Yeah… Larger than life???
Very often we use this phrase to describe movies, without quite understanding what it means. Thanks to Dr. Devil, this thought hit me.
Even I have been saying so but are movies really larger than life??
I mean how?
Me thinks life is larger than movies!
See, going by just length:
Life is longer than a feature length movie and packs in many movies. Hence “larger.”
Movies are limited by genre. Life isn’t. Hence “larger.”
Of course, have we ever guessed what’s in store the very next moment? Life is “larger.”
The human eye sees more colours than a camera possibly can ever record. Digital cameras capture more than film cameras do, but nothing to beat the eye.
By second takes/chances:
Unlike the finality of movies, life often gives us a second chance. More takes, more options to undo things we might have done. Once a movie is out, it’s over and it remains so.
Which movie possibly has more interesting characters than you’ve met in your entire life?
Life speaks more languages, there are sub-texts and super-sub texts, no texts and yet you get the full picture.
You can create your soundtrack, just select the playlist switch back and you can live the moment with your fav. song in the background. Talking of sound, life is in Imax with 360 degree surround sound.
Of course, not just 3-D, but 4-D… you get a dimension that you don’t essentially see. It’s within you. It’s about a choice that you are about to make or what determines that choice.
Plenty. At last count, the motion picture “Suderman in Love” has spurned over 21 sequels, one more than James Bond I think… he he!
Aren’t we more thrilled about our own success after a long hard struggle than the protagonist in a movie? Life is more gratifying than a movie, any day.
Interactivity of life can never be achieved by movies or any kind of artificial intelligence. We live a movie for which we get instant feedback and adequate flexibility to alter script, character or locations.
By visual effects:
Every night we have the option to see special effects which even Lucas can’t imagine of creating. The power of dreams. Everytime you read a book, you can see a movie in your head… But ask a book reader for a more credible account of this. I prefer movies to books, anyday! he he!
Awrite, you guys can feel free to add to the list cuz there are often complaints that my blogs are too long. So over and out.
And hey, enjoy YOUR movie!
PS: Hope you don’t go on killing people, just in case you liked Natural Born Killers you know! 😉