Jul 21, 2011

Didn't cry at Outvest; cried at Harry Potter

"Look at me.

You've got your mother's eyes."

"Yes, movies! Look at them — All of those glamorous people — having adventures — hogging it all, gobbling the whole thing up! You know what happens? People go to the movies instead of moving! Hollywood characters are supposed to have all the adventures for everybody in America, while everybody in America sits in a dark room and watches them have them! Yes, until there's a war. That's when adventure becomes available to the masses!"
- Tom (The Glass Menagerie)

Harry Potter movies have become increasingly dark over the years, not like that could be helped. Previously, there were more light-hearted moments, more adventure, when everything was still a journey of exploration and excitement more than anything, when everything was as fresh as the three kids' young faces.

It's the movies that take you to a different world that are the most successful. Harry Potter, Narnia, Avatar, Inception - you'd think the movies that are set in reality, that help you relate to the situation the most, would be the most able to touch your heart, but in a world that's too stressed up and sick of mundane busyness, routine madness, we crave surreality.

Funny how all these surreal scenes that enthrall us were probably acted out in front of a green screen. Must have been dead boring and insanely hard to get into the mood and act awestruck or terrified.


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