wow. i'm surprised how alot of you guys truly recognize the greatness of boogie nights. it sucks that when i first saw it [snuck in the theater when i was fifteen], i didn't really --- "catch" it. i simply saw it as a movie about a porno star, nothing more. it was only until it came out on video that i saw it again and again and then on like the third of fourth time of watching it, i started to really notice all the small little trivial things the characters say and actually take notice of the photography...i slowly started to become amazed by it. and i still am. and it's still my favourite movie of all time [not what i'd call the best movie ever, mind you]. i own the screenplay, the poster, the special edition dvd..
man. that movie rocks.
anyways, the movie that made me a cinephile was pulp fiction. saw it when i was fourteen in 1995/seventh grade a little before the oscars. saw it four times at the cinema. and yeah, that movie did it. after that i started watching as many movies as possible, besides the usual garbage. i know it sounds absurd, but i think i was the only person i knew that watched black and white movies, besides grown-ups. the fact that a movie is black and white doesn't even register in my brain, while other kids complained about it. it's a real shame how most people won't bother watching older films.
and just now i am barely beginning to really touch the foreign sector since i just joined netflix and they got everything my video store lacks - kurosawa, truffaut, fellini, etc.