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Emergence of the Day #2251

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Emergence of the Day #2251

I walked to the theater with Leyla and Mitch today, through slowly growing rain, to see a movie about space travel. None of us see movies in theaters often, so this felt a bit like a special outing, and I was glad to make the trip with people who were happy to walk in the rain.

Theaters are still my favorite way to watch movies – at least certain kinds, like Interstellar – because they really do help to pull you into the world of the story. Everything is dark but the screen; the music surrounds you and the sounds make the room rumble. By sitting there, you dedicate yourself to the movie for two or three hours; there’s no pausing for breaks, so the story flows uninterrupted, and you’re kept suspended in it until the ending credits let you go.

The movie ended and we returned to Earth, fresh from the rain, sun glimmering. It takes some time to adapt to the real world again, and echoes from the movie kept reflecting in my mind for the rest of the day.

I thought it was a very good movie, but it left me with a certain weight; while I would recommend it, I probably wouldn’t watch it again – at least not for a long time. Laurel, who saw it separately tonight, didn’t like it at all. But if you can, I think it’s good to let a film take you places, open yourself to whatever emotive machinery it hides; you’ll return home safe in the end, but come out of it more filled out as a person – if only a little.

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Written by Umbrella Man

November 21, 2014 at 1:28 am

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