Tonight I saw The Savages.
Seeing a neurotic movie about putting your dad in a nursing
home and preparing to, as if YOU CAN prepare to, watch
him die, should be seen in with particular kind of audience.
I felt loud in the movie because I laughed. I chuckled at, cheered on
disagreed and identified with the characters.
I was on some "hell naw dude" and "she did THAT sh-t blood?"
and it was like crickets.
Watching that movie was like quiet, bad, sex.
Whereas movies in New York are a cross between
church and theater. Call and response and audience
participation are in full effect.
For instance, the last movie I saw in the theater
was "Vantage Point" at one my top 5's spots to catch a
film in NYC- the jawn on 17th and Broadway.
At first the movie seemed intriguing like a espionage
laced version of 24.
Then half way through it went dumb over the top.
Two thirds through, people were actively smacking their teeth,
talking sh-t to their homies, not rudely, but loud enough
to express their discontent enough for the rest of us to
nod in agreement.
Filthy stanky a*s fell asleep two thirds through.
I realize now, that going to concert, can be like going
to the movies, in that the audience can impact
the overall experience of how we perceive the event.
Bad crowd experiences anyone?
Awkwardly quiet movies are like bad, quiet. sex.
My homie Slinky cracked the f-ck up at that analogy.