Changing Ways of Seeing Movies
posted by HowardBHaas on December 10, 2010 at 7:40 am
An article in The Star looks at not only how we go to the movies these days, but how different generations receive media in general.
Digital media have not only created a world starkly different from the world of a mere 15 years ago, they have changed the way people who live in the world think, behave, create and consume.
They have facilitated a generation gap that makes the divide between Boomers and their parents narrow by comparison, and they have accelerated the pace of cultural and political change to something like warp speed. In this world, The Social Network, set in 2004, can seem like the Dark Ages.
Going to the movies has been dead for me for nearly a year. Not since AVATAR in January 2010, have I been to the movies for myself, and the reasons are just as described in The Star article. People have become so incredibly rude and inconsiderate with their mindless gadgets of masturbation that I have chosen to just stay out of the theaters whenever possible. The tragedy here is that I used to be quite a moviegoer. I feel as if one of my greatest leisurely pleasures was ripped away from me by a bunch of mindless mornons and there’s not a damn thing I can do about it except stay withing the private confinements of my own living room!
Eric,I decided to venture out for “TRUE GRIT” as much as i did not want to see it,I guess I will.Hopefully the snotnosed teenagers and stupid Adults will wonder into another cinema.