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What movies spoke to your alienated teenage self?

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Re: What movies spoke to your alienated teenage self?

Postby john_titor » Sat May 19, 2012 2:41 pm

Over the Edge. A certain level of cheese, but intense for my budding mind. Ramones on the sound track also opened my eyes about the existence of punk rock. Also Matt Dillon.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079688/
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Re: What movies spoke to your alienated teenage self?

Postby Kenneth Burns » Sat May 19, 2012 3:12 pm

Oh God, I love "Over the Edge." It's a burlesque of suburbia that would make John Cheever proud.
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Re: What movies spoke to your alienated teenage self?

Postby Donald » Sat May 19, 2012 5:08 pm

When I was 14 teen films were awful things with Annette and Frankie. I guess some people went, but our group wasn't interested. The kids in my group snuck into "Cat Balou," which showed that fighting a corrupt establishment could be fun.
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Re: What movies spoke to your alienated teenage self?

Postby Madsci » Sun May 20, 2012 6:50 am

I also went to more concerts then movies as a teen. I thought Reefer Madness was such a bad propaganda movie that it was funny, maybe because I was high.
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Re: What movies spoke to your alienated teenage self?

Postby pjbogart » Wed May 23, 2012 6:01 pm

Poor kid, small town, good grades but always in trouble for something. I was Chris Chambers from "Stand by Me." The movie didn't just speak to me, it was like looking in a mirror.
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Re: What movies spoke to your alienated teenage self?

Postby Galoot » Wed May 23, 2012 7:34 pm

By the way, Ken--thanks for your efforts in making this board more enjoyable. You are definitely doing your part to increase the signal-to-noise ratio.
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Re: What movies spoke to your alienated teenage self?

Postby Aarya777 » Thu May 24, 2012 3:03 am

The El train scene in "Risky Business" more or less defined this suburban Nashville kid's understanding of what big city living is like.
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Re: What movies spoke to your alienated teenage self?

Postby Kenneth Burns » Thu May 24, 2012 6:45 am

Thanks for mentioning it. I love thinking about this stuff.
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Re: What movies spoke to your alienated teenage self?

Postby scratch » Thu May 24, 2012 8:36 am

Henry Vilas wrote:I was too young to identify with "Rebel Without a Cause" and "Blackboard Jungle" and too old when the Hughes teen flicks came out. The music of my era spoke more to me.


I'm about Henry's age, or at least I share his feelings about being too young for Rebel and Blackboard Jungle (not to mention The Girl Can't Help It), but I was at the prime age to be spoken to by Wild in the Streets and Sympathy for the Devil/One Plus One, a little older but still receptive to The Harder They Come, and too old for but still spoken to by Get Crazy and Rock and Roll High School.
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Re: What movies spoke to your alienated teenage self?

Postby Michael Patrick » Thu May 24, 2012 11:34 am

I will admit to seeing Frank Zappa's "200 Motels" way too many times. Not too many kids at my high school were aware of the existence of Zappa,which made it even better...
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Re: What movies spoke to your alienated teenage self?

Postby scratch » Thu May 24, 2012 11:59 am

Michael Patrick wrote:I will admit to seeing Frank Zappa's "200 Motels" way too many times. Not too many kids at my high school were aware of the existence of Zappa,which made it even better...


Did you ever catch all of part of FZ's Uncle Meat?
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Re: What movies spoke to your alienated teenage self?

Postby clyde » Thu May 24, 2012 12:18 pm

pjbogart wrote:..."Stand by Me." The movie didn't just speak to me, it was like looking in a mirror.


Totally agree with Stand By Me. Great, great movie.

And how about Heathers? Corny, slightly disturbing, possibly exploitative... but I like it.
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Re: What movies spoke to your alienated teenage self?

Postby jessy27 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:48 am

Kenneth,
Fast times at ridgemont high might have been a little explotive, but I
still dream about Phoebe Cates. :D
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