Road trips have a special place in movie history. The showing of an actual journey on the big screen often giving shape to the characters’ development throughout the film.
A good road trip movie should be filled with incident, stress, bonding, humour and fun. Although the actors themselves will not travel on these routes during filming, it’s possible to piece together the routes their characters would have taken during the story. So here at Car Leasing Made Simple we decided to work out how you could recreate the magic of some of the most memorable movie road trips.
We start with the truly iconic Easy Rider. A film that defined the counterculture movement and passed into movie folk-law. The movie travelled through the southern USA and seared itself onto the collective consciousness. Following not just the route, but the spirit, of this movie means going on a wild spiritual journey as you pass by some of America’s most spectacular scenery.
The next two movies are a sharp change of genre from Easy Rider, as we look at gross out comedies Dumb and Dumber and Road Trip. For these movies fun and wackiness is very much part of the ride.
The final film we cover is modern classic Little Miss Sunshine. A comedy-drama that very much focusses on the emotional aspect of road trip films. Although we hope you never go through the issues faced by the ..erm.. interesting family in Little Miss Sunshine, driving from New Mexico to California would be an awesome trip for everyone to take.
For each of these trips we worked out petrol costs, the estimated driving time, the cost of buying the relevant car and given tips on what you could see and how to (legally) keep to the spirit of the movie.
Read on, reminisce, enjoy and plan your next road trip.
Via: Car Leasing Made Simple.
For those who don’t mind spoilers or who have already had a chance to see ‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of Five Armies’, this infographic shows off the strengths and weaknesses of the armies involves.
It all began with the words, “In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit.” The Hobbit trilogy is coming to an end this year with the final film, The Battle of the Five Armies, and we got to thinking…just how does one have a battle with five armies anyway? That sounds confusing! We explored the words of J.R.R. Tolkien himself and used them to create this interactive battle map and companion infographic. They’ll give you a detailed play-by-play of the final chapter in this epic fantasy!
A couple of final notes before we get into the good stuff. First: All of the animation, information, and battle movements in this piece are derived from the novel’s version of events, not the film’s. Next: We’ve left out some minor details for the sake of brevity – Tolkien may be many things, but brief he is not. Finally: This post contains MASSIVE SPOILERS for The Battle of the Five Armies, which is based on a book that is 77 years old. Read on at your own risk:
You know, quite a few of these seem really accurate. I would say that I’ve been able to come a lot further when I ditched some of the habits in the unsuccessful portion of this. I’m sure there are people out there who wouldn’t fully agree with this and while I’m not saying it’s 100% accurate, if you are looking to make some positive changes in your life this one might be worth a quick look over.
Achieving success in life is not something one gets by fluke or luck but is something for which a combination of skills, timing, hard work and luck is needed. Successful people share many common habits with each other and this is enough to prove that success may have a certain recipe and path.
Some of the habits of highly successful people include tracking progress, learning from mistakes, thinking of long term goals, being humble, taking risks while maintaining balance in life, being organizational, embracing changes and handling problems well.
On the other hand, some habits which are common among unsuccessful people are wasting time, getting distracted easily, blaming others, not setting goals, fearing change, holding grudges and wanting others to fail, thinking negative thoughts and thinking that they know everything.
It is a fact that those who think that they have achieved success tend to be 100% successful in the future whereas those who think that they can achieve it have only 80% chance of being successful. Similarly, those who doubt themselves and think that they might achieve it have only a 60% chance whereas those who think that they definitely won’t have a 0% chance!
Via: Success Story.
Fun little facts on where all of the mythical creatures we’ve grown up knowing about are actually from!
Stories. We have been telling them since the dawn of mankind, fueled by the instinct to imagine and create. They are the lifeblood of every culture; they unite communities, establish traditions, and strengthen identities. Often, these stories run rampant with mythical beasts that terrify, devour, rescue, and bewilder. What are the origins of these fanciful tales? Creation myths, true sightings, political propaganda, bedtime musings, nightmares, daydreams, and ancient media are just a hint of the possible sparks. Believe or not, they can offer captivating insight into the places that we love traveling to. This infographic presents 50 of these mythological wonders from around the world.
Ever wonder what some scenes from films would be like without the soundtrack making them what they are? You may remember that wonderful ceremonial scene from ‘Star Wars’ where our heroes were getting rewarded for their bravery in helping to rid the galaxy of The Empire.
Well, without sound the way that our heroes were experiencing it was a Hell of a lot more awkward, check it out above!