I bet the next blast from the past Ruby gets has Yul Brynner in it.
@ruby stevens: I would LOVE to watch Close Encounters with you right now, but the video quality is so shitty!
I found a recipe that tastes exactly like Resse’s peanut butter cups! Greatest moment of my life. This will change my destiny. (And my weight.)
I hate to sound like an asshole here but……………you found a way to combine chocolate and peanut butter without Reese’s.
THERE GOES THE COMPANY.
Yay for weight loss though.
I would LOVE to watch Close Encounters with you right now, but the video quality is so shitty!
dude, what?? are we so spoiled by high def blu-rays that we’re no longer capable of watching films on television?? i’m so glad this will never happen to me! also i have to second what house said a few pages back; i’d forgotten just how loud and manipulative john williams scores are. especially noticeable since i’ve just watched 4 hours of lav diaz with only ambient sounds of rain :P
I love blu ray so much I’m constantly shoving them up my ass.
@ruby: but it’s so distracting! all the grain and hues in the TCM version look like they’re not supposed to be like that!
P.S. I still watch movies on TV; my DVR does that for me sometimes. And I don’t have a Blu-Ray player.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a blu-ray.
Honestly, my favorite place to watch a movie is in the theater. If that’s not possible, I am really confident that I can… just do… without… (heresy!)… (but dem’s da breaks)…
And you know, I’ve been thinking about this a lot. Since watching a very few movies on a freakin’ computer screen.
I really, really like the excursion to the movie theater. Yes I know it’s expensive, blah blah blah. And you don’t get to see as many movies because they come around when they come around (and run MUCH less time in the theater these days anyway). But it’s such a pity when it’s all reduced to a smaller screen.
I saw one of my own digital films on an iPhone today. Very weird.
Now I really, really need to think about eventually investing in a projector. Clearing a wall in our apartment. And throwing it up there, REALLY BIG.
I LOVE the experience of the movies, the way it was meant to be. Everything else is a disappointment.
I hope movie theaters never go away in favor of “home entertainment centers.”
i can understand that point of view. if i had experienced wonderful movie houses of big city i might feel the same. sadly we have crappy multiplex that only shows blockbusters. i’ve never seen a classic film on the big screen. so if i was averse to tv or computer watching i’d have seen very few decent films. i’ve never seen a blu-ray either. i don’t even own a dvr :0
@ruby stevens: you should totally have a DVR! I got one from this sweet deal from AT&T. Almost all the movies from TCM that I want to watch I watch through my DVR. Though when the power goes out, all your recordings get erased :(
@odilonvert: My friend has a projector. And a home theater. He needed a house for that :P
I like going to the movie theater. There’s that feeling that I get that pulls me to see movies on opening weekend, something similar to Kael’s relationship with movies themselves (though it’s funny how it’s implied that it’s close to sexual). Movie theaters, however, NEED to be fair with its customers. Shit-tasting popcorn, increasing ticket prices…Seriously, that’s how they treat us?
By the time theaters go away, the standard television will be a 72" HD with surround sound.
Yeah Ruby, I guess I’m speaking from the point of view of someone who’s pretty much always lived in very big cities with a lot of choices. Good point.
Dude — why do you even need to buy popcorn at the movies? Just go to watch the movie!
Also, I don’t need a house to project a film on a wall. You can do that in any apartment. Hell in L.A., I bet I could get away with open air screenings most days of the year in my courtyard and make a weekly or so event of it with my neighbors!
I.e., I am not averse to quick and dirty, impromptu sudden movie projections on any surface that can handle it. Go guerilla cinema.
I guess I’m easy to please. Or blindish?? I love going to the cinema, but I also love going to the drive -in even though the picture quality is never super great. And I love watching on TCM. And I don’t mind watching on computer. And I have a ton of DVDs I watch on my screen that is only maybe 42ish inches. But I do not care for. Blu-Ray.
I just want to watch a movie.
Yes. I think I’ll join you in this movie watching, Tommy. Now figuring out just what to watch, that’s a dilemma!!
I hate trying to figure out what I want to watch. I’ll start one thing, then I’ll feel bad about not watching the other.
^ LOL Decisions, decisions. :)
Maybe I should get multiple televisions and play a bunch of films at once. Seems like it would save time.
Sounds like chaos…
I picked Song of Bernadette, mainly because I forgot I hadn’t finished it.
That’s a very saintly movie. ;)
It could be very interesting though Odi. I went to this showing that a guy that started the film society here was putting on. It took place in an abandoned christian mission building and in it he rigged up six old film projectors and ran six silent films all at once and an experimental band played the soundtrack for it. It was amazing and afterward he was drenched with sweat from running to each projector to change over to the next reel of the film.
I want to see that Bijoux. Going to rent some movies tonight may end up getting it. But for now I think I’m going to take photos.
Man, all I got was an intro from Robert Osborne. I’d be terrified to attend anything that took place in an abandoned anything.
It was amazing and afterward he was drenched with sweat from running to each projector to change over to the next reel of the film.
A cinephile’s workout session? …
ha, it’s being restored by the film society and made into what will be called Dreamland Film Center. It was worth seeing Sherlock Jr., Metropolis, Nanook of the North, part of Thief of Bagdad, Caligari, Passion of Joan of Arc and part of Earth played all at the same time. You’d be surprised at how well they work together.
Bijoux unless the building’s condemned, I’d think it’d be safe to go in. :)
’Course, the illegality of it in the name of art is a draw, to me anyway… :D
Tommy Woah, great films.
Odi : I’ve watched too many horror films. I’m not afraid of the building, just the masked chainsaw-wielding person hiding in that building.
Ha — Bijoux – I am not a horror film fan. Just have a tendency to go off the beaten path, and love atmospheric environments. I would never think of the masked chainsaw guy, but probably more practical concerns like… “there are no bathrooms here so take care of business before the show.” LOL
@odilonvert: Because eating while watching is fun!
But I can say that I’m not into popcorn anymore…
Yeah, perhaps that friend of mine went overboard and had the cushioned seats too…
My movie food preference is nachos with extra jalepenos. But how did you outgrow popcorn, Dude??