At first I identified with the hero and saw movies as a guide to life. And then I saw movies as a place to take my girlfriend. And now I see movies as an opportunity for social criticism.
I am somewhat limited as most of the movies I see are from the USA, and so I get a lot of practice criticising the US. However I do attend film festivals and so get a taste other countries.
But actually I go to movies to enter the filmic trance. I find films take me deep into trance and I have to be careful to slowly decompress afterwards over a cup of coffee.
So perhaps I am changing again and I have had my fill of passive filmic trance. Perhaps I want to be a trance designer and perhaps my next move is to make short videos myself.
And this is in tune with our current national project of bringing laser light through optic fibre into every Australian home.
The practical benefit for me is that my upload speed will go from about 400 kps to 1 gig per second. And this will make me a producer to the world.
Australia has been characterised by the tyranny of distance, but 1 gig a second brings you within reach of the Aussie trance designer.