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The Inconvenience of (movie) Commitment

May 11, 2015



I'm going to pretend everyone in the world is Alex from A CLOCKWORK ORANGE and you're tied to a chair, straightjacketed, wired to a data-gathering electro-computing-board-thingamajig with your eyes grossly clamped open and you cannot, under any circumstances, look away from my words.


My completely outrageous words...  


May I say something completely outrageous?


I miss going to the video store.


"WHAT?  But you have Netflix, Amazon, Vimeo, Hulu, VHX, all the content in the world just a click of the finger don't even have to get off your fat, lazy tocks!"


Yes, and it's great -- but still, I miss going to the video store.  


I think we have one left in my town, but I don't go there, because it's not really a video store.  It's a discount kiosk for well-known titles.  It's a walk-in Redbox.  The rest of that story will have to wait for another post.


I miss inching down aisles of rentable DVDs for the better part of an hour, discovering titles I've never heard of and taking a chance on what might be the worst picture ever made.  Taking a chance and sticking with it.  From start to finish.  Because that was all I had until the next trip to the video store.


But also because I think I had more patience to see something bad all the way through to the end.  Sometimes, the end of a bad movie is a treasure that makes it all worth it.


Then came the Age of Instant Content!  Like the way of the iPod, I was resistant at first, then the convenience of it all sucked me in.  I'm weak.


Having the convenience of instant content has warped and wrinkled me into a grotesque beast that treats home entertainment like it's The Gong Show - stopping more & more pictures partway through and moving on to the next title in my queue, often while diverting my attention to check e-mail.


Cringy shivers!


I have a feeling this is a growing trend even amongst those who hold motion pictures as sacred.  What do you think?  Has instant content changed you?  Or do you have a Zen-like focus when it comes to movie home etiquette?


I hope to slowly discipline myself back to the movie-viewer I was in the ancient olden days of 2008.  Ahhhh, the memories.

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