06 August 2013

Films and life avoidance.


So, here's the thing. I watch a lot of films. Like, A LOT. Some good, some unbelievably terrible. Truth be told, I have kinda of a soft spot for the terrible films. I guess the sadist in me enjoys my senses being assaulted by mediocrity. And on that alarming note I will swiftly move on! 

Anyway, yes, I enjoy films. Which makes me no different to pretty much anybody else, apart from those few weirdos that don't really like movies. Who even are these people, and what is wrong with them?! Honestly.
I've been told that the way I watch films is fairly strange though, at least to the people I watch films with. I like to analyse the shit out of them, like properly go all Freudian on that film's ass. It's an attractive quality that has won many people over ;). Not really. 

I feel like for my chosen (and totally mental) career choice, this highly irritating habit can finally be put to some use! I mean, Quentin Tarantino LOVES analysing the shit out of films, and he's done pretty well for himself?! So I'm living in hope that my obsessive film watching, and my need to dissect every single detail will work well for me!

That's why this essay bollocks has been so hard for me. Not getting to watch films means I can't escape into (and judge horrendously) another person's world and actions. To me, films are the ultimate escapism. Sure, you can go on holidays, explore etc. but what I like about films is that, at least if something goes wrong, it's not my problem to deal with. I get to sit back and watch. Which sounds terribly voyeuristic if you think about it, but you can't deny, there is something really satisfying about watching somebody else's problems and knowing you could sort that shit out easy. If only the people on the screen could hear your advice...I know I could've saved at least half of the nameless, attractive women that immediately die in horror films.
It's so much easier to sort out a fictional person's issues rather than have to deal with your own reality.

I figure once this essay business is over, I'll start talking about some of my favourite and not-so-favourite films. Because really, I could talk about films all day :). 

Peace out.


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