In Memoriam 1942 – 2013 “Roger Ebert loved movies.”

RogerEbert.com

Thumb mv5bmtg2njmzmdaxml5bml5banbnxkftztgwmdkxoty0mzi . v1 sy1000 cr0 0 676 1000 al

78/52

Testament to the power and mastery of a movie that, nearly 60 years on, still feels as modern, complex and cutting-edge as any film released…

Thumb tbrzhlne8dnplllwee9bwdgnzle

Professor Marston & the Wonder Women

A timely affirmation of feminine power—of the ways in which female wisdom and strength can charge hearts and minds, influence culture and inspire others to…

Other Reviews
Review Archives
Thumb xbepftvyieurxopaxyzgtgtkwgw

Ballad of Narayama

"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty. What a space it opens…

Other Reviews
Great Movie Archives
Other Articles
Chaz's Journal Archives
Other Articles
Blog Archives

Where do you sit in a movie in Libya?

From Saad Idris in Libya:

Regarding your article about where people sit in a movie theater, I'd read David Bordwell's before yours and couldn't decide which one was more hilarious because you both were kinda victims. (BTW, what's with those aggressive people who comment on your blog? That guy who suggested that Armond would whack you was damn funny.)

Anywho, here in Libya, the teachers call the back row (in the class, of course) "The donkeys/asses row" because it would be for bad boys who would definitely flunk, but aside from primitive senseless thinking, the back row in theaters, I think, can never be relevant, as David would suggest, however, he has a point, of course, I mean who would argue such an old man with such a knowledge about such a topic, especially by such a sophomore as I?

Advertisement

I haven't been in a movie theater and I will never be, but I think watching movies on TV can be quite pertinent. I had two phases during my journey with films related to the way we watch movies; the first one was that I'd used to watch movies with the screen on the right a little bit (almost OCD-like), but now I've been watching movies with the screen right in front of my eyesight with exact measures (almost OCD-like). That's when it comes to movies; otherwise, I watch from any spot (even my fav TV shows and series). I don't know how I'd watch a movie in a theater, but as simple as your article and Dave's get, I find them extremely enticing.

This, in fact, could happen to two moviegoers, the first would say, "I don't know what you're talking about, I'm a bit confused right now, there's a lot going on in my mind, you know what I'm saying?", the other would reply, "I don't know, exactly, there's a lot going on in my mind, too, so ...", the other would finally say, "Then you get me."

Popular Blog Posts

The Fall of Toxic Masculinity and the Rise of Feminine Consciousness

A special edition of Thumbnails detailing the recent sexual harassment cases in the entertainment and tech industries...

"Blade Runner" vs. "Blade Runner 2049"

A Great Movie is hidden somewhere within "Blade Runner" and "Blade Runner 2049."

Man on the Outside: The Films of Willem Dafoe

A look at the career of Willem Dafoe.

Who do you read? Good Roger, or Bad Roger?

This message came to me from a reader named Peter Svensland. He and a fr...

Reveal Comments
comments powered by Disqus