People often ask me what are some of my favorite films and I find that many have been influenced by the books they were based on. I read the books first and then I watch the movies.
Over at Open Road Media, I listed some of my favorite films and why they inspire me to watch and rewatch them. Whether it was the storytelling or the character studies, these films have influenced my writing in some way. (Visit FAVORITE STUFF and FILMS in the link)