It's Saturday, which means It's Movie Shout Out time! This week we covered two movies that really made us think and we think were made to change how people think a little bit. So your question this week:
What movie changed how you viewed the world?
Let's hear it!
Wow. Thanks so much for such honest and thought-provoking answers. Check them out below:
Hard to say... I think Revolver by Guy Ritchie, for it's take on the human mind, The Fountain by D.Aronofsky for it's view of love and death and finally H2G2 for life, the universe and everything else.
the sixth sense changed my view on things. Made me realise that death is nothing to fear and that the people it affects are the ones who are left behind.
Ghost in the Shell (Hipster me was spoiled before The Matrix :-P ), Serial Experiments Lain. (got me wikipedia-addicted, long story)
I can't think of any one movie that has changed my view of the world. It's more of an accumulation of little bits over time like, The Fountain, The Tree of Life, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, London (again), Special, The Matrix, etc.The biggest changes to my view of the world was from stand-up comedy; Billy Connolly, Lewis Black, Cosby, Bruce, Carlin, Hicks.
The one I'm watching right now - "2001: A Space Odyssey," and "Garden State." The latter does not hit me now the way it did on the first view, but the former definitely does.
"What Movie Changed How You Viewed the World?" is a tough question. A lot of movies have been incremental.
Wristcutters is the first I think of. But it's hard to say, no movie changed it drastic.
Into the wild, it made me realise that you don't always have to follow the conventional route and do what you're expected to do
Inception, because it offers a solution to the problem posed by The Matrix. :)
The Crying Game, I think. It opened a suddenly more complex world. Reviewing how everything was done afterward taught me about moviemaking + storytelling. It's one of the few movies I can remember that surprised me.
I know I use this answer a lot but "Fight Club" (and the book, especially) really shaped my POV on life. "It could always be worse."
T2 changed my life at 14 and made me completely fall in love with movies. My career path started then.
The Doctor, with William Hurt
fight club and 2001
I saw Dead Poet's Society when I was really young and I remember it totally changed how I viewed the world. Also, though it's a bit of a cliche, Saving Private Ryan changed how I saw war. Oh and Tombstone...it was the first time I saw a film talk about how bad it was shooting people. Up until then "Grown-up" movies always seemed to be about the body count.