Can you name a particular movie that made its mood linger long after you have

By Bala
@balasri (26553)
India
November 18, 2009 7:38am CST
left the theater? A mood that lies dormant only to return whenever the film is brought back to mind. I was terribly moved by a movie ‘Sophie’s choice’ where a Jewish woman was given a choice of keeping only one of her child with her while the other screaming child has to be snatched away from her by the Nazi soldiers. Meryl Streep was at her best in that movie. This movie will haunt me forever.
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
19 Nov 09
Yes, Sophie’s Choice was on my mind for a long time after I saw the movie. I recall many years ago when I was sixteen, my father of all people took me to see the film The Last House on the Left which was made in 1972 and I believe has been re-made this year. It was a horrific film which was R rated so I have no idea how he got me in there to see it in the first place! It was not a film I should have watched at that age because it dealt with horrible things that to this day I still find extremely disturbing. It is a horror movie about violence, torture, rape and revenge. It haunted me for years!
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@balasri (26553)
• India
19 Nov 09
People never know what kind of scar they leave in the young minds by exposing to the mature and gory things which is way too much for their age.We all should be careful not to take our young children to the horror movies.They may remain disturbed for a long time.It so happened I had a chance to see the movie Horror of Dracula when I was young.The movie theaters down here do not stick to norms of denying entry to the young ones to the adults only movie.So I had no difficulty in buying a ticket and watching the movie myself.But I just became traumatic after watching the movie.It still haunts me in my dreams in spite of me becoming a horror movie buff.
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
19 Nov 09
My father made a mistake taking me to see such a film, it was an appalling thing for him to do! I certainly know better than to expose my child to horror like that! Anyway I think I recovered and, believe it or not I am still a fan of horror films although I would never watch that particular movie again!
• United States
21 Nov 09
I just watched a movie yesturday and the mood is still lingering with me today it is called "My Sister's Keeper" it is a very sad, emotional movie that made me cry all the way through it after watching it I am thankful for many blessings in my life (ie healthy children)
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@balasri (26553)
• India
22 Nov 09
Zu, I know that you are a very affectionate person and filled with love and compassion for your kids and husband.And I know you as a very strong person who is very outspoken.And now I am happy to know that you are sentimental person that a good movie can make cry.Sparkling facets of one of my wonderful friends here. I am going to watch "My sister's keeper" tonight.
@rg0205 (2638)
• Hong Kong
19 Nov 09
There are a few. One was the notebook and bridges of madison county. There are others but those are a couple that comes to mind.
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@balasri (26553)
• India
19 Nov 09
Thanks rg.Both the movies are masterpieces.You got a great taste.
• Malaysia
19 Nov 09
Now, that you mention it, I will see it tonight. I have a DVD on it but never took pains to watch it. Always thought that such movies are long and windy-an art movie.there was another movie-The French Lieutenant's Woman. It also starred Meryl Street. Have you seen that?
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@balasri (26553)
• India
19 Nov 09
Now it is my turn to rush for the DVd.Thanks for the suggestion.I know that I would stumble upon some gems by starting this discussion. And I just love your Avatar.My girl Nicole.
@dpk262006 (56566)
• Delhi, India
18 Nov 09
Hi dear! I can recall a Hindi movie titled Munnabhai MBBS. In the movie Sanjay Dutt's character was so good and touching that I saw the movie number of times on DVD and on TV and I now remember its every scene and dialogue. It was an exceptional movie.
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@thea09 (18327)
• Greece
18 Nov 09
Hi balasri, excellent film and also very close to the William Styron novel which is always a delight when they stick to the novel. Actually Sophie wasn't Jewish but Catholic, she was sent to Austwich because of her father's writings. Nathan was Jewish. I'd say Ryan's Daughter was another epic which lingered long after viewing, set in Ireland. The scene where Rosie was driven from the village always stands out.
@balasri (26553)
• India
18 Nov 09
I stand corrected Thea.I miss Robert Mitchum and the lot.Real giants who were colossal on the screen.
@thea09 (18327)
• Greece
18 Nov 09
They don't make them like that anymore that's for sure. Actually the best ever film in the work for evocative atmosphere was 'Once Upon a Time in America' in the black and white childhood scenes. James Woods and Robert de Niro. Another epic.
@balasri (26553)
• India
19 Nov 09
Once upon a time is a contribution to the cinema industry itself.Everything about this movie is good and the narration is excellent.One of Robert de Nero's master pieces.
@saizo6 (2211)
• United States
19 Nov 09
I've seen several movies that have left some kind of mood, be it positive or negative. One such movie is "The Killing Fields". I was too young to watch this in the theater but it was still powerful all the same. This movie is about the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia. It hits close to home because both of my parents were survivors of this. So, I'm left with this sense of melancholy whenever I think about this film. I can't imagine what my parents had to go through and I am very grateful that they had the will to survive. On the other hand, the movie "Strange Wilderness" had me feeling disgusted and creeped out long after I finished watching it in the theater. I can't help grimacing whenever I think about that movie. It was horrible, too many lame and dirty jokes.
@saizo6 (2211)
• United States
19 Nov 09
That's very true. It makes things worst for me because of the fact that my parents lived through it.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
19 Nov 09
i do not watch much of hollywood movies but nowadays there are not many good interesting bollywood movies,among the hollywood,i like notebook...........
@balasri (26553)
• India
19 Nov 09
You have mentioned one of my favorite movies The Note book Riya.This amazing love story can be enjoyed by all.Filled with fabulous quotes, and sentimental moments I found this movie to be one of the best I've seen. This sure is one of those memorable movies that will always linger in our hearts.
@JenInTN (27564)
• United States
19 Nov 09
I bet it was very disturbing. My goodness..how does a woman make a choice like that? I guess the movie that comes to mind for me would be Pay it Forward. It was a sad movie but very moving. In a good way though.
@balasri (26553)
• India
19 Nov 09
I have decided to see the Pay it Forward asap.Thanks for the good suggestion.
@alokn99 (5717)
• India
19 Nov 09
Bala, When i get to see a movie from the start to end, i get totally absorbed into it and have that frame of mind and thoughts lingering for quite some time. Of course the storyline and movie in general should be good. The ones i saw recently and still recall some of the scenes are "Dragonfly" starring Kevin Costner and "Angels and Demons" starring Tom Hanks. Both powerful actors and have me quite in reminiscing some of the scenes of the movies.
@balasri (26553)
• India
19 Nov 09
I just love you for bringing the Dragon fly into this discussion.Great movie Alok.I feel so happy that one of my favourite movies is your;s too.I keep recommending this movie to my friends and relatives. And regarding the 'Angels and Demons' one cannot expect nothing but a masterpiece with the lethal combination of Dan Brown and Director Ron Howard. A salute to your impeccable taste Alok.
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
19 Nov 09
HI balasri, I did watch that movie, and I felt the same way after watching it. Another movie that has a lasting effect on me is the light comedy/love story Music and Lyrics by Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore. It is a cute love story and though I've watched it many times, it never stopped amusing me. And each time, I end up humming the theme song Way Back Into Love long after I've watch it.
@balasri (26553)
• India
19 Nov 09
I don't know how I missed this one.I will try to get a copy of the DVD today itself.Thanks for mentioning.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
18 Nov 09
That movie had the same effect on me. I can't even imagine having to choose between my children. Schindler's list also had such an effect on me. I had nightmares about the little girl in the red dress a few times afterward.
@balasri (26553)
• India
19 Nov 09
The idea of using the smallness of the child may to represent innocence and the red to represent the blood of the Jewish people in this movie is of epic quality.
• India
18 Nov 09
I can name a few Tamil films, most of these films are made by that man Mani Rathinam, the pictures were "Nayakan", Mouna Ragangal", 'Anjali' and of course 'Roja'. Two other films which come to my mind are 'Gauravam' and 'Veera Pandia Katta Bomman'. Of course in English, the one film which comes to my mind is "Titanic".