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If you could experience a movie again for the very first time, which movie would it be?

Asked by rockfan (6934points) June 21st, 2014

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SecondHandStoke's avatar

Blade Runer.

My words from a film based forum to someone in the happy situation you describe above:


But I’m concerned about revealing spoilers. I’ll proceed carefully.

This cut and the Director’s Cut (1992) are closer to Ridley’s original vision.

The first cut had a studio forced narration (deliberately clunky by Ford in protest and not written by Scott).

The first cut also had a tacked on Hollywood ending comprised partly of outtakes of aerial footage from The Shining donated by Kubrick.

This and the Director’s Cut include a very brief scene (you’ll know it when you see it) that help explain the nature of Deckard’s character as seen by Scott. This is a major subject of debate at the very heart of the story.

Savor this viewing. I’m sure it’s the first of many.

This is the very model of a film you experience as opposed to merely screen and there’s far to much to take in even with several watchings. Blade Runner compels you to multiple viewings but in a much different way than say, Pulp Fiction.

I hope you enjoy it half as much as I have. After all these years it still gives me chills.

Remember that this film was done entirely with in camera and real effects. You may never look at a digital effects film the same way again (Gravity tries so very hard but doesn’t deliver).

This is the film that made me fall in love with movies, or I should say what movies can be.

tinyfaery's avatar

One that comes to mind is Jurassic Park. At the time, the technology was so new. The movie really put you in a different world. It was captivating and a little scary. It wasn’t even 3D and it was like you were inside the movie.

zenvelo's avatar

Grand Prix, in cinemascope. It was overpowering seeing it on a curved screen.

dina_didi's avatar
Les Miserables! It is a really nice movie with an interesting plot, moving and it changed my perspective on many things…

ragingloli's avatar

Inma Seiden

ucme's avatar

Quite a few i’d imagine.

Dan_Lyons's avatar

Behind the Green Door (Linda Lovelace) in 3-D!

anniereborn's avatar

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Jurrassic Park (on the big screen)
The Notebook
Somewhere in Time

filmfann's avatar

The first time I saw Pulp Fiction, I was so thrilled I was jumping and dancing around. At last I had found a filmmaker who loved cinema as much as I. We spoke the same language, and loved the same styles of storytelling.
I wish I could see it fresh anew.

JLeslie's avatar

Corrina Corrina
The World According to Garp
Romeo and Juliet the 1968 version

Kardamom's avatar

Singing in the Rain.

I just saw it for the first time about a month and a half ago, and it was in a real theater. I almost wet myself.

I’m a sucker for a good tap dancing routine and Gene Kelly is just soooooooo dreamy!

flip86's avatar

Dumb and Dumber. Best comedy ever made. Still hilarious after 20 years.

janbb's avatar

The first that comes to mind is “The Wizard of Oz.” It would be magical to see it through fresh eyes.

Pachy's avatar

Almost any of the Pressburger-Powell films including “The Red Shoes,” “A Matter of Life and Death” and “The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp.”

Blondesjon's avatar

Reservoir Dogs, Bad Lieutenant, and True Romance all come to mind.

North By Northwest and Cool Hand Luke would be fun too.

filmfann's avatar

@Blondesjon i agree with all of those except Bad Lieutenant. That movie bites hard.

Mimishu1995's avatar

Valkyrie (one of the movies that make me cry)
Detective Story (I have an utter admiration for the storytelling. The movie manages to tell a story with many layer of meaning in such a small setting)
From Hell (that’s one beautifully scary movie at its time)

dappled_leaves's avatar

@SecondHandStoke wins this question. Blade Runner is the best possible answer.

So, since that’s already taken care of, I’ll add Lawrence of Arabia on the big screen – I love it every time I see it, but if I could see it again for the first time… ahhh.

And for kicks I’ll also add The Fifth Element. That fight scene during The Diva’s performance was sheer delight the first time around.

LuckyGuy's avatar

Sixth Sense. I was lead down the path and suspected nothing. It was one of the very few movies I watched twice.

mazingerz88's avatar

Superman ( Chris Reeve ) To get that awesome feeling again of seeing him fly-! And hear William’s brilliant score again for the first time. : )

Inspired_2write's avatar

Simon Birch
The Time Machine 2002 version ( H.G. Wells)
The Count of Monte Crisco ( 1998)
Great Wonders of the World
The Time Traveller’s Wife (2008)
The Last Samurai
Thr Promise (2005)
Artificial Intelligence
The Hobbit
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Quantum Leap series
and many more

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