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Another movie question
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Cindi    Posted 10-30-2003 at 10:56:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Is there any movie that you have seen either as a child or as an adult that had a big impact on you, or changed the way you thought about or looked at things?


Harley    Posted 11-02-2003 at 03:47:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
(book)...How about Playboy had a big inpact on me :)


Ron,Ar    Posted 10-30-2003 at 16:29:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Since ya'll mentioned books, one that really got to me was "Praying Hyde". It's a book about an evangalist in the 1800s who went to India. His cry was Give Me Souls O'God or I Die. As a Baptist I am not really into what I call the Charismatic movement or modern faith healing but this book and John Hyde's story really got to me.


ret    Posted 10-30-2003 at 19:25:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was just a little kid when the folks took me to see Dracula and Frankenstein. This must have been the Son of Frankenstein, but I was soo scared in that movie I covered my eyes half the time For years I would have nightmares over those movies. Maybe that is why I still sleep under the covers
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Corey    Posted 10-30-2003 at 16:50:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Apart from the Scriptures the book that had the most profound impact on my life was Foxes book of Christian martyrs, by the way Ron, not many people have heard of praying Hyde,, interesting man.


ret    Posted 10-30-2003 at 19:35:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a book I reread now and then, "Sailing Alone Around the World" or "The Voyage Of The Spray", by Joshua Slocum. That book shows you what a man can do when he puts his mind to it. Some of you living up in the NE might have heard of him. He sure had what is known as guts
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Ron,Ar    Posted 10-30-2003 at 17:13:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Trail of Blood is another one, and yes, if the book is the least bit accurate, John Hyde was a very interesting man. It shows how lacking my own prayer life really is.


Donna from Mo    Posted 10-30-2003 at 14:17:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
It's a Wonderful Life, my all-time favorite. If I am depressed and feeling completely useless, I watch it so I'm reminded that we all touch peoples' lives and change our world in ways that we don't even realize.


Brian-2N    Posted 10-30-2003 at 12:50:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I've read a lot and seen a lot of movies. Much of what I have perused has caused me to reflect on life. If any one has had a lasting affect, I'd say Fiddler on the Roof, one of my all time favorites.
I feel a lot like Tevye the milkman. I believe in tradition and continuity. I abhor change. Yet at the end of the movie, when he has lost everything and has to leave Russia, I remember his silent strength, his affirming nod to the fiddler, that although everything has changed and life is not as he felt it should be, he still had his faith and was confident about the future.
This movie was also the basis for the coolest thing I have ever done, or will ever likely do in this world.


Ludwig - how about a book    Posted 10-30-2003 at 11:23:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
"The House of God" which is about Intern Doctors. Very interesting staterical look at the world. I read it during my first year of college. I credit the book with helping me unknowingly destroy the bad relationship I was in. That put me into the dark age of my soul. Now it may not seem like it at first but the dark age was a great thing as the ensuing enlightenment has been wonderful.


Cindi    Posted 10-30-2003 at 11:27:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sure, movie, or book is fine. I'm still thinking on mine.


sdg    Posted 10-30-2003 at 11:57:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
As for a movie, I'll have to get back to you on that one, But one book I remember I read early on in life, was "Forever" by Judy Blume. It made me realize that life and love and all the in betweens weren't a bowl full of cherries. I think it also made me stop and take a look at alot of the relationships I might encounter. And have a more clear view of it all.


~Lenore    Posted 10-30-2003 at 12:25:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
As an 11 kid "The Good Earth" by Pearl Buck, made me have a strong interest in China. I went to the library and read as many of her books on China as I could find. They were good but none compared to "The Good Earth". It literally took me on a journey to China, I loved it.

As an adult the NIV Bible has had an even more profound effect on me.

I really can not think of any movie that had much effect on me. A few made me laugh, a few made me cry and many disappointed me and made me think I could have spent those two hours in a better way. ;-).


Donna from Mo    Posted 10-30-2003 at 14:18:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
I used to read all her books too, and loved every one.


~Lenore    Posted 10-30-2003 at 19:43:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wow, it is great to run into another Pearl Buck fan.
"The Good Earth" was my first "grown up" books.
At 11 it was like taking a trip and becoming an invisible part of the family.
When I finished the book, I missed it!
I did not want it to end.
It is one of only a few books I have read more than once.


Well, I guess I have...    Posted 10-30-2003 at 15:03:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
...to say, I have two. A positive one and a negative one. One book and one movie. The book would be the story of Helen Keller. I read her story when I was still in middle school and it just amazed me that with all her handicaps she went on to become famous and do things that sighted and hearing people could never aspire to.

The negative one was Natural Born Killers.

It literally made me cry. I know it was just a movie, but you know that the characters in that movie could easily be real. Very very sad thought.

Cindi


Pitch    Posted 10-30-2003 at 16:39:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't know that I could say that it changed my life but I do believe that "Treasure of the Sierra Madres" was without a doubt the best movie I have ever seen. But then again anything that Bogart was in rates right up there in my book.


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