Am I the only one who continues to turn up the volume about ever five minutes for the entire movie?
And donâ€™t get me started about the TV show 24, which should be subtitled â€œBad Things Happening to People Who Whisper.â€
Film makers know that if they let the audience feel happiness or hear dialog, the Oscar will slip through their fingers.
Thereâ€™s some sort of unwritten rule that the worse a movie makes you feel, the longer it must be. Comedies and animated movies are generally well under two hours. But a movie about well-dressed people drowning in ice water is going to threaten the four hour mark.
I need to get more specific when I ask about movies. Instead of asking â€œHow is the movie?â€ and getting â€œItâ€™s great,â€ I should ask â€œHow did you feel when you watched the movie?â€ in which case I would get â€œI felt like an SUV was parked on my chest and starving rats were duct taped to my torso. The acting was great!â€
Funny, mostly true, and to the point.