One night when I was 9 years old, I got a stomach bug. It was so bad that I couldn’t sleep at all, so I stayed up with my Mum for an all-night-martial-arts-film-marathon on channel four. While we were watching Bruce Lee’s Enter the Dragon, my Mum said to me, ‘If you like these, you’d probably like Quentin Tarantino’s films. These are the kind of films that inspired all of his – if you’d want, we can watch them tomorrow.’ The next day, we watched both volumes of Kill Bill together, and I loved them immensely. Me and my Mum have watching films together as somewhat of a tradition. It’s less specific films that have changed my life, for me, but the medium of film itself, since our taste in it is one of the main things me and my Mum have in common. We’ve watched them together since I can remember, and so certain films (Leon, The Lost Boys, The Goonies and E.T are just a few) are really quite sentimental to me.
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