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Atheist Cinema

A place to talk about your favorite movies, genres, actors and directors. Please try to keep one discussion per genre, actor or director.

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Comment by Chris on November 3, 2017 at 5:42am

I 'd guess that contributors to this forum no longer are limited to network broadcasts and have some sort of 'cable' TV.

'Cable' TV doesn't seem to be much better than broadcast TV..

I heard that internet subscriptions to movies and TV  through Netflicks, Apple TV, and ROKU is a good way to go.

No wonder Hollywood, and  the conglomerate broadcast networks are worried about viewership and advertising dollars to the point that they want to controll speed/bandwidth  of the internet. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 3, 2017 at 4:44am

Plinius, I like your idea. 

Comment by Plinius on November 3, 2017 at 4:34am

Most of the time I take note of the films I want to see, wait patiently and check 2nd hand shops. Sooner or later I find interesting films on DVD, pay 2 or 3 euros for them and watch them in good company and the sound is at the right volume.

Comment by Chris on November 3, 2017 at 3:57am

I haven't been to a movie theater for about thirty years because viewers rudely talk, or otherwise disrupt the film. The terriblly loud orchestestrial music in film may help compensate for bad directing, acting, camera work, and editing.
When was the last time you saw a film where a scene wasn't chopped such that the characters were able to have dialogue without cut in's and cut outs?

Comment by Chris on November 3, 2017 at 3:36am

The end of a ballet, orchestra, or solo musical performance the audience should show their appreciation by clapping. A good performance shouldn't be outweighed by audience over exuberance.

Live performances are diffenent than TV which, I understand have clapping signs and carnival barkers for the seals in the audience.

People who attend  some events may not have ever seen a live performance, or have the sophistication to understand how to behave in public.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 2, 2017 at 10:20am

Forty-nine years ago when I lived in the California Bay Area, I saw two live performances.  The Nutcracker and Fiddler on the Roof.  I enjoyed them both but don't remember how much the audience laughed or clapped.

Comment by Chris on November 1, 2017 at 7:52pm

On comedy. When I talk with people I occationally laugh out loud. Many times I'll say "That's funny."

What irritates me is the audiences feel a need  clap like barking seals - even worse to give a standing ovation regardless of the performance.

The audience are the clowns.

It was homouous with game shows in the '70's.  Now it's sickening.

When something is taped before a live audience with 'enhanced clapping and laughter - it isn't real.

Perhaps people should see live performances in small theaters.

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 29, 2017 at 12:29pm

I've only seen 2 movies in a theater in the last 17 years.  I stopped completely 15 years ago.  Besides the music & sound effects being too loud, I'm also annoyed at the people walking back & forth.

I now watch movies on DVD on my home theater or computer.

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 29, 2017 at 12:25pm

Chris, I think it was you that said the music in movie theaters were too loud.  It's the same for me, and the sound effects are also too loud for me.  The last movie I saw in a theater, I took earplugs.  That didn't work very well, because it was too annoying taking them out every time I wanted to hear the dialog.

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 29, 2017 at 12:18pm

I'm irritated by a lot of things, but a laugh track is not usually one of them.  I've never compared the same show with and without a laugh track, so I don't know for sure how much they influence my enjoyment.  If well done, I think they help, because things are more enjoyable with others sharing the laughter, but I would still smile at something I found humorous even without added laughter.  

There is one related thing that annoys me.  At the start of every Lavern & Shirly show, someone says "this show is taped before a live audience."  It's irritating because I don't care.  I don't even notice the laughter, and so can't tell the difference between live and a track.  

My favorite movies & TV shows are almost exclusevly comedies, but I'm not one to guffaw or laugh loudly at anything.  Most of the time, I just smile.  Sometimes I don't think I even smile.  I just appreciate the humor internally.  Very seldom do I laugh out loud.  

The movie that made me laugh the most was Runaway Bride.  The first time I saw it I was laughing and bouncing up & down on the couch with joy.  I like to watch my favorite comedies every year, and the enjoyment only goes down slightly with each viewing.  However, the second time I watched Runaway Bride, I only smiled, and after watching it about 10 times, it doesn't even make me smile.  It's lost it's appeal much more than most of my favorites.


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