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You're not alone.

cats16
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Aug 4 2013, 5:24am


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From what you wrote about your emotions when alone versus with others, I would say I'm quite similar to you in that regard. About half of my viewings are with other people, I would say. When I'm with them, I stay pretty composed (and actually start thinking a lot of the film technical bits along the way, for whatever reason). I think it's because I love watching everyone's reactions as the great moments of the films happen. Whether it's their first time, or they enjoy the films repeatedly, I find it awesome to be an observer of the entire experience. Which, in effect, reduces some of my outward emotions.

But alone, I'm quite different. I'm not a wreck the entire time, or anything like that. There are those certain parts that get me every time, however. Sometimes I actually get emotional at parts I've never had much of a reaction to before. That's not a usual thing, but it has happened. You mention the end of ROTK...there is the emotional avalanche, lol. In part, I believe, because it's the same feeling for me as finishing the book (one of the feelings, of course): I start to slow down my reading pace drastically, in a sort of "oh my gosh it's almost over" realization. With the film, of course I don't watch it frame by frame or anything like that. Wink But that realization that the end is near still happens every time.

Your post has actually gotten me really excited, as I'm planning to watch the films in the next couple of weeks for the first time since I did a little marathon when AUJ came out on dvd. And after just finishing rereading the books recently, I know I'll have some emotion. The films actually feel a little fuzzy, in some parts. I'm ready to go back and spend some time in film ME. So you're definitely not alone there. Glad to hear that you were able to experience that release. I'd guess you found out there was a little more built up in there than you realized.

(Great comment on how they must have done something right, if it got that wonderful reaction from you. I'm the same way. And I maintain that thought with AUJ's mixed reception. It's a great film to me, because of my emotional experience with the film. )

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Emotion and Reflection Ziggy Stardust Send a private message to Ziggy Stardust Aug 4 2013, 4:54am
    Interesting thoughts Starling Send a private message to Starling Aug 4 2013, 5:10am
        To be honest, the Grey Havens scene Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Aug 5 2013, 12:07am
            Yes, melancholy Starling Send a private message to Starling Aug 5 2013, 6:18am
                Concords reference! Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Aug 5 2013, 7:40pm
                    Oh of course Starling Send a private message to Starling Aug 6 2013, 7:35am
        So true Ziggy Stardust Send a private message to Ziggy Stardust Aug 6 2013, 2:30am
    You're not alone. cats16 Send a private message to cats16 Aug 4 2013, 5:24am
        Glad to hear it Ziggy Stardust Send a private message to Ziggy Stardust Aug 6 2013, 2:38am
            Thanks! You have fun too with AUJ. // cats16 Send a private message to cats16 Aug 6 2013, 4:52am
    Oh absolutely Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Aug 5 2013, 10:53pm
    Oh, totally feel the same way. RangerLady23 Send a private message to RangerLady23 Aug 7 2013, 4:39pm
        Those scenes make me tear up too Ziggy Stardust Send a private message to Ziggy Stardust Aug 8 2013, 1:36am
    yup! arithmancer Send a private message to arithmancer Aug 14 2013, 2:31am

 
 
 

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