Movies That Changed Everything: A Few Good Men

September 24, 2010 at 9:47 am

Movies That Changed Everything: A Few Good Men

I’m an aspiring filmmaker.  Like every filmmaker out there, I have a lengthy list of films that have inspired me along the way.  This series will examine twelve of the films that changed the way I looked at movies forever.  Films that have greatly influenced the filmmaker I hope to become someday…

A Few Good Men

movies that changed everything: A Few Good Men

It’s no secret that I’m extremely passionate about screenwriting. I can’t get enough.

Yet, it can be difficult sometimes to find time to write while balancing my career in television and other normal life responsibilities.

I still try to get into screenwriting mode as much as possible.

The goal?

To someday write something as good as A Few Good Men.

Forget the amazing film and the legendary performances of Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson for a moment.

In my opinion, the screenplay for A Few Good Men is one of best ever written.  It’s a phenomenal script.

Aaron Sorkin’s brilliant work has been a source of inspiration for me since the moment I heard Tom Cruise yell:

“Thank you for playing! Should we or should we not follow the advice of the galactically… stupid!”

Thought I was going to mention this famous exchange didn’t you?

That’s WHY the movie is so fantastic.  There are so many iconic and legendary moments.  I love everything about this movie but every time I think about how the story is structured and how well the characters are developed I just want to launch Final Draft and lose track of time.

A Few Good Men changed everything because of story, dialogue, action and drama.

Screenwriting.

Every aspiring screenwriter has a set of films they hold dear to their hearts.

A Few Good Men is at the top of my list for millions of reason but there is one reason that sticks out for me.

Inspiration.

Something every creative person craves.

Like a drug you can’t stop feeding your pressing need to write.

Thankfully, all I have to do is pop the DVD in and let my imagination  come alive.