Saturday, December 04, 2004

my favourite 'coming of age' films

In no particular order:

  • American Graffiti (though I've never seen the whole thing)
  • Stand by Me
  • Trainspotting
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  • Dead Poets Society
  • The Graduate
The film that most reflects my own coming of age experience is Dead Poets Society for my teenage/early 20s years (with a bit of The Graduate and Trainspotting), even though I wish it was Fast Times at Ridgemount High. The film that best reflects my earlier childhood is Stand by Me.