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Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Thirty-first Question

Has a movie ever impacted your life? If so, which one?
(which movie, not which life)


  • At 3:12 PM, Blogger sttropezbutler said…


    I had a friend in hight school. She was an exchange student from Chile. Her father was a banker. When the CIA decided to overthrow Allende in Chile, my friend and her entire family disappeared.

    When I saw Missing (directed by Costa Gavras and starring Sissy Spacek) at a screening in Los Angeles in 1982 I was literally unable to drive home from Universal Studios where I had seen the film. I had to pull over on the freeway because I was crying so hard. Nothing like that had happened to me before and nothing has come close to impacting me that way since.

    I guess I was just crying for my friend and all the others lost.


  • At 3:58 PM, Blogger Kris said…

    "Say Anything" starring Jon Cusack...for reasons that are way too personal.

  • At 7:54 PM, Blogger 4evergapeach said…

    I just came across your site and hope it's ok I jump in here kinda late. I hate that I missed the first 30 questions. I'll be sure to check in daily from now on.

    The Passion of the Christ....I don't think anyone could have seen that movie and NOT have it affect their life.

  • At 9:04 PM, Blogger Sierra said…

    Shawshank Redepmtion..

    it was a good reminder that no matter what your circumstances you still have control over your own life that no matter what you still have the freedom of personal choice.

  • At 11:27 PM, Blogger I n g e r said…

    Billy Jack, seen at age 11. A new kind of superhero, and my first glimpse of a naked woman.

  • At 12:20 AM, Blogger nancy =) said…

    bambi...was never the same after that one...and i still believe tom hanks is a gay man who died of aids...peace...

  • At 10:45 AM, Blogger Robert said…

    Not One Less. A foreign film about the poverty of school children in rural China. Very sweet.

    What's yours Sublime? :-)

  • At 12:19 PM, Blogger Sublime said…

    Several movies have impacted me, but my all time fav is...


    (no laughing AMGrace) I know...maybe this should've been my first clue that I was a lesbian!

    I was really little the first time I saw this movie and I loved it! I wanted sooo badly to be one of the T-Birds. I remember me and my brother making T-Bird signs and fixing them on the back of our coats. We then proceeded to strut down the street as if in a gang. I also remember skipping up and down the street singing the "...we made out under the dock..." song :)

    My mom had the soundtrack to Grease on vinyl and I would play it on my little record player, following along to the words that were written inside the album. I'd also marvel at the "snapshot" pictures of the cast included with it. I never could stand the song that Sandra sang outside after the slumber

    One summer many years later, when I was in middle school (during the early years of the VHS craze), I made it a goal of mine to watch Grease every single day. My favorite scenes of the whole movie are when they visit the Diner. It had that retro snowman thing on top of it, which I thought was the coolest. I've never seen the musical that was made of Grease because I'm positive that I'd be disappointed (except maybe for the one Rosie did).

    For me, that movie is a perfect moment frozen in time of when I was happier. I always feel better after watching it.

  • At 12:36 PM, Blogger TinaPoPo said…

    The Big Chill. Everytime I watch it, I learn something new. It always makes me reflect on my relationships with my friends, how various relationships have changed over the years, how some have disappeared and others have only grown stronger with distance and time. It's funny how that works.

  • At 3:31 PM, Blogger sdk said…

    I love Spanglish. There's just so much in it that really meant a lot to me.

    My favorite quote from that was "Lately,your low self esteem is just good common sense!"

  • At 2:06 AM, Blogger Sith Snoopy said…

    Fight Club. "Let that which does not truly matter, slide". ;)

    Star Wars. The beginning of a huge sci-fi obsession.

    Office Space. Reminder that we aren't meant to live in cubicles for the rest of our lives.

    Ben Hur. Probably one of the best Biblical movies I have ever seen. Brings me to tears every time I see it.

  • At 12:40 AM, Blogger Ace of Spades said…

    I love Grease and I totally agree with you on the song outside the slumber party, BORING. I got my girl to watch it with me, because she is younger and said no way until she found out it was one of my old time favorites.

    The one that has impacted me the most is Cocktail. That movie had me in tears so many times on life situations that you can get yourself in too, kills me. Working while going to school at an older age to better yourself, thats me. Bartending, me. Not letting the love of your life slip through your fingers, me. Almost lost my love once from stupid decisions on my part. Friends and how much they mean to me. Love that movie.

  • At 12:43 AM, Blogger ms √©nigme said…

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  • At 12:44 AM, Blogger ms √©nigme said…

    ok, can i mention 2? just two, i promise :)

    I AM SAM, sean penn and michelle pfeiffer - because it crashes me back to earth. nothing seem all that bad anymore.

    THE NOTEBOOK, gena rowlands - because i wanna be loved that way.

  • At 6:38 AM, Blogger Late Edition said…

    Desert Hearts ... crap adaptation of a wonderful book, but it was the first time i ever looked up at the big screen and went 'holy crap, i'm not alone'

  • At 10:22 PM, Blogger StacyGrrrL said…

    Office Space: Makes my 8 to 5 WAY more fun. I like to put TPS Report cover sheets on my reports before distributing.

    Garden State: A beautiful neurotic movie about love at first sight.

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: Probably my favorite movie ever...another neurotic girl who is a lot like me, and a film about remembering the beauty of relationships when they are new.

  • At 11:12 AM, Anonymous phreddd said…

    "School Daze" - I forever thank Spike Lee for showing the world a small glimpse of college life, African-American style (and for a glimpse of the truth that no grouping of people is a monolith in the process).


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