A movie or a fiction book, is a roller-coaster. It was designed by one or many for you to sit down, get strapped in, and go through “an experience”.

I might or might not see it. Odds are I won’t as I’ve been on a conscious “minimal movie consumption” kick since April 2013.

I’ve seen a few inbetween but not many.

So, I appreciate summaries, particularly detailed. Saves me time and I can have semi-intelligent conversations “about” without having to have had been fully immersed.

Here’s my view:

A movie or a fiction book, is a roller-coaster. It was designed by one or many for you to sit down, get strapped in, and go through “an experience”.

Emotions pulled to and fro. Shock and sad. Surprise and love. Deep thoughts and shallow laughs, all constructed for entertainment and often with a moral-to-the-story or several for you to take away with you.

All good and fine. But I’m always in a “pressed for time” mode. Too much I want to do, moments tick tick tock. So I look for shortcuts and summaries, getting my emotional highs and lows THROUGH the lens NOT of the cinematographer but through someone I know, telling me their experience.

That is a unique view that can’t be identically duplicated and I treasure it.

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