What movies have affected you most?

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Registered: 03-19-2003
What movies have affected you most?
Wed, 07-16-2003 - 12:24pm
Is there a movie, or more than one movie, that really affected you? One that maybe hit close to your own situation or experiences, or changed the way you see something? Tell us about it, or them, please.


Two movies come to mind for me. One, Soldier Blue, an old one - probably made in the 70's, I think, that graphically showed how Native Americans suffered due to the insensitivity and greed of the US military and citizens of the early West. It is the only movie that ended and there wasn't a sound as people left. Almost as if we were universally ashamed of what our ancestors had done. You'd have to have been there to know how eerie that was.

And another was a more recent movie, We Were Soldiers (I think that was the name - Mel Gibson was in it). It was about the first major battle of the Viet Nam war. My dd wasn't as affected as I was, but that might be because it was my generation that the movie dealt with. I knew boys who were killed in that war and know men who are still affected by it, and the storyline, both in battle and on the homefront, was very well done, and really hit home with me.



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Registered: 03-25-2003
Mon, 07-21-2003 - 7:12pm
I am not sure about which movies effected me the most, but I do know that for a month after I saw "Backdraft" I cried every time I saw a fire truck!

Ohh wait, I could not watch This Boys Life with Robert Deniro. It hit to close to home for me. I have seen bits and pieces of it, but cannot bring myself to watch the whole film at once.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 07-24-2003 - 6:03pm
Terms of Endearment - at the time I saw it my cousin was dying of Hodgkin's disease. She had two small children and was living with her parents at the time since her husband was an alcoholic and couldn't be responsible for the kids. Her parents ended up raising the children when she passed away. I saw that movie twice and couldn't stop crying. And I NEVER cry when I go to the movies.