Do you watch at home? In a home-theater environment, a laptop or personal computer, a small DVD player or personal device? Is the film delivered via DVD, on-line stream, cable TV or other?
In a theater? If so, is it a Multiplex? Single-screen theater? Movie palace?
Does it make a difference to you where/how you view a film?
What is/would be you optimum film viewing environment?
New films in a theater. Older films either by netflix or by internet stream.
If it’s a serious art film or drama, optimum viewing environment is a theater filled with people who know how to be quiet during a movie.
If it’s a comedy or an action flick, optimum viewing environment is in somebody’s home on a high end TV surrounded by people who make good wisecracks.
new movies, theater, older films, dvd.
I don’t like watching ‘serious art films’ with a whole bunch of people though. i like to watch them in the privacy and comfort of my own home, on my own terms. I connect with them better that way.
Depends on the film i guess.
Primarily I experience films at the Astor Theatre, usually in 35mm format but sometimes 70mm. The Astor is a single screen picture palace located in Melbourne, Australia. A list of films I have viewed at various cinemas is available on my profile page. Sometimes I watch DVDs but mostly, rather overwhelmingly, I’ve seen movies at the cinema this year. Still, I do have a large backlog of DVDs I must watch.
naked. in an oxygen tent.
Why doesn’t that surprise me rus?
Mainly on my 15" mac…reclined on my bed.
Whenever I download films or watch them online, I plug my laptop to my tv, it’s much more comfortable than the laptop itself.
If possible, at a theatre (the right film, the right audience….rare occation now.)
DVD/Blu-Rays and Netflix streaming on my plasma set.
Film prints on my film screen.
So, overall, mostly at home.
I try to watch them in a theater. My local multiplex got a new manager, so all of a sudden indie, foreign and art films started to show. Granted it’s only for a day or a couple weeks, but they are there. I also watch experimental film on www.ubu.com. I download a lot from Karagarga.
-Best way to watch a film: in a theater on film. I work at a theater that shows primarily 35mm and 16mm, though some newer films are only on DigiBeta or DVD. Sometimes I take home screener DVDs from work too.
-Netflix streaming and Netflix DVDs (don’t have a Blu-Ray player yet)
-Web links, usually plugged into the HDTV from my laptop (Ubu, NFB, MUBI, YouTube, etc.)
-Downloads from Karagarga
Prefer the theater, ALWAYS. However, since it’s hard for me to get out lately, must resort to DVD, and sometimes internet. Also, things I want to see are not always playing in the theater, so again, watching at home.
There’s nothing like the big screen of a theater though.
I go at least to one film in a theatre during the weekend. The rest of the time I watch Blu rays at home.
I watch films however I can…Since there is no theater in my town(by that I mean, it doesn’t play films very often), and all the theaters are miles away (either in Boston, which I usually cannot get a ride to, or in Concord, still), so I watch at home, either on dvd, vhs, TV or the computer…mostly computer…
But, I would watch them in a theater if I could…
At the theatre is the only acceptable way to watch movies.
Of course, actually being able to do that is absurd, so DVD and online are where I see most of mine. I’ve gotten ridiculously good at finding deals, so that helps when I have to buy one because I can’t find it anywhere else.
However, some movies need to be seen in the privacy of your own room on a smaller screen to be fully understood. Very spiritual movies I think fit into this category.
At any rate, nothing compares to the big screen :)
Definetely in a theater,if I have the chance.But,unfortunately,it’s very rare to have a film that would interest me in theaters,so I watch mostly in DVDs.Download or streaming are my last options,if I can’t find the film in DVD.
My modest home theater, which is a BD player and HDTV with a 5.1 home theater system. Nothing fancy, but an upgrade from the 13" laptop screen I’d been watching DVDs on for years prior to “settling down.”
I go to the cinema maybe 2-3 times a year (mostly to see revival runs of old films), and each time I’m reminded why I prefer to stay at home. I love seeing films on the big screen and we have a few great theaters in town, but I’m tired of dealing with people who don’t know how to conduct themselves in public so I mostly stay home.
A laptop or multi-region portable player, late at night, while my family sleeps.
little bit of everything . . . prefer the theater, of course, but out of necessity do a lot of watching at home on BD/DVD via home theater and laptop and via the internet. Less frequently smaller portable devices.
^ Sorry, can’t resist
I have become a Blu-Ray snob ever since I purchased a PS3. If I can’t see something on the big screen, I tend to wait for BR.
For those of us new to the whole downloading and streaming thing, what are the best sources for obscure (particularly foreign) films?
I like the theater but live in Korea so only have the option of watching bad Hollywood films with an occasional good one. So most of my viewing is done at HOME ON A LOW END PROJECTOR which is good for size but not high quality image.
I unfortunately DOWNLOAD most of my movies due to lack of many reasonable options. Wish I could Netflix out here.
I enjoy watching movies with friends and don’t mind a little noise if the people are actually into the movie. But I get super disturbed if someone is talking for the sake of talking or not related to what’s happening on the screen.
“For those of us new to the whole downloading and streaming thing, what are the best sources for obscure (particularly foreign) films?”
surrealmoviez.info is probably the best source.
(and I don’t have any invites, for those about to ask)
Tv mostly, and I agree with Lynch about those little things. It’s just real hard for me to get to a theater lately.
Just watched that Lynch link…haha….he gets so pissed for a second.
Watching films on television is one thing (I prefer the theatre experience), but watching a film on a telephone is a fucking absurdity. Mr Lynch makes a great point.