In Reply to: Re: Not exactly; they're both reproductions/recordings. I prefer the DVD to the movies. [nt] posted by TOOL on November 10, 2002 at 08:02:44:
I do get your point - sort of - but still disagree.
When you consider that the cinema experience is subject to interuptions from mobile phones, coughs, rustling crisp packets, people passing in front of you when going to the tiolet, a break to sell you exorbitantly priced refreshments etc; sitting down to a DVD witht the door locked and phone off the hook is more like the 'live' experience you describe perhaps?
On the other hand, I'm about to watch 'Monsters Inc' which I'm assuming isn't based on any 'live' characters I'm aware of? :0)
The interruptions you describe are maddening. That's why I stay far from the "maddening" crowd and attend movies at off hours (and with a little luck, in a near empty auditorium). For me, there's still nothing like a large, dark space with a huge image to get lost in movie magic. It's a trade off, of course. A 2 ft. image of Bogie, rather than a 20 ft. image, is sometimes more desirable than Bogie's growl being interrupted by the crackle of packaging.
.....in the US, is there an announcment before the film to the effect of "Will everyone please ensure that their mobile-phones are turned off please".
Here in the UK this is the case, yet sure as eggs is eggs, someone's phone will go off at some point.
I'll state here and now that if incendiary devices were placed under every seat in the cinema, I'd gladly start attending again purely in the hope of seeing some selfish inconsiderate twit get picked out by a spot-light for rustling, shuffling, or having a mobile ring out, before being blown to bits by the usher.
other than the fact that the movies usually suck, is getting herded around like a bunch of cows by pimply teenagers with electric cattle prods.
.....Pimply teenager, cattle prod?
Welcome to my fantasy......
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