Contributor's Corner: What Films Are You Most Thankful For?
During the dawn of Viddy Well, we asked each interested contributor to fill out the same questionnaire. The questions spanned from grave to goofy, but the replies were nearly always unexpected. This week we'll take a look at the following question:
What films are you most thankful for?
Pre-Code films because those films got away with so much, and the films had their own "beat." The plots were ingenious and thought-provoking, but still whimsical and easy to follow in most cases.
It's hard to be thankful for just one set. See, I think that it's a lot easier to idolize and internalize fiction, than it is reality. So, it's not really just a few films that I can be thankful for. I'm also totally not going to a total nerd and answer fucking Star Wars AGAIN.
Movies that inspire people to do good or do more with their lives, whatever that may be.
I'm thankful for films that depict life experiences or struggles I personally haven't endured like Moonlight. I think we all gain a little more compassion for others after seeing movies like that.
I'm thankful for the films that seek out to give your something that you've never seen before and don't succumb to the daft rehashing of the things that came before. Films like The Wizard of Oz, Holy Mountain, Gummo, A Clockwork Orange, Alien, Bladerunner, and Being John Malkovich, just to give a few examples. All of them strive to take you to someplace you've never seen before.
What films are you most thankful for? We want to know. Share your thought and feelings in the comments section below, and as always, remember to viddy well!