Are you movie crazy? No, I don’t mean crazy for Harold Lloyd’s funny Movie Crazy from 1932 about a child with no acting ability, anxiously trying to be in the films. I am talking about, are you crazy for movies period? I need to admit I’m a cracker for movies. So, all those who consider themselves movie crazy raise both hands. Yes, that’s almost everybody. Why are we movie crazy? Why do we live in a movie crazed society? Hey, what are movies anyway?
Movies are ideas and/or stories taken to an audience through feeling by sound and a sequence of seamless images. Thanks to Google Search.
How popular are movies? Well, the keyword “movies” boasts a mind boggling 1. 1 thousand and growing number of searches on Google’s search engine alone. And the keyword “movie trailers” has collected a whopping 127 million plus searches. Watching movie trailers on the internet has become a popular past time for many. I know my husband’s one of them. He likes to watch his movie trailers.
This past year alone has taken in an astonishing box office revenue of 29. 2 thousand dollars worldwide just for 2009. Movies are viewed and made worldwide. The language hole has been wiped out due to the addition of subtitles. Now we can all share in the general movie experience. As well as being general, movies are made for everyone young and old. Why you can even see generations essentially Disney or kid movie showings. There is something out there for everyone no matter what your actual age.
We celebrate movies and we celebrate the stars in our movies. We bring them into our homes by way of Television shows dedicated to stars like ET, ET The us, Access The movies and TMZ to mention a few. We grab supermarket tabloids like the National Enquirer and Star deciphering the latest celebrity chat and stuff them into our shopping carts when no one is looking.
We have Oscar parties like we do Superbowl parties and even bet or at least announce our opinions on who the winners of the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, MTV Awards, etc. will be. Then there’s the classic Television shows like ‘Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous’ that we started up consistently oohing and aahing over the content like it was fine wine. The show ran for over 10 years (March 1984 — September 1995). What a run! What a concept! We actually got to tag along and drool over the extravagant homes, lifestyles and dream vacations spots of the stars. Today, you can watch similar shows like MTV’s ‘Cribs’ and VH1’s ‘The Fabulous Life of…. ha
If you’re more of a home body you don’t have to leave the comfort of your movies123 home to see a movie. You can literally funnel movies through your Televesion’s regular cable or on specialty movie channels like Thrill, The Movie Network, HBO, Movie Central, Showtime, Turner Classic Movies, etc. And that is get ess made itself known yet through the TV movies of the week, recorded movies on your PVR or sent your kids to the video store to rent one of this week’s new releases. Also, and not to mention you can purchase movies from your offline video store downtown or even online on ebay or Amazon.
How do we get our golden tickets to these grand palaces? We buy cereal boxes and cut out cardboard vouchers, we use our air miles points or exchange reward points to turn cash into movie tickets. We fill out tournament forms praying to be chosen as the lucky few to go to pre-screenings to your favourite movies before they even hit theatres. We also line red carpets around the world and tune into celebrity job interviews on our favourite normal and night-time shows like the For dinner Show with The author Leno, Night time with David Letterman, Oprah and Regis & Kelly.
What beats the movie experience? Nothing. We cue up for our tickets, purchase our favourite goodies, grab the latest Famous or Gratitude journal for casual light reading before our movie (while devouring our real buttered fat free popcorn or bag of liquorice). The lights go poor, the screen widens and the picture and sound arrive simultaneously. We anticipate the movie previews as you’re watching the annoyance tv ads and then there they are. Those big beautiful coming attractions in all their honor. We whisper yeas or nays or give a thumbs up to our pals seated beside us for the next movie adventure we’ll be planning. Then if we’re lucky, that is, the people will get to know the bellow of the THX sound effect that roars around the theatre. (Hey, guys you can hear it on Youtube or download it as a free mp3 format or ring tone). Then the wait is over. Whoopee! And the adventure begins…