We all carry the title of a movie within us that has marked our memories and which, in some way, defines us. If it's true that a photographic portrait can tell a lot about a person, I believe that the movie we are most attached to can tell even more.
The goal of this project is to use cinema as a tool which will help people to tell their stories. These people were asked to define themselves through a movie, revealing a piece of their soul. As the "book people" of Fahrenheit 451 preserved the memory of the book, my series wants to link every person to the film of his life.
More info: filmpeopleproject.wordpress.com
#1 Paola, The Way We Were (1973)
“Beyond the beautiful love story, where love remains even if life moves two people apart, I love the protagonist: a woman who never gives up on herself.”
#2 Dario, Jaws (1975)
"The story is truly incredible. It's a sort of modern version of Moby Dick."
#3 Alessandra, Moulin Rouge! (2001)
"When I was a teenager, I watched this movie many times. I learned all the songs and never stopped singing them. I used to love singing! I also loved this tormented and passionate story."
#4 Luca, Blade Runner (1982)
"I think it's an unparalleled creative combination of three talents and their minds: Ridley Scott, Philip Dick, and Vangelis. It's the perfect synthesis between literature and cinematographic work. I believe that it lacks nothing and Roy Batty's final monologue is surely something! As a photography lover, I think that it's a movie with the best cinematography ever. I saw it recently, it gave me gooseflesh."
#5 Giordano, Elizabethtown (2005)
"The story is exciting, as well as everything that happens to the protagonist. He makes two trips: one to the inner self and the other one on the road. Kirsten Dunst represents the idea of a woman in Crowe's movies, which I am fond of."
#6 Isabella, Some Like It Hot (1959)
“It was my favorite movie before studying cinema. The film I’ve seen the most in my life, of which I know more quotes by heart.”
#7 Francesco, Matrix (1999)
“How can you expain such a deep love? It’s one of those movies that represent everything I believe in, what I think cinema should be: spectacular, surprising, intimate, deep.”
#8 Guglielmo, Manhattan (1979)
"I remember the first time saw it was when I was a teenager. However, the last time was a few years ago in a cinema with a girl that I would never see again."
#9 Giuseppe, Carlito’s Way (1993)
“It’s a film about redemption, about the fortitude of people who want to change their lives for the better.”
#10 Martina, Apocalypse Now (1979)
“It’s a film about limits and surviving. I’ve seen it with my dad when I was a child and I love it.”
#11 Lorenzo, Mulholland Drive (2001)
“I first saw it when I was 16 and I didn’t understand anything, just the fact that it was beautiful. So here is the thing - you like, it's wonderful and then you catch yourself wanting to study it."
#12 Ilaria, Gone With The Wind (1939)
"It's the first movie I have ever seen. I was watching it with my grandma during the summer."
#13 Elio, Nosferatu: Phantom Der Nacht (1979)
"My high school literature teacher recommended me this movie. After talking to him about Herzog, I started thinking about studying cinema. Before I wanted to study biology."
#14 Gabriele, La Famiglia (1987)
"I've always loved it, loved it very much. I think that it's very well written. It's the representation of the history of Italy. It's like a fresco, a fantastic tableaux vivant."
#15 Sergio, Big Wednesday (1978)
"In my opinion, it's a high-concept movie which is very dear to me. It puts you in front of your inner world and the world in general. When I was younger, I could not identify myself with any protagonists because I saw parts of myself in every single one of them."
#16 Daniele, Fever Pitch (1997)
"It's an autobiographical story about a football fan and his obsessions, anxieties, fears, and joys. It shows how everything relates to other 'normal' people and his girlfriend. This film may have been written by me."
#17 Valentina, 8 ½ (1963)
"It's the first movie I fell in love with and that made me think: "oh my god, you're really describing my inner life well. My inner crisis."
#18 Erminio, Ordinary People (1980)
"I first saw it when I was 17 and I identified very much with the boy. I realized that I didn't have most of his problems. It represents the cinema that I really like- the wild 80s in America. It's a cinema with which we grew up. I'm very attached to it."
#19 Massimiliano, Ghostbusters (1984)
"It's the first movie I've ever seen as a child. And it's the first movie that I learned by heart. At every carnival, I wanted to dress like them."
#20 Carla, Irma La Douce (1963)
"It's a movie with 140 minutes of good humor. If I'm feeling down, I always watch 'Irma' and I feel better. I love Jack Lemmon there and I like that there you can find a female friendship and also a love story. It's a fantastic movie."