My Relationship to Film

When I was a little girl, I remember how much enjoyment I had in watching films. The gummy bears, Tom & Jerry, and the Smurfs were my heroes. I watched the German soap opera Gute Zeiten, Schlechte Zeiten when I was a teen but was bitterly shocked when I found out that these TV shows were created so the TV channel could sell ads. In fact, the show seems to only exist so that us consumers get hooked. Or in other words, I woke up and realized it's not so good to sit in front of the TV all day long, watch, consume without adding any of my own value. I could rather read a book and learn about language than apparently wasting time watching a film.Β 

Then there is the other side, the positive of a film. You could dive into another storyline and be in various different stories. Sometimes I put on Swedish TV (or radio) and in the blink of a moment, I feel like I'm back in Sweden. The Neptunian realms of imagination as found in the film has the positive side effect that it can bring us out of our everydayΒ habitual life.

Today the Amazon Firestick arrived in the mail, I make better use of these moments when I feel lazy and just want to watch something. I tried Apple TV but found that the choice of various films was limited. I'm interested in the weird, independently produced films who won prizes. It looks like Amazon Fire is a good alternative because there is a better selection.

Even IMDB has an integration, so I can choose from the list of really cool film stuff I collected while browsing one of my to-watch stuff.

But yeah, I watch some film for a while, find some inspiration, and then go back to create my own content.

Anything worth watching?

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15 comments

    1. Heya Tuni πŸ™‚ Yes, that is the good thing about them for sure. Hope your week is starting out well πŸ™‚ xx

  1. i grew up watching things and i’ve been in love with films ever since (this also includes film in terms of film photography but that’s not what we’re talking about today.) i don’t know how it started but i’ve always been critical about paying for films in cinemas too. if the film is something i find worth the splurge, i’ll do it. if it’s something that i can also watch from my laptop just fine, i won’t pay any cinema ticket. fun fact, i don’t like paying for romantic comedies or musical (like pitch perfect, for instance. i don’t watch it and i’m not interested lol) or pure comedy movies in general. i think they’re def something that can be watched online too lol i’m too critical sometimes.

    anyway, i don’t know what films or film genre you are currently looking for but one of my favorite indie films is frequencies (also known as oxv: the manual) by darren paul fisher, a british sci-fi romance film. i also love the double starring jesse eisenberg. i mainly love and watch sci-fi movies, especially if they have mindblowing plots.

    1. Elise!!! Thank you soo so much for your lovely comment! πŸ™‚ I’ll def check out the frequencies film and am absolutely with when it comes to paying for the cinema… watched Wonderwoman at the big Imax near Leister Square here in London, and it was sooo worth the price, was in 3d as well. Just such a great experience sometimes… love to you girl!

  2. I also have this uncertain feeling towards watching TV. Lately, I pay close attention to the content I’m watching, just not to regret after about the wasted time πŸ™‚ Can’t actually recommend anything special, but something educative in your specific sphere is always a good option πŸ™‚
    Diana from http://www.rushawayblog.com

    1. Thanks for sharing your perspecitve Diana πŸ™‚ it’s so good to hear that we are on the same page πŸ˜€

  3. Capitalism!!!!!! Sometimes I like to humorously blame everything on capitalism. But also sometimes capitalism really sucks πŸ˜› I think there are some films that can be inspiring, and some films that are a waste of time. I guess it all depends on what you’re interested in and what you’re looking for! I’ve heard good things about the Amazon Firestick, although I don’t remember anything specific πŸ˜› -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    1. heya Audrey, thanks so much for your lovely comment. i totally agree with what you’re saying, we need to keep a sense of scepticism as even the film industry is still an industry…xx

  4. Though I don’t watch TV, I do still love a good film or a boxset TV series. I am usually quite late to join trends, in fact, I didn’t watch Sherlock until recently – not sure if that’s up your street, but might be worth a look. πŸ™‚ Helene from http://www.flighttosomewhere.com

    1. hello dear Helene πŸ™‚ i guess i’m even more behind when it comes to trends. heard of Sherlock but haven’t started that. maybe now is the time to start it, but then again watching entire series gets you so hooked and addicted and i often find myself not doing the “real” things… but i guess that’s the part of me speaking which doesn’t recognise that sometimes we don’t need to do anything….

  5. This is exactly what I think and what I feel about watching movies! I do a lot of research before watch a movie.. I’m very selective! On the other hand, I’ve been reading books since I remember myself! Ultimately, a good movie is like a good book, enriched with colors and sound. Sometimes, the images that we’ve formed in our mind, when we read a book, seem to be better than those of the film. But a film (its story and characters) is more immediate to the viewer. It looks like an alive book! ❧

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