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Movie meme

Meme! Anyone who feels like it should post their ten most CRUCIAL CRUCIAl CRUCIAL-ASS movies, like the movies that explain everything about yourselves in your current incarnations (not necessarily your ten favorite movies but the ten movies that you, as a person existing currently, feel would help people get to know you) (they can change later on obviously).

I don't know how to separate favorites from essentials, and I can think of a number of movies that would have been essential had I seen them early enough in life to be shaped by them, but here goes:

Lawrence of Arabia
Branagh's Much Ado About Nothing
Wings of Desire
Serenity
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
The Big Chill
Bless the Beasts and The Children (I was 15, okay?)
Star Wars. You know, the first one, in 1977
Big Night
Fearless

As several other meme-doers on my flist have mentioned, I feel more connected to television than to movies. Also, I just saw a photograph of a first hardcover edition of The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe and got to thinking about how much more I was originally shaped by books than by movies.

But, there you go. Ten movies that slotted into my consciousness well enough to make me see them more than once, buy when they came out on DVD, learn lines from, or be influenced by in life (e.g.: I took Arabic in college because of Lawrence.)

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harrigan
May. 15th, 2014 12:20 pm (UTC)
The 1977 Star Wars - yes! The Big Chill - I'd forgotten about that. That might make my list too, just for how it defined a certain period of my life. And Serenity!!! ♥
emeraldsedai
May. 15th, 2014 04:48 pm (UTC)
The Big Chill came out when I was in college, and seemed to speak directly to me and my whole generation. I saw it again not too terribly long ago, and it has held up pretty well.

Serenity is the only movie I've ever seen 25 times.
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