Ok: Willy Wonka, the original movie. Any movie that has something like “The imaginary friend” or “The curiousity shoppe owner” or “the wise old neighbor” or the crazy professor who is onto something. That sort of thing. I don’t know the name of the trope but it’s always a significant one for me, because that’s how I see myself.
Kenneth Udut Matt Stageman And yup to the crazy-old-man thing I don’t actually plan to be “that guy” but when I see people who are drugged-out crazy and acting up, or allowed their antics in some fashion, I always feel a twinge of jealousy. Romanticising the “freedom of the mentally unstable”. In reality, I’d just get drugged up by ‘the powers that be’ as it were and wouldn’t be able to think properly, so I wouldn’t want it.