There’s a reason we all love movies.When done right they leave a lasting impression on us for the rest of our lives. They transport us to another dimension, another world, with a different set of rules. They transport us to a world where anything is possible. Movies allow us to daydream, fantasize, and use our imaginations. They entertain us and make us laugh, cry, scream, and cheer. Special effects dazzle us and dialogue makes us feel like we know the characters on screen.
We will always remember who were with and where we were the first time we watched Star Wars or the first time we saw The Godfather. Many people in their 20s and 30s remember seeing Jurassic Park as a kid, which led us all, over twenty years later, to flock to the theaters in droves to see Jurassic World. The connection was that strong.
Our favorite movies can be watched over and over again, with the same enjoyment. Because a well made movie is an experience. Eliciting emotions in the viewer that make it feel real!
Seeing the classics is a social rite of passage in and of itself, being able to talk about scenes with your friends. And nothing has the same effect as a well timed, relevant movie quote!
Some films even inspire others to pursue a career in film! For me, that was Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy.
What movies inspire you?