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Everyone has those moments. They listen to an album, or they go to the cinema, and the next hour and a half (ok, less for a CD, but meh) is a life changing experience (slight exaggeration), only really summed up in the word WOW. Very rarely do films/CD's come along that blow people away, but in this topic, I'll celebrate them

You can include Video Games as well if you want.

On a music level, although it may be cliche, when I first heard Nirvana - Nevermind, it was such a difference from the pop music I was listening to at the time, it just opened up my ears to a different idea when it came to music. More recently, Opeth - Blackwater Park and In Flames - Clayman wowed me into the realisation that heavy and melody can come together and produce stunning results.

Film wise, nothing beat the first time I saw Gladiator. The music, the acting, the fighting, everything. I walked out, and was speechless, in awe of what I had just seen. Big Fish has a similar effect on me, but not to the same extent.

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The Crow

Schindler's List

The Butterfly Effect

'Lateralus' by Tool

'Ten' by Pearl Jam

'Yield' by Pearl Jam

'De-Loused In The Comatorium' by The Mars Volta

'Relationship Of Command' by At The Drive-In

If we're including books, Stupid White Men by Michael Moore did too.

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The first time I saw "The Matrix" in the theaters. Went with two of my friends to a mall and we had time to kill so we saw it not knowing what it was just that it had Johnny Mnemonic in it. Walked out and I was really speechless. True it's lost it's "wow" factor now but those 15 minutes after the movie I was stunned.

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Meh, some will probably disagree with this, but the documentary "When We Where Kings". The whole thing was like no other documentary I had ever seen. For those who don't know, "When We Where Kings" is about the events leading up to and surrounding famous Heavyweight title fight in Zaire between the champion George Foreman and Muhammad Ali, better known as the Rumble in the Jungle. When I saw it, I knew very little about the whole thing, so I did learn a lot from the the film, but after reading up more on the whole thing, there some things that could be added in or expanded on. Still, it is great and very insightful in my view, worth at least watching it once. When I saw it for the first time, I felt exactly like the name of this thread....Wow.

Honorable mention goes to "The Smashing Machine", I had the same feeling that I did when I saw "When We Where Kings", except they are too different type of documentaries. "When We Where Kings" is more of feel good type story, while "The Smashing Machine" is more like the harsh reality of things.

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Tickle me sad but "Bleed American" album by Jimmy Eat World totally got me hooked, even to this day. Hearing Frank Sinatra at a young age made me stand up and adore music.

Sad again, but "Truly Madly Deeply" by Savage Garden, it's a song that reminds me of my first exclusive girlfriend and the times I had with her were some great ones. Weirdly "Teenage Dirtbag" reminds me of her too because it was so popular at the time :rolleyes:

Yeah, they all made me go wow, because even now they have an influence.

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The movie Romper Stomper left me in a state of shock and awe when it came to it's powerful conclusion. The last scene where the two lead characters are fighting on the beach is extremely moving. The conflict stems from a girl that had originally fallen for Hando and Davey, but turned her attention to Davey when Hando exiled her from the gang. The characters Hando and Davey find themselves at a quarrel, as Davey wants to protect the woman while Hando is furiously trying to destroy her. It comes to it's dramatic conclusion when Davey ends Hando's life with a "Hitler Youth" knife. The irony of that is Hando gave Davey the money to buy the knife in the first place. There is much more detail involved in this, but I don't want to totally spoil it for anybody who may want to see this movie. Despite the fact that the lead characters are a neo-nazi's, it was hard not to become attached to their characters after going through so much with them throughout the movie.

As for music, the album "Wrong" by Nomeansno has always captivated me. I always felt like the album was more like a story, and that each song was a chapter of the story. The whole album really has an epic feeling to it.

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Prince's Purple Rain, Dizzee Rascal's Boy In Da Corner, Bjork's Debut, Dead Kennedys Live at the Deaf Club, Sikth's The Trees are Dead and Dried Out, Wait for Something Wild... and Talib Kweli's Beautiful Struggle are the CDs I can think of, off the top of my head, that have influenced me and interested me like none other. I remember the first time I heard each artist, and the insane impact they had.

Film wise nothing really comes close to the first time I saw American History X. Although I wouldn't say its my favourite film, I watched it semi-drunk at like 1:30 AM and it was so harrowing, yet poetic. Oh Brother Where Art Thou? was watched under similar circumstances, and I feel that's a greatly overlooked movie.

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Prince's Purple Rain, Dizzee Rascal's Boy In Da Corner, Bjork's Debut, Dead Kennedys Live at the Deaf Club, Sikth's The Trees are Dead and Dried Out, Wait for Something Wild... and Talib Kweli's Beautiful Struggle are the CDs I can think of, off the top of my head, that have influenced me and interested me like none other. I remember the first time I heard each artist, and the insane impact they had.

Film wise nothing really comes close to the first time I saw American History X. Although I wouldn't say its my favourite film, I watched it semi-drunk at like 1:30 AM and it was so harrowing, yet poetic. Oh Brother Where Art Thou? was watched under similar circumstances, and I feel that's a greatly overlooked movie.

I loved Sikth's album, but (dragging up stuff from another topic), they were nothing new to me, as they do a very similar style to DEP (apart from duel vocalists, which is pretty cool).

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In terms of films, I'll have to say The Shawshank Redmption and Pulp Fiction both represented the best I had seen in film. They had amazing stories, a great plot with many twists that come unexpected, and, of course, brilliant writing and performances on both accounts.

In terms of effects in film, Terminator 2 and The Matrix represented awesome special effects that hold up very well today (as does both movies in other respects).

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I just think Mikee (crazy dreadlocked singer) is a fucking genious. I've had the pleasure of meeting him, and he's one of those off the wall, outside of the box legends. It helps that the instrumentation is absolutely world class as well. When Will the Forest Speak? at the end of the album is a perfect example of his unique talents.

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The first time I was truly wowed by a film was when I saw the Godfather for the first time. At that time, I was 11, and I watched the crap that 11 year olds watch, so naturally, I was just stunned by this movie, and was instantly hooked on better quality films. A short while after, I layed my hands on the Usual Suspects, and that wowed me into oblivion as well. Nothing has ever come as close as these too. Except when I was 8 and got my first taste of porn. That wowed me too.

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The first time I listened to Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness by the Smashing Pumpkins, I was blown away. I had listened to rock music most of my life, but I think I was 11 or 12 when I heard that double album and I entered a whole new world of music appreciation. I don't know if anything can ever come close to that.

More recently, Melissa Auf der Maur's solo album made me drop my jaw in its goodness. It hasn't impacted me quite like Mellon Collie, but it's the only thing in the 2000s to have impacted me even close to that.

When it comes to films... Ghost World, plain and simple. Ghost World was just fucking brilliant. The Usual Suspects also just opened my eyes to quality films, best movie ever made.

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CD's:

Nine Inch Nails' Still

Absolutely beautiful CD. The "de-constructed" songs are just a piece of artwork in my opinion, and the new instrumentals are just mind-blowing. If you don't already know, the one thing I probably like most about NIN is Trent's instrumentals. Not to mention this is the CD that has the simply stunning and beautiful And All That Could Have Been song. It's just a classic slow NIN song to me.

The Mars Volta's Tremulant EP

I didn't expect much going into this CD, because I've never been impressed by a CD with less than 5 songs on it for some reason. This CD has 3 tracks, and all of them are just lyrically stunning. Some might say that it's just mindless babbble, but some of the lines in these 3 songs are awesome. My favourite is "I've caught mono bobbing for barbed wire". I don't know why, but it's just...awesome. Heh.

Tool's Salival

No live CD has ever touched me like this one has. It's just pure brilliance. Maynard & Co. "re-tool" Pushit, and in my opinion it's better than the original. It's just, like I said before, pure brilliance. Besides, any CD with a 7 minute or so track dedicated to the LAMC is awesome. Not to mention the other 3 minutes is spent on a funny track called Maynard's Dick.

I don't watch many movies these days, but I know that the last movies I really appreciated and loved were Garden State, Lost In Translation & Ghost World.

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The first time I listened to Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness by the Smashing Pumpkins, I was blown away.  I had listened to rock music most of my life, but I think I was 11 or 12 when I heard that double album and I entered a whole new world of music appreciation.  I don't know if anything can ever come close to that.

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Matrix is only five years old, how can you say the effects still hold up? It's only been a little while.

Now if you want to talk about effects standing the test of time, The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951) The Mysterious Island (1961) Jason and the Argonauts (1963) One Million Years BC (1966)

Absolutely incredible, fantastic. I can vaguely remember seeing Jason and the Argonauts for the first time when I was small and being astounded. Even more so when I bought the DVD last year.

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I bought American Idiot by Green Day about 2/3 months ago...it's still in my CD player and hasn't moved since. I listen to it everytime I have to go to work, when I'm on my break or whatever. Best CD I own.

In terms of films...the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. All of them. Purely awesome, and the effects and brilliant. Everything about it is awesome.

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Nas - Illmatic.

I don't think anybody can really disagree with that, possibly the greatest hip hop album of all time. No skippable tracks, not a bad line on the whole album.

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