Monday, May 16, 2011

Is it just me???

I can't "just" watch a movie anymore. I have a tendency to analyse everything in the movie (and combine being a writer to all the film/music/drama classes I've studied... I really pay attention to everything).

I have become increasingly interested in playing the "what if" game when it comes to stories and the characters choices, especially when I feel the plot should have gone a totally different way. I like to imagine what would happen if the characters make a different choice, or if something within the plot was different.

This does create some interesting ideas, and also gets the creative juices flowing. But, am I crazy (okay, don't answer that) or do other people do this sometimes?

So, does anyone else do this? If you're not liking how a story is going, do you like to imagine something else happening to change that ending?


Baiba said...

It's not just you. I do it too. :) If I don't like the way it goes, I just change it in my mind :D

LunaMoth said...

it not just you, i do it as well.
if it ends to happily ill think of how it would end sadder (like i wanted it to darnit!.. ahem..)
also, i nitpick, and i wont hesitate to tell the theatre that the 12 shot magazine in that pistol just shot 20 shots and is impossible..

NiaRaie said...

I analyze movies in the way that I follow the plot arch and know when the big climax is about to happen. My friends hate going to movies with me now that I discuss plot details they didn't see coming!

Christine Fonseca said...

Totally NOT just you. I do the same thing

Precy Larkins said...

I think, whether it be movies or books, if something's wrong, we as readers and viewers can sense it. That's why some books and movies are more succesful than the others.

Have a happy Monday!

Kate Larkindale said...

Given that I watch films for a living, I probably analyze them even more than anyone else. I'm always looking for something, whether it's box office potential or just great storytelling.

On the downside, I generally know if I loathe something, it's probably going to make a fortune, whereas if I love it, it'll tank.

J E Fritz said...

I do this all...the...time. If the movie is good, I'm usually able to forget about analyzing it to death. But if I don't like it, I make a mental list of every little thing that could be changed to make a better story.

I'm glad to know I'm not the only one to suffer from this affliction.

Alleged Author said...

I've been doing this, too! Though for me it's more about analyzing dialogue. I listen to them talk and ask myself, "Would someone really say that?".

Kerri Cuev said...

You know you're a writer if...

You analyze movies. Hahaha!

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