Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Cinematic overload

I am watching a movie. Just when I’m gripped by the story, just when I can’t tear my eyes away from the screen, just when every little creak in the house makes me jump ten feet, it happens again.

I realize I’ve already seen it.

In the most fortunate cases, I remember the general theme in a vague sort of way and just can’t recall the details. But most often I have no clue at all that I’m watching it for the second time until…well, until I get a sense of too certain déjà vu. And then I remember certain scenes, but not critical things like how it ends (or even who the bad guy is.)

Should I be worried that this is the obvious consequence of watching too many movies? A critical case of cinematic overload?

Should I be concerned about my declining memory?

Or (my pick) should I make a list of my favorite movies ever and delight in watching them again, knowing for certain that I’m going to love them?

I mean, look at the bright side. Who better to suggest something good to me than someone who knows my taste as well as I do?

No need to send me movie recommendations. I seem to have it covered.


Miguel Cane said...

Dear Dushka,

I would be concerned (but not too much) about declining memory.

I'd make a list of my favourite movies and procure them. Having them at hand is always reassuring.

And I won't give you any recommendations... apparently, you and I have more or less the same movie background.

I loved Love, actually sappiness and all too... actually.

Much love,

Dushka said...


I am extremely reluctant to add any applications to my facebook account but I did notice you and I score a "soul mate" number in our movie compatibility test!

Tessitore di Sogno said...

Well, I'm not sure whether you should restrain by doing things you enjoy, thus, you might probably watch those utmost fancy movies you like over and over again, I see no harm in that. In the other hand, every time I watch a remarkable movie, I try to catch the title well into my mind, in that way every time I want to see it again is handy.

Miguel Cane said...

Dear Dushka,

I am extremely reluctant to be a soul mate to anyone.

Except you, of course! :P

Much love, as always.

(Hi Luca!)


sencho said...

Dushka, what are your favorite movies?

Dushka said...

Hmmmm. I don't remember. :)