I've been exposing my sister to all kinds of movies.

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  1. StephenA

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    She's 11 and very mature and intelligent for her age, so I've shown her all kinds of movies. Pretty much every one I've shown her, she's loved, except for Dead Alive(Braindead). I only showed her that because it's so outrageous and weird that it can't be taken seriously. She found it to be too gross. Here are some movies that I showed her that she loved:

    O Brother Where Art Thou
    Gladiator
    Leon: The Professional
    Where the Heart Is
    Akira
    Princess Mononoke
    Grave of the Fireflies
    The Patriot
    Halloween
    Cast Away
    Jurassic Park 1 and 2
    Star Wars series(though it took me from 1995 to this year to get her to like them)
    Scorpion King
    Spider-Man
    E.T.
    Three Amigos
    Young Frankenstein
    Blazing Saddles
    Terminator 2
    Labyrinth
    Secret of NIMH
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    The Goonies
    Princess Bride
    What Dreams May Come
    Willow
    Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
    Forrest Gump
    Jay and Silent Bob Strikes Back
    Ghostbusters
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    The Crow
    Adventures of Milo and Otis
    Metropolis(1927 Fritz Lang one)
    Spaceballs
    Twister
    Transformers the movie
    GI Joe the movie
    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

    Tonight we're gonna watch AI. Someday I want to get her to see:

    Alien
    Aliens
    Terminator
    Planet of the Apes(both versions)
    Lawrence of Arabia
    The Bridge on the River Kwai
    Enter the Dragon
    Ninja Scroll
    Vampire Hunter D
    Running Man
    Tron
    Abyss
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    A Time to Kill
    Dogma
    Mad Max
    Robocop
    Lord of the Rings trilogy
    Saving Private Ryan
    Predator
    Usual Suspects
    LA Confidential
    Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
    Traffic
    Ben-Hur
    Braveheart
    Glory
    Shawshank Redemption
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    Trainspotting
    A Clockwork Orange
    Godfather trilogy
    Back to the Future trilogy
    Indiana Jones trilogy
    Perfect Storm

    She's really getting into movies due to me. She's starting to like widescreen/OAR now because of me too. She's starting to make me proud. She's always quoting movies and acting out scenes she loves in movies. It's great to see.
     
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    add the exorcist into the list.
     
  3. Matt Stone

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    I'm glad to hear that we have another OAR supporter [​IMG]
     
  4. StephenA

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    I'm always telling her about it. She still collects VHS, and knows that most VHS aren't in their OAR. Whenever she watches a DVD with me, she always picks the OAR version. Unfortunately no one else in my family cares. My mom actually makes fun of me for wanting to watch movies in their OAR.
     
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    Make sure she catches Brazil.
     
  6. Cam S

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    Jesus, I hope you didn't make her watch all those in a day or two, that's a ton of movies! Most kids that age are only interested in the girlie movies with Freddie Prinze Jr, YUCK.
     
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    That's very cool. You should have her post here sometime.

    ~T
     
  8. StephenA

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    No, I didn't expose her to them in one or two days. It's been like a year and a half I've done it. I'll see if she wants to come here some day.
     
  9. Alex Spindler

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    Hmmmm....didn't like Dead Alive, huh?
    Perhaps Julie and company could put together a horror appreciation training list. [​IMG]
    She sounds like a winner!
     
  10. Morgan Jolley

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    You're showing her a lot of range. Good for you!

    Make sure she sees Citizen Kane!
     
  11. StephenA

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    I have Citizen Kane, so that part is dealt with. It's just getting her to sit down and watch it. Right now I'm just getting her to watch stuff that I think will keep her interest the best. When she gets more into movies and stuff, I'll introduce her to stuff like Casablanca, Citizen Kane, 2001: A Space Oddyssey, and other older and less action filled movies. She will be a movie person when I get done with her.
     
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    Stephen, that's a wonderful and encouraging story.. [​IMG] I'm trying to train my own young apprentice (10 year old - I'm not sure he's quite ready to join us though.) to appreciate fine film. And he *loves* Braindead (aka Dead Alive). Not quite up to that superb list, but I'm trying.
     
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    You need to add Monty Python and the Holy Grail to that list.
     
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    Has she formed an opinion as to which Police Academy movie is better?
    You may want to get her to watch more foreign language films before she turns on you with that subtitle debate, ie. "Movies with subtitles are yucky" [​IMG]
     
  15. StephenA

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    She's never even seen any of the Police Academys. I'll definitely have her watch Monty Python and the Holy Grail, because I have the SE.

    I figure that you gotta start young to get people to understand and appreciate movies. Drill it into them that widescreen is usually the preferred way for movies from the '50s to today, and to accept OAR over pan and scan any day. My sister said the other night "let's watch it in widescreen because we see more". It made me smile.
     
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    I dunno.. I'd wait a few years showing 'A Clockwork Orange'

    But, I think it's great you're doing that. I imagine you'll be able to share your love of movies for a long, long time and you'll both appreciate it.

    Be careful though, in 10 years the the HTF guys will be all over her! ;-)
     
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    Yeah, you might want to back off for now on the more mature stuff like A Clockwork Orange or Saving Private Ryan. Kids shouldn't see that stuff until they're older.
     
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  19. StephenA

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    I'm waiting till she is old enough to see Clockwork Orange. I'll let her decide when she's ready to see Saving Private Ryan.
     
  20. Morgan Jolley

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    I like how you list Jurassic Park 1 and 2, but not 3.
     

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