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Post by Claire on Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:42 pm

Or stayed with you for a long time.

A film I still haven't got over was "Murder in the First" with Kevin Bacon, Gary Oldman and Christian Slater.

I couldn't even think about it for years. It broke my heart.

A book is "We need to talk about Kevin" by Lionel Shriver - this was made into a film too.

I found it hard to get into but once I did Mad

I ended up on review sites like Goodreads and Amazon just to talk about it with people who had read it.
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Post by Aqua on Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:50 pm

I've read that... We need to talk about Kevin.

I think the one book that springs to mind that really affected me, was the story of Fred and Rose West. They were just barbaric Mad

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Post by xtras on Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:13 pm

Claire wrote:Or stayed with you for a long time.

A film I still haven't got over was "Murder in the First" with Kevin Bacon, Gary Oldman and Christian Slater.

I couldn't even think about it for years. It broke my heart.

A book is "We need to talk about Kevin" by Lionel Shriver - this was made into a film too.

I found it hard to get into but once I did Mad

I ended up on review sites like Goodreads and Amazon just to talk about it with people who had read it.


Murder in the first fantastic movie.. so upsetting
Great acting. One film I don't think I could watch again.
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Post by Claire on Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:44 am

xtras wrote:
Claire wrote:Or stayed with you for a long time.

A film I still haven't got over was "Murder in the First" with Kevin Bacon, Gary Oldman and Christian Slater.

I couldn't even think about it for years. It broke my heart.

A book is "We need to talk about Kevin" by Lionel Shriver - this was made into a film too.

I found it hard to get into but once I did Mad

I ended up on review sites like Goodreads and Amazon just to talk about it with people who had read it.


Murder in the first fantastic movie.. so upsetting
Great acting. One film I don't think I could watch again.

I couldn't watch it again either. It was brutal.
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Post by beckham on Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:22 am

Claire wrote:Or stayed with you for a long time.

A film I still haven't got over was "Murder in the First" with Kevin Bacon, Gary Oldman and Christian Slater.

I couldn't even think about it for years. It broke my heart.

A book is "We need to talk about Kevin" by Lionel Shriver - this was made into a film too.

I found it hard to get into but once I did Mad

I ended up on review sites like Goodreads and Amazon just to talk about it with people who had read it.

I enjoy a good movie. Not seen Murder in the First but i can't stand Christian Slater
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Post by MG on Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:06 am

Mine are the ones that have got to many.

Schindler's List - Got to the point that I will start to go down the emotional rabbit hole when the opening music starts up.

The Book Thief - Book and film.

The Elephant Man - Film. 


Those were just my first thoughts. I'm a proper booer at films.
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Post by Rockstar on Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:11 pm

Parzania...

I remember not moving from my seat even after the end credits rolled. I was shaken to my core.


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Re: Films/Books that Affected You

Post by Claire on Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:26 am

Rockstar wrote:Parzania...

I remember not moving from my seat even after the end credits rolled. I was shaken to my core.


What was it about Rocky?
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Post by Claire on Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:28 am

beckham wrote:
Claire wrote:Or stayed with you for a long time.

A film I still haven't got over was "Murder in the First" with Kevin Bacon, Gary Oldman and Christian Slater.

I couldn't even think about it for years. It broke my heart.

A book is "We need to talk about Kevin" by Lionel Shriver - this was made into a film too.

I found it hard to get into but once I did Mad

I ended up on review sites like Goodreads and Amazon just to talk about it with people who had read it.

I enjoy a good movie.   Not seen Murder in the First but i can't stand Christian Slater

It's a really depressing film. I couldn't get it out of my head for months.
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Post by Raymundo Sunshinez on Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:50 am

Grave of the Fireflies.

I wouldn't watch it.
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Post by MG on Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:22 am

Rockstar wrote:Parzania...

I remember not moving from my seat even after the end credits rolled. I was shaken to my core.

I'd not heard of that film before, just looked it up and it seems to be pretty heartbreaking. Especially as based on truth, they always get to you more.
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Post by Kizzie on Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:45 am

Don't laugh but the only film that affected me really badly was "Ring of bright water"  It traumatised me for a long time.  Such a wonderful film and so want to watch it with my grandchildren but would have to distract them from the part where Midge gets killed.

Ive seen many a film or read books that make me stare into space after its finished but nothing affected me for so long as that film did.   Think I was about 14 ish when I see it and pretty hardcore over life and the curves it throws you.  I think it made me realise how fast your life could change from ecstatically happy to desperately sad.

Even now the song makes me cry.



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Post by Kizzie on Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:51 am

Another I adored was Empire of the Sun and cannot listen to the tune without getting maudlin

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Post by Claire on Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:59 pm

Kizzie wrote:Another I adored was Empire of the Sun and cannot listen to the tune without getting maudlin


That was a really sad film.

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Re: Films/Books that Affected You

Post by Squirrel Nutley on Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:33 am

Me Before You & My Sisters Keeper both broke my heart when I read them. I don't usually cry when reading but they left me crying my heart out.

A punch to the gut is an understatement.

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Post by Claire on Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:14 pm

Squirrel Nutley wrote:Me Before You & My Sisters Keeper both broke my heart when I read them. I don't usually cry when reading but they left me crying my heart out.

A punch to the gut is an understatement.

I've read My Sisters Keeper. It was heartbreaking.

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Post by Rockstar on Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:19 pm

Claire wrote:
Rockstar wrote:Parzania...

I remember not moving from my seat even after the end credits rolled. I was shaken to my core.


What was it about Rocky?

It was about how humans behave during riots against minorities based on real life incidents.

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Post by Geraldine on Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:15 pm

Squirrel Nutley wrote:Me Before You & My Sisters Keeper both broke my heart when I read them. I don't usually cry when reading but they left me crying my heart out.

A punch to the gut is an understatement.

My wife loved Jodi Picoult and her favourite books by her was My Sisters Keeper and Nineteen Minutes. We went to see My Sisters Keeper at the cinema and I shed a tear. My wife said the ending was different, but still very powerful.
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Post by Geraldine on Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:24 pm

Anyone seen Thirteen Reasons Why on Netflix?  

Watched the first season with my eldest and it was heartbreaking.  I think kids have it much tougher now.  Yes, they might have the latest IPhone and £100 trainers, not to mention the make-up I buy my two (cost and arm and a leg), but society as a whole is far more judgmental.  Kids are brutal and with social media bullying is rife.
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Post by Murasaki on Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:59 pm

Grant75 wrote:Anyone seen Thirteen Reasons Why on Netflix?  

Watched the first season with my eldest and it was heartbreaking.  I think kids have it much tougher now.  Yes, they might have the latest IPhone and £100 trainers, not to mention the make-up I buy my two (cost and arm and a leg), but society as a whole is far more judgmental.  Kids are brutal and with social media bullying is rife.

I’ve seen it, very sad but well written. My youngest got me to watch it. Seems wherever there is social interaction there’s an opportunity for bullying.
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Post by Geraldine on Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:09 pm

Murasaki wrote:
Grant75 wrote:Anyone seen Thirteen Reasons Why on Netflix?  

Watched the first season with my eldest and it was heartbreaking.  I think kids have it much tougher now.  Yes, they might have the latest IPhone and £100 trainers, not to mention the make-up I buy my two (cost and arm and a leg), but society as a whole is far more judgmental.  Kids are brutal and with social media bullying is rife.

I’ve seen it, very sad but well written. My youngest got me to watch it. Seems wherever there is social interaction there’s an opportunity for bullying.

Have you seen Season Two? I heard it is far more graphic so putting off watching it until we can all watch it together. Youngest is thirteen and I've said she can watch season 1 with me during these summer holidays. I know rating is 15, but I think she will have seen worse on Hollyoaks.
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Post by Squirrel Nutley on Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:11 pm

I liked season 1 of 13 Reasons Why.
But hate the second with a passion, mainly due to the last episode. The idea of this show helping anyone was thrown out the window in favour of a shameless grab for renewal Mad

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Post by Murasaki on Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:12 pm

Grant75 wrote:
Murasaki wrote:
Grant75 wrote:Anyone seen Thirteen Reasons Why on Netflix?  

Watched the first season with my eldest and it was heartbreaking.  I think kids have it much tougher now.  Yes, they might have the latest IPhone and £100 trainers, not to mention the make-up I buy my two (cost and arm and a leg), but society as a whole is far more judgmental.  Kids are brutal and with social media bullying is rife.

I’ve seen it, very sad but well written. My youngest got me to watch it. Seems wherever there is social interaction there’s an opportunity for bullying.

Have you seen Season Two?  I heard it is far more graphic so putting off watching it until we can all watch it together.  Youngest is thirteen and I've said she can watch season 1 with me during these summer holidays.  I know rating is 15, but I think she will have seen worse on Hollyoaks.

No, I’m putting off season 2. It can be overpowering and summers for lighter viewing.
Catching up with Modern Family season nine I think, we love it! Mr Green
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Post by Murasaki on Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:13 pm

Squirrel Nutley wrote:I liked season 1 of 13 Reasons Why.
But hate the second with a passion, mainly due to the last episode. The idea of this show helping anyone was thrown out the window in favour of a shameless grab for renewal Mad

I may not bother then. Leave it at S1. thumb
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Post by Geraldine on Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:14 pm

Squirrel Nutley wrote:I liked season 1 of 13 Reasons Why.
But hate the second with a passion, mainly due to the last episode. The idea of this show helping anyone was thrown out the window in favour of a shameless grab for renewal Mad

Yep, heard about the last episode and it's meant to be pretty brutal. Will wait a year or so for the youngest to watch season 2.
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