capture (one's) imagination

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capture (one's) imagination

To hold one's interest or spark one's creativity. I know it sounds strange, but his talk on the importance of obtuse angles really captured my imagination. That movie captured his imagination so much that it inspired him to become a screenwriter.
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capture someone's imagination

Fig. to intrigue someone; to interest someone in a lasting way; to stimulate someone's imagination. The story of the young wizard has captured the imagination of the world's children.
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There I got to meet Peter Waterfield, one of the two synchronized divers who captured our imaginations as they won that first silver medal in Athens.
AFTER the astonishing Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring captured our imaginations last year, get ready to feel hobbit fever all over again as The Two Towers opens across South Wales' cinemas on December 18.