Friday, November 12, 2010
The Rocky Story
The end scene encapsulated it all.
At the end of our lives if we can say that we took all the blows and lived our life with integrity and still prevailed. No man is an island and together you are invincible. When you have the right components in your life,the love of a woman and friends, the right people that gel with you then you are invincible, you can take whatever life has to dish out.
He wanted to make movies to inspire people.It wasn't working so he changed his approach. If I burnt all my bridges , then I would still have that hunger. He went to the library and found a book of poems by Edgar Allan Poe, which made him get out of himself. He wrote a script called Paradise Alley which he sold for $100.
He then watched a fight with Muhammad Ali and Chuck Wagner and wrote for twenty hours solid. He tried to sell it but no one would buy it and then finally he meets a pair who wants to offer $125,000. The final offer was $325,000. But he refused and he agreed to $35,000 with shares in the picture so that he could play the part.
He tried to buy his dog back, but the man refused to pay. He knew the outcome and so kept changing his approach. He paid the guy $15,000 to buy the dog back and put him in the movie.