Frederic Lyman has always loved the movies and has been an avid fan of film since he was a kid, finding personal connections with different actors and their characters.
He enjoys movies with an impactful story. A story that stays with you long after the credits roll on the screen. A story that makes you think about life and the human experience.
There are a long list of films that have stuck with Frederic Lyman over the years. Some of his favorites and most memorable are listed here below:
Considered one of the greatest of all time by Frederic Lyman and many other movie buffs and critics, Citizen Kane was Orson Welles’s first feature film produced in 1941. The film takes the audience through the life and legacy of a man named Charles Foster Kane, played by Welles himself. Frederic Lyman appreciates how the construction of the film demonstrates how an individual’s life survives in the memories of others after death. It is an interesting concept that the film portrays in an entertaining and emotional way.
The Shawshank Redemption
The Shawshank Redemption tells the story of a man, Andy Dufresne, sentenced to life in prison despite claiming innocence. During his time in prison, Andy befriends another inmate and the two form a strong bond together, eventually finding solace and redemption through their actions. An important theme in this film that Frederic Lyman points out is the demonstration of how an individual is ultimately responsible for how they feel and how they carry themselves. One can feel free even while in prison while another individual may feel confined while free in the outside world.
Switching movie genres a bit, another classic film Frederic Lyman enjoys is Forrest Gump. While taking us through the life of Forrest Gump, the film also takes the audience through many major historical events. The story of Forrest Gump finds an entertaining, fun, and light-hearted way to present the themes and concepts of choice, chance, and destiny.