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January 12th, 2009

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09:37 am - People in cinemas
I generally don't find audiences in cinemas that much of a problem. I like watching with a big group of people, getting caught up in the emotional reaction. The best cinema audience I ever sat in was in Toronto, funnily enough, watching 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes' at some art house cinema - it was hilarious, everyone was oooh-ing and squealing.

But sometimes the audience get on my bloody wick. Watching Defiance it was obvious that some people were just using the film as an excuse to chow down for two and a half hours. Who needs to eat continuously for hours on end? Who sits in the dark, stuffing food into their gawping mouths, with their eyes on people shooting each other? What food do you have to unwrap from crackly paper - every thirty seconds? It can't have been boiled sweets because you wouldn't need another one right away.

Yes, you can see that the constant rustling and chewing set off an irritable reaction in me, which I may be exaggerating for comic effect. It didn't spoil the film though.

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Date:January 12th, 2009 08:44 pm (UTC)
I don't generally go to films where there might be children, and I think if I go to a real kids' film, I have to fit in with their ways. For instance I saw Wall-E in France, in a rainstorm, so the place was packed with little french kids. Literally, there was not an empty seat in the place, and I had a whale of a time.

That's a good idea about the cup.

I had to laugh at people taking in a laser pointer.
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Date:January 13th, 2009 12:09 am (UTC)
Kids go to comedies and action films. The worst experience (apart from screaming babies who should be banned, dammit--they must pick up germs in there anyway) was at a Star Trek film years ago when I had to climb into the next row down because the brat behind me (there with his parents) wouldn't stop kicking my seat.

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