Thread: Movies that changed your life...

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    ...or at least had an impact on you.

    The summer between middle school and high school I saw a film called Parting Glances on late night HBO it changed the way I saw the world and told me I was not as strange, weird, or f&%# up as I thought I was.

    Does anyone else have a movie moment that changed your life?
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      Star Wars
      Evil Dead
      Lord of the Rings
      Indiana Jones
      Back to the Future
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        The Matrix - Loved the symbolism themes regarding reality, reasons for existence, and "the system" that runs the world.
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          The Lion King
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            Commando. No joke. Saw it as a kid and all it did was make me want to go to the gym and stay in shape. I took my vitamins, ate healthy and stayed active/exercised as a kid. All the violence didn't make me want to resort to violence or go on a killing spree like some folks like to claim it does. Now I'm working in a field that focuses on the body, health, nutrition and exercise.
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              The Godfather. It makes me think of the balance between good and evil.
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                Quote by thecrow174
                The Godfather. It makes me think of the balance between good and evil.


                Quote by Don
                I spent my whole life trying not to be careless. Women and children can afford to be careless, but not men.


                One of my favorite lines from any movie, I can see The Godfather having an impact on a lot of people.

                Commando, hey any movie were Arnie takes out a mall is a good movie.
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                  Labyrinth...saw it shortly after my father passed away and it made me happy and told me I could still have fantasy in life. Cheesy yes but true.
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                    Quote by yhaz
                    Quote by thecrow174
                    The Godfather. It makes me think of the balance between good and evil.


                    Quote by Don
                    I spent my whole life trying not to be careless. Women and children can afford to be careless, but not men.


                    One of my favorite lines from any movie, I can see The Godfather having an impact on a lot of people.


                    Here's some of my favorite lines.

                    Don Corleone: You spend time with your family?

                    Johnny Fontane: Sure I do.

                    Don Corleone: Good. Because a man who doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man.
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                      -Star Wars
                      -Aliens
                      -Terminator 2
                      -The Lion King
                      -Scarface

                      Basically all my favorite movies of all time...
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                        Labyrinth...saw it shortly after my father passed away and it made me happy and told me I could still have fantasy in life. Cheesy yes but true.
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                          -Jurassic Park, showed me that science is a double edged sword.

                          -Poltergeist, first time my sister made me watch this, I developed a fear of clowns. When I watched it again when I was older, it taught me to stand up to my fear.

                          -Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, this is the movie that inspired my forensics routine in high school. While other people were reenacting sappy stories of rape, racism and all that depressing stuff the judges like to hear ("The Lovely Bones" being the most popular), I went in the opposite direction and stuck true to Roger's philosophies on life. That you have to have a sense of humor and sometimes laughter is the only weapon you have. And look where it got me, the state finals .

                          -Donnie Darko, although I never considered drugs, but this scared me away from them for good. One look at this movie and I was asking: "What the Hell was this guy smoking when he made this?" 0 0
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                            Quote by TheGreatShow
                            Labyrinth...saw it shortly after my father passed away and it made me happy and told me I could still have fantasy in life. Cheesy yes but true.


                            Not cheesy at all, I love soundtrack to the Labyrinth.
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                              True Grit (1969)

                              Got me into westerns.
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                                I have never had a movie be anything more than mere entertainment.
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                                  Quote by Drahken
                                  I have never had a movie be anything more than mere entertainment.


                                  That seems a bit sad to me. I hope there was a book or an album et cetera that inspired you somewhere along the way.
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                                    Films by:
                                    Jan Svankmajer
                                    The Quay brothers
                                    Ingmar Bergman
                                    Andrei Tarkovsky
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                                      Quote by yhaz
                                      Quote by Drahken
                                      I have never had a movie be anything more than mere entertainment.


                                      That seems a bit sad to me. I hope there was a book or an album et cetera that inspired you somewhere along the way.


                                      Nope. The closest thing is that when I watched transformers back in the day, I wanted to make loud clanking footsteps like they did. Years later I got my first pair of cowboy boots & just naturally made loud clunking footsteps, somewhat similar to those of the giant robots.
                                      One time I had to write an essay on a similar topic, about a person (real or fictional) who had a major influence on my life. It took me far longer to come up with anything to write about than it did to actually write the essay. In the end, I wound up twisting the theme & writing about an absence of influence. (I had always wondered if I had gotten bonus points for creativity on that, but it was part of a standardized test, so they didn't give you specific results, just your overall score.)
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                                        Rocky and Rudy. Saw them before football season my 7th grade year and they had a major impact on me. As a rule the coach didn't start anyone but 8th graders. I ended up as a captain my 7th grade year, outstanding athlete of my 8th grade class, lettered my sophomore year, was the only junior to ever receive an award (typically award ceremonies at my high school were for the seniors) and had more honors than all but one person my senior year.(He actually got a scholarship) Rudy probably impacted me the most in this. I was the smallest lineman on the team. At least 6 inches shorter than the average lineman and weighed in 70lbs less. However, thanks to underdog movies I spent a lot of time in the gym!
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                                          John Carpenter's Halloween. I remember being so terrified after seeing it the first time.
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