Sometimes my mom complains about me going to movies every weekend. But I always take her and my little sister to movies whenever I can or when they have interest. I’m an accounting student by the way, that’s why they think it’s weird for me to be more obsessed about films more than my study.
mikhael, i understand, i was a finance major, nobody got it!
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Cool story, Tyler. Kung fu cinema was a part of my life in my love for cinema also (gotta LOVE Bruce Lee!).
My interest in cinema began in 1992, as a year old (although I was born in 1991), my first film I’ve ever watched was Walt Disney’s THE JUNGLE BOOK (1967) and later on we kept watching more & more film on VHS (and on TV, even at the theaters) at that time until I became very interested in cinema by collecting: VHS tapes, movie-tie novels, soundtrack albums, video games, and action-figures. All that led me to by the time DVDs came out, and I still kept watching more films ether by myself or with my family. Then, I began to make some short films as a 10 or 11 year old with a video camera. My first favorite directors included: Steven Spielberg, David Cronenberg, James Cameron, Stanley Kubrick, John Carpenter, Ishiro Honda, and Don Bluth (which are all still some of my favorites today). Now, here I am (as you still can see): still watching films since 1992 and becoming one of the greatest film buffs around.
Have made a few short films in high school and wrote a few reviews, a lot of people commented that I have a great, artistic taste in cinema.
(This is where all my love of cinema came from, although my family are very amazed by how wonderful my taste is.)
“mikhael, i understand, i was a finance major, nobody got it!”
Gives rise to the sister thread question, “What do your cinephile friends think of your major?”
(Not a thread I would want to participate in so no, I’m not going to open it).
I actually have Internet in the mental hospital.
Let’s just put it this way: when anyone in the family asks if I’ve seen any good movies lately, I just shake my head and say, “Nope, I can’t think of any.” If they goad me on, I try to limit my responses to “Oh, just some old movie” or “Oh, just some foreign movie.” If I told them I just had a marathon where I watched in one sitting a film called Satantango, a seven-plus hours long Hungarian picture in black-and-white made up of multi-minute takes including an extended scene in which a young girl tortures a cat to death, then I’m pretty sure the reaction would be a mix of snickering, head-shaking, and curious looks like “Why the fuck would you wanna watch something like that?” Besides, I like going to the moves by myself. It allows me to fully engage in the work.
Hahahahaha. That’s awesome.