Tuesday, November 27, 2012

My Life As A Movie

I recently watched an outstanding advert on our local TV screens & had to share it with you. Beautifully scripted, magically inspired & true to life, the M-Net ad campaign is entitled 'My Life As A Movie', and portrays one's life as if it were lived as a silver screen Hollywood production. 

The thought-provoking trailer reminds us of the fine line between life and film. They both their fair share of drama, adventure, love and romance, joy, sorrow, the thrilling moments and the scary ones. Every person who plays a role in our lives are like cinematic characters; each with their own conventions, charms and quirks. I hope you will find this video as memorable and heart-warming as I do...I've included the script below.

In my life...
I've beaten the odds,
I've been the star of the show
And the loser no one wants to know.

I've known heroes and villains;
Heroes who turned out to be villains.
I've known true love...
and lost it too.

I've lived in fantasy worlds
Been written out of stories,
Written off.

I've lost my way...Lost myself...Lost the plot
And had entire conversations without saying a word.
I've had second chances,
Third ones too
And I've come back again.

I've found myself in complete darkness
And I've seen the light
I fought with the director....He humored me.

I used to think that magic only happened in the movies
But then it happened to me.

This inspired me to ask the question: 
If there were a movie made of your life, who would you pick to best portray 'You'? 
I look forward to hearing your casting choices.

*Video fully credited to M-Net, Ogilvy and Picturetree Productions.



Loved this trailer... very poetic! Who would I pick to do me... I guess I would hope it could be me!


Bravoe Runway said...

I think I would lose to have lucy Liu play my life.... :)

Demi Mist said...

I really don't know who would be me.
When I was younger I was told I look like Wynona Ryder!

zhanna said...

Love the poem. I think I would choose Ginnifer Goodwin.

Anonymous said...

Great question! It would have to be myself playing the part. :) and I'm not even sure that I'd get it right...

Adeola Naomi said...

Great video, I think I will pick Halle Berry.

Carla said...

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Josie said...

That's such a lovely ad! I've never thought about life as a movie before, I suppose it is very similar! Life can be even better than films. I'd choose Keira Knightley, because in my dreams I AM HER haha! Who would you choose Sam? xxx

Emma said...

Amazing video Sam! Loved it..
Who would I choose!? Probably Jessica Alba or Angelina Jolie. I absolutely adore them! Xo

Bree TheUrbanUmbrella said...

I would have no idea who would be me... I have yet to find a celeb that really looks similar to me lol If I could pick someone because I simply love them I'd pick Kate Hudson because I just think she is amazing and I have a slight style/ beauty crush on her lol

xoxo Bree
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MOSAMUSE said...

nice poem... we all live through the ups and downs!


Katie Q. said...

I've been sitting here trying to think of who would play me in a life story and I'm just coming up empty handed! (Most likely because I'd love a later-life story done with Vanessa Redgrave, preferably done in Shakespearean. I would nerd out over that!) I love, love this script that goes with this video, it's lovely and that second to last verse just really speaks to me. (And has a delightful little twist of humor.)

Aha, Kristin Wigg! She'd have to put on some pounds and get shorter, but she does a pretty good awkward nerdiness (not in an adorkable way) with a little bit of neurotic which would be perfect!

Shes Dressing Up said...

Oh I love that video! I have no idea who I'd want to portray me. Emily Blunt is my favourite actress, so I will go with her :D!

Lindsey Louise Bales said...

this is a lovely video! if i had to choose.. i honestly have no idea! i have never thought about this before.

lindsey louise


Chris Ed said...

Hi Sam, I like the trailer very much!
Your question is so cool:) Maybe Jennifer Connelly or Charlize Theron:)
kisses chris

Lyosha said...

very nice video! it brings more emotions then advert usually may. I've never thought of who could portray me - face, character too hard

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Diana Marks said...

I really like the video. I can't even imagine who I'd pick to play me - but I'd like if I could play myself..)

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Gill said...

Love that ad :)

Rahul Bhatia said...

Lovely poem and the video! Tom Hanks would be my choice for portrayl:)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

How beautiful! Hmm I'm not sure who could portray me though I hope she would be lovely and a great actress!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

livlovelaugh said...

That was gorgeous... and i guess i kind of approach my life like a movie sometimes. I have a theme song or background song playing in my head, or I sometimes feel like i'm acting out some scene in the movie that is my life. So I've been told time and time again that I look like Sandra Oh ... so i may have to pick her to play me haha


Antonella C'est moi said...

love that ad!!kisses

Cinnamon and White Chocolate said...

Oh, this is such a lovely video! I really enjoyed watching it! And who would play me...Oh, I don't know...maybe Penelope or young Faye Dunaway...Ilina

Heiress said...

Oh it was so beautiful and true !! And yes magic happens.. truly does :)

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Daniella said...

Wow this is a very interesting video and very different. I love the concept of it and it is portrayed beautifully! Thank you for sharing this my dear :)

Take care,

Daniella xox

Lilli said...

Hi Sam! I really enjoyed the advert, is a shame it isnt international since is too deep! I love what he says, so true for each person! Mmm regarding your question, I think it could be Julia Roberts, since she is good either in funny and sad roles, so is perfect!!:P have a great day dear! Big kisses!!!:***

Fashionthroughtravel said...

The video is so amazing and the script is so touching!
It's difficult to choose who would portray me, but the first persons who popped into my mind would be Mila Kunis or Leighton Meester. The Blair in me striving for perfection and for fashion supremacy or the funny and cute Mila would be a perfect mix!

Fashionthroughtravel said...

Oh and by the way - the shooting for the editorial in Vogue Germany was really outside - quite amazing, isn't it? :)

Heather said...

Fun question! I'd definitely pick Cameron Diaz to play me :)

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Mira said...

I would pick Eva Green. She´s just gorgeous and a great actress. Sadly I´m not a bit like her but hey no one is going to make a movie out of my life anyway :D


ChloƩ said...

The video is so nice. Thank you for sharing it. xxx

Antonella Leone said...

great video <3<3

Janice Lunes said...

yES really liked this video !!



S said...

So poetic video!
Am I too bold if I say i'd pick Grace Kelly to play me?^^
Ok, Nicole Kidman is good too!


Fashion-Bridge said...

It's so beautiful, romantic,even poetic I would say! I feel in love with the whole atmosphere created in the trailer!




bridechic said...

It really gets you thinking, doesn't it? I can't think though who'd play me.

Zoe ConcepciĆ³n said...

Hi Hi Hi Samyyyy!!!!!!
Such a great shot, truee words he says......
Have a ncie week dear!

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Wow, what a thought-provoking post!! Love the trailer, very well done. Who to play me?! Well it has to be a redhead I guess so I don't have many options... I would vote Emma Stone, although I am definitely not as funny as her!

Tie Bow-tie said...

Maybe Alien?such a lovely character! )))hahaha, great post!

Ember Drake said...

Such a lovely advert and very meaningful words too. I would choose Mila Kunis to play me (as we both have weirdly huge eyes) but she is way prettier! haha



Kat said...

hmm i think id want one of the famous drama people in asia to play me! :P


Margaret Cruzemark said...

Hm....I love the adv but i really cannot say who i would love to play me....Tough decision..
Best Regards
Miss Margaret Cruzemark

Stephanie said...

Such an interesting post!


Lidia Frolova said...

Amazing! Really interesting!

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Kashaya said...

Oh that's a hard question. I think I would pick Scarlett Johanson if I got to choose.=)

Elizabeth Nott said...

This advert is amazing! Beautiful and inspiring and really made me think about the whole of my life so far. The commentary is really good. I have no idea who I would want to play me!! How about you? Who would you pick?

Hanna & Christel said...

such a beautiful post!


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Vannessa@Luxuria said...

Fabulous! Who would I like to play me? I would like Halle Berry or Eva Longoria to play me ;-)

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Elle Sees said...

Zooey d! that's 1 of my nicknames from my friends not because i look like her but because I'm kind of awkward but she is on TV

Little Rus said...

Oh I don't think I'd want anyone play "me"... :D

life is style said...

great post :)

Francesca said...

Beautiful post! I would choose Emma Watson becuase she is my favorite actress!

The Marcy Stop said...

Really love this video! Though I have no idea who would play me!


Sakuranko said...

Really inspirational lovely~~


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Pramudita Puspita said...

hello there! you look amazing!
mind to visit and follow me? I will follow you back for sure :)

have a great day! xoxo

Carla said...

Following back :) xoxo

borka gamero said...

Great video dear!
Kisses from Miami!

trishie said...

I think I'd like to play me!

Gina Gao said...

This is a really moving post. I liked the poem very much.


MOSAMUSE said...

aaww... im loving the poem! such a sweet ending


Punctuation Mark said...

This is such a great idea... I would have to give it a good think about how mine would go!

The Chic Sheet said...

This is beautiful :)


Rebecca said...

I agree totally heartwarming! Thanks so much for posting!


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Je ne sais quoi said...

its a touching piece Sam :) I really enjoyed it !
I thought and came with nothing as of whom to portray me if ... lol
what about you ? you havent mentioned :)

Antonella C'est moi said...

great!!kisses sweetie!!


What a great and very heartwarming post! Hmmm, I'm not certain who wold play me in the film of my life.

Mimi said...

this really made me think, haha! hmmmmm, maybe emma watson? ;)

<3, Mimi

Miu said...

That's great!

However, I have no idea who could play me...

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

i think our life stories would make the most amazing movies. hahaha

Marina H said...

I love this trailer girl so poetic and heartfelt.

<3 Marina