5/18/2007

Not Just a Movie

Posted in Links at 3:00 pm by Sam

Some movies aren’t just movies. Some movies have the power to capture the imagination in such a compelling way that it becomes an obsession.

This article, a reflection on Star Wars, which was released 30 years ago this month, is a beautifully compelling account of one man’s love affair with a movie. Although it’s about Star Wars — and there is no shortage of Star Wars obsession in the world — swap the details out, and it would serve as a wonderful expression of someone else’s obsession with some other movie.

What is it about a series of sounds and images that can compell the mind so? I don’t even know. But they have that power, and that’s why I love the movies.

2 Comments »

  1. joem18b (231) said,

    May 19, 2007 at 5:19 pm

    Films/topics that could be obsessed over? One-minute list:

    Gettysburg
    David Lynch
    A Star Is Born
    Wizard of Oz
    Bond
    2001
    Garbo
    Mona Lisa (for Cathy Tyson)

  2. Ferrick (140) said,

    May 22, 2007 at 11:28 am

    A Star Is Born? Do I dare ask you to explain?

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