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right, pretty straight forward.
A friend of mine says that watching 'One flew over the cuckoos nest' actually influenced their decision to work in a psychiatric hospital which ended up becoming their chosen career path.
Which films have had any sort of impact over your personal life?
It's a Wonderful Life
These films have influenced me in all sorts of ways. I'm a bit tired tonight so I'll try and post some thoughts on the whys and hows tomorrow.
Shawshank redemption all the way...
Nothing else comes close...
In what way though Martin?
Originally posted by Lickszz
In what way though Martin?
It's the one film I can sit and watch, no matter how bad things are and come out ready to fight my corner again.
Film? No. Dick Wittington at the Liverpool Empire in the seventies left a lasting impression though. Cilla Black is probably responsible for my boots 'thing'. Or maybe I should have discosed this info under the 'collectables' posting
American riders (for those in the know)
There are loads really, they have all collectively influenced my life in different ways!
I canít think of a film that has changed my life dramatically, as in i was uming and arring about becoming a psychiatric nurse, and one flew over the cuckoos nest made me want to become one.
But i have to say that American Beauty has made me feel a lot happier about the life choices i have made, and it has given me a confidence in facing opposition to things i want to accomplish.
(I have not left my wife and kids for a cheerleader by the way)
Originally posted by vidster
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After thinking about this and typing a number of films on here I think one film that had a huge impact on my life was Jaws.
I was scared as most kids would be of the film, my grandad told me to look for the strings because jaws was just a puppet...thus a monster was born and now I annoy the hell out of anyone watching a film with me because my interest in how they are made and who did what plagues them mwuahaha.
The film that tamed this beast was Resevoir Dogs....after anlysing the films it director actors and point inside out I realised that perhaps it would be nice to just 'enjoy' a film for what it is....entertainment.
It still lurks beneath though like I find it highly interesting that the young lad who won an oscar for his part in Empire of the Sun is to play the next Batman??
Leon - Made me go to film school.
Tomb Raider 2 - Made me leave film school.
The Seventh Seal, but not the first time I saw it - when it's elegiac style and philosophical points were lost on me.
It's a masterpiece in lots of ways, but a truly compelling film that, for me, threw some half known truths into sharp relief, particularly about religion spirituality and of course death.
Originally posted by Moon Maiden
I find it highly interesting that the young lad who won an oscar for his part in Empire of the Sun is to play the next Batman??
...... and it's ganna be awesome!!!!!!!!
Can't be worse than Burtons attempt!
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I thought everyone had seen Scum. It stars Ray Winston as a young chap that is locked up in prison and his brutal rise to top dog.
It's a raw, shocking British film that i still watch sometimes. The only thing i have seen like it recently is Chopper starring Eric Bana.
Isaw this film at a low point in my life. I was quite ill, my mum had died, my business was in trouble. In other words things were not really terribly good in the garden. I'd read the Steven King story and was interested to see what the film would be like and it surpassed my expectations - especially the happy ending. The about 'get busy living or get busy dying' inspired me to start pulling my finger out and getting moving with my life.
The monologue at the beginning. The whole idea of valuing people and the sweat you go through to do that.
'It's a Wonderful Life'
No life is insignificant and meaningless. It's just that, in the words of the Joni Mitchell, 'you don't know what you've got till it's gone'.
Duty and responsibility and standing up for what you believe in even when it's going to cost you.
Many other films and books that have influenced me seem to have as their theme redemption and duty. I guess it sums up a serious character defect in me!
BEST Life Changer - True Romance - Christian Slater etc and a heap of others
It has everything (even Val Kilmer as Elvis) re-iterated my belief in fate
Worst Ever - In the cut. Meg Ryan, what was that all about other than a waste of 11/2 hours No Big Deal
As a young person it had to be Dirty Dancing, I am a girl after all still watch it now and Know all the lines I know it is cheesy but it proved that 'nobody buts baby in a corner' and girls everywhere were empowered.
many many films...
all about eve ( gave me love of theatre!)
the poseidon adventure and towering inferno.....total love of the epic and the dreamy..........
central station and the station agent.a love of the goodness of people...
Forest Gump definately, not that I'm like good olde forest in any way but just cause the film had an impact on me and I think anyone who has seen it.
A Clockwork Orange, without a doubt. I was given a bootleg copy of it by Richard Kirk of Cabaret Voltaire about twenty years ago, when it was still banned. At the time I worked for a boring Bank full of the most irritating and banal people imaginable. The film helped my mate Pete and I get from day to day by fantasising about meting out some of the "Ultraviolence", and the "old in-out, in-out" on certain members of staff. Real horrorshow, oh my brothers...
Night of the living dead.
This made me believe in zombies!
High fidelity, this made me stop and think about the missus feelings. Not that i didnt before... just to more a significant level now.
This made me switch my Fine art driven career prospects to design and animation, which made me go to a uni in which i met my missus. Go Jurassic Park.