Please welcome Annalisa Crawford!
Thanks for having me here today, Livia!
In honour of Livia’s love of films, I’m going to talk about my love of films. Because, really, there’s nothing nicer on a damp, dark winter evening to snuggle up and watch a great film. Or, rather, to re-watch a great film. Yes, I love watching films that I’ve seen many times before. Don’t you?
It’s a habit from childhood – my sister and I watched Grease and Fiddler on the Roof on a continual loop. There was something comforting about knowing the story, the songs, the next scene. We could leave the room and come back knowing exactly where we were in the story. And we knew we were going to have a good time.
When you decide to watch a new film you’re relying on reviews or the opinions of your friends, or just the fact that the premise has intrigued you. You’re paying out money to go to the cinema (you have to buy sweets, and drinks, maybe a hotdog) solely based on what you hope the film will be like; and sometimes you come out disappointed because it hasn’t lived up to your expectations.
I concede that there are some scenes which only work on the big screen. I know it’s not the done thing to admit, but I loved watching Darth Vadar’s inception in Star Wars III – I sat on the edge of my seat, open-mouthed. Equally, the scenes in Titanic when the ship was sinking, with the water rushing through the corridors and into cabins were the most claustrophobic I’ve seen. Neither of those scenes have the same impact on a TV. (By the way, Titanic is not a film I have wanted to see a second time.)
Watching a good film is like receiving a hug, or slipping into your favourite PJs, or having an evening with friends. Sometimes you notice a subtle expression or movement from the leading man that you haven’t seen before. Other times it’s the sheer anticipation of a romantic scene that helps you select – I love 10 Things I Hate About You and I adore the tenderness on Heath Ledger’s face when he’s trying to stop Kat from passing out. In a different mood, I love the game of working out who kills who in Reservoir Dogs.
Those small scenes will always have me going back again!
Thank you Annalisa!
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My One-Hundred Follower Celebration
Dates: Monday, December 17 to Friday, December 21
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