it. Through the process, Dan does admit that some of what Socrates imbues in him leads to what Dan views as success. Thank you so much for all of your hard work and. Similarly, Dan is sometimes a reluctant pupil not grasping how what Socrates tells him will help him achieve Olympic gold.
. Roeper was all cerebral and heartless, Ebert started to get in touch with his feelings about it but fell short. It is a high-quality movie — the best spiritual cinema genre film I have seen yet. Beyond Socrates' mumbo-jumbo, Dan cannot ignore what appears to be Socrates' almost other worldly physical feats, something of which Dan can only dream for himself. As such, Dan convinces Socrates to take him under his wing to teach him how to achieve such feats. Last night I saw your movie with 2 friends. A friend and I saw the movie Saturday night and both enjoyed it a lot.
Driven by success, Dan has got it all: trophies, fast motorcycles, fast girls, and wild parties. . . . . . .