Silence of the Pointless Blogs
Last night I watched 'Silence of the Lambs' on AFN. Why is this important you ask? Why the fuck would you care about me watching this movie? (I have noticed lately blogging and reading other people's blogs that they rarely make a point or tell a humorous story. They just blather about not being able to put in a video card or how they missed the bus for school. Either that or they explore some stupid avenue that everyone else has explored i.e. "Why are boys so mean?, The Universe is blah blah blah..." Give me the hotness! But wait am I hot? I dunno...) Well I'll tell you why. Because of the maturation of my own brain and the possible meter stick ('bout time we all went metric...so fuck yard stick!) for the maturation of yours as well.
I have watched this movie maybe 5 times in my life. And that's rare given my sick propensity for watching movies. (I swear I have memorized at least 5 movies...Breakfast Club, Goodfellas, Major League, Top Gun, Family Vacation you know the TBS classics) Anywho, I've seen it 5 times and the first and most interesting time was probably when I was 10. Therefore I didn't really understand it, especially parts like how they used "covet" to track the guy or even what Hannibal was talking about. But as I have watched it throughout the years more and more pieces started to present themselves and my ability to focus and pay attention had improved immensely. However, I still never understood or really got involved with the movie to the point of disection. Like last night I understood everything and even caught underlying themes and solved one of the anograms before Starling did. It was fucking great. I was intuned! I was there and loving it. I was tasting the moment of watching a movie like it was the first time. Even though I knew how it ended I never had before gotten to really follow the adventure before it happened. I also at the same time felt pitty on it for it's late 80's fonts and overacting. So I did some research online about it. It was never really supposed to be a blockbuster hit, hence it came out in October. But anyway, I saw it. I saw it all for it's poorness and solidness.
So yeah now the reason why I'm writing this. The meter stick. Take a piece of art from your past. Whether it be something you never really understood, like the Catcher in the Rye, or something you treasured like The Red Pony or The Wizard of Oz. Take it and eat it again. See what pops up and how your brain has grown. I tell you it was a wonderful feeling for me to be able to watch me think in the light of how I had thought before.
Haha I made a point!