Originally Posted by DukesofStratosphear
When I saw Schindler's List at a packed-out cinema, the audience sat in stunned silence as the end credits began, and everyone stayed quietly seated until they had finished (a very rare occurence).
As we all began leaving, I noticed a group of three elderly women standing at the back, huddled closely together and hugging each other in a small circle. A couple of them were sobbing quietly, so I imagine the film had some great personal reasonance for them.
I can't imagine many films having such a profound effect on their audience.
The credits of Schindler's List
are very moving... when the actors escort the actual people they portray out to place the stones on his grave to the song Yeroushalaim Chel Zahav
. I am not Jewish, but I love this song, something about it really connected with me when I heard it performed by Phish on Hoist
, believe it or not.
I agree with many of the films here, with the exception of Butterly Effect
. Something about that movie didn't move me, maybe it is just the casting of Kutcher. It was hard for me to take him seriously. I thought it was awful. I am not criticizing those who found it special, just saying something didn't click with me. My loss.
One somewhat odd addition to the list is Friday Night Lights
. I still cry when I see this movie. It is very moving for me, I am not sure why. I thought the TV show was kind of stupid. a lot of it has to do with the score of the film, and the fact that it is one of the only sports films that I think really gets to the heart of being an athlete. I know it sounds corny, but that is high on my list.
I also agree with The Bicycle Thief
. If you have not seen this movie, you are missing out.
I would also like to add that a few of the scenes in Life is Beautiful
reduced me to tears, mainly due to the juxtaposition of comedy to pure horror. I saw this shortly after having my daughter and it really is different once you have children.