Updated: Jan 15
Or should I say “Dear diary”, since this is a freestyle kind of post. So, today I’m going to be weighing up the merits of listening to music or watching TV and films. Don’t get me wrong, I love both, and I’m a filmmaker so I really have no qualms with watching a show or have a movie marathon, but there are days where I feel like I’d rather not watch something and just listen to music instead. So, let the rant begin!
Movie Magic Is The Only Kind Of Magic
With watching films, you could lose yourself in its story. As a filmmaker and a creative writer, I love a good story. It doesn’t matter how bland a character may be, if the story captures your attention, then it’s probably going to be something I’m going to want to watch.
Look at Labyrinth, the 1986 film with Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie. While the character Sarah is an over-dramatic teenager, the story is actually something that grabs the attention. It’s a journey of self-discovery, and even as an adult I love watching it, because it’s so story-based (and of course because it’s David Bowie in leggings!).
I’m a visual person, so when I watch a film, I’m not only watching for the story, I’m also looking out for the continuity in the scene. This is my filmmaker brain talking, but I can’t stand bad visuals, unless they’re intentional.