My life is in 24 frames. Movies flow through my veins (Hey, that rhymes!). They have been my life support ever since the time my dad got an Akai Video Cassette Player home.
Yep, I am that old!
Since those prehistoric times, Hollywood movies have made me do a lot of things. But these 11 took my virginity!
1) BITE MY NAILS OFF - Cliffhanger
Watching Stallone hang perilously from the edge of the mountains really got my little heart pounding. That I had any fingers left after this adventure thriller, was a miracle!
2) BAWL LIKE A BABY - The Lion King
When Mufasa got caught in a stampede and died, those tears started flowing. The cute little cub named after my favourite potato chips (Simba) left herd-less. Oh, the unheard-of pain!
3) STAY AWAKE FOR A MONTH - The Ring
I had seen many gory horrors, but nothing could prepare me for this shock. I opened my eyes at night & all I could imagine was a dead girl leaning over me!
4) WORKED UP LIKE A RABID DOG - Fight Club
This David Fincher movie had such impact on me that I wanted to hit the crap out of someone right then. The first rule was etched in my mind then and I still won't talk about it!
5) LOCK THE DOOR FROM INSIDE!!! - Basic Instinct
That it was a thriller with a murder in it came as a surprise! Getting my hands on its video cassette was a leviathan task and then Sharon stoned me with her gung-ho act!
6) SUSPECT EVERYONE - The Sixth Sense
Yes, after I watched this film I walked around with an evil suspicion that anyone could be a ghost! I poked half my friends and hit a teacher with a paper ball the next day to be sure.
7) TEAR MY BLOODY HAIR - Titanic
I still remember the day I went for this epic. After 30 minutes, I started shifting in my seat. Aboard this love boat, I hit the iceberg of Irritation and sank in my boredom. Come on Jack, die already!
8) SCRATCH MY HEAD IN DISBELIEF - Mulholland Drive
David Lynch's mysterious film was so confusing and vague that I felt as if I was solving trignometry! Plot lines and characters emerged from nowhere, leaving me completely bewildered on the way.
9) MULL OVER ITS STUPIDITY - The Lake House
The very fact that it had a mysterious time warping post box, made this the weirdest rom-com I had ever seen. Imagine spending all night trying to make sense of a romantic film!
10) FALL HEAD OVER HEELS FOR CINEMA - Jurassic Park
Spielberg's vision, the nail-biting screenplay and the ground-breaking visual effects left me starry eyed! Every time I saw water move in a glass, I would imagine a dinosaur approaching!
11) UTTERLY SPEECHLESS - Metropolis
This sci-fi classic made by Fritz Lang is awe-inspiring in every way. Imagine robots disguised as humans, towering skyscrapers, video phones - only in 1927! Now imagine me sitting in front of the TV wide-eyed and open-mouthed.
What effect has cinema had on you? Do comment and let me know.
Article written by Virindersingh Vilkhoo
A hopeless FILMantic, a sit-down comic, a cereal killer, chicken lover, who Copys for a living, really! Read his MoViews @ http://www.flicksonic.com