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Probably Goodfella's, just an amazing film.
Different films at different times. Probably the first that did was Star Wars, but then a couple of years later big trouble in little china did, then terminator 2 did, then usual suspects did.
But if push comes to shove then I'll opt for reservoir dogs! I was pretty young when it came out but the hype was incredible, my dad got a bootleg copy (VHS, ha!) and I just thought it was amazing. There so much to live about that film, the ear scene, tim Roth learning his lines, kay billy supersounds of the 70s, bunch of gangsters talking about things they'd never talked about before....it spawned a while fucking genre of films for bad or for good but who cares, a mean, lean low down and dirty scuzzy gangster film. And what a soundtrack!!
Fuck it, I know what I'm watching tonight! :)
Well, plenty have been influential but for mind-blown I'll go Pulp Fiction. Saw it at the cinema and had never seen a film with that tone with dialogue so electric. And of course the use of time.
All these things are the norm now but for the preceding ten years movies for grown ups seemed to be a choice between identikit action films and sex-thrillers.
Double answer: Wild Strawberries +The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeosisie. I hadn't anything like these films before when I studied them at uni, and my film watching became a lot more open and adventurous as a result.
it was the first film I saw at the cinema to really make me realise how immersive films could be. it completely blew me away. and the other two as well. I'd never seen anything like that full-scale battle in the second one. and it was pretty bleak throughout most of it, which was a really big change to a lot from a lot of the children's films I'd seen beforehand.
there's been a lot since that have blown my mind for different reasons ( Pulp Fiction, Blue Velvet, Come and See, etc), but none of them really had quite the same impact
I`d heard of it but i`d not seen any clips and didn`t know anything about it, so it`s unique mystical psychedelic weirdness just spun me out and left feeling pretty inspired.