Defining Movies of your Youth?

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Defining Movies of your Youth?

Post by ecco » Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:55 pm

so I was thinking about this the last few days; what are the movies you watched in your childhood/youth that have had a real impact on you?

For me the ones that stick out the most would have to:
The Labyrinth
The Dark Crystal
The Last Unicorn

all very strange fantasy adventures... and here I am today, people worrying over my questionable sanity. any thoughts? :razz:

so what are you guys defining movies of your youth?


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Post by Stygian » Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:27 pm

The Land Beyond Time series was a big one for when I was really young.

As I got older (as in 5-7) it became pretty much every and any Disney movie xD Plus The Black Cauldron. I have the old VHS of that sitting on my desk right now. <3

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Post by Uzuri » Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:30 pm

Er...

The Neverending Story
The Fox and the Hound
Bambi
The Lion King (is 6th grade still childhood?)

I didn't watch a whole lot of movies. We were cheapskates.
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Post by warpthrone » Wed Nov 14, 2007 4:09 am

my mum practicly brought me up on Jim Henson. but the most defining film is the lion king. :cheese:
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Post by Atlas » Thu Nov 15, 2007 12:34 am

I don't know about "defining" but certainly "memorable" movies:

The Neverending Story. There was a series of several years where TBS would show this on Thanksgiving. I remember watching it with my cousins at grandma's.

Two other old family favorites: Disney's Robin Hood and Jungle Book.

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Post by Fuzzy_feline » Thu Nov 15, 2007 9:19 am

Watership down sticks out for me a lot! xD Would explain my love of violence and my love of drawing, i remember watching it all the time on tape wishing i could achieve the same sense of life in my drawings.
The last Unicorn was beautiful too, Fern Gully, Balto, The Lion King and Robin Hood. There's loads of them but i can't remember them all, films i used to watch non stop were Fival goes west, Pinocchio and Dumbo xD if i wasn't watching disney or any other animated film i was watching David Attenborough documentries but can't class them as films :razz:

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Post by Queen Crocuta » Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:01 am

The Land Before Time
The Flight of Dragons
The Lion King
My Neighbour Totoro

Those are the ones I remember right now. They are movies that are still dear to me, so my eyes still water when I watch them. One way or the other, they really did something to my childhood. When I watched The Lion King, for example, my dream became "working for Disney" and I started to get an interest in hyenas.
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Post by ecco » Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:01 pm

ive never heard of the neverending story? what was it about?

im yet to see my neighbour totoro.. im sure i can borrow it form someone in my japanese class tho, one of htem is bound to have it on dvd haha... ;]

i remember watching fern gully in school... i think it was pretty interesting from what i remember xD

and of course, Disney classics. I was raised on those too. i thought i wouldnt reel off a whole list of them in my opening post tho haha as it would be a bit long-winded then... :razz:
i think my favourites were of course the lion king, and robin hood.

i remember i was afraid of DUmbo cos i dont like the pink elephants... and alice in wonderland scared me too, cos of that one part where shes lost in the forest and shes following the little path and then the dog with a broom for a head starts sweeping it all up :S it freaked me out.

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Post by Fuzzy_feline » Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:09 pm

fern Gully was your basical 'SAVE THE PLANET' in animation with fairies ^^ i loved dumbo ^^ i didn't like the hunchback of Notre Dame though, that film made me cry ¬.¬

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Post by ecco » Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:12 pm

yeah lol. some of disneys films are actually pretty dark if you really think about it.
i guess tho, that as children we're not supposed to notice? lol.. doesnt always work though :roll:

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Post by warpthrone » Sat Nov 17, 2007 6:33 am

[quote="ecco"]ive never heard of the neverending story? what was it about?

the never ending story is about a child how finds a book and sort of has weird adventures.

the black couldren is really dark! with the whole army of the dead thing
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Post by Uzuri » Sat Nov 17, 2007 1:05 pm

Warpthrone: O.o That could be any number of movies.

Anyway, The Neverending Story is based on a German novel of the same name and includes itself in itself. Bastian, the main character, steals a book from a bookseller and skips school to read it. The story is fantasy, and is about another oy's quest to resue his world. It turns out that Bastian, as the reader of the book, is the one who has to save the world. The movie stops there, but the book goes on to see Bastian brought into the fantasy world that he has saved and now has to save himself from himself.

I did my senior paper on this book :) It's actually based on Nazi Germany.

They made some really awful sequels to the movie; one that was the second half of the book and one that was just BS.
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Post by Stygian » Sat Nov 17, 2007 6:43 pm

It's in book form? Sweeeeet. I loved that film! I constantly imagined I had my own fluffy dragon-thingy (can't remember what his name was x3)

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Post by Uzuri » Sat Nov 17, 2007 7:00 pm

That would be Falkor, the luckdragon.

And were you me when you were a child, Styg? ;)
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Post by warpthrone » Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:14 am

I was close; sort of I only remember the second film
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