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Nothing changed my outlook on life from watching a movie, but a few have influenced me.
Terminator 1. For some reason my parents let me rent it when I was 8 or 9 years old. For a long time the visual style and story telling influenced me to want to work as an actor, writer, director. Some of my old writing and story boards were very Neo-noir before film-noir became popular again. It is still to this day one of my favorite movies of all time and it is BETTER than Terminator 2.
300. A visual style that had never been seen before. While lots of movies had been blue or green screened, 300 pushed it to another level with over the top visuals. We all know the story of King Leonidas, but to see it visually presented as a live action comic book with Tyler Bates soundtrack was incredible. The colors, the visuals, the soundtrack, all put this movie over the top. Everything about the movie is epic. Oh and it had redheads that were naked. That redheads+b00bs= awesome.
Top Gun. I almost joined the Navy because of the awesomeness of this movie. yes I know its fake. Yes I know it has nothing to do with real Naval Aviation. But you cant tell me you didnt and still dont get pumped during the opening credits playing Danger Zone while they launch and retrieve F14s in slow motion. The air battles are also wonderful pieces of footage that Tony Scott shot. To this day, one of my biggest regrets is that I didnt join the Navy and that I didnt become a fighter pilot. Not because I think its like Top Gun, but because of other reasons.
Godfather 1 and 2. 3 was crap. Holy sh!t!!! Everything about 1 is awesome. And everything about 2 is better than 1. 1 gets all the credit because its the original. 2 is a far superior film. These films are the text book definition of the term "epic." These are the standard and these are the untouchables. These masterpieces are when I realized that a film is different than a movie.
Oh and I forgot American Psycho. I like the book better though. The book made me give up on film and movies since I wasnt going anywhere with it and move to finance. Christian Bale's breakthrough performance is incredible. Its not the best movie out there, but it was one of the defining factors in me changing fields. And I thought it was funny that Gloria Stenium married Bale's father after railing against American Psycho so much. That must have been awkward at family get togethers...
"Look at that subtle off-white coloring. The tasteful thickness of it. Oh my God, it even has a watermark!"
"Oh and if you dare say that I dont know whats it like get a freakin clue! I date models and strippers. So dont tell me that I dont know whats its like!" - BDiddy
Last edited by BDiddy; 02-13-2010 at 02:42 PM.