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  • cinamatography

    2 15.38%
  • story/plotline

    4 30.77%
  • acting

    0 0%
  • special fx

    2 15.38%
  • other

    5 38.46%

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    Default what holds your attention during a movie

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    I voted 'other' because I really think it's characters/relationships that hold my interest most. The more authentic and complex, the more I'm into it.
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    for me it's cinamatography. Especially bright colors that pop, it's like I want to stare just to see them, and it helps if the story is good as well.they make me happy
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    The fx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by five sounds View Post
    I voted 'other' because I really think it's characters/relationships that hold my interest most. The more authentic and complex, the more I'm into it.
    Me too. This and plotline. I love an engaging plotline. But probably the most important thing to me is characters whose heads I can get into. A really good protagonist, especially, and the more complex and "good" the antagonist - the more we can see them as not just a villain, the better.

    I do have a thing for beautiful landscapes and special effects, and good music, but even that fails after a while for me if the story isn't driving it.

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    I went with 'other'. There are different types of movies I appreciate in different ways. The least of which are the fx movies, but I do delight novel effects, but those are almost always in movies by directors that are trying to do something different and interesting, i.e. not Michael Bay.

    I like visually cool movies, especially if they have kick ass sound tracks, like Hannah, Tron, Wes Anderson flicks and Kung Fu movies. I like movies with quirky characters and strange premises and strange ideas, more Wes Anderson, Charlie Kaufman, Terry Gilliam, etc. The acting is not all that important with these. Then I like sloppy, sappy, emotionally vulnerable stuff, even going into rom com territory, and especially coming of age stuff, High Fidelity, Say Anything, Pretty In Pink, etc.

    EDIT: Oh, also movies as artifacts, movies that are little time capsules, examples of a subculture, a feeling, a generation, an ideation. Rocky Horror, Grease, Reefer Madness, Dazed & Confused, American Graffiti, Monty Python's Holy Grail.

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    It really depends, but the script is more important than the technical aspects, for me. Dynamic characterization, good dialogue, etc.

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    Foremost pace and editing fitting for the genre.
    After that story/plot
    After that the rest.
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    Character development is huge for me.

    I have to get to know everyone so that I trust them.

    It took me years to like Everyone Loves Raymond, cause I didn't understand any of the characters.

    I'm like that with most everyone on the TV screen.

    I have to watch things from the beginning to get all the context too.

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