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IMAX viewing and the spiders - closed eyes, wow the music!

katalin
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Jan 9, 2:32pm


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I have a great, irrational fear of spiders. A spider, no matter how small, will send me out of the room, shaking and quaking. Hence, while I was looking forward to DOS, I was not thrilled about the spider scene. I so hoped it was cut from the movie, but alas, it was there.

First showing, midnight premiere, HFR screen, I tried to watch, but was unsuccessful, with lots of squirming. Second viewing, not as bad, third viewing, small screen, cheap theater, bad sound system ($3 ticket!) spiders were fine, watched the whole thing.

Then yesterday, my daughter and I decided to go and see it one last time before she went back to college. We tried IMAX, having never seen a movie on that screen before. Oh dear Lord, the spiders were not something I should be watching on IMAX!!!!

Two seconds in, I closed my eyes for the duration. This being the 4th viewing, I knew how long to keep the eyes closed! Wink What I noticed this time was the music, as I was listening to it to know when to open my eyes again.

I was impressed by how well the music and sound effects brought across the creepiness of the spiders! I don't really know how to describe it, but the sounds were so much as how I would expect spiders to sound, from the hollow clicking as they walked on hard surfaces, to the snapping of the mandibles (if that's the word?), to the glee as I imagine it when they see prey. It is as if the sound and music guys went into my head and put my imagination on screen.

I am sure the music and sound effects are like this in the rest of the movie, too, but I keep my eyes wide open for the rest and it all blends. After all, I don't want to miss a moment of Majestic Thorin Smile, but the spiders, I can do without. Much too realistic for me!

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IMAX viewing and the spiders - closed eyes, wow the music! katalin Send a private message to katalin Jan 9, 2:32pm
    How did you cope with Shelob? emre43 Send a private message to emre43 Jan 9, 3:23pm
        Shelob katalin Send a private message to katalin Jan 9, 3:30pm
            that's a really fun scene to 'watch' with closed eyes Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Jan 10, 5:21am
    The music Riven Delve Send a private message to Riven Delve Jan 9, 3:36pm
        Oh yes..... Avandel Send a private message to Avandel Jan 9, 4:40pm
            The IMAX screen where I saw DoS Riven Delve Send a private message to Riven Delve Jan 9, 4:59pm
                Yes! I've seen it all but once in IMAX 3D and it is GREAT! Tintallė Send a private message to Tintallė Jan 9, 5:54pm
                    You're lucky! Riven Delve Send a private message to Riven Delve Jan 9, 6:50pm
                Yes, the IMAX 3D does do something..... Avandel Send a private message to Avandel Jan 9, 7:41pm
                    3D IMAX HFR Kim Send a private message to Kim Jan 9, 9:20pm
                        Enoy! Avandel Send a private message to Avandel Jan 10, 5:06am
                            Yes Kim Send a private message to Kim Jan 10, 7:05am
                                Look for the axe head by the hidden door! Avandel Send a private message to Avandel Jan 10, 4:54pm
    Right there with ya! Kim Send a private message to Kim Jan 9, 8:40pm
    I had a friend do this... and I did it once, as well... Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Jan 10, 5:19am

 
 
 

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