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Great post!

I was 41 when I watched β€˜Rocky’ for the first time - I was in training for my first 10k, and the theme tune was on my running playlist. I mentioned in passing to my husband that it was my favourite song to run to, and the next time he accompanied me on his bike on one of my training runs he rode with a towel around his neck.

β€˜What’s that for?’ I asked.

β€˜You know, Mickey Goldmill? Rocky’s TRAINER?’

I had no idea what he was talking about, but we watched the film that evening and it all became clear! 🀣

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That's such a wonderful memory to have Rebecca! Isn't it amazing how movies can touch our lives like this? The music from "Rocky" is so fantastic and perfect to get pumped up for any task. And the character of Rocky Balboa is such a great role model for anyone who wants to train for any competition. I want to go to Philadelphia to run up those stairs now, which because of the movie has become a tourist attraction, proving once again that movies are more than mere entertainment. Movies are our stories, our values, ourselves, and so can touch us profoundly and even change us for the better. 😍

https://www.visitphilly.com/things-to-do/attractions/the-rocky-statue-and-the-rocky-steps/

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YES, the STAIRS!!! And yay to 'movies are out stories, our values, ourselves...' - you're absolutely right!

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Jan 31, 2023Liked by moviewise 🎟

This is, shockingly, one of the films on my "never seen" list!! Thanks for the reminder that I need to keep working on that haha.

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The movie "Rocky" is of such a high standard and quality that it is shocking. Somewhere along the middle of watching it I was struck with the thought that it is one of the best movies I've ever seen. It just hits you. It's such a wonderful find!

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