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Thread #110495   Message #2319233
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
18-Apr-08 - 09:35 AM
Thread Name: BS: Films I just cannot watch easily!!
Subject: RE: BS: Films I just cannot watch easily!!
I have two things to say.

1. I don't think movies reflect our acceptance of brutality. They reflect the values of the people who finance and direct them. If you think about the financing of movies, it certainly seems suspicious. How can Hollywood keep producing expensive films which often lose so much money? What is really going on?

If you Google 'movie financing,' you will find almost nothing. How can this be?

2. We perceive movies two ways. One is the way everybody's been talking about - following the story and the dialogue. The other way is more simple. We also perceive movies as motion, lights, and color. Close your eyes during a movie sometime and notice the frequency with which you are bombarded with brilliant, flashing light. This is not natural.

Movies also contain motion far faster than anything in nature. In some people this causes something like motion sickness. In me, for example. I first read about this in a book about migraine, so I know I am not alone.

Remember the movie 'Room with a View?' There was a scene where Lucy was riding in a horse-drawn cart. In that quiet scene, the sunlight flashing on and off as the trees passed overhead made me feel very bad. So I just closed my eyes till it was over. Yes, I could tell it was over, even with my eyes closed, so brilliant where the flashes of light.

The next time you watch a movie, try not to get involved in the story and monitor your own body instead. You may find that movies are a lot harder on you than you ever knew.