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Re: Best Movie Memory
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2012, 12:13:46 am »
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I saw Alien on opening night in 1979, in one of the few theaters in town with a full Cinemascope screen. It was nearly a religious experience. Rarely has an audience been so in tune, so one with itself and so free with its emotions. When that chestburster first appeared I swear the whole place levitated.

It was amazing and terrifying and euphoric.


THAT.

And so many others. I'm a movie addict, so I've got a lot of them--

--Opening night of the sequel, sold-out audience: the audience has been on the edge of our seats the entire time. The brood queen is about to get Newt when Ripley comes out in the Go-Bot suit, gives that famous line, and as one, the entire audience screams an enormous, cathartic ROAR.

--Taking my eldest niece to her first movie in a theater, at the age of 5. (THE SWAN QUEEN.) We get there late, so we enter an already darkened theater, and within a minute, the dark freaks my niece out. "I want my mommy. I want my MOMMY. I--WANT--MY--MOMMY!!!!!" She's biracial, so she looks white; so here's this big black guy (me) with this white-looking child screaming for her mommy. Needless to say, we exited quickly...

--STAR WARS, Friday, May 27, 1977: Midnight show. I'm a 14-year-old SF fan who's been surviving for years on a diet of STAR TREK reruns, SPACE: 1999, and old Flash Gordon serials on PBS. And suddenly the music. And a stardestroyer that zooms into frame and keeps going...and going...and going... I nearly wet myself with joy. (And then that jump into hyperspace, the only time I've seen an audience burst into spontaneous applause for a special effect.)

There's more, but I'll stop there for now.
The first song sets the wheel in motion / The second is a song of love / The third song tells of Her devotion / The fourth cries joy from the sky above
The fifth song binds our fate to silence / and bids us live each moment well / The sixth unleashes rage and violence / The seventh song has truth to tell
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Re: Best Movie Memory
« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2012, 05:55:25 am »
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--STAR WARS .... suddenly the music. And a stardestroyer that zooms into frame and keeps going...and going...and going... I nearly wet myself with joy. (And then that jump into hyperspace, the only time I've seen an audience burst into spontaneous applause for a special effect.)


This!  I was but a wee one when I saw this film, but I remember the music, the text crawl, the bigass ship... this was the movie that made me want to believe in magic, and ignited my love for things fantasy & scifi.  
Then there was a little film called Superman.  More big music and incredible visuals... made you wanna believe a man can fly.  
Two great movies, putting big ideas into little brains.  

I wish I had memories of the first two Alien movies in the cinema, but alas I missed them.  I did catch the third film in that franchise on the big screen, but that one was just... well... meh.
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Re: Best Movie Memory
« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2012, 06:12:17 am »
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--STAR WARS, Friday, May 27, 1977: Midnight show. I'm a 14-year-old SF fan who's been surviving for years on a diet of STAR TREK reruns, SPACE: 1999, and old Flash Gordon serials on PBS. And suddenly the music. And a stardestroyer that zooms into frame and keeps going...and going...and going... I nearly wet myself with joy. (And then that jump into hyperspace, the only time I've seen an audience burst into spontaneous applause for a special effect.)

 


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Re: Best Movie Memory
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2012, 06:33:25 am »
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Going to see the various lord of the rings movies, and hearing parents explaining the differences between the movies and the books to their preteen children as they leave the theatre.

 
I'm a Tolkein NUT! I knew about the differences between the LOTR books and movies, but still, I loved them to no end. I saw all of them in the theater multiple times. Now, I'm not one to tear up lightly; things like movies don't usually get to me. But the end of "Return of the King" just... OH THE GODS! :( That moment when Fordo kissed Sam's head and left for the Grey Havens. I just buried my face in my hands and gave it all up.

It was really rather pathetic. :ashamed:

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Re: Best Movie Memory
« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2012, 09:59:27 pm »
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I'm a Tolkein NUT!

 
Side note:  do you follow MarkReads?  He just finished reading LotR for the first time, and for the next few weekends, he'll be watching and liveblogging the EE Trilogy.  http://www.MarkReads.net
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Re: Best Movie Memory
« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2012, 10:16:35 pm »
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Side note:  do you follow MarkReads?  He just finished reading LotR for the first time, and for the next few weekends, he'll be watching and liveblogging the EE Trilogy.  http://www.MarkReads.net

 
No, I don't him. Thanks for the link!  :)

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