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When wacthing a movie what points do you look at?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2003 12:12 am
by psharma88
When I watch a movie I look for the guys and how hot they are...well maybe there is more to a movie then that! What do you look at?

Re: When wacthing a movie what points do you look at?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2003 9:02 am
by keehana
smart, witty dialogue. unexpected twists during the discourse of the movie. 'Happy ever after' endings are fine but once in a while its great when the lead dosent get their way. makes the movie a little more interesting, I feel.

Re: When wacthing a movie what points do you look at?

PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2003 7:30 pm
by michellelocke007
When watching films especially foreign and indie ones, I always take into account the script, dialogue, cinematography, range of emotions that the actors convey on the screen. The plot and over-all storyline will also pique and maintain my interest throughout. I just hope for a meaningful, thought-provoking and intriguing piece of work. A lot of films that are coming out of Europe usually feature and star un-known actors and are directed by newcomers which makes it a refreshing change to watch. Seeing someone's hard-work and efforts put into a film makes it all the more alluring and wonderous to watch. One doesn't need a big-budget, big named stars or special effects to produce a great piece of work.

Re: When wacthing a movie what points do you look at?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2003 1:58 pm
by aviv71
For comedies, I like outragous dialog. Dramas, I like films that explore relationships and I don't always care for happy endings. I like realistic endings....which can be happy, but often don't need to be.

Re: When wacthing a movie what points do you look at?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2003 2:54 pm
by Gaz
I think that, more often than not, a happy ending spoils an otherwise good film.

Re: When wacthing a movie what points do you look at?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2003 7:59 pm
by bigpoppa_2059
Mise-en-scene is most important to me. Growing up Andre Bazin, James Agee & Andrew Sarris were all the film journalists who taught me how to love & appreciate cinema. So when I watch a film and analyze it or discuss it in depth, obviously camera movments, composition, lighting, depth and movement within the frame are all most to me. Storytelling is also important, depending on the type of film it is (for a Hollywood film, but when I watch a Kiarostami, Bresson, or Angeloplous I am interested for things other than quality of storytelling & forward-momentum narrative).