I've only just realised this. I've seen the important stuff. The Godfather. Star Wars. Toy Story. But the vast majority of films have passed me by. Especially new ones. I watch, hear, and listen to reviews of films that I will never watch. Avatar. That could have been good. That's passed me by. Up. I've got no idea. Paranormal Activity. That was terrifying apparently. But I just don't go the cinema, and occasionally I'll buy a film on a DVD. This is either a very sad state of affairs for a filmmaker, or a case of someone who hasn't been influenced by all the rubbish. After all, I only watch the really good stuff. I have a small but very selective film shelf.
Maybe I've just been doing other things. I can't help that. Or maybe I should just rent some DVDs. But like a recent film night showed, those discs can be all scuffed up. A disc that skips and stops doesn't create a very immersive film experience. It's like reading a book and finding some of the pages ripped apart. I might have to give it a chance. How else am I going to see films that I'm never going to buy? My friends only want to watch different sorts of films that have Colin Firth in them. That isn't helping.