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The Secret (2006)

Interviews with self-proclaimed authors, philosophers, scientists, with an in-depth discussion of visualizing your goals. The audience is shown how they can learn and use 'The Secret' in their everyday lives.

Director:

Drew Heriot

Writer:

Rhonda Byrne (original concept)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Proctor ... Himself - Philosopher
Joe Vitale ... Himself - Metaphysician (as Dr. Joe Vitale MSC.D.)
John Assaraf ... Himself - Entrepreneur
Loral Langemeier Loral Langemeier ... Herself - Financial Strategist
Marie Diamond Marie Diamond ... Herself - Feng Shui Consultant
Michael Beckwith Michael Beckwith ... Himself - Visionary (as Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith D.D.)
Jack Canfield Jack Canfield ... Himself - Author
Bob Doyle Bob Doyle ... Himself - Author
Mike Dooley Mike Dooley ... Himself - Writer
Lisa Nichols Lisa Nichols ... Herself - Author
Bill Harris Bill Harris ... Himself - Therapist
John Hagelin ... Himself - Quantum Physicist (as Dr. John Hagelin Ph.D A.B. M.A.)
John Demartini ... Himself - Philosopher (as Dr. John F. Demartini D.C. Bsc)
Fred Alan Wolf Fred Alan Wolf ... Himself - Quantum Physicist (as Fred Alan Wolf Ph.D.)
Denis Waitley Denis Waitley ... Himself - Psychologist (as Dr. Denis Waitley Ph. D)
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The Secret is a feature length movie presentation which reveals The Great Secret of the universe. It has been passed throughout the ages, traveling through centuries... This is The Secret to everything - the secret to unlimited joy, health, money, relationships, love, youth: everything you have ever wanted. All the resources you will ever need to understand and live The Secret. The world's leading scientists, authors, and philosophers will reveal The Secret that utterly transformed the lives of every person who ever knew it... Plato, Newton, Carnegie, Beethoven, Shakespeare, Einstein. Written by Anonymous

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The Secret has traveled through centuries ...to reach you.

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Documentary

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 2007 (Austria) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Australia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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[first lines]
Rhonda Byrne: A year ago, my life had collapsed around me. I'd worked myself into exhaustion. My father died suddenly, and my relationships were in turmoil. Little did I know at the time, out of my greatest despair was to come the greatest gift. I'd been given a glimpse of a great Secret.
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Referenced in Dexter: It's Alive! (2007) See more »

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Trailblazing
Artist: Steve Jablonsky
Played right before the end before the credits in The Secret
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Imagine two scenarios...
26 March 2008 | by nikalboSee all my reviews

Imagine two scenarios. First, a basketball player is on the free throw line. In his mind, he sees the ball going into the basket, traveling in that perfect trajectory - he envisions himself making the shot, his hands performing the perfect movement. Maybe he even repeats in his mind a few times "I will make this shot". He focuses on his confidence. He releases. The ball goes in. Second scenario - now, imagine a kid who wants a red bike. He shuts his eyes, thinks hard of a ride bike with a basket in front. He does this religiously, in fact that's all he does for two straight days - just lays in bed and thinks hard of his bike. After two days, he opens the door and lo and behold the exact red bike with a basket is sitting in the front yard.

Now, come back to reality. Think about these two scenarios and ask yourself "Are these two the same?". Hopefully you answered "NO". Both demonstrate positive thinking - but there is a fine, but incredibly significant line that separates common sense from delirium. "The secret", while containing a few nuggets of truth, comes dangerously close to implying what the second scenario implies. And because of that, in the hands of the gullible and the desperate, this film may have a few positive benefits (hope) but could ultimately be dangerous (inaction, unreasonable expectations). Positive thinking has been proved to help - yes. Focus and concentration on your goals helps - yes. But, to use the basketball analogy, to make the shot you have to take it. "The Secret", with it's slick presentation, almost suggests that if you focus on the ball long enough some magical wind will carry it into the basket. To be fair, the film is not 100% of this - but believe me it comes dangerously close. It doesn't help that they allude to the book as if Thomas Jefferson and Einstein actually owned it and passed it along, that along with the titled people like John Doe, Physicist and John Doe, Author that they interviewed, they included John Doe, "Mystic" and John Doe, "Visionary" (what in god's name is a visionary anyway???). It's slick, over-produced, and will turn-off any sensible, intelligent person looking for an honest eye-opener. Look elsewhere for enlightenment and growth - there are a ton of books, old and new, that are better than this fluff masterpiece.


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