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    So I am huge film buff, I watch a ton of movies and love everything about them.
    So the other night I watched the Film Tale of Tales by Matteo Garrone and was completely blown by the entire thing … It was breathtakingly beautiful and creepy. Last night I started watching In the mood for Love by Wong Kar-wai and am once again in love with the beauty of the film.
    I began to think about movies that have been impactful on me as an artist, what films were meaningful and import to because of how they made me feel or see things. So I started to make a list in my head of films that I found moving and important , and this is from a visual standpoint only , while some of the films are amazing they are all visually stunning and moved me and made me excited to create and make art after watching them .

    Tale of Tales by Matteo Garrone
    The Piano by Jane Champion
    The Fountain by Darren Aronofsky
    Mother! By Darren Aronofsky
    The tree of the Life by Terrance Mallick
    2046 by Wong kar-wai
    House of flying Daggers by Zhang Yimou
    The Grandmaster by Wong kar-wai
    Curse of the golden Flower by Zhang Yimou
    Ex Machina by Alex Garland
    Arrival by Denis Villeneuve
    Mad Max Fury Road by George Miller
    Blade Runnner 2049 by Denis Villeneuve
    Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock
    Life of pi by Ang Lee
    The Handmaiden by Park Chan-wook
    The Shape of Water by Gulliermo Del Toro
    Stoker by Park Chan-wook
    Killing of the Scared Deer by Yargos Lanthimos
    La belle et la bête by Christophe Gans
    The Beguiled by Sofia Coppla
    Melancholia – Lars Von Trier

    What films inspire you to create and to make art? Have you seen any of my films? What are your thoughts?

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    Great topic! While I can easily think of countless movies that I love, I find it more challenging to identify the select few which actually inspire me. The ones that make me think differently about aspects of life and want to create artistic content of my own. And that’s what I believe the experience of cinema should offer viewers.

    Now I haven’t made many short films of my own and I’ve made even fewer good ones, but it was mostly something to do during high school either for club projects or just for fun. Back then, the inspiration was from a variety of films that I probably watched solely based on the actors starring in them. But as time went on, I started to recognize the creative talent behind the camera of the images that I loved. This brought me to seven filmmakers in particular that have motivated me most. And while I haven’t actually filmed anything myself in years, these creators, all writers of their own work, have at least driven me to conceptualize and write much more often.

    Noah Baumbach, Sofia Coppola, Xavier Dolan, Andrew Haigh, Mia Hansen-Løve, Richard Linklater, and Terrence Malick have each contributed so much to not only contemporary film itself but to the experience of cinema I mentioned that goes a step further to actually inspire audiences. In pinpointing these artists, I’ve realized common subgenres and themes that exist between them. Much of their work deals with coming-of-age, interpersonal tragedies, and/or character studies of misunderstood individuals searching for their place in life.

    Slacker, the Before trilogy, Boyhood, The Virgin Suicides, Somewhere, Margot at the Wedding, Frances Ha, I Killed My Mother, Heartbeats, Laurence Anyways, Mommy, To the Wonder, Knight of Cups, Weekend, 45 Years, Lean on Pete, Father of My Children, Goodbye First Love, and Things to Come not only inspire me most but also, despite the various accolades and budgets, all condense prestige filmmaking down to an intimate scale which reveals the magic as an accessible art form.

    James White dir. Josh Mond
    Elephant dir. Gus van Sant
    Thirteen dir. Catherine Hardwicke
    Fish Tank dir. Andrea Arnold
    Mysterious Skin dir. Gregg Araki
    The Dreamers dir. Bernardo Bertolucci
    Martha Marcy May Marlene dir. Sean Durkin
    The Kid with a Bike dir. Dardenne brothers
    Submarine dir. Richard Ayoade
    Palo Alto dir. Gia Coppola
    In the Bedroom dir. Todd Field
    The Wrestler dir. Darren Aronofsky
    A Ghost Story dir. David Lowery
    Upstream Color dir. Shane Carruth
    Sound of My Voice dir. Zal Batmanglij
    Wendy and Lucy dir. Kelly Reichardt
    Halloween dir. John Carpenter
    Shame dir. Steve McQueen
    Detachment dir. Tony Kaye
    Into the Wild dir. Sean Penn
    The Wonders dir. Alice Rohrwacher
    Blue Valentine dir. Derek Cianfrance
    Close-Up dir. Abbas Kiarstomi
    Safe dir. Todd Haynes
    Pariah dir. Dee Rees

    Above are 25 more films which I think adequately fall into these three subgenres that I love most. Each of them have lent a small piece of themselves to me at some point in my life, whether I needed it or not, and in many ways, helped to shape who I am today. I have yet to see Tale of Tales but I was so taken with Garrone’s previous films Gomorrah and especially Reality that I wanted to make special mention as they could be included above as well. I just went a tad overboard on this already. Anyway, looking forward to watching those on your list I haven’t seen!

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    I have yet to see Tale of Tales but I was so taken with Garrone’s previous films Gomorrah

    Its on netflixs now and i cant wait to hear what you ahve to say about it

    Andrewsart.etsy.com

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    Now I haven’t made many short films of my own and I’ve made even fewer good ones, but it was mostly something to do during high school either for club projects or just for fun. Back then, the inspiration was from a variety of films that I probably watched solely based on the actors starring in them. But as time went on, I started to recognize the creative talent behind the camera of the images that I loved. This brought me to seven filmmakers in particular that have motivated me most. And while I haven’t actually filmed anything myself in years, these creators, all writers of their own work, have at least driven me to conceptualize and write much more often.

    I love this , I love seeing soemthing on screen that inspires me , i love to paint and draw, i also draw alot of fashion sketches and sew a bit and i love when a film just moves me ( good or not film )

    Andrewsart.etsy.com

    Check out my online store 🙂

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