View Full Version : Have u ever seen a film that has changed ur life?
12-09-2000, 06:43 PM
After seeing fight club which looked to be a mindless fight flick which i do really enjoy that type of flick it made me wanna write my own ideas when i got on to my computer i couldnt stop i had so much ideas i was writing crime flicks and horror flicks right now im in post production to make my first independant feature i would have to say everything from start to finish of fight club opened my eyes about all things i never thought i could think about i never thought i could write before untill i saw it i then read fight club book i bought the posters and then the soundtrack then i got the screensaver then i bought it on dvd and vhs have u ever seen a film that has changed ur life?
12-09-2000, 07:09 PM
Please Psycho, try to use dots etc. to make your text's more easy to read. It's always a bit hard to understand what you are saying...
But anyway, I don't think one film has ever changed my life... But films in general have definitely changed it. I think film's affect us all a lot since we spend quite a lot of our lives in front of TV.
I decided ten years ago that one day I will become a film director. It was Twin Peaks TV series that made me understand how a director can affect the outcome of a film or TV series... It was so different from everything I had seen before. After that I rented all films of David Lynch from a video store and totally loved them. There has been no turning back since then...
12-09-2000, 09:28 PM
Good call on the punctuation thang, Tuukka...c'mon you Brit...they teach periods and commas over there, don't they? /ubb/smile.gif
It's funny that you should bring this up on this forum because there are two films which within themselves had me believing that I too could write screenplays and they were:
The whole story behind RES DOGS, with Tarantino being a video clerk and all, had me believing that "anyone" with some great ideas and an incredibly creative mind could make a movie happen, and CLERKS just had me and my buddies written all over it!
I wrote four scripts in the next four years or so, and then tried to get some of them sold, but unfortunately, things weren't that sweet from the Great White North. Although I did get a nice "good luck" card signed by John Landis for one of my comedies...
I actually still have faith in a couple of my scripts, and definitely have plans for future projects, but just to answer your question, those flicks influenced me BIG-TIME!
Well, one movie that had an impact on me, but not so much changed my life was a french film called The City of Lost Children, after I watched it I really got into foreign movies and became not so biased towrads americna cinmea and hollywood. So the movie didnt totally change my outlook on life or anything, but it definitely had an impact on my rental habits.
12-11-2000, 09:46 AM
I would have to say the movie that really did it for me was Good Will Hunting. After watching the movie and then reading up on how two no names at the time (Damen/Affleck) wrote an award winning script - my buddy and I got together and just started writing. He doesn't write anymore but I have not stopped. Tarantino and Smith also have played a major role in why I love screenplays so much.
Joblo - please send us your scripts so we can review them!!!!
01-29-2001, 10:38 AM
I would like to change the question into this; Have you ever seen a movie that changed your mind and because of that, your life?
To me it was the script for Dead Poets Society. This script was simply brilliant! The best ever. The way it mixes poetry, meaning of life, thoughts about life/future, love and the things we people live for into one brilliant story is unbelieveble. This compared with the struggle of growing up and giving meaning and direction to your life. A kind of had the same feeling with Magnolia. I think this is because these kind of movies inspire me, but they had a really big impact on my way of thinking about my own life. Maybe this sound ridiculous but these are the only movies that kept playing in my mind for so long (not saying that I don't have other favorite movies but on a script-basis these are the only one). I hope I'll ever be able to write such a script for only 1 person out there.
Thnx for listening /ubb/smile.gif
P.s. Crynot, I totally agree with your talking about Good Will Hunting. It's still a real pain in the ass that they didn't use the 'pickup line' sequence in the movie itself. I really loved that part!
P.s.(2) Joblo (or anyone else who can help
me), I'm looking for the script of Magnolia for a long time now, I there anyone how knows where I can find it? (I mean the script , not the book based on the script) Hope you can help; THANX AHEAD!
02-01-2001, 08:05 PM
i would say CLERKSbecause it got me interested in screenwriting and FIGHT CLUB because it got me interestd in film making.
02-02-2001, 06:48 AM
I dont know why but ever since i saw John Malkovich in 'The Line Of Fire' i wanted to be an actor. It's not an amazin film or anything but i just love that character i guess.
I was influenced by Tarantino after watching Pulp Ficiton my fav. flick, by Kubrick who is a genius and Magnolia which got me thinking about life in general.
02-08-2001, 05:26 PM
The films that changed my life, and inspired me to become a writer, are:
THE GODFATHER (1972) Francis Ford Coppola
HALLOWEEN (1978) John Carpenter
MAGNOLIA (1999) Paul Thomas Anderson
THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE (1972) Ronald Neame
PULP FICTION (1994) Quentin Tarantino
PSYCHO (1960) Alfred Hitchcock
THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991) Jonathan Demme
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962) Robert Mulligan
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02-18-2001, 03:32 PM
No offence guys but i thought this topic was pretty stupid! But yestrday I watched the breakfast club 4 the first time! I cant tell u just how much i was inspired! I cud really relate to emilio estevez's character!!!! needless 2 say i was inspired and have rushed headlong into a new script about the toughness of life on a 16 year old male character and his friends who i am going to loosely relate 2 myself and my mates! i loved the way that in the film every1 opened up 2 each other!!!!!it had a healthy mix of comedy and drama as well!!!! an excellent film!
02-19-2001, 09:45 AM
The film that most changed my life:
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02-21-2001, 09:47 PM
A few humor attempts with the "changing my life" movies:
Faces Of Death Part 1: Made me realize that when you cut a chicken's head off it runs around for a while, then dies. Now that's sweet.
Battlefield Earth and Troll 2: That I can write anything I want and if these movies could be made, they'll sell. /ubb/smile.gif
But in all seriousness for once...
Starstruck (otherwise known as Starf---er): A movie about a young screenwriter who gets manipulated by a washed up Hollywood star, but then meets success in the mind as the other meets jail.
Dirty Cop No Donut: Made me realize that cops can be cool sometimes. Well, I guess the whole serious part ran out.
02-22-2001, 07:36 PM
I know everyone has said it already but...
CLERKS. Its just an awesome film and really made me think about screenwriting.
02-25-2001, 08:29 PM
i saw this one movie that made me want to write a script for a sequal.
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02-28-2001, 04:31 AM
dead poets society...
03-03-2001, 07:32 PM
So what did you do different Marla?
03-04-2001, 04:06 AM
i can't say that there are certain specific things that changed after seeing those films, but my attitude towards a lot of things and the way i see certain things were altered forever...
03-13-2001, 05:37 PM
A few recent films that had an effect on me.
THE USUAL SUSPECTS (movie & script)
FIGHT CLUB (movie & script)
MATRIX (movie & script)
BATTLE FIELD EARTH (movie)
After reading the script for TUS, FC and the Matrix I thought I could write a script that had no boundries. After seen BFE I knew my work was good. The script for GI JANE wuz the first script I ever read and it started all this for me. I have seen the movies for all the above an they all had different effect on what I choose to do in future.
Hollywood are producing any garbage now-a-days. i.e DUDE WHERE IS MY CAR. So why not continue writing.
03-30-2001, 01:05 AM
Hi, i'm new to this board. I think the two movies that have most influenced me are Boogie Nights and Magnolia. I think P.T. Anderson is a great director, and he made me realize that film can be a worth while career, where you can actually touch people. Because I'm sick of touching myself all of the time.
03-30-2001, 08:38 AM
Ummmm.... okay. Yeah.....
Uh-oh - we got another Brock Landers on our hands! j/k
Welcome aboard Webslingga. Let me know if there is anything I or the other schmoes can help you out with.
03-30-2001, 04:48 PM
JERRY McGUIRE/SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
made me want to start writing storys that just transcend onto paper.
Recently CAST AWAY made me start to minimizw my life materially, it wasn't a phenom. movie but the message was kick ass.
03-30-2001, 05:10 PM
Ok here we go:
2001: A space odyssey.
Made me think about life and everything around it and the afterlife and evolution. Basically made me think all philosophical and shit and still has me thinking today.
Showed me tarantino and how much i LOVE movies.
About myself mostly and society.
03-30-2001, 07:02 PM
Awakenings - Made me rethink what was really important in life.
Bottle Rocket and Ed Wood - Told me that it doesn't matter how you do it, as long as you do it!
Jurassic Park determined what i wanted to be when i was older, someone in the film business. A maker of dreams.
03-31-2001, 07:09 AM
A few films changed my life but the most notable ones are:
Pulp Fiction- after years of dissapointing Hollywood garbage it is so refreshining to see a picture that made me fall in love with movies all oer again. Its also good to see that a film doesn't have to have the budget of Korea's national debt to make an impact on society and influence your outlook on life.
Clerks is another perfect example of great independant film making. Smith wasn't making it to pay for his pool or to buy a yacht- he made it because he loes movies and wants to tell his story.
Reserior Dogs gave me a different outlook on structure and film making, as did Fight Club which is one of the best directed films of the 90's. Fincher 's efortless storytelling which combines both dark humour and gritty realisation of the consumerism of the world is nothing short of inspiring.
04-15-2001, 02:05 AM
This movie stopped me from commiting suicide, i know this sounds stupid or whatever but it did.
04-20-2001, 12:16 AM
As a writer, movies that have changed my life include:
Usual Suspects (Christopher McQuarrie)
Magnolia (P.T. Anderson)
Shakespeare in Love (Tom Stoppard)
Cruel Intentions (Roger Kumble)
Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki)
As a person, movies that have changed my life include:
04-27-2001, 08:10 PM
Films which not so much 'changed my life' but opened my eyes i guess. And ok so i know that some are fairly recent but i have a crap memory okay?
The Beach - Taught me to live life for the moment
American Beauty - such honesty and raw truth, "it's hard to stay mad, when there's so much beauty in the world" "I can't feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life..."
The Power of One - (Stephen Dorf) the title says it all
And the film which inspired me to write was Never Been Kissed, a fairly crap movie i know but there was just sumin' about it.
I've not seen fight club yet but seeing as its inspired man people here, i'll check it out.
04-28-2001, 01:58 AM
"Clerks". I saw what a great film it was with the script. I guess I started thinking about screenplays. It changed my whole view of what I wanted to become.
04-29-2001, 01:00 PM
Stormhawk: I hear ya, man! God, that movie is such a beautiful work of art! /ubb/wink.gif
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