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Musingsofanoldfart turned me onto this amazing documentary. I am probably one of the few people in America (aside from the likes of Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky) who hadn’t a clue who this Tom Shadyac guy is. While I have no need to watch “Ace Ventura” or “Liar, Liar”, this documentary is worth multiple viewings. Thanks for the tip, Musings!

(How lame that my own intro shows up below the reblogged post. Does that make sense to anyone else?)

 

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My friend Barney of www.mountainperspective.wordpress.com turned me onto the documentary film by Tom Shadyac called simply “I AM.”If the name rings a bell, Shadyac made a fortune directing highly successful movies such as “Ace Ventura,” “Liar Liar,” “The Nutty Professor” and “Bruce Almighty.” Yet, this film is nothing like the others and was done after a life event changed his perspective. Shadyac had a terrible fall from a bicycle and suffered a lingering concussion that lasted for several years, not unlike what some football players have suffered from. Apparently, it is very debilitating and depressive and some football players have taken their life due to the suffering and depression.

Yet, after some time, Shadyac emerged from the pain and suffering and eventually recovered. He was left wanting more out of life. After seeing his own mortality, he wanted to know better answers to two principal questions.

– What is wrong with…

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