I have been affected by some really old films like
Freaks <<"we will make you one of us" - then there is the scene where the guy with no arms or legs who roles and smokes his own cigarettes>>;
Metropolis <<especially now that they discovered an almost complete version in Argentina; The missing 70 minutes can be seen here>>;
THX1138 - nuff said;
Saragosa Manuscript <<we actually counted the levels and got to 9c - level 1, me and some guys walk into the theatre and watch a movie, level 2, 2 characters start to read a book and in the book - level 3, a character starts to tell a story and so on until the movie is 9 levels deep (with a couple of Roshoman-like stories). This has gotta be the wierdest movie I have ever seen - it usually plays with Salvador Dali's Andalusian Dog (for obvious reasons). All the parts of the movie are played by the same group of actors who play ancestors of or descendents of each other.