Band of Brothers, Mad Men, Casablanca, To Kill a Mockingbird
I am old enough to have read the filmscript of William Goldman's 'Butch cassidy & the Sundance Kid'. Bought it in book form when I was just 10.
My parents always cite my love of E.T. as a child for why they knew that I was passionate about movies. I was obsessed with Star Wars and Back to the Future as a kid also.
However, I have no recollection of the moment when I wanted to go into the business. I was younger than 10, which is when I started making my own movies. It's just always been what I wanted to do.
Saturday Night Live - Turkey TV - Caddyshack - SCTV
(I like comedy even though my best work tends to be drama)
Musicals, I love them.
Oh, hard question. Blade Runner, Alien, Aliens, Star Wars, Close Encounters and many of the films of the directors I mentioned in your previous question. TV shows, Babylon 5, Lost, Battlestar Galactica.
To Kill A Mockingbird, The Birds, The Great Race, The Manchurian Candidate, They Shoot Horses Don't they? The Ten Commandments, The Wizard of Oz.
TV Shows: Playhouse 90, CheckMate, Maverick, Lassie, The Carol Burnette Show, Max Headroom, The Twilight Zone, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, The Tonight Show.
There are tonnes of films and television programmes that inspired me, Grizzly Man has got to be one of those, it really made me want to become a documentary filmmaker.
Blimey, that's hard, erm... I'd say South Park for TV shows because the style of comedy is the style I'd want to make in movies. Movies... there's so many! I think that probably Rang De Basanti was pretty inspirational to me. I loved how it was shot and all the colours.
The Dark Crystal
Clash of the Titans (the original)
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
Field of Dreams
The Secret of Nihm
Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings (Cinematography in LoTR is from my perspective, amazing) etc.
I'm a lover of all movies. However, I particularly interested in movies made in the 70's. I believe that today's movies have too much conversation. We're hearing the script instead of seeing it. A good portrayal of this style is Seven Pounds. The character only spoke when they needed to. We were able to see and feel the story. So that would be the movie that inspires me. Gabriele Muccino did an incredible job directing this film.
Too many to make a list, lets say everything that has been done.
I would have to say Cameron Crowe's Vanilla Sky. Even if it's not one of my favorite movies.
After that movie I fell in love with stories that have an ending so unexpected that you think about it for the next few days.
Since than I always try to get endings nobody would ever expect.