Welcome to 30 Days of Alien, a feature that will be running on I Wonder If You Wonder throughout the month of April.
Listmania is a weekly feature on I Wonder If You Wonder. This week’s focus: film noir.
The theatre was dark and cold, as it always seemed to be. We sat patiently in our seats as we waited for the image to appear on the screen. I could tell that some of the others were distracted or disinterested, but I knew what was coming, and I was riveted. Finally, the image appeared: … Continue reading
For a while now, I’ve had this pet theory. It’s not exactly scholarly, nor is it particularly profound or original, but it goes something like this: the more you experience something, the more you come to like it, even if it’s pretty crappy at first glance.
Watching movies is frequently a social experience. We sit in theaters or at home with our friends and listen as other people react to what they’re seeing at the same time we do. This experience shapes how we perceive a film by placing it within a specific context – a place, a time, and a … Continue reading