Movie projector on a dark background. Who is your favorite classic movie hero? D.H. Weinberg
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Who is your favorite classic movie hero?

I don’t know about you, but I think this world needs more “true heroes”!

People we all can look up to.  People who are courageous.  People who are honest.  People who are selfless, and think of others.  The classic movie hero chooses the “right thing” — over the thing that is more popular, prestigious, financially rewarding, expedient, selfish, or just plain wrong.

Movie projector on a dark background. Who is your favorite classic movie hero? D.H. WeinbergMaybe that’s why I love old movies – in part, because there were so many true heroes in the movies of yesteryear.

Do you have a favorite classic movie hero? Here are some of mine:

  • Atticus Finch (To Kill A Mockingbird) – who stood up against racial injustice and bigotry.
  • Jefferson Smith (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington) – who stood up against corrupt congressmen and politics.
  • Rick Blaine (Casablanca) – a flawed character, but one who did the right and courageous thing by letting Ilsa go to help her husband with his work.
  • George Bailey (It’s a Wonderful Life) – who stood up to Mr. Potter in trying to help his community live free and better lives.

And maybe that’s why I wrote a book that I hope will be published one day, entitled “By the Light of the Silvery Moon”.

It’s a historical fiction book, where I’ve taken real life events (e.g. The Titanic), and married them with fictional stories of courage, heroism, and good morality (e.g. the fictional Jack and Rose in the movie Titanic).
As I was writing it, it just seemed this was a great book for young adults.  Young people who especially need heroes!  Young people who need to find some good role models.  And like Jesus did with his parables, some of the best stories in life contain a moral principle or lesson that long after the story is read – will hopefully stick around in someone’s heart.
So, if you have a young person living with you, you might want to check out “By the Light of the Silvery Moon” (when available).  Or sign up for my newsletter, and I’ll send you one of the stories for FREE.  I think both parents and children will like these.  They may prompt a good discussion at school or in your home – on what makes men and women heroic and great!   Good Reading, all heroes and heroines!

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