Movies & Choices || Filme & Auswahl

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Movies & Choices

What kind of movie do we prefer watching and what does it depend on? Blockbuster or indie? Does the movie we enjoy watching and/or choose to watch say anything about our personalities or the state we‘re in? What about the movies we miss out on? Typical men movie: horror, technology, action- typically ladies: chick’s flicks and drama?! That easy? And what about anything in between? Do we stick with the movie genres we like or is there any growth going along with it? Do we watch movies once or are there some we enjoy watching repeatedly? Why do we sometimes think that a movie we watched (or stopped watching) is boring, while other people are waving about it and seem to get anything out of it. What does all this depend on? Why are we watching a movie at first place? What is the reason for it? Entertainment? Interest? Relaxing? Escape from reality? Boredom? Because others said it’s good?

All this has an effect on our choices and what we get out of movies. It might explain why we like or dislike what we’ve seen. It depends on our intelligence, interests, experiences… as well. It’s interesting when you read recommendations of various movies. Do you swim along with all the other fishes and only watch a movie everyone likes or do you go for the insider, that only a few might understand and gain something out of? Are you willing to take a risk?

There is a lot to look out for when you watch a movie: genres, story, actors, language, country of origin, atmosphere, title, cover, short summary, recommendations, film music, unique feature and lots more. Can we sympathyze with a movie? Do we agree with the content? Does it touch us? Can we learn from it? What kind of story-line do we expect? Expecting the unexpected? Looking for surprises? Or are we generally looking for a happy ending?

Have you ever wondered about all these things instead of only judging a movie with one word only, by calling it good or bad?! What kind of movie person are you? And how often do you watch movies?

I raised a lot of questions this time and you should not expect me to give answers. I’m only raising questions this time, as I think it’s an interesting attempt to look at us choosing, watching and judging movies. All this says something about our own personality. It is on us to find answers, find out what we like and don’t like, decide on watching the same old movies or stick with favorites genres or trying something new?! Maybe trying to watch a movies that is different? Maybe learning or feeling something new? Maybe finding a new approach? Maybe a new view on life?

I am very much looking forward to your ideas on this! Please leave a note with me here…

What were the last movies you watched? What was lasting to you in a good or bad way? Any special experiences you made through movies? Which question made you think the most?

Filme & Auswahl

Welche Art von Film sehen wir am liebsten und wovon hängt es ab? Blockbuster oder Indie? Sagt der Film, den wir gerne sehen und / oder uns anschauen, etwas über unsere Persönlichkeit oder den Zustand, in dem wir uns befinden aus? Was ist mit den Filmen, die wir verschmähen? Typischer Männerfilm: Horror, Technologie, Action – typisch Frau: Mädchenfilme und Drama?! So einfach? Und was ist mit irgendetwas dazwischen? Bleiben wir bei den Filmgenres, die wir mögen, oder geht mit diesen ein Wachstum einher? Schauen wir uns Filme einmal an oder gibt es einige, die wir gerne wiederholt sehen? Warum denken wir manchmal, dass ein Film, den wir gesehen haben (oder aufgehört haben zu sehen), langweilig ist, während andere Leute darüber schwärmen und etwas daraus ziehen? Wovon hängt das alles ab? Warum schauen wir uns überhaupt einen Film an? Was ist der Grund dafür? Unterhaltung? Interesse? Entspannen? Realitätsflucht? Langeweile? Weil andere sagten, es sei gut?

All dies wirkt sich auf unsere Entscheidungen und auf das aus, was wir aus Filmen herausholen. Es mag erklären, ob wir das, was wir gesehen haben, mögen oder nicht mögen. Es hängt auch von unserer Intelligenz, unseren Interessen, Erfahrungen… ab. Es ist interessant, wenn man Empfehlungen verschiedener Filme liest. Schwimmen wir mit all den anderen Fischen zusammen und schauen wir uns einen Film nur an, den jeder mag, oder suchen wir den Insider, von dem nur wenige Menschen etwas verstehen und profitieren können? Sind wir bereit, ein Risiko einzugehen?

Beim Anschauen eines Films gibt es viel zu beachten: Genres, Geschichte, Schauspieler, Sprache, Herkunftsland, Atmosphäre, Titel, Cover, kurze Zusammenfassung, Empfehlungen, Filmmusik, Alleinstellungsmerkmal und vieles mehr. Können wir über einen Film nachdenken? Stimmen wir dem Inhalt zu? Berührt es uns? Können wir daraus lernen? Welche Art von Story erwarten wir? Erwarten wir das Unerwartete? Auf der Suche nach Überraschungen? Oder suchen wir generell ein Happy End?

Hast du dich jemals über all diese Dinge gewundert, anstatt einen Film nur mit einem Wort zu beurteilen und ihn als gut oder schlecht abzustempeln?! Was für eine Filmperson bist du? Und wie oft schaust du Filme?

Diesmal habe ich viele Fragen aufgeworfen, und du solltest nicht erwarten, dass ich Antworten gebe. Ich stelle dieses Mal nur Fragen, da ich denke, dass es ein interessanter Ansatz ist, uns mit der Auswahl, dem Ansehen und der Beurteilung von Filmen auseinanderzusetzen. All dies sagt etwas über unsere eigene Persönlichkeit aus. Es liegt an uns, Antworten zu finden, herauszufinden, was uns gefällt und was nicht, uns dafür zu entscheiden, dieselben alten Filme anzusehen oder bei Lieblingsgenres zu bleiben oder etwas Neues auszuprobieren?! Vielleicht versuchst du mal einen Film anzusehen, der anders ist? Vielleicht etwas Neues lernen oder fühlen? Vielleicht einen neuen Ansatz finden? Vielleicht eine neue Sicht auf das Leben ergreifen?

Ich freue mich sehr auf deine Ideen dazu! Bitte hinterlass’ mir hier eine Nachricht…

Was waren die letzten Filme, die du gesehen hast? Was hängt dir im positiven oder negativen Sinne nach? Hast du besondere Erfahrungen mit Filmen gemacht? Welche Frage hat dich am meisten zum Nachdenken gebracht?

12 Comments

  1. Brandi S.

    I love the questions you posed and I think, for me, I generally watch movies to escape from reality. I love something that gives me hope and challenges the mind. Takes me on an adventure beyond what I know. I love action and excitement in movies. And I love a good suspense. Something to keep me on my toes. I guess that’s because my own life seems to lack that excitement in some way. Sad, but true. Lol. Really awesome post, Sovely. I love how you get the reader thinking on this one!

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    1. Sovely Matters

      Thank you, dear Brandi. That’s what I was hoping for as I finished this post.
      I started writing after I saw a movie today and could not decide on liking or disliking it. It was a slow one. I somehow got a message out of it. It made me raise a lot of questions that became part of this post… Yours, Sovely

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    2. Brandi S.

      You’re very welcome, Sovely! And I know what you mean by “slow movies”. Sometimes I try to force myself to finish a movie through to the end, even if it’s not fully making any sense to me. Like you, I’m hoping that I can pull something out of it. It’s usually towards the end of the movie that the message is conveyed. 😊 Hope you enjoy your day, my friend!

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    3. Sovely Matters

      Thanks, Brandi!
      Everyday that leaves me writing a statement and putting it online makes me satisfied in a way. It’s tiny baby steps. Same with movies, once I made the decision to watch one I mostly pull myself through it – giving it the chance to unfold it’s magic with it’s own words. 🙂 Enjoy your day, dear Brandi!

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  2. MichelleMarie

    Sovely, I must admit I never used to watch movies or tv at all. But due to a turn of events in my life I found myself watching a lot of what I call mindless tv to except. I tend to like series show with strong female characters who saves the world and everyone in her life. 🙂 Love these ?’s ❤

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    1. Sovely Matters

      I rarely watch a movie too, I don’t even have a TV for ages, so I’m using my computer if I’m up for a movie. In that case it really is a choice I made… Movies pretty much depend on my mood. I’m not really up for series, but I appreciate strong female characters too.

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  3. wibiwonders

    I think with movies it’s the same as with music or books – depends on what mood you are in or which mood you want to be in. Sometimes I need a Marvel blockbuster , but on other days only a Wim Wenders (Im Lauf der Zeit, Himmel über Berlin) or Tarkovsky will do. I am not into rom-coms but love the old ‘screw-ball’ comedies.. And I have found that films I had decided I didn’t think worth watching are surprisingly good when they finally come on to TV.. There are so many great films out there – too many to be able to watch in my lifetime. I’ve only ever walked out of one screening.. Anyway, thank you, dear Sovely, for the post to set me thinking!

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    1. Sovely Matters

      Hi Wibi, thanks so much for your feeback. It’s always great hearing form you. Just the other day I was watching the old black & white movie “Die Kameliendame” from 1936 and thought about writing about it. Some movies are meant to stay, some are good for distraction or to touch hearts… yes, it depends on your mood. I hope you are well. All the best to you. Yours, Sovely

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