I saw in another thread people chatting about films and books that had a big influence on them and I thought it was such a cool topic, and that it would be nice to have a thread dedicated to talking about these things, particularly given how many Berries seem to be interested in languages/books etc.
What are some of these that have influenced you in some way? Why?
For me I found the [name_m]Black[/name_m] Mirror tv series really got me thinking. I feel like books that have had a big impact have been the well known ones - 1984, The Handmaid’s Tale, To Kill a Mockingbird… I know there have been many many others but for some reason I can’t think of them off-hand.
My all-time favourite film is [name_m]Pan[/name_m]’s Labyrinth, the way it weaves horror and courage with fairytale. [name_u]Jojo[/name_u] Rabbit was incredible, horrible but wonderful. [name_m]Wall[/name_m]-E also really spoke to me. Rabbit Proof Fence was saddening, and a terrifying realisation how recently those events occured. In [name_f]My[/name_f] Father’s [name_m]Den[/name_m] is another movie I love.
Music I listened to a lot of [name_u]Tracy[/name_u] Chapman and The Cranberries at a young age because I was given a heap of her CDs by a friend of my parents who was moving overseas. I love how there are many songs in there about things OTHER than sex/love/relationships! I still love their music, though it’s not necessarily my favourite, it’s up there.