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#1 randystreu


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Posted 14 May 2004 - 04:33 AM

what books (or movies, even) have most altered the way you view the world around you. Which have caused you to think in a new or unconventional way?

For example: "Flatland" (book)
"12 monkeys" (movie)

and yes, those are two on my list.

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Posted 14 May 2004 - 05:22 AM

Ooo... good question Randy, lemme get back to you on that.
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Posted 14 May 2004 - 07:27 AM

as for books, I have lots to list. well, maybe my imaginations runs wild.

but movie, the one that has really influenced and i would like to view the world as is: Pay It Forward

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Posted 14 May 2004 - 09:36 AM

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Posted 14 May 2004 - 10:58 AM

American Gods, 1984, The Outsider, Down and Out in London and Paris, The Vampire Lestat, Lord of the rings (book).
Films; Labarynth, Fight Club.

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Posted 14 May 2004 - 01:21 PM

great one randy

book: the catcher in the rye and howl (its a poem so i don't know if it counts)
movie: dead poet's society
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Posted 14 May 2004 - 01:23 PM

alsie: yeah, i guess poems count. though i'm not much of a ginsburg fan myself.

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Posted 14 May 2004 - 02:31 PM

Books: Where Two Worlds Meet, Seth Speaks

Movies: Tears of the Sun
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Posted 14 May 2004 - 05:25 PM

Well, this is a good question!  This one is going to make me think for a bit!  It's Friday, I just finished a 40 hour work-week...who wants to think? LOL

Book:  Go Ask Alice I guess could be one, its a diary of a girl who abuses drugs.  I read it and knew I would never end up like her!  I have never abused drugs and not likely to now.

In a way my own poetry influenced me....I went through a terrible time years ago and wrote very dark, dismal poetry.  I vowed that I would never be that depresses again & I haven't.

I can't really think of a movie that influenced a change in me.  
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Posted 14 May 2004 - 08:33 PM

Books: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas ~ Hunter S. Thompson; The Bell Jar ~ Sylvia Plath, Flowers in the Attic ~ V.C Andrews; Hannibal ~ Thomas Harris

Don't know if this counts as a book, lol, but the Sandman series by Neil Gamain

Movies: Matrix (first one), Schindler's List, Joy Luck Club

Poetry: Emily D., e.e. cummings, Byron

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 09:17 PM

Books....hmmmm....I soooo love 'Catcher In the Rye'....pretty much got me through my teen angst and innocence. The book told me that I'm not the only one who feels this way! (at that age)

Plus, I'm in love with Holden (the main character in the book).

Movies...I don't watch very many so nothing to say about that yet lol.

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