02 March 2012

Boo Radley is Good at Sm'eyes'ing

[Note: Just realized that it's spelled smizing, per Tyra's discretion. Apologies for the obnoxious error.]

As a result of the digital age, pirates have evolved. No, not Yo Ho Ho! pirates; I'm talking about media pirates. Thanks to these pirates, millions of people around the world can tune in to their favorite online movie website to watch movies on demand in the comfort of their home for no price at all. Sure, I'll admit that even I do it occasionally, but that doesn't justify it at all.

The people who make movies intend for it to be seen on the big screen. This includes the actors, directors, producers, screenwriters, cinematographers, all the way down to the interns running around at beck and call. What this means is that movies are specially designed to be experienced in a large theatre with roaring speakers and a floor-to-ceiling screen. Sure, you might have an 80" flat-screen at home with a top of the notch sound system and cushy theatre seats complimented by buttery popcorn, but it's still not the same. Really. So when you're eager to watch a newly released movie, take a trip to the theatre instead of watching some crappy bootleg version on the interwebs.

Last night I went to TCM's screening of To Kill a Mockingbird (the 1962 movie) which is also, (gasp) in black and white. These days, it's extremely rare to view classic movies in theatres because you can easily get them on DVD and people just aren't that interested in them anymore.

Spike Lee even came to introduce the movie which was a special treat. Turns out he picked To Kill a Mockingbird for TCM to show that night. Cool, right?

I read the novel in 8th grade which is quite a while ago, but I still managed to remember fragments of the story while watching the movie. Nonetheless, it stirred up the same emotions that I felt while reading the book and my mother claimed that it had a great likeness to the novel which she recently read in preparation for the screening.

If you haven't seen the movie, I suggest that you do. Although it might be difficult to see it in a theatre, pop it into your DVD player anyway and watch Boo Radley (played by Robert Duvall) sm'eyes'ing... he touched my heart.

Until next time,

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