The Film That Made Me...

The Film That Made Me...

John Waters Discusses the Rubbish Cinema That Changed His Life

Ahead of his new retrospective at the BFI, we talked to the godfather of trash about Joan Crawford, Elizabeth Taylor and the worst movies known to man.
Amelia Abraham
8.12.15
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'Nixon' Was the Film That Gave Me Sympathy for the Devil

Nixon was a crook, but seeing his many flaws on screen showed me I wasn't alone in my imperfections.
Andrew Lowry
4.30.15
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'The Doors' Is the Film That Made Me Want to Live Slow and Die Old

There's nothing glamorous about throwing it all away too early.
Edward Tew
4.16.15
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‘The Transformers: The Movie’ Was the Film That Made Death Seem Mundane

Did the 1986 version of <i>Transformers</i> desensitise me towards death?
Mike Diver
3.11.15
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'Wanda' Was the Film That Made Me Appreciate My Mum

Barbara Loden's film about an aimless woman who abandoned her children made me realise how grateful I am for my own mother's love and care.
Joe Greenwood
2.27.15
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'Slacker' Was the Film That Showed Me How to Get Lost

Richard Linklater's lazy, Gen X indy flick taught me that, sometimes, it's OK to take the roundabout way.
Eleanor Capaldi
2.9.15
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'Black Swan' Was the Film That Showed Me I'm Not Alone

Striving for perfection can drive you insane, but I didn't realise just how insane I'd become until I watched <i>Black Swan</i>.
Clarisse Loughrey
1.27.15
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'Party Monster' Was the Film That Changed What I Thought of Elitism

The underdogs found their way to the top of New York's club scene, quickly outranking anyone who'd made their lives hell.
Daisy Jones
1.21.15
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'Blue Is the Warmest Colour' Is the Film That Showed Me What I Fear

It wasn't the graphic sex scenes that made me uncomfortable, but how it forced me to confront my fear of heartbreak.
Charlie Graham-Dixon
1.14.15
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'Love Actually' Was the Film That Taught Me Christmas is a Sham

It's a holiday bundle of depressing truths and demeaning lies.
Polina Bachlakova
12.17.14
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'Salò' Was the Film That Truly Shocked Me

The internet exposed me to the depths of human cruelty, but it was Pasolini's masterpiece that truly disgusted and beguiled me.
Joe Bish
12.9.14
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‘American History X’ Was the Film That Taught Me a Lesson About Masculinity

It's just a shame the benchmark of masculinity that it set revolved around a violent, racist scumbag.
Michael Pattison
12.3.14
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