Aptitudes and Skills in Popular Movies
Taken & The Shawshank Redemption
So I have already noted previously that the most
chilling self-evaluation of one’s skill set is probably uttered
by Liam Neeson’s character
during a phone call in the film Taken…
“What I do have are a particular set of skills…”
You see, Neeson’s character is a CIA operative
and the phone conversation is part of
his introduction to his daughter’s abductor.
The voice on the phone sneers a two-word reply.
Relying in part on his auditory aptitude,
the CIA operative and dad begins the hunt for the mystery caller
with a distinctive speech pattern.
His skill set summary, a grimly amusing
masterpiece of understatement…
But the Oscar for most innovative transfer and use of aptitudes,
skills, and interests goes to Tim Robbins’ character, prisoner Andy Dufresne,
in The Shawshank Redemption…a film about miscarriage of justice.
Dufresne, a good guy thrust into horrible circumstances, learns how to adapt in an unfamiliar environment. And never has dexterity, a passion for music, and numerical aptitudes been used more deviously.
Note: Comparing this film with the recent New York prison break
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