David J. Bookbinder of the Flower Mandelas blog has a post titled “How Movies Saved My Life.”
“Star Trek” and “Twilight Zone” opened my eyes to fundamental truths of human behavior and the workings of the human heart, filtered through aliens and time travel so they could get past the censors. “Ground Hog Day” sustained me for the first few months following my near-death experience, a time in which I had to learn everything over again and again. As noted in an earlier blog post, “The Matrix” broke me out of a mental deadlock and spun me into a strange new world of legal labyrinths, from which I brought back a keen sense of the difference between vengeance and justice. But one movie literally saved my life — not once, but twice.
That movie? The Road Warrior. Not many people would look to that film for driving tips, but Bookbinder was able to use some of Mel Gibson’s moves to avert two different accidents. Read the post for details.