I have noticed that threads about films tend to go apeshit nutzoid curayzee. I can be very opinionated and emotional/irrational about music, no problems there. But with films I tend to enjoy them no matter what. I just like the whole cinema experience. The only time I have left a film is when I was sitting as part of a big group who had gone to see Sex and the City – the first one. I was sat next to a friend of mine and after about an hour (it’s about 3 hours) we decided to go for a pint.
I am sure that in the pre-VCR days, we tended to enjoy films rather more than we do now. A knockabout comedy that had ’em rolling in the aisles in the Odeon in Swanage on that magical Friday night, when you finally touched Verity Grimthorpe’s knee, somehow loses all of its magic when viewed years later on a tablet on the bus on the way to work.
Aside from all that, I don’t think I have enough knowledge of the film making process to offer withering dismissals of Hitchcock’s directorial foibles or how Tarantino chooses locations and organises lighting. » Continue Reading.