Are you currently picture mad? No, I don’t mean crazy for Harold Lloyd’s comedy Movie Crazy from 1932 to a young guy with little or no acting ability, desperately trying to maintain the films. I mean, are you mad for movies period? I have to admit I’m a cracker for movies. So, those who consider themselves picture crazy boost your hands. Paradoxically, that’s almost everybody. Why are we movie crazy? Why do we dwell in a film crazed society? Hey, what are movies anyhow?
Films are stories or ideas attracted to an audience via emotion by audio and a succession of seamless pictures. Due to Google Search.
How popular are movies? Along with the keyword”movie trailers” has collected a whopping 127 million also hunts. Watching film trailers on the internet has become a popular past time for many. I understand my husband’s among these. He loves to watch his movie trailers.
This past year alone has brought in an astonishing box office earnings of 29.2 billion dollars globally only for 2009. Films are watched and created worldwide. The language gap was dissolved due to the addition of subtitles. Now we could all share in the worldwide movie experience. As well as being universal, movies are created for everyone young and old. Why you can also see generations at most Disney or child movie showings. There’s something out there for everyone no matter what your age.
We celebrate movies and we observe the celebrities in our films. We bring them to our homes by way of TV shows devoted to stars like ET, ET Canada, Access Hollywood and TMZ to list a few. We grab supermarket tabloids such as The National Enquirer and Star scanning the latest celebrity gossip and stuff them to our shopping carts when no one is looking.
Then there is the classic TV shows such as’Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous’ we turned faithfully oohing and aahing on the material as it had been nice wine. The show ran for over 10 years (March 1984 – September 1995). What a run! What a Idea! We actually got to tag along and drool over the extravagant houses, lifestyles and dream holidays areas of those celebrities. Today, it is possible to watch comparable shows like MTV’s’Cribs’ and VH1’s’The Fabulous Life of…’
If you’re more of a house body you don’t have to leave the comfort of your own home to find a movie. You may literally station pictures through your TV’s routine cable or on specialization movie channels such as Thrill, The Movie Network, HBO, Movie Central, Showtime, Turner Classic Movies, etc.. And that is after you have clicked through the TV pictures of the week, recorded pictures on your PVR or delivered your children to the movie store to rent among the week’s new releases. Oh, and not to mention you can buy movies from your brick and mortar video store down the street or perhaps online on eBay or Amazon.
How do we get our gold tickets to such grand palaces? We buy cereal boxes and cut out cardboard coupons, we utilize our air miles points or swap reward points to make cash into movie tickets. We fill out contest forms in hopes to be chosen as the lucky few to attend pre-screenings to our favorite movies before they hit theatres. We also lineup red carpets across the world and tune in to celebrity interviews on our favourite daylight and night-time shows like The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman, Oprah and Regis & Kelly.
What beats the movie experience? Nothing. The lights go dim, the display expands and the picture and sound appear concurrently. We expect the movie previews while watching the aggravation commercials and then there they are. Those large beautiful coming attractions in all their glory. We whisper yeas or nays or give a thumbs up to our pals seated beside us for the next movie adventure we’ll be planning. Then if we are lucky, that is, the guys will get to listen to the temptations of the THX sound effect that roars round the theatre. (Hey, guys you may hear it on YouTube or download it as a free mp3 or ring tone). Whoopee! And the adventure begins…
Again, why are we movie crazy? Can it be because movies are inexpensive; a cheap date; or even an economical family outing. Is it the experience can be even more improved through the Imax or even 3-D experience. A chance to escape the real world if just for a couple hours. Films exude emotion whether it is enthusiasm, laughter, terror, sadness, inspiration, faith, love, etc.. Perhaps you’re in an unpredictable adventure, figuring out a puzzle or watching a household deal with loss. Movie’s take us away; anyplace we want to go. The theatre itself is an experience as we’ve uncovered. The lights, sound, feel, big display, comfy oversized fabric chairs, convenient cup holders, popcorn and munchies in the snack stand, etc.. The film experience really rolls all our perceptions. What films have stirred you emotionally lately?
The movies are one place where you could choose what you want to see and texture. If I would like to be happy I will go see a light hearted humor. If I want to be thrilled I will go see a thriller or horror. And if I want to amuse my little niece and nephew I will go see the latest animated movie, etc.. Then there’s the remaining genres that fill out the movie experience: action and adventure, crime and gangster, drama, epics/historical, musicals/dance, science-fiction, war, documentary, westerns, biopics, chick-flicks, detective and mystery, tragedy, fantasy, film noir, guy movies, melodramas/weepers, road films, love, sports, supernatural, etc..
Movies bring people together. They are something to chat about at the watering hole at your 9 to 5 job, talk together with your Facebook friends or discuss in forums. We can discuss the worst films we have seen or our all time favorites. We are able to quiz each other on film trivia, songs and quotes. We can read or write reviews on films, look up movie ratings and purchase books on films. We could also get the latest Hollywood gossip delivered to our email boxes or go on the internet to peruse blogs such as Leonard Maltin’s Movie Crazy blog.
Is there some other advantage from movies other than the whole entertainment experience? Actually, there is. Many specialist therapists are using movies to help people in crisis. There’s a therapeutic movement using–you guessed it–movies. It’s Named Cinema Therapy. Cinema therapy is utilized because it is easily available (there is a picture theatre in every city quite much) along with also the subject matter of most films are familiar to everybody. It also enriches the rapport between both the client and the therapist. Who does not want to talk movies.
Other benefits include the discharge of emotions like when we laugh during a comedy our laughter releases stress, anxiety and/or pain. A tear jerker that makes us shout releases built-up/blocked emotions. How about movies that touch on parenting or relationships. These observations and/or lessons can bring us closer together with individuals, make us examine our current situations/relationships or make us realize we’ve got work to do.
And if there’s one last thing that amuses our film crazy mentality it is our want or longing to really be in a film and/or meet a movie star. Well, this just in–you can do . Have you noticed the term TV or movie additional ? If you want a better than bird’s eye view of making of a film and to encounter a movie star or two sign-up to be an extra. You’ll get fed, paid, be on place and maybe bump elbows with your favourite movie star.