I like having scent candles around my television before watching black & white romantic films. And I drink a lot of water after I watch any films. :p
ahhhhh sounds nice
Do you buy the film dinner too?
Oh, nothing unusual.
I usually do a little meditation thing to quiet my mind a little bit and get my focus in. Just sitting and paying attention to my breath for a few minutes works a treat.
And I want to develop the habit of writing a review of every movie I see, but I’m lazy.
I like to give my DVDs a sensual oil massage, whilst listening to the blaring trumpets of Miles Davis. We have intense eye contact, never looking away, right before I insert the disk into it’s appropriate slot, not too hard, not too soft, I must assert my dominance in any way I can.
I then put on my red panda suit — frankly, regular pandas are overrated — and procure some bamboo and seaweed flavored Pringles. Frankly, I can’t eat anything else during a movie, I become too distracted and go on a wild food induced rampaged, slaughtering many a children in my tornado like path.
It’s been known for me to wake up under a bridge or some sort, of course, still in the red panda suit. I tend to go in a trance whilst watching a film, it’s a little known disease known as Celluloidomnia (check WebMD if you don’t believe me).
I do this every time. I simply can’t enjoy a film if these conditions are not met.
None at all. The film IS the ritual.
I eat every dvd as soon as the film is finished. I find I really savor the taste of the movie if I do this. Also, it makes me feel special, almost as if I was the only person to ever be able to watch it. Muhaha
Here’s a picture of my TV table:
Marc, HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! :D
Funny stuff. Wish I knew how to upload pics!
For DVDs, my “prep” is:
All A/V gear on, switched to the right input, disc ready to start in player with audio option (if any) chosen.
Telephone turned either off or on “silent.”
Curtains closed near set if it is a late-afternoon screening.
Glass of water at hand, sit down, then hit play.
Set up stand, then projector.
Put long-play unit on table behind projector.
Put speaker in place, run cable.
Remove gate, clean path with chamois/alcohol/compressed air.
Thread up reels on long-play unit, cue it forward.
Telephone silent as above.
Start projector, strike lamp at cue point.
Glass of water at hand, sit down after tweaking focus and audio level.
DVDs do seem to be easier……ah well.
whoever said “the film is the ritual” nailed it
A cigarette/Another cigarette.
“None at all. The film IS the ritual”
I like to relieve myself beforehand.
i relieve myself beforehand. and turn on my special Gothic “very dim” light, and all others off.
During a screening, if compelled to watch anything involving an Alan Moore comic book adaptation by mainstream Hollywood…
I liked Watchman for some reason. Damn you T.
He has something silly out now
>>I liked Watchman for some reason.<<
For especially long movies.
I get a little uptight when watching a Hollywood mainstream blockbuster. I don’t want to sound snobbish, but you know, few good things come out of mainstream Hollywood.
A glass of wine and a cigarette usually do the trick.
Or I just stop watching mid-film.
I wash my hands after watching a movie.
I have to watch the movie Suburban Commando before I watch any film. Then I usually go for a twenty-two hour steam in a Hungarian sauna, come home, re-watch Suburban Commando, pour myself a glass of warm goat’s blood, set a world record for backwards somersaults, steam for twelve more hours and finally shave my head with a rusty screwdriver. Then I’m ready to watch a film. Same old same old…
Glemaud, I’m glad I’m not the only one.
If I’m anticipating a good movie I only watch it late at night.
When I finish watching a movie I have sex with my wife… MORGAN FAIRCHILD.
(Whom I’ve seen naked).