I watch a movie every now and then, but when I finish watching a “good” one, I usually say to myself, “WOW! that was amazing!”.
And my definition for “good” is, a movie that challenges me about understanding its story. A movie that involves time: future-present-past, reality & dreaming, imagination & a little of science fiction, open ends & unexpected surprises. A movie that has “Aha!” moments.
But when I watch that type of movies, I experience a group of feelings…
The difference between reality & movie fades away
While watching, I hardly feel or remember reality. Sometimes I feel that I’m the main character and I feel bad when things get bad.
Screen boundaries disappear
Specially if lights are low and screen is big enough to let me dive in.
It’s like half-sleeping or dreaming
I feel attached to the extent that I can’t stop or pause the movie, I just want to continue living it.
And it takes me some time to go out of this state
After the movie, I spend like half an hour thinking about it and getting ready to land again on reality. It’s like waking up from a dream, really!