|Has Achieved Nirvana|
I’m wondering if people of my generation over value the movie watching experience in an age where you can always watch it again. The experience is cheapened, but perhaps it was never worth what it cost in the first place.
|Lord Emperor Mom|
This thread reminds me of the time my ex-husband and I went to see The Passion of the Christ. I wasn't interested in seeing Mel Gibson's interpretation of Christianity and the fact that it was rated R for graphic violence really put me off, but my ex really wanted to see it. (I have never been able to figure out why. He is a Quaker, and they're known both for their liberal approach to religion and for non-violence.)
The people next to me kept up a non-stop narrative during the scourging and crucifixion scenes, maybe because they were so intensely uncomfortable to watch. However, the form of their commentary was kind of hilarious.
[A lash of the whip]: Jesus!
[Another whiplash]: JEEEEE-sus!
[Another lash]: GAWD!
[Yet another lash, the fourth of many]: JEEEEEEEESUSSSSS!!!!!
And so on.
The other notable fact about their conversation was that, although they seemed to be very religious, they seemed to consider Judas' betrayal to be quite an unexpected plot turn.
I'm especially annoyed by a movie-talker that takes my attention away from the dialog and then asks a few seconds later -"wait, what did they say?"
Maybe just start a conversation about how different families celebrate Xmas differently, when they open gifts, have the big meal, etc, then seque into other things such as chatting vis silence when watching movies and how your house has always been a silent one.
Or any of the other fine suggestions. even if its only you, doesnt sound like you are learning to tolerate it, so speak up. Or participate. Maybe you'll learn to love being a movie talker!
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