Life Is Just an Illusion!
Trip Start Sep 20, 2007
150Trip End May 16, 2008
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What if we are the script writer, and we decide what happens in our lives? What if we are also the producer and the director, and we decide on the sets, and the direction we want the script to take?
What happens if we are only an actor, and someone else is the producer and the director? All we can do is follow the script and listen to the Director. How does all this impact how our life is played out?
I've been having a hard time following my script
One of the pamphlets I picked up was for the "Alamo Village Movie Location". It's located in Brackettville, Texas. I hadn't the faintest idea where Brackettville, Texas was until after I decided to head west towards the Christmas Mountains. Then I noticed that it said that it was a ½ hour from Del Rio. So great, I'll camp in Del Rio, stay a couple of days and then go visit this movie location.
There was something I misread in the pamphlet. I thought it said that it was 30 miles past Del Rio, not 30 miles before Del Rio. So I'm driving down the highway when I see the sign saying that Brackettville is before Del Rio. Oh-oh! I don't know what camping facilities are there. Maybe I'll go to the Movie Location and then continue on to Del Rio.
As you come into Brackettville you find the old Fort Clark
And guess what? It also has a campground....with Wi-fi. Bonus.
So I set up the trailer and go visit the Alamo Movie Location.
"Texas' most active and versatile movie set is also one of the largest and most complete (no false fronts here) backlots in the world. Built for John Wayne's The Alamo, Alamo Village has played host to more than 200 major feature films, TV movies, mini-series, documentaries, commercials, and music videos. Barbarosa with Willie Nelson, Lonesome Dove with Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones, The Good Old Boys starring Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, and Matt Damon, Bad Girls with Andie MacDowell and Drew Barrymore and the modern day millennial comedy thriller, The Bullfighter with Willem Defoe have all been filmed here
In addition to using the location for movies, it's also been used for the following Music Video;
1980 Willie Nelson - "Tougher Than Leather"
1995 Brooks & Dunn - "You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone"
1996 Gary Hobbs - "Corazon de la Ardiente"
1996 La Tropa F - "The Sheriff"
1996 "Los Palominos"
1999 Shade of Red - "Revolution"
Unfortunately there were no movies being shot today. It would have been neat to watch. But then I might not have left for a few days. The buildings that are there don't look like much but you would be surprised what "movie magic" can do to a few old buildings
With DVDs now that are packed with extras that show how movies are made, the secrets of movie making is no longer hidden. Has that ruined the pleasure of watching a well made movie? I don't think so. I think it has actually enhanced our viewing pleasure.
What if the same is happening with life? What if the secrets of living the "Meaning of Life" is slowly being revealed to us as "extras" on a DVD? Some days we watch the extras on a DVD. Other days we only want the actual movie. What if the extras are more interesting than the actual movie? Do we watch only the extras?
Where do we find the "extras" to life? Do we need a secret password to unlock them? Have they always been there but we've been ignoring them? Maybe the "technology" wasn't there for us to have access to them before? Maybe we weren't ready to have access to them?
Questions? Questions? Questions?
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