Movies can be so influential. Unlike books, a vision is cast in front of you to dive into for an hour, so there’s no room to let your imagination run wild with vision of what the story looks like – it’s right there in front of you. I love how movies make me feel and on a weekend I can sometimes watch 2-3 of them, depending on my mood.
“There are times when… mystery and beauty find you, touch you, haunt you, moments you never forget, questions you never answer…”
I remember a time when I first watched a movie that totally captivated me. Its story, its artistic direction and the vision that was before my eyes got a hold of me like nothing else. That film was Sofia Coppola’s first, the Jeffery Eugenides novel The Virgin Suicides.
The movie captures adolescence in the most beautiful form. Although eerie, it grasps me and opens my eyes to the emotional trauma that comes with being a teenager. It can be a rollercoaster; new feelings, new desires, and new beliefs come into your life and you don’t know how to deal with them. Sofia’s artistic direction is soft and heavenly like a dream and at the end you’re left with the thought, “Was that real?!”
Do you have a movie that touched your life?