A woman comes to give chair massages at my office every Friday. She’s nice so we get to talking, and turns out her and her husband are hardcore cinephiles! Now our sessions are filled with film discussions and recommendations. We regularly bring each other films to watch. Too cool.``
Now that’s a happy ending. ^
the thing is everyone should know there favorite thing in each art form. U cannot know yr self if you don’t know what u love.
I have too many favorites to pick one.
Same here — what not having a favorite means to me is that I can’t really be tunnel vision about anything, lol!
Glemaud — good strategy. Just don’t ask me what I do or what my favorite movie is on April 16th, ha ha ha!
I don’t get annoyed. My answer changes based on the person I’m talking to. For example, If I’m speaking to a beautiful woman, I’ll drone on and on about how deeply Betty Blue touches me, sprinkle in some French, and give a polite graphic description about how the movie opens up.
Ok more lols! Betty Blue, Malik — how scandalous! ;)
That’s why I’m always advising people on this site to try to see the good sides of other movies, especially big-budget commercial ones. Because you make friends. Making friends is not a horribly cinematic destructive method of living.
I do. Well, I lie. If I didn’t lie all the time, I wouldn’t have many friends. It’s a pathetic state of affairs but when your interests differ so greatly from most people, lying is the only way to manage.
Does this mean I’m a coward? Yes, of course, but virtually everyone I’ve ever met in my life is a coward. Almost everybody on this forum is a coward. The vast majority of people in the world are cowards. You like to think that the great artists are the few people in the world not afflicted by cowardice, but that’s an optimistic hope.
Anyway, this has nothing to do with the thread question so let’s get back on track! I have been asked, and the question doesn’t annoy me, even though it results in the end of the conversation in most cases.
It’s called acting, Afllwydd.
One does develop a skill for this — i.e. sees the role that certain people expect them to play — over time. For example, if you’re around conservative older people, you are polite and you keep your true thoughts mostly to yourself, you stick to things you hear them talking about. If you’re around people a lot younger than you, the same thing. Basically, you’re muzzled unless you can sense and have proof that the person you are currently talking to you is on your vibe. Otherwise, learn to take that mask on and off as necessary, and try not to get too tired.
Oh and when it gets tiring, and boring, oops just look at the time, I have to get going!
Well ideally a much better and easier question is “What film would you recommend I watch?”, this can lead to several suggestions based on genre, personal taste, and blind guessing. Sometimes this will lead naturally to the “of those what’s your all time favorite” and then the question seems appropriate, but not sure how people can hope to process the information. I love giving recommendations, and although Blue Velvet might not be my all time favorite I was on a personal mission this past year to get everyone I knew to see it, and I don’t think anyone was disappointed.
Similar to being in college and being asked what my major is. I vowed before I got to DePaul I would never ask anyone what their major is because I knew that unless they had the exact same major as me, I wouldn’t have anything to talk about. Ironically since graduating I still get asked everytime someone finds out I went to college what my major was, it never stops. Ok rant over.
I don’t mind the question,as I love to list reasons why some films are so special.