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Take your guess: a film for every year of being a teenager

by Angus George Alexander Brown
Take your guess: a film for every year of being a teenager by Angus George Alexander Brown
Some really obvious choices here, but forgive me for being basic. ‘The Avengers’ came out when I was 13; it was iconic, exciting and felt brand new at the time. I watched ‘The Fall’ on a tablet on a train aged 14, it completely devastated me, as well as sparking my interest in creative and original film. What made ‘Donnie Darko’ so special was that it epitomised the moody, brooding darkness that I and other 15 year old boys had felt. 16 years old, and after I had finished my GCSEs, I watched ‘Amelie’ with my parents, and it was bright, bold, and ecstatic, optimism in the 21st Century. ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’ is a strange beast,… Read more

Some really obvious choices here, but forgive me for being basic.

‘The Avengers’ came out when I was 13; it was iconic, exciting and felt brand new at the time.
I watched ‘The Fall’ on a tablet on a train aged 14, it completely devastated me, as well as sparking my interest in creative and original film.
What made ‘Donnie Darko’ so special was that it epitomised the moody, brooding darkness that I and other 15 year old boys had felt.
16 years old, and after I had finished my GCSEs, I watched ‘Amelie’ with my parents, and it was bright, bold, and ecstatic, optimism in the 21st Century.
‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’ is a strange beast, not least because it seemed to be written for and about me, a 17 year old redhead filmmaker who lacked the care or decision to choose to go to university, despite the advice of so many friends and family. I wept at this film purely because it really, really made me feel valued, as narcissistic as that sounds, it will always be one of my favourite films of all time.

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