People Were Asked To Define Themselves Through A Movie (30 PICS)

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Dario, Jaws (1975)

“The story, with its epicness, is truly incredible, it’s a sort of modern version of Moby Dick.”

 

Valentina, 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

“I think it’s the greatest film ever made. I connect it to my mother, she made me see it, it was one of her favorite films: when I was 10, I used to play the piano, as a conclusion of the recital I had to play the Blue Danube and I couldn’t do it right. So she let me see how I had to play it showing me 2001 and there I said: “The piano is ok but… the Cinema!!”

 

Viviana, Gone With The Wind (1939)

“My father has an endless collection of films on videotape. I remember first seeing this film with him at 5 or 6 years old, I didn’t understand much but it was my first contact with Cinema, with scenarios and photography. It’s a very colorful movie and it fascinated me for this reason, it opened the door to me and I thought: “So this is Cinema!”

 

Giovanni, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004)

“I’ve always liked it, always. It has various themes that strike me, as the fatality of life: in the end, even if you want to forget a person, it’s impossible, you can’t. The most beautiful thing is when he thinks he has lost her forever, she says: “Meet me in Montauk”. It’s thrilling.”

 

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Barbara, Hair (1979)

“It’s a film that represents me a lot since I was a child due to the importance I give to friendship, justice, the way to compare each other, trying to make the best of life. I remember seeing it one Sunday at the old Cinema America in Rome, my father was working, so I watched it with my mother and my grandmother; it’s funny to think that my grandmother saw a movie like that!”

 

Emanuele, Big Fish (2003)

“In my life, I’ve always tried to put together all my passions, that are a lot and the circus and medicine are among these. Sometimes my life looks like this movie, when I tell my experience about the circus, people often believe it and don’t believe it, these stories are so unusual (like a World Record and a Guinness Record in the Yucatan) that immediately create the “Big Fish” effect, it’s like a syndrome. Some years ago, when I was a warehouse worker, I did a commercial for Discovery Channel as a juggler: at work, my boss asked if that juggler was really me. I told him: “If I could do these things, you think that I’d work in a warehouse?” I didn’t tell the truth because if you reveal yourself, you change the balance. Even now, I work in a hospital, when I arrived, they had already seen me on TV, everybody recognizes me for the Mirror Show that has been on television in Italy and around the world: unfortunately you become immediately popular and it’s wrong because I could be the greatest impostor in the world and people talk only about a single episode of my life, not about my studies or what university I attended. At the end, you become a prisoner of your stories.”

 

Vittorio, Coming To America (1988)

“This movie brings me to my childhood, the years when John Landis did amazing movies, every year at Christmas I turn off my phone and I rewatch “Trading Places”, that is another movie that I love, so I chose this one mostly for reasons that make me think about my childhood: my friends and I know it by heart and we often quote the lines of this movie.”

 

Marco, Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

“The first time I saw it, I was in Praia, where I used to go on holiday with my parents. It was the summer of 1999, I was 15 and the movie was only for over 16's but I managed to get in with an older friend, lying about my age. It’s the movie that changed my life after seeing it. When I came back home, I told my mother that I wanted to be a director. Then my life evolved in a different way and I became a director of photography, but this was the movie that made me decide to pursue my career in cinema."

 

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Carla, Irma La Douce (1963)

“It's my 140 minutes of good humor. I mean, if I feel down I watch Irma and then I feel better. I have a total passion for Jack Lemmon and I like that there is female friendship, then the love story: it’s a fantastic movie.”

 

Martina, Apocalypse Now (1979)

“It’s a film about limits, about surviving. I saw it with my dad when I was a child and I love it.”

 

Andrea, Solaris (1972)

“Humans for many years tried to look outside the Earth to find answers about Cosmos or the infinite, but they didn’t solve their own problems, they didn’t look inside themselves: but looking inside themselves, is it useful? It’s easy? Or does it only bring new questions? I chose this film because it questions us and it does it on another planet. My high school philosophy teacher showed me this film, it thrilled me because it wasn’t the usual sci-fi movie that we Westerners are used to, it didn’t have the usual plot where someone has to save someone else or where they have to save the Earth, but it’s focused on characters and their problems. This film is certainly the origin of my passion for Russian Cinema.”

 

Federica, Django Unchained (2012)

“I saw it with a friend who loves Tarantino very much but she didn’t like the film. I remember that while everyone around me was watching the scenes of violence, I cried a lot. I was very struck by the story of how this man allied with the bounty hunter: the theme of slavery, told in this key, made me think of our world today, I imagined all the suffering, the inhumanity that existed and that still exists. And then that final revenge, typical of Tarantino, really filled me with energy, it was liberating.”

 

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Marco, 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

“I’ve always been obsessed with space, my father liked “2001”, he always talked about it and when I was a kid, I finally saw it on TV: obviously I didn’t understand everything but, I mean, you’re in space! Then every time I saw it again, I discovered new things, it’s the definitive cosmic film, there’s everything, there’s all the cinema, there’s video art, there’s music.”

 

Valentina, 8 ½ (1963)

“It is the first film I fell in love with and that made me think, “Oh my god, are you really describing our inner life so well? Our inner crisis?”

 

Luigi, Goodfellas (1990)

"As far as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster."

 



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Loren 1 year ago
#20 Barbara’s got the hair!
       
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Woody 1 year ago
#7 Music is magical. It provides clarity of soul that is unfounded in any other aspect of life. A song is a point in time, a memory, and turns emotions into toys. Lives have been saved and destroyed by music.
       
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Woody 1 year ago
For me... What Dreams May Come. I was so shaken by its depth and beauty that I developed a stutter for the first time in my life. Although im not religious, I can appreciate the efforts to really describe the religious theories in images. An impossible task done amazingly well.
       
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