All of us here love the cinema. The IMDB Poll Board Members have chosen the film that awoke up his passion for the cinema. Which of these movies awoken his passion for cinema?
Wow, that will be a hard one, to be honest. One one hand I'm a film fan with almost no boundaries as to what that means (big budget, low budget, no budget, b movies, cult favorites, oddities, commercials and music videos - I value everything). On the other hand, it's really hard to pick just one movie. Although... One of my earliest memories about films is from when I was two years old. I can trace quite a few movies as seen approximately in 1993-1994, but only one has a more or less concrete date: my parents taped The Terminator (1984) from a TV showing which was on 3rd or 4th of May of 1994 and the next day I first saw it when my parents were re-watching it and cutting away the commercials. It positively blew me away then and it still amazes me now. I never get bored of it even after spending like half-a-year accounting the most accurate bodycount of the movie and titular antagonist's screentime (I've pretty much seen this movie frame-by-frame a few times). Which turned out to be 26 minutes and 8 seconds, of which only 16 minutes are of first-billed Arnold Schwarzenegger. That's some movie magic for you: one of cinema's most memorable characters is only there for less then 20 minutes but you feel his presence throughout the movie constantly, as well as a really unexpected and stylish kind of existential dread.
Well, I've loved movies for as long as I can remember, but for a long time (when I was a kid) I was just being a fan of a franchise, like Pooh or Disney Princess. After a while I became a movie lover in general, watching all sorts and judging them. But I'll just say the movie that started all the "movie buff"-ness for me was... my first episode of Mystery Science Theater! :D I became fascinated by it because I'd never seen anything like that before; never seen such a bad movie! It (along with RiffTrax) also made me look at movies differently, not just blindly enjoying any old thing, but picking up on every detail and critiquing it carefully, searching for only quality. Don't know if it qualifies because it was a T.V. show, but it did feature full length movies. Thanks! Awesome idea!
It is really hard to choose one film.
Depending on wich time in my childhood we are talking about, I can mention you a film I was passionate about, but thinking about it I can't mention a single film that was responsible for making my passionate about cinema, or that made me start looking for different films from different cinematographies years and genres as I do.
More than a film, I think that what really started a passion on Me was my father. I saw his passion for movies all my life, and he would seat with my and my brother telling us about films we couldn't yet understand in a funny way that made a pleasure to see them with him. That way we learned that we could find enjoyment in many kind of movies. He also had a library and I would spend time just looking at movie names and he also made amateur films with us as children. All that is what made me passionate about movies.