Posted at 5:02 AM on March 24, 2009
by Euan Kerr
Later today on All Things Considered you can hear my interview with Variety magazine Senior Editor Robert Hofler about his new book "The Movie That Changed My Life."
It's a collection of interviews of politicians, executives, military bigwigs, and other celebrities on the films that had a profound impact on them. John McCain credits Marlon Brando's "Viva Zapata" for igniting his interest in politics, and Larry King blames his life long hatred of computers on Kubrick's "2001: a Space Odyssey." Several people noted they were traumatized by "Bambi."
I have to admit I am having trouble pinning down one film which changed my life. I have had several obsessions, ("The Blues Brothers," "M. Hulot's Holiday," and "Rashomon.") but nothing I could claim redirected what I do on a daily basis.
But what about you? I am interested to hear which movies have changed you life?
You can listen to the first part of the Hofler interview below, but then feel free to wax lyrical in the comments section.