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OMLandshark
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The movie that made you love movies


I think we all have that one special movie that just clicked with you that forever changed the way you viewed movies. It was the movie where you started viewing it as art and wondering about how they created the work before you, from the script to the sets to the directing. I'd say it is very likely the film you still hold most dearly for showing you the light of true cinema and its potential.

For me, that film had to be The Lord of the Rings, and more specifically The Fellowship of the Ring. I honestly hated fantasy before watching this film (liked Sci-fi like Star Wars though), to where I was absolutely dragged to see it against my will opening night. I was needless to say blown away; I didn't even know it was a trilogy and expected the Ring's destruction before the end of the film. While I was very much loving it, it was the first film I actually wondered how and why they did certain things. Think the thought first crossed my head when the Hobbits are under the tree roots with the Ringwraith over them, and wondering the decision of the camera angle and the tension around the scene. The Hobbits climbing the icy mountain made me question if they actually did that or if they used special effects for the Mountain, if they used miniatures or special effects to do the scenes in Moria, and especially that one scene near the end where they send the camera down a zipline as the Fellowship fights in different positions below it. Not to mention how they made the Hobbits appear so small against the larger humans around them.

I definitely don't think I'm alone on this movie in particular, for this film's extended edition went into incredible detail (about 7 hours worth) on how and why they did all of this, and I do think those EE DVDs will definitely be some of the main inspirations for tomorrow's filmmakers. Peter Jackson documenting everything about the film production was an incredible gift to future filmmakers and really should be required viewing for anyone who wants to enter film in any degree.

So what was the film that really did this for you? Go into detail if you can in how it grabbed hold of your passions and imagination.



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JombieZombie
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Seven Samurai
Dawn of the Dead
The Seventh Seal
A Clockwork Orange
8 1/2
Amadeus
Andrei Rublev

I've always loved movies, but I didn't appreciate them as art until I saw those films.



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magildachunks
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Good Will Hunting.


When I saw it in theaters, it was the first time i actually noticed a great movie and appreciated what a great movie could be.

Sure, there was Jurassic Park when I was 12, or Star Wars my entire childhood. But I didn't really "get" films until this one.

This is the film that first led to me thinking I could enjoy doing this for a living.






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Carson123987
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Pulp Fiction





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OMLandshark
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Sure, there was Jurassic Park when I was 12, or Star Wars my entire childhood. But I didn't really "get" films until this one.



Yeah, I loved those movies, but I didn't know what was so great. It was just dinosaurs and Jedis that made it awesome for me as a kid. For instance, Phantom Menace was once my favorite Star Wars film just because of Darth Maul. Looking back at my favorite films from 2001 and before (excluding Fellowship of course), the vast majority of my favorite films were absolute shite. It was always without fail sequels that were my favorite for instance.

Once I saw Fellowship, it changed my opinion on what a film could be. A few months later when I saw "Attack of the Clones", I didn't hate it, but I knew something was off. Looking back at movies I liked from 2002 onward, I have to say I didn't have bad taste after seeing that film.






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yurintroubl
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Princess Bride





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WicKed WayZ
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The Prestige
Pulp Fiction


Made me appreciate good dialogue and good story. Not just action scenes and dumb jokes.






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RonBurgundy
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Three Kings, Rounders, Fight Club





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Akit1
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The Dark Knight





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Froman
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Back to the Future. Watched it all day, every day as a small child. I can recite the entire movie with all the proper pauses and inflections even after going years between viewings.

I just started watching movie after movie when I started to get older.



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Tom Sawyer
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Saving Private Ryan





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Weebie
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The Prestige


one of the most underrated movies of all time






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Fenwick86
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As a kid I loved the action/adventure type movies like Jurassic Park, Terminator, etc. Then one day I saw Goodfellas and it changed everything for me.





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The Royal Tenenbaums





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flvelo12
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Diner, Breaking Away and Local Hero.

I realized the script, along with the acting of course, was the key.







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tidalmouse
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Pulp Fiction


This really got my attention.Greatness.I'm old so the Movie that I remember really being captivated with was The Godfather.






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Primal Fear





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Raiders of the Lost Ark





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quote:

Made me appreciate good dialogue and good story. Not just action scenes and dumb jokes


this


Depends on what the movie is about.
Most action movies I don't care about because the action goes overboad, and is extremely unrealistic.

Dumb jokes I can handle in the right movie.

My favorite movies make me think and keep me guessing, such as The Prestige or The Game.






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Infra-Man





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