Sounder SIGN UP FOR FREE
Talking Images
Talking Images

Episode 18 · 1 year ago

Rewatches: Broken Hearts, New Lovers and Lying Memories

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Chris, Lauren, Sol and Tom try to decipher the power of rewatches. We will talk about:

  • How our memories can be deceitful liars
  • The films that broke our hearts
  • Stories of rags to riches
  • What actually change between each viewing
  • And so much more

You are listening to talking efictionthe Fisha Pot got o ICM POR dotcom, welcome back Gevryone, I'm Christ andday will be talking about rewaxhes, because it's really not as simple asseeing the same film again seeing a film a second, a third or even a forterat ten time at I change your opinion and experience, and not just thatsomething has fonamentally changed even before you press play. You now know theplot and the story. If your twists, you see what clues you ire given. If thereis a tragic ending, you may see the happy movments with a clear melancholicsense of dom to many. The second viewing is the way to Fok ior the fillmaking itself to distance themselves from the story and admire the craft,perhaps get called up in loopholes and terrible largic for alders. It issimply getting to know one old friend and getting the same great experienceonce again, every viewing rice, an opportunity to see something new and inthe time between each viewry, your taste and perhaps even your life mayhave changed drastically. There may even be films Wich. He just burnt readyfor the first time around e that in terms of maturity or knowing the styleor what to expect more. Interestingly, the mind is an odd, odd thing and youmay end up Shando box in your previous experience, which may tenist or memoryhave very liltl to do with the actual film, but rather the Apacchwork ofalwars atturate dream images in a cloge of great lines, laghs and vituals. Thatmay not even exist in this episode. We will talk about the rewarchers thatchanged everything for US Trie to get into the core of what real wachexperience really gives us and talk about our own rewash habit with Miday,as always, are Tom, Lauren and Saul slet o start with a very quick and easyquestion how often dorybartfell hi this is Tom. Here I don't rewatch films veryoften. To be honest, I had a quick look through my view: instacts for the yearsso far, an out of three hundred and sixty one films. Only fourteen, wherere watches and the majority of those were films that I wanted to Rewatch sothat we could discuss them in more death on the podcast. I've got a hugewatch list of films, so I would always much prefer to dalve into a film that Ihaven't seen instead of rewatching a film that I know I've enjoyed. I likethat Chris mentions the prese shallow box in your passme emes and experiences,because I think he sat the nail on the head of me TNEWE. I'm always concernedthat I rewatch I'm not going to enjoy film as much the second time round.This is Laren. So when I was younger, I used to read what foums quite a bit. Icould rewatch films pretty much all the time, but the last few years it's beenvery red. This year I've watched a e hundred and twenty two films, and onlythree of them were rewatches, but some years they've been close to eighty, butlike Tom, I prefer to experience a new film and t e New experience, ratherthan revisiting an old one. Although I do think that I should rewatch more. Iat Sol from Australia in terms of Ay, watching I rewatched forty eght filmsthis year, which might seem alotbut, that's ot of eight hundred and ninetyseven, an total. So far, oh, it's uning around five percent of what I'mwatching the stuff that I've seen before. Like Tom, a number of myrewatchers this year have been DOF. The hodcast they've also been dued to n thechallengers and all things going on on the IC'm for him. Going back a fewyears ago, before I joined I check movies, I was rewatching. One hundred Otwo hundred films each year is joining that's going down to between forty toeighty, which I think is a good number, but I do think that I ow it to myselfto be rewatching more films. More often, I think, I'm more or less in the samebox as fall. A present, though withou complete a different togetory. If Inever actually called how many pim to rewatch every year for reasons notrelate exaiso, I tom haway the list this year. A M Up to twenty four, whichI tik is also about five percent of for IVE Chinghis ear. However, for me,that's more of an Ald time high, because for as long as I can remember,I was always really really focused m watching new films and getting thosenew experiences, and I do think I was robbing myself of a lot of greatrewatch experiences. Leaving up to that. So I NOLORD AL already answered thequestion a bit, but do you think you should be watching more or less filmsand regards of her answer? Why? I think that I should probably be bewatchingmore films, as you mentioned, Chris There's a lot of films that you maywatch early on in your life, where you're quite not ready for them yet,for whatever reason, you're not mature...

...enough to appreciate the artistrybehind them or they don't mesonate with you, because they reflect onexperiences that are unknown to you at that stage in your life. So when I wasworking through the classics when I was younger, there was quite a few filmsthat I h D dismissed because they didn't resonate with me. But I imagineif I revisited them now, they may grow on me, but because I'm not sure T at'swhy I'm kind of tentitive about rewatching them could rather take apunt on an unknown film than Revisitin Somecom, where it may be a bedexperience, but I'm not quite sure about it. Ye. I think I should bewatching more or the same sort of reasons except my tasteing film seemsto stay mostly the same, but then I just have random changes that happened,and a few years ago I did start a rewatch project where I was going torewatch all my favorite films to see if that were still my favorite films, butthen a whole bunch of stuff changed and now my taste ing films have changedagain, so I have to restart all that o haven't got around to it yet, but Ithink, depending on my mood and things that have happened, even things likereading about a film from a differen perspective or a different opinion ofit, can just give me a new set of eyes to see a film with. So I do like torevisit hen occasionally. It's just I haven't done that lately, but Idefinitely Wan. I do think I should be rewatching more feels, even though Iseem to have ewatched the most out of everybody on the podcast tonightwethere watching I do ympathize with what Thomas said about looking for abetter experience Bor, some of the classics that I might have watchedearlier on when I wasn't quite ready for them and there's always thatapprehension that I'm going to dislike it again or it's going to be mediocrefor me again. But I don't think it's just the clime classics that I didn'tget that I should be rewatching. I think a lot of the films that Iconsider Hou my favorites, I consider to be high up there. I think I shouldbe revisiting and partly too refresh myself about what made them so great,because when they come up in conversation, the worst thing possibleis going. Ol Won. I liked, but I can't remember that much about it, but alsobecause I watch a lot of mediocae films. I have never seen- and it's just reallygood being a to give yourself that pleasure of going back and seeing thoseclassics that you love was seeing those all time favorite. So it's like a bitof a more rounded film going experience, rather than just watching all these newfiems are sort of like Mar Orokao good hi've actually got some really goodstuff in there. Teyo keep really fresh and really enjoying the craft onlywhich Lawrence said, which I also agree with thes at reading. Up about a filmcar May me want to Rewatch ID with a different perspective. I don't often doit, but somebody post, something which is really ineresting about a fem thatwill make me really want to go back and Wewatch and see if I can take that samething away from it myself yeah. I think I'm in the same both as you guys inthat. I really think I should re along more and that's also things apane sogreat about this potcast, because it made me watch a lot more nd mayberealize that wewatching is absolutely fantastic, because Yeu can get all ofthese great experiences again immanicat it its been. You know well well, Oerdecated sor, some of these films for the first time, so I almost go in blindagain, which is really really great for me and many times my tastes, havechangecommercial. I see them in such a different way. I think all of youtalked about remaching. Your favorite films. Is that something you do quiteoften cas me. Jus Say that you rewatsh your very favorite fill so my correntfavorite film is a clockwire inch, which I talked about on one of our veryfice podcast apisodes, and I don't actually rewatch it that often at all.Basically, I like to leave a long period between my ree watches, so thatwhen I revisit film the Second Oreen the third time most of it has kind offaded, I'll have a recollection of the plot and what goes on Etcetra. But ifyou leave a film long enough between the e watch, it can be like having thatsame incredible experience all over again. A recent example was withMarylindon, which I perhaps watched about ten years ago, Wen the cinema,and it's been sitting on my shelf for about six or seven years on the BlueRay, and I dug it out and watched it. A few months back and last, I rememberedmost of what happened in the PLO. A lot of it was completely frash and new tome as if I was watching it for the first time and getting that incredibleexperience for a second time, something that I really relish, and that isperhaps for e reason why I don't like to rewatch favorite tof mind too often.I also like to leave a big gap between my watches, because I like them to fadeas much as possible before I go back, my favorite film is Monc over thecooker's nurse, but I don't have like a set. Oh It's been two years I might aswell rewatch it now it's just if I feel like watching it I'll watch it. I thinkI've only watched that six times in the last fifteen years, but that seems towork for me and once it's faded enough that I stopp thinking about it again,I'll probably revisit it. Toma and...

Laurenta have brought up some r goodpoints about trying to let your favorites fade a bit in your mind, utin terms of what I actually go for. I found where VEODROM IT shares mycurrent number. One I've been watching that on a yearly basis for the last fewyears, screamer, which is also my top five I've been watching it once a yearevery year or most of my top favorites, though I'd say maybe once every one totwo years, which isn't a very long time. Thatare often fade, but was somethingwhich is really complex, like Selarus. That was really good, even though onlyseen it maybe eighteen months beforehand. I'd already forgotten someof the details, because it's a very dense filmos lot going in on therethere's some shots that I completely didn't. Remember it all O. I do thinkit is good too sometimes, with some films give them a little bit longer. Itwit fiems, where there's lots going on there. I feel I can watch them quiteregularly and still get a lot out of it. Also knowing something like videodroamor to screen cuadology quite well. It's often actually fun to go back and read.Wha Shus got to the point where I know a lot of the dialogue near Tebasim inthe screen. Movies. Theyre still abvesally love it because of how wellits construction are great. The character interactions, a whic. Youknow it doesn't really quite geep a straight answo Wen. I guess I can'tgive a straight answer: some films yeah I like to a little bit longer, butother films. I find that I can just keep watching them again and again, anstill get a lot out of them. N fme thin. It actually buries a lot from them tofilm, so MI FA used to be aclockwork orange dustlike Tom, and that'sactually a case where I almost felt like ie watched that too many times. Ithink I watched that probaly five times over a four year period and it kind ofborne out its veltom a little bit. I mean I still loved it, but I startedseeing a lot of the things happening and it as very obvious. It didn't seemas intense anymore. It lost some of that power. I understood like the Ritomthat its the circular and at that polent I was no longer as impressed byit to that case was always the case of just realizing that Oh some films culethat liave for me be horned by seeing them too many times in relatively quicksuccession. But then my current all that Marefilm is last year at Morinbob.I think that's APPAL. We can really just rewatch over and over again,because I saw that twice in very close period, seeing it just before ourprevious pot cast and our very tam as well- and I just seen it a few monthsearlier and the reason hy, I think that's so much fun to go bactoist thatthere's so many interpretations and somers going on that every single timeyou see it is almost like a different experience and it can pick up differentclues and see it in a different way. So something else just really benefit likeso sadom, seeing them manly many times in quick succession. Do you think it'spossible to Reallywatch a film too many times? Do All fins get hurt if yourewash them too many times or other fels, you can just remarge over andover again and still just get that exact same thrill. I feel like it ispossible to Rewatch a film too many times. As you said, Tocrist youappreciation for cockw comringe arter to gradually fed a bit after you hadrevisited it so many times, and that is something that is always anse when imbe watching a film on the flipside of that, though, I do feel that there aresome films that benefit from frequent peins. I don't rewatch these films somuch now, but perhaps in my lateteens early twenties I' Bee watching a lot ofcomedies things like an command than the American Pi Films and it's kind oflike almost comfor food. You Watch them with your friends and you get to learnall the lines and you come to treasure and cherish the characters and thay offkind of films with our field benefit moves from vrewatch. I think it'sdefinitely possible to get worn out from a film, but it actually hasn'thappened to me most of the films that I've rewatched a lot. I still reallylove, although when I was youngerys to have a bad habit of getting obsessedwith a film and just rewatch it constantly. One example is sleepwalkers which for some reason I watched every night before I went to sleep forlike a month. I don't really know why that film helped me sleep but stillwatching it, and it's not like it was a great film but yeah. I just like to bewatching it a lot, so that was kind of a point where it was. Maybe I shouldn'thave been watching that so much. I don't think it's possible to watch afilm too many times. It's a good film, wor continto stuck up to rewatchers. Itprobably is possible to Rewatch a film too many times in too short a period.I've had that with few films before a ghost world. I think I rewatched thatmaybe three times over six months, which was definitely way too oftenasort of worn out. It's appealed to me a little bit, but then I gave a littlebit longer and watched it again, which was really good O. I think it's justtrying to work out with serain films. How long do you give it before lookingat it again? But if it is a really good...

...film, it ill continue to stack up toRewatch, maybe not because it's as complex as Armarian, bard or Selarus. Ihaven'tt seen it recently, but I love American Pie and Epecialy Americanwedding and all those films thene because of the characters- theit'sgreat charactedynamic. So it's really fun watching and seeing all thesecharacters are drawn out and the way they interect with each other is how Ifeel with the ocean's Tralegy, which I watch about once a year, because ivegot just such great interaction, great characters. I don't think it's the onesize it all prot. I don't Thinkan say that as a sad amount of time that youneed Freec film, I think it varies per film. I think you know all great filmsor stack up a rewatch after a sertain amount of time tinde or to one ofperhaps most important questions in this episode. What is the main reasonthat you decide to Rewartarfille water courses that drive you to Picke ta film?Why do you choose it and why do you want to remorsh it? The main reason forme choosing to re WAT YO field will always be to share it with someone else,whoever I'm showing it with my girlfriend or friend, or family membersTus, showing the films that I discovered, two other people and hopingthat they get as much outto them that I do as probably the main driver for meto read what you film, although there Isno reason as well witchis. If Idecide that I want to write a review about a fill, I will len me visit it tomake sure that I can rite a good indept of vew. Although sometimes there havebeen occasiona where revisited a filmd with intention of reviewing it, becauseI remember that it's been a great film and then Ave decided afterwards thatperhaps it's not as good as I'd remembered it, and I didn't actually goahead with rout in e review. The main reason that I'd rewatch a film would bethat I'm just in the mood for it, like usually it'll, be a favorite film andI've just thought of thinking about it or seen something sort of similar, andI just want to revisit it again. I also sometimes rewatch films, because I'mdoing assignments on them or other sort of activities like that and the othermain reason would be occasionally I'll read about a film that I didn't reallylie when I'd seen at ten fifteen years ago, and I read something that justmakes me want to revisit it when I was looking for reviews for that, theyshoot Zombis side. I'd read about films that I I didn't even like by justreading a review of someone who's really passionate about it. Wilh justmake it seem like the most amazing thing in the world and then like reallywant to check it out again, O other people's passion, so films that Ididn't like can excite me enough to go check im out again. I Lik how youmention: they're Alowin Tha over people's passions, can ignore yourcuriosity for Ta Rewatch. I love it when that happens, when people willgive you a a different stance in a film that perhaps you didn't appreciate oreven disliked, and it can kind of open your mind set to think and hang on.They may be on to sometin here and perhaps giving you that little push toincoige he rewatch one of these sounds was actually salirous since it wasbrought up earlier because when I first watched it just kindo like M, but thenI read an interpretation of it straight off tough that was like well. This isreally interesting. I thought I was going to wait for it to fade from mymemory before checking it out again and I rewatched it earlier this year. Itmust have been about ten years after I first watched it and my opinion didn'tchange whatsoever. So I was a little bit disappointed, but sometimes itcanlathis disappointed here, wit Solarus 'cause, that's one of the Igrows for me, which I I think of something we're going to get to lateron. That's one: that's defily, wos a lot of my esteem over the years interms of the topic or Wyd Rewatch, a film I'd say like Lan. A lot of it ismood based, it might depend on if I wan discuss it for a podcast, a lot of itwould be pobabbly, Movio, based or based on the challenges that we have onthe IM for Hem. Sometimes, challenges o line quite well, and I can watch thefielld Bell Coun for two challengers, I'm sort of like yeah wouldn't mind.Revisiting might be good time to do so. I don't know if I've really rwatchedmany films over the years to share it. With someone a Bir Tom said it's a bigone, but I guess I'm living alone, so it doesn't really affect me as much.Maybe when I was younge I might have ewatchd something that I might haverecommended to my brother, or so my parents, but it's not really a big partof it. For me, a lot of it's mood based and sometimes can be effected by allthe things that are going on either in the forum or in or podcast schedule. Idon't think I might mention. I do occasionally rewatch a film because Iupbraided it to blue ray. I anse looks like better and a better format, butthe main thing of me would really be mood based. I really like how theponcast has encouraged us to rewatch more as a group, and it opens up agreat will the possibilities when you all watch film in a short period oftime and have the opportunity to discuss it and listen to other people'sdifferent interpretations, and it really adds a new dimension to be feelmuch an experience when you get to share tae people. I also Obsey the lovethis solful element in aller. That's just such a wonderful way to share thelove of cinema, but in your personal...

...preferences, do you prefer rewatchingyour own favorites or Remarkin fielms that you feel omisgurched. I think thatI would always favor be watching my old favorite over a film that I may havemisjudged, because I know with old fevorites that I'm goint have a goodtime or when it's AFFIRMA ME OV misjudge. Does that kind of gray areawhere okay, it's meant to be an excellent fiel at didn't, resonate withme the first time round. It might still not the second time, so I'm always abiut hesitant, because when I pick a film it is because I want to get someenjoyment out of it. Watch of films as a Relaxiong Hobby for me, and I alwayswant to enjoy my experiences so ell, triample profound- that I know I'mgoing to Enjy when I choose new rewatch I'll, definitely choose an ALD, favorOer, something that I think I misjudged, although I like revisiting both ofthose the same reason as at as Com said with something that I loved once I'mprobably going to love it again. That was something that I didn't like. Thuspubly going to be the same response, the second time and unless I feel likeI've significantly changed to appreciate it in a certain way or inneed to rewatch it for some reason, then I'm probably always going tochoose a a. This is interesting. I think I might differ a bit from Laurenand Tom. I do have some favorites that I've rady talked about that. I do anwatch o yearly, bassisten t an I love tree watch. I like the fact that theHorrib Shimes just coming along, I can get back into the screen, quardalogyAsang in general. I prefer to rewatch films and I think I might ave misjudgedif I'm watching a film. That's may not an auome favor, but it's one o ratethat maybe eight hundred tenor higher and I sit down to reawach an it comeswith a whole lot of expectations and I find a one of them end up being eitherdisappointments or ther films that I liked a lot and I expected alike, more,the second or third time round, and I just didn't if it's something which Idisliked the first time round, I thought was Medioca a sort of more roomfor it to move up in my esteem, whereas I might use the example of come and seewhich I rewatched just this morning, I watched it and I liked about the same.I did the first time round an a coupe of reservations, still quite powerful,but you know I'm looking at it compared to my other favorites a'd, like Ireaction's about the same and then I' got somethn like stork, which asoewatched this week, which was a bit of a disappointment. And again I film that Iraited quite highly up. It's much more exciting for me, if I'm watchingsomething which I gave maybe only a four or five or six out of ten to,because I got all these possibilities for to climb up higher the SKYS Silemma,whereas of it's something, Aroan really highly, there's a great chance of goingbackwar to my esteem, I actually feel exactly the same way. Solv the idea ofrewatching. Some of my favorites can almost feel a lit at daunting. You knowI really want to have the right mood set and I really don't want. You nowfeel mie dearly love for a long time to fall. Mestination, that's almost libitof a threat, so it can be a little bit of a scary exercise and on the topic offilms that I just didn't care for that much the first time and I feel amisjurge if, for some reason I would get that idea that I se verly misjudgeda filmd, perhaps I didn't give it the attention tit, isserved or perhaps Ipicked up some angle to get into that film. That makes it seem more appealing.I might even have an Urch to go back there. I mean it often happens, forinstance, if I wash more films by the same director, for instance, and Ireally love some of those wells Ndi ar think that why didn't I get thatreaction to this film, I watched five or ten or even more years ago. was Ijust not in the right good for it. Then I will really really want to put thaton Becaus it no at extremebut Eo than n justice, essentially, because if I loveSomeane of the films it feels like okay. Now I really need to go back and wewatch that FA rewo, those two or three vills, because those are that directessmost recognize fills, and here I am loving, some of their leseve Ihad, asimilar reaction to Chris with ome directors. I'm thinking particularlyHorosiato Sigahara, an woman of the Junes when I watched it the first timeound. I thought that was a great film, but on a masterpiece and then in theIntrim I watched the face of another which I abserely loved and pit forwhich is another extremely good film. I thought I'll go back and geve one ofthe Junes andother chant, and it's now a my all time top fifty, that's onethat maybe I did misjudge little bit and watching some of the directorsother films for the first time really helpd Cementin. To me what I liked inthose films and what I could then see in the director's most acclim film andtying into bolt of those experiences. Both experience of seeing something new,perhaps didn't like them, mash the first time but Tengod, elevated andsuddenly became a favorite or resedly found max better riginally taught andtheyr much less Niceverswhen Youve see something you quite enjoy that thisfalls drastically. Whatthis is the...

...biggest factor in changing your opinionof a vill. It's perhaps the evolution of my appreciation for cinema as anartform, as opposed to it. Just being an experience when I was younger and Iwas working through the IMDV top two. Fifty a lot of the films that I didn'tenjoy were ones that didn't necessarily have a big, well fapt, perhaps a bigtwist, or something that really grab me more of the subtle films that perhapshave great artist tree excellent Cimeta, butfee, more subtle stories didn'treally have a profound impact on me. I'm thinking of films like Hitchcockfilms and notorious and Rebecca. They didn't sit well with me, and I feel I Ineed to go back and men visit them than that, because I don't rewatch manyfilms as it is. I can't really recall any occasions where I've been too harshin a film the first time round that an't really seem to be a reason foralse and rises with things that I likely didn't like fut. Some of them isdefinitely experience of what life experience, but generally I actuallydot. Now it can be completely random, I'll, just revisit a film randomly andI'll love, it I'll hate it, and I have no idea why n there's a couple ofthings like orverly sentimental music is something that really grats on menow. But when I was younger, I could generally ignore it, but now, as soonas that happens, I actually just cannot deal with it. So that's definitely athing. That's taken away from soll my old favorite films, especially ninetyfilms, which are really Dafnat. I think the number one thing for me, whichalways changes my mind about a film years expectations. I've had a largenumber of films that I've adsed into with really high expectations that haveended up disappointing and then, when IV, r watched it later without so muchbuzz around Af. I come to like it more and the same thing around. There arefilms, at've entered with superlow expectations, and I was like Welter'sactually really decent film, an when I've gone to e watch and I'm like no,it's actually not as good as I thought it was. I taste hazebolv and haschanged been overte years, the onube one factor for me, as always theexpectations and I go in and sit down to, watch a film. That's so interesting,so because I don't really think expectation as that big an impact mightend thevaluation of a fill. It will probably affect that in some way. Itwill certainly affect how I view how I feel about the film, for instance, if Ifind a film to be great, that might be a terrible disappointment of it. Youknow I'm really raved AP film from onl my favorite directors, which I mighthave expected to put down you on my top five top ten of the air and then it'sjust a great fill and it can be a horrible disappointment, but if itsFEELN, I have almost no previous expectations to pack that negativeexpectations to that might be a very uplifting experience. I thinkexpectations changed how I viiew them, but it doesn't necessarily change how Ifeel about them. I think, for me, they're true things that reallychangeous how I experience I the first one is really just how my taste haschanged. Maybe how my experiences have changed. My taste, where I as Talm,probably view fiems a little bit differently than when I first got intoSiove, perhaps more focussed on you know, simply the craft or simply thestory, and now I be looking at e things a lot more in terms off the art of itand second would be just half a milliar. I am at the material. So obviouslysomething really really impressed me early arm simply cannot impress me asmuch today, because you know I've seen ten to thousand and thirty forty plusFIMS, maybe hundreds of IMS doing very similar things, so they won't be asstriking. And lastly- and this is also Tho Bort- the main reasons why I willgo to Rewafarfil- If, if I somehow have got them a better sense of what a filmISS Tryn to do, because I think that it helps to have a certain degree ofknowledge or understanding, even his aabitual reaction, to how we R ment toengage with that fill. Just to give a quick example of this, it's a bit likehow, if you wave a whore movie or a comedy, you have very differentexpectations to how you're going to enjoy an experience, an FIM inwatchingthem a little bit different you'll, be reacting to dialogues and performancesa little bit differently, but I think a lot of FIMS, especially a lot moreartistic films or as familiar you, don't know the rule book already.Usually this is a very natural thing. We to talk about early O, I see morenerect, and certainly they might be just this one thing that click to avery specific example. I only used to love very specific, Eric Roverville,but after seeing several of them, including some reboxes, a d suddenlystarte getting his humor and when I was also reading more about them and seeinghow for instashe used to make every...

...single film as an antitotist Asan, shepicked out something he believed in and then tried to find the best argumentagainst it and do this simsassing of the bay that was Nota a great entry wayand cuddenly Iwer. Seeing these films in a very different light, they hadbougt a more wistral and treway into this work, where an was enjoying hishumor more because it was understanding it an as seeing it aber specific wayand then Al had a tiditional knowledge which I could bring tough it and whichmade the films come alive in a way they had before. This also made me rewarchseveral officens and we got the great super pop gest on his compay's proverbcycle as well. So I really think that its finding that enteit understanding amore of what someone is going for, can really really change how you experienceit. dmostly disagree with that, but I do have one example was when I firstwatched Borrat. I thought it was all scripted and Sais US kine, but then Ifound out that it was actually real reactions and then it was really funnybecause it was completely different, knowing that it was real, but generallythings like autistic understanding of the director or whatever I like Dantcare about the director at all, and I don't really feel that consistencywithin any work from any direct USS. So that kind of stuff doesn't reallyaffect me, not tat, his expectation really, but I do agree that sometimesknowing something about the film or what it's trying to do on a rewatch canchange you're opiniong up tem. I think a film can sometimes being hanted. Iknowing a bit more about it when I could use for my own life is forest cum.I first watched it. I didn't realize how much of it was ICI footage that TomHanks had been spliced in Toart, of course, rewatching it slightly olderand realizing all that it actually makes realize how clever lall of it was.This is a very interesting topic and one film had lied to bringff his thecabin in the woods film, the flaurnts their horr conventions and is all thebetter for it, and it is a film that I really enjoyed on FIS viewin enoughthat I wanted to rewatch it and on the second experience it was just as goodas the first. I think that was because there was the anticipation of what wascoming. That kind of kept me engaged and interested. So I think it's greatthat some films is view in thes. This surprise element that makes it work foryou, but then, on the second view, and because you've looed it so much it canbe the anticipation of what is bout to come. That makes you look at too much.That's a great common tim and I like to go to waten building up a little bitthrough here, which is the fiems that jumped the Motra for that fell thehardest. So prhaps, again talk a little bit about a few feels that you justthought: Wat, Cood, AAT even disliked, but ended up absolutely loving. This isquite a struggle for me as I don't really rewatch many films. Thatdisappoint me on the first watch. One example, though, is storkwhch, althoughI didn't think was a great film onsecond viewing appreciate it far morethan the first time I watched it. The first time I watched it was when I wasworking through the I MDB top to fifty. I was quite young at that time and Ithink a lot of it went to my had there's a lot of philosophicalconversations and Franklii was quite bord of it. The second time round. Itdidn't blow me away, but I could appreciate the philosophical angle alot more and also the color schemes and the kind of beauty and wonder of thefilm. It will never be a personal favorite, but that rewatch did make meappreciate it a bit more and I need to add as well. The draving falls behindthe rewatch of Stolker was because I read the novel. The film atuallyfollowed the story of the novel very closely, but it was through reed in itand geting the grass with the affor's ideas that made me want to rewatch itand improve my appreciation to film. Like I said earlier, I don't oftenrewatch films that I didn't like, but the reefew that I've given anotherchance. So there are a couple that I rewatched for Unin to do assignment onone of those was Hirashima one and more, which I hated the first time I watchedit, but the second time I watched it, I ad had a traumatic experience, and sowhen I rewatched it, it was like it justconnected with me in all those waysbecause it got them so right, but the first time I watched it. I didn't seethat I saw like a really rubbish: Love Story, stupid Addifoddy, film and thenthe second time it just worked really well and now it's a favorte of mine andthen on my own back two fins that I hated when I first started getting intofilm when I was about fourteen n Acasablanka and before sunset and bothof them, I gave about a two out of ten. I just thought they allied total trash,but I hadn't realized that before sunset was a sequel. So years later Iwatched before sunrise and then before sunset, all of a sudden, it went to afavorite something and jumped from like...

...a two eight and the same thing happenedwith Casablanca. I don't even know what happened CASS of Lanquor. I couldn'tremember what I disliked about it, but again t iy jumped to an ate from a two:it just all worked, not turne around and another film was Tespiria, theoriginal one, not the terrible remate, but the first time I watched it it Ijust really didn't like it. It was I really ty budget and amateurish, and itjust was just thumb, but then I kept thinking about it and I kept I kalddreaming about it, the soundtrack and divisuals, and then, when I rewatchedit a few years later again it just yeah it all came together and wite reallywell, but those are the biggest jumps of me that have gone from like I didnot like this film, whatever want to see it again to being a favorite, Ihave had some films which I disliked or I thought were medioce, which have nowbecome favorites, but none of them have done it over a single repeat. Viewingthe example I want to use here is selarus which, as I mentioned before wewatchd this week, I've now seen it seven times. The first time round, hysowd, had very high expectations. It was compared to two thousand and oneedspace odyssy and when I first watched it, it would have been maybe sixteenseventeen years ago that comparison, of course, you're going to go with Mekahigh expectations and itwas, almost an inevitable disappointment for me b, tSudeng kept drawing me back, and I watched it again a few years later. Iliked a bit more, but some reservations watched it again a couple of yearsafter that I've just kept rewatching it as no got to the point where Selarus afilm that I originally voted. Five out, O ten fro, I MDV is now in my aldtimetop three greatest films I think ive ever watched. I think it's just a sucha dynamic movie and Ie finished freewatching it this weeg. I wanted togo back to the beginning and watch all again because there's so many differentelements in there. I think all o. That was ust expectations for me and it'sKindo, interesting astorkof, which tormention is sort of the opposite forme, loved that the first time round, Iloved all the philosophical elements of it and when I went back to watch thesecond time it was a lot less amispheric than I remembered had reallygreat ideas, the that's. What stood up in my mind, everything took a lotlonger to work out and axtually thin takes. You know an hour for them toeven get to the zone, and then I rewatched it this weeg and it fell abit further in my esteem, but I know w talking about fallers at the moment waabout films that Ave risen. Although I didn't hate it the firsttime Rod. I might give the example of the social network when that first cameout in cinemas. I saw it and I was like. Oh, yes, is a good film to Soldt Film.I don't know why everybody's thinking it should win best picture at the OSCAS,and it was only when I rewatched it. After all, the hide after it lost bestpicture. The king's speech I was able to give it a apair o expectation and tothe point where I think after three views, it smy talk five films for theyear and like Larene with Caziblanker, I first watched couse blon car TOR. Yes,is a great film. I don't think it's a secco best film ever made, because Ithink of that point I was referenceing the AFI OFA hundred films of Ati whenI've come to revisiove the years of the year, actually is a very storn film,it's not a time top too, but it is really good and behold expectations andthe temper expectations iminto play there. I've actually had several filmsthat changed really rastically and many of those. This year, when I decided todo a Robert Presenry Washmardo. That was absolutely incredible experiencebecause I thought these tins at completely different Lihe and I'm notsure why or what exactly changed. I know how I thought about them. Thefirst time I thought they were very loadsome. I rel hated that look in manyof his characters eyes. I hate the Lof, the MINIMALISTM that he put into thework that just felt deliber too rough. It stopped me from engaging with thefilms in the way. He probably wanted me to perhaps to maintain the Changeesanabost this but early, and that I now don't as much for say, characters ordrama, and I care more about the craft itself and I had a little bit moreundersanding of Howwiher debact, though I don't really think that shape theexperiences that much. I think the first one I rewarched was Lono Ulack,which I almost thought was comical the first time it was made almost the sametime and as multipates in the wholy grail you nof the first scene whennothe riding on the horses first time. I thought at almost felt like it was.You know it seen out aboute piten, because it didn't look great and atthat time I just loved the vistuals, the bishsols ere so important to me andthis film it almost felt ugly because he just so broke it down so mecanic andso stripped tar. But this time, not here as much about the viual aspect.Being more polled into the minimalis than I just really enjoyed, how he padethe night, inthe tin boxes and in way...

...it clungs and clinks the battle scemes.I think that just had a very different impact on me, where the first time justsouldn't get involved this time. I was really fascinated just completelyimmerse that went from a five to a nine for me, and then I also saw lagant,which I had also given a very low rating to also I'm careful and that's amuch more human film. This is about an power of money and how it corrupts ithas son led characters that go on Agea. That could be very, very emotional andfirst I I couldn't connect it because I couldn't connect e the character. Itwas againt, soues repaired were these statues, but this time I was focussingmore. The actual cycle was actually happening. The way he presented it andonce again it was completely immersed, including N, on an extremely efficientway. He shood violence. It doesn't even show any ofvent as one seen where afather slax his daughter and instead of shoaing the slap it shous. Her holdinga cover, DAP and O sea it's spilling and it jus this very efficientminimalism that really really really workd IA rewasitit believe six presentfilms, some of which Ir liked some of Wich I didn't like, and just all ofthem meant so much more to me this time around. So I think this is ontos timeswhen my taste Hav change. OMERCH TA is completely of caught up in a style thatthat happened before Andbesmas altomotol directors, which I had felttat way about a long time. I thought this was something I would really haveloved. Why didn't I love it? I should go back and in this case I was provencompletely correct in many other cases like a Rivarsh Pankeer by draer atleast twice. I think, and that's ething, that didn't work for me, save withIveginkals Irk. So sometimes it's just exactly the same experience all thetime. Yiu can alloys be blown away, so we've all built up a lot of therwhite tair. So let's just destroy all of that positive energy and focus onthe trangity of loosing, a loved one to be all Hav. Those films that belovedbut rewatched and ended up palling from grace falling in restination andleaving US mourning their lash. I haven't had an occasion where there's afilm that Ive Lof, that's completely fooling from grace the most obvious oneof feed for me would be wait until dark. I absolutely loved it unfear for youand it's such a tense fill, but on repeat viewing. I was able to takemyself out of it and kind of think about the logic behind it and theplotholes in the field. I remember reading one review online saying thatthe puottoles are big enough, that already happy Anto, blyind Caractyocould probably see them and if it tats brilliant, it is a shame that the filmidn't hold UPF as well an keep you and I still enjoy it from what it is 't avery tense experience, but going back to it made me realize that there are alot of holes in the logic there and just to clarify it was a nine out ofturn originally and, I think, on repeat view wand. It went down to a Senattitune yeah. I've had a few favorites not quite live up to the same amount oflove, but only drop a little bit. There's only been maybe two favoritesthat dropped completely out of that the fist on was emily, which I firstwatched one. I think I was fifteen and I gave it I a ten out of Tun varewatched er a few years ago, and I barely liked it. It was just rorsh andthat's now, five out of ten and that's me being really generous and the otherone is the graduate which was another ten out of ten that I gave when I wasabout fourteen fifteen, but every time I rewatch it, it's just less and lessfunny to the point that now it's just really dumb and boring and that one'sso baily of six. Those are probably the only two toptop favorites that I don'twant to go near again, I'm pretty sure in terms of films that I've dropped tomy esteem, I think the biggest one is probly chariots of fire. When I firstwatched chaots afire, I had very low expectations. I kept reading about itbeing one of the weakest best picture winners ever and you know that itshould have never on you know reds by Ar and beathe should have won instandand all that stuff going on. So I entered in to expecting it to be a verylousy film. I was impressed with how genmally well done. It was technicallyhow well actor it was, and I found it really involving, of course, you've gotthe very iconic music school for the running anyway. I went back a number ofyears afterwards and I rewatched it, and I could not even believe what I sawof the first time round. I thought wow. One of this is just really chape.Melodrama you've got a couple o really pointed about love interest for themain characters, and I just couldn't get my head around how much I liked fthe first time round hen I went into...

...watching the second time. It was numberone in my list off film Ro, one thousand nine hundred and eighty oneafter watching it. I completely fell out of my top ten FEL, one thousandnine hundred and eighty one that would have been the biggest trop for me, so Idon't actually have a drop that went from a favorite wat dislike or to amiddling film, but Ey have had one dropp in particular, that went frombeing one of my very vavorite films protentially, a candidate Orof, my toptwenty five of all time, which dus got ofthroghly destimated. To the pointthat I know it's not the evening Mit often twenty or thirty of the airpotreleased in and that is unfortunately tolioris and even worse, it was a symtmAbeu. No at all Te Dont, the fiel itself, because in the first fiveminutes or so was projected without sounds. It was already a bad stock, butthes votal cases where a lot of the things I just completely loved thefirst time disappeared. For me, one of the things t a was really fascinated byI know is a Comon critique. Is the car scene, where it slowly fades from colorto black and white as the car drives in this futuristic city, which is reallyjust ierical cracitokio the first time I was really embersed in it. I wasreally caught up in just a movement and Jhust tenal impression. The second timeI think I jus ent yet is just regular city and the magic was completely gone.For me, it was more or less a demstification. It's still a great film,it's still beautiful in so miny ways, especially talking of the scenes up inthe space station. Many of the special effects, the actual mystery, but itjust didn't hit as hard, and it was definitely a case of shateboxtings. Itmight be that if I watch it again, it will increase back up, but it was oneof those cases where now I had so much love for it already that you know wellbe looking at even a the Bishshols, for instance, one seems like this is not aswell composed as I originally taught and itwould be justpered by theprevious experience. So again, like aid, this may change in the future, but thatreally was the most extreme drop for me because it wasthin my love, so darlywhith was just so extremely deepystified. That's really interesingto hear Chris, because one of these things that I disliked about slars somuch the first couple of times round it was that carsene. I thought all this isjust going on for way too long. It's got nothing to do it, the pot. Why isit in there e more and more that've re watched to film them more and more I'veloved that seen, especially when it gets to the end night in a sea like allthe lightsmany on signs glimming around yeah. I just think it really adds tothe whole mood of it and I just love the whole pacing of the film and howTakovski Does Not Make Eoug Tho Lik he's more interested in being and moremeditative and about the experience itself. Yeah, I'm sorry to hear that itis interesting 'cause I watch stork olceracently. It's got a similar scene,but sort of like going in towards his own. It goes from that Brown and whiteinto color. That seems to be some net tocovsculates quite a bit yes thrue andI sdill love that scene Prom Talker, which I also rewatched quite recently,but that's quite interesting as well, and I now the fact that our impressionof that carsene op completely flipped on Rawatch, so wining down theconversation a little bit. I would also like to ask popon question which iswhatl is the shortest time Bethween waching a film for the first time andewatching it, for instance, have you ever watched the fild twice in thecinema and has this ever changed your opinion of the vill? I've actually gota great example for this Chriss. Perhaps one of the only times I canrecall wherei've gone out of my way to watch afield twice in the cinema, andthis was for gravity. So the first time I watched it. It was just in a standardcinema and I was so imuein it. It was an incredible experience. I absolutelyloved the film at such for Sevra Fill INUT, really condurs wealth of emotions,as you go through this rollercoaster ride, and it was so brilliantly shokd.It looked amazing. These score was incredible too, because I enjoyed it somuch. I rewatched it perhaps a week or two later, but this time I rewatched iton an IM AC screen to make sure that I could get the most ous the experienceit actually improve, because I was able to appreciate it on bigger screen, evenbetter sound coally. The only time I can remember where I've been to rewatcha film in cinemas, but I was so glad that I did did see a couple filmsmultiple times at the cinema. The first one was secret window because I justreally enjoyed it Sttan at the time, and I went back a couple of days laterto watch it again. I also saw stols three times in the cinema, but that wasover a period of few months and I sort it fried fast, then monster best, andthen I went to a qnd a where I got the hat from the town, but the actualshortest time I've gone between...

...ewatching a film. If this counts is, Iwatched from Dus till dawn with the commentry, and it excited me so muchthat I immediately then watched the film I meani's my favorite horror, film,the whole time but yeah the commentary just like got me going. I just had torewatch it instantly a love that you watch from Dostildom with thecommentary, and that's now encourage me to relisitate and watch with thecommentary. I do loof, listen to film countries and Wallin particular thatreally struck a cord of me was for sunshine because it was done byDirectto, Danny Boil and professor Braan Cox, and they were analyzing. Thesigns behind the Fillman, a rewatch from that perspective, does add so muchto the film you get the background of how it was made and some interest infact and stuff, and it can in hunt Yo appreciation of a good film yeah. Thefridestodor one is Quentarentino and Robert Udrigez there just very goodconversationalists and there very exciting, to listen to especiallyTerantina as a few yeah little behind the scenes. Tibits and things like that,but just isen to Terrantino talk about his kilmaking decisions or writingdecisions is enough to get esided Evera. I don't really listen to Comentris allthat often it only really be o film fascinates me I lost even then I neverusually watch the commentary. The whole way through, I think the most reeks ofIlm I can think of. Well, I listen to the commentary. The whole way throughwas heartless by Philippredley the Jim sturges, which, as incredibly dynamicfilm and just listening to the commentary as I was watching it again,it was just mind blowing and then, when I rewatched the film some months later,it jumped all the Walcon to my Oll time. Trop, a hundred so so really great filmthat did reall benefit from the commontray. Getting onto the questionat hand, I think the only film that I've watched twice ince cinemas wasMunich, even Spilburg film, when I first saw what it was a advan screeningof it. Don't remember. I drive to the CENMA myself. I was really excited thatit was plang an like Decimberan in early January and yeah. I thought itwas very good film and then I was telling one of my friends about it andhe was so disappointed that I didn't wate to see it with him, and I was likeI idddn't realize anted to see it. That much is like Oh yo have course letter.I ended up saying it again with him, which actually was really good. I didget more out of it and I do think it is one of SPILLBOB's, most dynamic filmsin Crowbly, good music by John Williams in very different sort of music schoorother than Munico Ting of sny films. Twice in cinema wherar, some whehavehad maybe two months in Etwen like I saw the criplets of Belval Illeveuipronounced that hi, it seems someone called the French ponunciation police,so iam here to tell you that its pronounced the triplets of Belgil.Thank you for your time. I saw the R triplets of Villgi and cinema, and thenI saw it a couple of months later on. Dv D 'causeI actually got released onDavid Pilis in the time when it came down in Cinemus, and it was actuallywhen we actually wanted s off the other people and sa what great fillnessis,but yet generally, I would usually give it a year between films, I wouldn'tusually watch it with only like a month or a few weeks in between when Tom wastalking about being right. Dock to Gravidy, I icame to remember to had themenace which bold viewings were not my choice. Friends to my Mo have a starwars marathon and irewatched it and that very briefly after I don'tremember, I think it might have been a month or to whatrat to be fair. But thefantametus was released in tre D for the very first time, and a lot of myfriends really want to go. It was of going to be a social outhing went aswell as the pentament is dobiously. The birst starwor film, an it's, not aparticularly good film either. But I I got to see that first of the small swicame of a big, wet intreaty and by the way, I'm not the big fan of Trady thethings you do for friends as suppose, a Mut, more pleasant, one which was woneO as Marong think it was a teenager, also ti rewatched the rest of our dogstwice in a roll first on the t v by myself and then when Tet wos tol thenext day with my father, which was a great experience because anightPandomanii quite like resurer dogs. But there was one just a couple of monthsago, actually where it was my specific choice. It was not trigkered by anykind of social event and eweliterally back to bat, and this is one of thoserare cases where instantly felt that I had missed something about the filmwith was Thelucian bintille Ti wire. The Bells Ring in miticae also known ascornival scenes, I'm not sure if al Yohave seen it, but it is a very hecticfilm and delablated ins of Padilia and are also extremely extremely ectic ingeneral. To is just this senttary overload of so many characters, an somuch stialogueand, so many jok that it's so easy to get lost in it eightundre up of the seven I liked it, but I...

...didn't love it. Luckily, though, I hadone of their Ati lined: U Alampa or the Oak, which was his next film and whileDidnt Klow, that I found it great just to Tou Te Fel, just so igh energy, somuch happening. I really focused in an realize thet amoun of Focus. I had togive one of the sins. I got so much pleasure, ofter Hi foing on all thedetails and trying to fold through each person Walkin what was happening that Iactually went back the very same day I saw theok fo carnival scenes absolutelyloved it. It's just succh, like I said earlier, high ensyfill, but it's justwhen I actually absorved hen. I could actually gime it by full attention andby the way I was still struggling a little bit to Li o. every single one ofthis endless character gallery was. It was so fascinating and fudally and it's Jutsuch a big film, iths, so much happening N. it's really the Ol at you.Just cannot take your eyes away from because if you take your eyes away fromit for just like a couple of seconds, something might be lost. So I thinkthat was the big one. That's onerit actually changed completely for meagain because it went from he seven to o nine nd Ey became my favorite, sothat was a very lucky rework. I feel sorry for you, Chris, that you'rerewatching, the cinemas, was film as awful as the Phantom menace. I canremember, when I saw in the cinemas and was mattially disappointed, been a hugefun of the original trilogy, and I can't imagine what it must have beenlike been forced into watching it twice: wellluckily it it's over and it's manyyears ago now so to take us to our ver last question, but also one may e samefor you, because this really is perhaps the most portant question in thisconversation. What are the key differences between rewatching, a filmand seeing it for the very first time when I'm watching film for the firsttime, I found it very easy to get lost in the moment, particularly if it's afilm that I'm enjoying I'll just sit back and be imersed in this world tothe film that Adr involved created and absolutely love that feeling, butsometimes it can make me overlook aspect to the film that are perhapslack in in certain areas. Now, when I rewatch a film because I know what'sgoing to happen, I tend to spend more time Atoliz in the film, perhapslooking at any four shadowing, that's in there and also analyzing the hintstpatch. If there's a twist in the PLORT hince of Ma, when clues that left orand switand and dialogue, and just seeing how clever and how thoughtful adimector and the script Matt have been in preparing that film Wevit, all tiestogether nicely. So this means that I can sometimes appreciate this subtlenuances on Deckan Verent prats in the performances, the caminwor world,raspects o the film maken. But you can also come to realize that aspects ofthe film are particularly remarkable on a second viewn, and that is perhaps oneof the key reasons for me and why I don't want to rewatch a film, becausethere is a tendency for me to overanalyze ere pick holes in it andnot enjoy it. Ma Did the first time round yeah I felt similar to Tim. Igenerally like. If a film grabs me, then I let it take me away into itswell and do it's thing and on a rewatch I guess I hade the expectation thatit's going to do the same thing Wut. I will start to look around just the plot,because I'm I'm more plot and character oriented than the artisttr of the filmmaking, but I do like to look at how the film has been constructed to giveme this experience on, he rewatch I'll be trying to pay more attention to thatI'll. Think about why it connected with me a certain way on the first timeers Ilike the first viewing to be as blind as possible. Generally, I notice o oneto two sentence, plot summary and maybe the genrene that's about all I like toknow, but on the second viewing I go in with maybe I've read other reviews.I've read other interpretations. I've thought about the film myself, so itcomes loaded with all this other stuff and I can't go into it quite as blind,but I still feel that generally, I won't pick up on the laws for film thatI love until it's been a few rewatches like I usually pick it up on the secondtime, a's, usually the third time. That's when the like little nigly,things will stot to be like really annoying like jokes. That went veryfunny the first time on the third time, that'll actually hurt me and if yeahthere's an annoying sentimental music ba the third viewing awae had enough ofit. Yeah, that's the biggest difference to me. I think a lot of it depends onthe type of film and how long you've left between Vewi as to how watching itfor a second time affects you. I am down in the position where I can watchfilms that I haven't seen for seventeen or eighteen years, they ber claimclassics. OWOULD be lie: EVISIT, a...

...faded dream ore like faded memories; ok,a past. It can be nice in that sort of way if it is a favorite or for asubjiect Ih've, seen more recently than a lot of it's going back and trying tofind different clues that connect things up together, especially if it'sa mystery fill wars wil give for, like all the small subtle details, the greatwine ears in screen too, there's a sign in the dormetry which cravead sort ofcuts off, and it's going to say no eating in the living room. The way thatit's cut off it says no living thers, long, really, fun, really smalltechniques like that which, with alltime favorites, you do pick up onthe subvage quint viewings, I think with other films. We have left of awhile, before going back, it's like tryg to like revisit that great dreamthat you've had and you've forgotten and try t like learn all those blanksonce again, Ye h, I think you're completely right there. So in that howlong it's been sincibotht an at Yo remember from it changes everything,because if it is a film you love, you will be shadow boxing that and likewith me and Soliaris that will halk that film, but Trarfin theriver Ehave,completely forgotten Pulitileris, how it ends who end up alive or any kind ofmassive plot elements, and sometimes that's great, like I rememberrewatching couple of godout movies for one of the brevious potcast now and Iliked esectially altom exactly to save as the first time, but I had togottenalmost everything about them, so I think it's real interesting how thatworks. So sometimes you shot Ta boxing, sometimes having Alwo at first timedoing experienced again. Oh and Ole morking N, this O Noy Tam a little bitbecat es the fiel purist, but on rewotches I actually become a Fiimpurous on first IM ewings. I won't necessarily see them invonviewing. Myattention may be elsewhere and it's quite likely. I won't have tried ToinowVacitatis in Ta experience, but if I take the time to actually rewatch afilm, I will make sure that there's no destruction but I get to sat inoneviewing and that all of my focus is on that film. So that has not agree withthe real question of what fedimentally changes with the film itself, but it'scertainly a mastive change in how I view that film, I think I'm kind of theopposite. I think I'm more likely to odly task and not propably focus on afilm second time round or third time round. If I've already seen it, I sortof know, what's going to happen, Hereis the first time round, I sort of don'tknow what the more talky bit Soerus. I don't know when would be a good time tocause, and I don't know when would be a good time to eat a meal while watchingit. Whereas, if I seen thumb before, I saw more of an idea about the parts ofit where I might not needte pay as much attention yeah, I'm the same. The firstviewing is like a hundred percent focus and then a rewatch, especially if itsjust having a good time with a favorite and my purism goes down a little bitand I might just say that misremembering, a film is one of myfavorite parts of it, because that the closest you get to being outoexperience again for the first time, if youhave confused it with another film.If memories have learned together, if you can't remember who the killer is,Ye can remember, Yo can't remember, oh exactly it all played out that so faseas you actually get om that pure experience again. So I lo it wel. Imiss to remember a film. Unfortunately, my memborys a little bit too good forthat apthat. Often at this point in my life that actuall Maye think if I bitan interesting question, have you ever misremembered the film insest somwhatelse, for instance, is the killer or that you know you completely fansplanteTa, Poaleman fromaler movie, so that you're suddly shocked is essentiallynot Tust, the first im doing, but it's a complete inversion of all of yourexpectation. I don't think that's happened to me, but that would be sucha great great experience. I didn't think that's happened to me, but thetagain would be an excellent experience. One thing that conversationas remindingme of there is there was a time, maybe about ten years or so ago, when Iwatched the last circus- and I was incredibly drunk at the time that Iwatched it so much so that I basically forgot everything that happened in thesecond part of the film. I woke up the next day, thinking that I really reallyenjoyed the film, but I couldn't lough for me. Remember what happened so I didactually watch it the next day and luckily I enjoyed it as much the secondtime, but that was quite a rare occasion. For me, I just thought it wasweird meant to I've, never really misremembered any important pastof film,but I did just remember that I watched the abyss when I was a kid and Iswarmed that they were anglafish in that Folm and I rewatched itspecifically because I wanted to see the anglofish again and they went inthere, and I don't know where I got that from so. I don't know if I madethat up or I dreamt it or it was in...

...another film tbut. I've never been ableto find these damn anglofish Os. That made me pretty sad. I've had someinteresting things with misremembering because of directors cuts have had itweeminated too, the first time ever store. It was the James Comrom. Youknow final cut of it, whatever wants to call it, and then I remember rewatching it and someony don't have the parts about determinatorbeing withfather and all these other things at O. my mom did. I misremember that was itthere and then watched. I think, on a DVD release afterwards and sudden thestuff was back in there. I On't realize that I saw on Oturnen out of the filmcant think of a specific time and I have misremembered who the killer is.Sometimes I've misremembered certain parts like in north by northwest. Ididn't quite remember all these twiston turns and thee a death on the ILE,which I alreay watched recently I rememberd who the killer was, but Icouldn't quite remember why or how and how all t different parts and bits andpieces fie together as they'll, just lovely, seeing that play out again, Iknew who the killer was, that time, yeah it really isot of the best thingsabout raworking, Wen Yve, forgotten, really get that experience one moretime, O trying to figure everything ut and it's al interesting. If youremember one or two t scenes and then you're tryin, to figure out how theyfit in and how they got there most like not have a single clue, I'm not one ofthose people who get really fode on the story. At least any morning, I'vedistanced myself a little bit from that. To you know the first I nowing, I mightpick up some of those errors, Tbat. Obviously the more time I seatems themore focus to becommon all those things in the more clicches and errors,aything else that might be bothere SOE will come up, and that is obviouslyquite frustrating as Wellto to me. It is also a fascinating qestion of theRewatch, where teduzehave filmed for the second time t. At the same time, itis the very first time that is your first rewarch that you see that fel.Knowing what would happen you know teness. We actually forgot that, likeWEU talked about but at's, this idea that this is the very first time youcan actually peace together, everything in the pustle and see if theyl excluseor see how everything moves towards the end ing. You know, I think, that's areally fascinating Aday of that very, very first rewatch. I guess. If he wantto be philosophical, every viewing of a film is a first time viewing becauseyou're never able to mimic or completely replicate the conditionsthat you watch the film in to begin off with. That could be whether you singinthe cinemo verses, devid e wether Youre, seeing it noine what happenedbeforehand or not known wit, home beforehand. It's always going to be acompletely different experience and everything that's happened to o in themeantime, Ir shape the way that you perceive it, and the best example thatI could think of for that in a film es in twelve monkeys where Bruce Willisand midline stoe go into the cinme and they rewatch Virdigo and they commenthe the same film. But you know it seems different. The film hasn'nchose,it's a static, object, atd everything thats happened to us. In the meantime,everything we now going into t or inagly changes alperceptions and withthat beautifully Pacticno. I think our episode all rewatches has come to theend tainkted re listening and I hope you will rely, listen to this episopeagain and again and again and joined us again and again and again you have been listening to talking inMechi the Fishal Hoscat E ICMPORO DOT COM.

In-Stream Audio Search

NEW

Search across all episodes within this podcast

Episodes (43)