It kind of happened in phases for me.
I saw Last of the Mohicans
in the theater, and I was just kind of captivated by the music, cinematography, and the scope of the story. Also cried like a baby at the end when Magua fights Unkas and Chingachgook shows up at the end (trying to avoid spoilers for any morons that haven't sen this yet). Really showed me how emotional great films could be.
Then I saw Pulp Fiction
. Talk about mind blown. This really showed me, and most of the movie going public I guess, that there was an entirely different world of great stories to be told in entirely different ways unlike anything Hollywood had done before. Good Will Hunting
in 98 was probably the final piece of the puzzle for me. It was the first great film and story made by and about people closer to my generation than any Oscar caliber movie I had seen before.
After that is when I really began to crave good films and pretty much started seeing every movie that came out.
Great thread Shark
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