I rent a lot of DVD’s
. I have the “Blockbuster Movie Pass”
and am usually down there renting two at a time whenever I can. I like movies that have Adventure, Romance, Suspense, Drama, Comedy
and especially ones that have everything I just mentioned.I don’t really “buy” a lot of DVD’s though
. I usually only want to “own”
a movie if it really moves me
or if it’s a “Classic”
or “Modern Day Classic”. If I just have to share a film
with people I know or people I’m going to know in the future, I usually buy it. It has to be "Widescreen"
too, especially if it's an old movie. I like being able to see everything the director intended me to when he framed up the shot and not just what was "formatted to fit my TV". It's kind of special having a widescreen of a classic that was usually only viewed "square" on TV
. Not to mention, TV's are all becoming widescreen more and more.I remember my Mom and Grandma watching old movies when I was a kid
. I also used to watch “Nick at Night”
which reran old shows. One of my favorites was “Hitchcock Presents”,
the black and white half hour show that would feature short tales by the master of suspense. I think I like old films because they’re usually “clean” yet still really cool. All the stuff you love without the stuff you don’t!
There are still great movies today
though! Just view my “Favorite Movies” list in my profile and your see some of mine. “The Count of Monte Cristo”,
Superb film with everything I love. “Napoleon Dynamite”,
it’s weird I know, but I just love it! Anyone else who agrees with me knows what I’m talking about, “Gosh!”
And yes, that is two copies you see up there. Once the special two disc set
with never before seen features came out, I had to buy that one too! "It's Incredible!"
I can pretty much quote any line from that movie.I enjoy good cinematography because it’s similar to photography
. A nice frame on screen usually makes a good “still”.
Creative camera angles in films give me ideas for photos. I remember reading advice from a photographer in a magazine, who said to pay attention to how film makers make use of the horizontal “landscape” frame to compose each shot."Now imagine yourself floating weightless in the middle of the ocean surrounded by sea horses."