Re: Have any movies influenced your view of the world?

Any influential resource can make an impact depending on the development stage an individual may be experiencing.

I fell in-love with cinema at a very young age, and the craft has definitely influenced me. Yet more at the given time, then continually, without variance.

For me it is the same with music and other defining experiences. I decided early on to be open to the arts as they evolved, movies being one of the earliest. Vs. acquaintances who still favor the music, movies, etc. from an earlier development stage or insist that evolution and change (inevitability's) in anything should not happen or be slowed in some manner.

Today, for a combination of reasons, I don't see movies as often as I once did. One of the reasons is I look for the passion and energy readily-evident from those who produce, direct and create, finding results more often "formulated" in recent time, than independently inspired.

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