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The Film That Changed My Life by Robert K. Elder
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May 10, 2011

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I found the interviews in this book a bit hit-and-miss. I liked Edgar Wright very much, as “An American Werewolf in London” is the only horror film I have ever enjoyed and his comments clarified a lot of my own thinking about the film. John Landis, John Waters and Kimberly Peirce articulated their thoughts very well but some of the other directors wandered between pretentious and uninterested. A lot of it may depend on how you feel about the films they claim changed their life. Rian Johnson said it was “Annie Hall” – a film I personally found to be like spending a long weekend at a cottage with people I don’t like very much.

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