Reply to "MOVIES: What are you watching?"

The Old Man posted:
bman posted:
The Old Man posted:
bman posted:

Perhaps the issue is how what you say reflects who you are or at least who you seem to be. 

I've already admitted some of my flaws. Now could you please address the question? It's said that saying things different than what many people think is "raining on their parade." I just don't see how anyone's parade can be affected by an unknown person on the internet.

For better or worse the internet is just another form of social interaction. People with whom we engage here are not known. In some respects we know them better than if we knew them face to face. So what people say here is mo different than what people say face to face. And any interaction affects those interacting. 

So, again, please answer the question. If a person on the internet, or in person (even a friend), strongly disagrees with your love of a particular movie, does it affect your opinion of the movie. Is you parade rained on?

Does it rain on my parade? no, but can it affect my opinion? Yes if it's someone whose opinion on the matter I value and they have strong, well reasoned ideas I will look at them and question my view on the matter.

Both you (TheOldMan) and W+A look at film more as art than sometimes intrinsic enjoyment. TOM especially I feel disparages "fluff" that might have little artistic merit but still provides great enjoyment because it is not "high art". When I want to look at the medium as high art, you both have exponentially more knowledge on the medium than I do and while I may have a layman's view that might not align with yours because I'm at the "I like what I like" level of appreciation, your strong, reasoned view might either educate or sway me.  

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