Man, I love movies! I probably don’t love movies half as much as the people that read this, but I really do love movies! I probably only loved one out of the last ten movies I’ve seen, but I love movies! I probably only watch one movie a week, which makes that second probability even more exclamationable, but I love movies!! Why? I guess there is the escape; the entertainment; the freedom; the imagination; the discussion; the elitism, but most of all the connection. And I’m not talking about the connection one might have with a film – I’m talking about the connection we have with each other about movies. Because it’s not just me who loves movies – it’s everyone.
Don’t believe me? Who doesn’t like movies? Immediately I think of my grandparents. They never go to the cinema and like most old people they have a disdain towards today’s pop culture. But that doesn’t mean they don’t love movies. Just because my granddad scorned at The Lord of the Rings (yes, I do intend to mention LotR in every article I write) because it was impossible to understand doesn’t mean he doesn’t like other movies. He’s got cable TV and I’m sure when the three 24 hour news channels get fuzzy and the Country Music Channel is playing back to back Miley Cyrus Marathons he flicks over to Movie Greats and finds himself engrossed in The Magnificent Seven.
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