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Art as Healing Part II Inquiry

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The list author says: "Art stages self, packaging prejudice, preference, manipulation attractively. Healing occurs in the group: conflict, pride, anger, ego, imposition of will, self-gratification at other's expense simmer. Integrity forges growth in the fire of human contact: humility, apology, forgiveness, self generosity and respect. Harry Potter author JK Rowling's 2008 video Fringe Benefits of Failure, Importance of Imagination harvardmag.com/jkrowling"
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
"The world is before you, and you need not take it or leave it as it was when you came in. James Baldwin book Art Making & Studio Spaces Lynne Perrella productivity requires self imposed discipline"
Galapagos: Islands Born of Fire
Galapagos: Islands Born of Fire
"Matisse: I believe in God when I work"
84 Charing Cross Road
84 Charing Cross Road
"Accumulated correspondence journals the personal history of two people over decades. DVD Lake House with Sandra Bullock, Persuasion with Cieran Hinds, Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth validation via written word."
Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye
Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye
"All our final resolutions are made in a state of mind which is not going to last. Proust"
Intimate Strangers
Intimate Strangers
"Human longing for connection, safety to speak of insecurity, anger, frustration affirms one is worthy of being heard. French comedy with subtitles. Keith A Smith: the mechanics of creating order is not the end but the means of self-expression."
A Life In Hand: Creating the Illuminated Journal
A Life In Hand: Creating the Illuminated Journal
"I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journeywork of the stars. Walt Whitman"
Love Affair
Love Affair
"Self parenting: the art of honesty, fidelity, self-financing, shaping character. Katherine Hepburn as herself. Morality as healing art."
The Story of Us
The Story of Us
"Marriage tests the human capacity for cooperation, collaboration, functioning without sleep, acceptance, apology, forgiveness. Restoring a common identity with laughter and effort at change."
The Family Man (Widescreen Collector's Edition)
The Family Man (Widescreen Collector's Edition)
"It's a Wonderful Life reverse parody: what if you WERE there? how life might have been. DVD Frequency Dennis Quaid, Dan in Real Life Steve Carrell, Parenthood Steve Martin, Wall Street - Money Never Sleeps Michael Douglas"
28 Days (Special Edition)
28 Days (Special Edition)
"Human relationship requires effort, attention, discipline. Alcohol nicotine caffeine complicate harmony. DVDs of egocentric sensitivity germinating suffering: Bird Man of Alcatraz, When a Man Loves a Woman, Stuart Saves His Family, Groundhog Day, Departures"
Temple Grandin
Temple Grandin
"Fiercely protective mother enforced rules manners, sought opportunities for her autistic visual daughter to grow. Biography of PhD animal behaviorist overcoming bullying teasing, stigma to a life of meaningful contribution."
Departures
Departures
"Father's abandonment. Cello's wordless passion tenderly restores son's dignity. Anais Nin: And the day came, when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."
The Mirror Has Two Faces
The Mirror Has Two Faces
"Shared lovingly assembled meal, art as affirmation of life. DVD: Eat Drink Man Woman, Babette's Feast, Killing Fields. Mark Twain: kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see."
Red Mandarin Dress: An Inspector Chen Novel (Inspector Chen Cao)
Red Mandarin Dress: An Inspector Chen Novel (Inspector Chen Cao)
"Generation lost to the Cultural Revolution. Understanding acknowledgement reconciliation via history. DVD: Incendies French with subtitles, Beginners Ewan McGregor. RFK: Few will have the greatness to bend history, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events. And in the total of all those acts will be written the history of a generation."
August Rush
August Rush
"Optimistic, lyrical, hopeful musical of foster child reunited with biological parents through melody. Fra Elberto: the love you liberate in your work is the only love you keep. Rumi: let the beauty of what you love be what you do."
Greenfingers
Greenfingers
"Gardening prisoners, funny true story of Queen's jail. Albert Camus: Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."
Gattaca (Special Edition)
Gattaca (Special Edition)
"Human being as artwork shaped by passion, hope, hard work, determination. Plutarch: What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality."
The Blessings of Bhutan (A Latitude 20 Book)
The Blessings of Bhutan (A Latitude 20 Book)
"Pilgrimage for healing. Ethical Will of Bhutan's 4th King: Gross National Happiness measures Buddhist kingdom's success. Lost Horizon: he liked the serene world that Shangri-La offered him, pacified rather than dominated by its single tremendous idea."
The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)
The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)
"Plane discarded Coke bottle perceived as talisman from the Gods, incites conflict in previously harmonious village. Bottle condemned to be dropped from the end of the world. Young hero undertakes the task. Journey of laughter."
You Kill Me
You Kill Me
"Alcoholism prevents hit man from doing his job, laid off by mob until he attends AA. Alcholics Anonymous' goal moral perfection in steps. Rehabilition via laughter."
Miracles on Main Street
Miracles on Main Street
"Random acts of heart. Rachel Carson: Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life."
The Parent Trap (Special Double Trouble Edition)
The Parent Trap (Special Double Trouble Edition)
"Intellect, talent, beauty yet unbalanced with empathy, humility, forgiveness destabilizes. Book: Married People Staying Together in the Age of Divorce Francine Klagsbrun."
Mad Hot Ballroom
Mad Hot Ballroom
"Dance for self-awareness, discipline, etiquette, hope for change. DVD: Memoirs of a Geisha, Shall We Dance? with Koji Yakusho, Shall We Dance? remake with Richard Gere"
You Are Special: Neighborly Wit And Wisdom From Mister Rogers (Miniature Editions)
You Are Special: Neighborly Wit And Wisdom From Mister Rogers (Miniature Editions)
"It's not the honors and the prizes and the fancy outsides of life which ultimately nourish our souls. It's the knowing that we can be trusted, that we never have to fear the truth, that the bedrock of our very being is good stuff. DVDs: Family Man, Dan in Real Life, Departures, Duma, Parenthood, Frequency"
The Girl In The Café
The Girl In The Café
"You meet poor people and learn that underneath they're not that much different from you and me. . . It's important that we're respectful and polite. Andrew Olds"
Parenthood (Special Edition)
Parenthood (Special Edition)
"Parenting matures in stages: no parent can or should provide everything a child wants. Resilience against adversity, coping with disappointment, learning one is stronger than one thought are all desirable lessons. Forgive yourself for being human. Forgive your parents. DVD: Wall Street - Money Never Sleeps Shia LaBoeuf Cary Mulligan Michael Douglas, Frequency Dennis Quaid, Family Man, Departures"
The Wages of Zen (Otani)
The Wages of Zen (Otani)
"First in series of 13 by James Melville: Police Superintendent Otani's moral maturation. Prejudices are re-evaluated as he enters retirement in last volume."
Tootsie - 25th Anniversary Edition
Tootsie - 25th Anniversary Edition
"Anger, resentment, rebellion inhibit actor's success. Acquiescence, humility, tact, allow him to be himself AND achieve what he wants. Laugh out loud Dustin Hoffman."
House of Flying Daggers
House of Flying Daggers
"Ziyi Zhang dancing, martial arts, knife throwing double agent against the government. Sacrifice. Physical grace as an art. DVD: The American George Clooney, The Quiet American Michael Cain"
The Chinese Nail Murders: A Judge Dee Detective Story
The Chinese Nail Murders: A Judge Dee Detective Story
"Honesty compassion integrity allow thoughtful decision, polish the moral self. Taoist, Confucian perspective of intellect, duty."
The Shape of Things
The Shape of Things
"Liposuction, botox, plastic surgery, cosmetics, artificial nails, dyed hair. Sexual manipulation as art"
Sayonara
Sayonara
"Clash of Japanese and American prejudice. Book: Chrysanthemum and the Sword Japanese culture. DVD: Shogun 15hr 5disc, The Last Samurai, Memoirs of Geisha, Departures, Shall We Dance?"
Art Journals and Creative Healing: Restoring the Spirit Through Self-Expression
Art Journals and Creative Healing: Restoring the Spirit Through Self-Expression
"Acceptance of reality, fate, creating art from pain, sharing private sadness as artistic inspiration. Courageous written synopsis, inspiration behind art."
The Salaryman's Wife
The Salaryman's Wife
"Japanese American antique dealer befriended by neighborhood grocer. First in series exploring Japanese culture and mixed race identity. Life as art."
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
"Ziyi Zhang spoiled rebellious talented bright, self absorbed, causes death of humble monk healer. Parable of talent vs wisdom, artistic self absorption vs compassion, willfulness vs collaboration, selfishness vs trust"
The Cup
The Cup
"Young monks try to convince Abbot monastery needs a satellite dish and TV so they can view the World Cup. First movie filmed in Bhutan, hilarious. Laughter as healing."
Travellers & Magicians
Travellers & Magicians
"Bhutanese wants to leave 7th century mountain village, emigrate to 21st century US. Journey experiencing the magic of Bhutanese Buddhism. Storytelling dreams as healing."
E-Motion Picture Magic: A Movie Lover's Guide to Healing and Transformation
E-Motion Picture Magic: A Movie Lover's Guide to Healing and Transformation
"Cinematherapy: movies as therapeutic guides. DVD Intimate Strangers French with subtitles, Departures Japanese with subtitles, Temple Grandin videobiography, Dhamma Brothers documentary of meditation"
Memoirs of a Geisha (Two-Disc Widescreen Edition)
Memoirs of a Geisha (Two-Disc Widescreen Edition)
"Geisha living works of art, dance, shamisen, kimono. Fake it till you make it: smile fulfill duty, moments change. Healing through acceptance, letting go."
Cactus Tracks and Cowboy Philosophy
Cactus Tracks and Cowboy Philosophy
"Cowboy humor and poetry from large animal veterinarian who remembers to write the funny stuff down. Sides hurt from laughing. Chuckles heal. Norman Cousins: Anatomy of an Illness."