I’ve recently watched 3 old movies and was surprised at how much I liked them.
I sort of assumed that they would be slower paced and I would get bored. But I watched them in one sitting, with no breaks. And it’s something that never happens with newer movies and even tv shows. Take “Game of Thrones” as an example — it’s fast-paced, a lot is happening, there’s really never a dull moment. But I found it difficult to maintain focus. The first few episodes were fine, but later on it would take me hours to watch a single episode because I would take breaks every few minutes to do something else. Finally, I gave up and stopped watching altogether. Same with “Handmaid’s Tale” and ” House of Cards” — both series were thrilling and well written. I was genuinely interested. I wanted to know what happens next. But I stopped watching when I realized my focus was drifting away. And it’s not just tv show, the same thing happens with movies. I watched about half of the Marvel movies and would like to watch the remaining half. Alas, after the first 5 minutes of each movie, I end up switching to another tab and doing something else.
But recently I watched “Heathers” which is from 1988! I expected little and was shocked at how weird that movie was, how unique. Then I watched “Game” and I loved it too. I had no problem watching the whole movie. And yesterday I watched “Death Becomes Her” — a movie released in 1992. It was over the top, and sometimes silly, but I had fun. How come I’ve never heard about it before?
Now I wonder what other movies are out there that I completely missed.