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18 October 2011

5 Signs you have become a Cinephile [200TH POST]

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To celebrate 200 posts, I made this post! Recently I have been thinking abut how much Films have become part of my life and now I truly am a Cinephile. So I thought I would make a post on how to know you have officially become  cinema obsessed film fan.There are many signs to knowing your a complete Film Buff so here are five ways to tell.

5. You now watch at least 5 films a week
Most of the time in a week I watch a film everyday, and I never fall below watching two films a week. In the summer, my view count went up to 12 in a week, and most of them got reviews. This is a sign your a dedicated film buff.



4. The word 'movie' has less credibility than 'Film in your head.
A friend of mine a while back (known as "Wisenemer" on RT) made a post about thee two words being different and for a good while now I do not use the word film. "movie" is seen as 'popcorn entertainment' or movies that you just watch with friends. film seems to be the more artistic word. I never use the word movie, and it barely even sounds right now.


3. You have a viewing schedule
Lots of film buffs now have schedules on what they are soon to be watching and may also have a "films to see" list. I have a huge lis ton films I am still to se and with so many films in front of me it's hard to choose what to watch. Once you start getting the pen and paper planning out, you know your hooked.



2. When you start to take notes during a film to review it
I am guilty of doing this quite a few times and it actually rally helps when you get down to a review. When you see something you really like in a movie and found some sort of poetic sentence to describe it, jotting it down for later use is a good idea. Many of you film buffs out there spend a lot of time writing about films online and this is a big sign your hooked on films.



1. You have dreams about films
This has only happened to me a few times and has me wondering if I am a little too obsesses. Have no fear, they are simply dreams. Just dreams about films. If this does happen to you often, you are likely a Cinephile.




These are but a few signs that you have become a cinema-obsessed film fan and there are many other things you may do. Example; you may be a film critic/reviewer (like me) and write about films all the time. By this I mean 4-12 film reviews in a week. I would say those 5 above are the most major signs that you have become a Cinephile. Well that's all folks, thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy my further posts!


8 comments:

  1. I may not be a buff, but I'm becoming one! I've had dreams about my owns stories as movies, and I am learning atm to analyse films in University!

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  2. I am guilty of numbers 1 and 2, I vary between movie and film. Great column, a nice change of pace for your 200th post

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  3. Awesome blog feature! All of these numbers apply to me, except I'm not very consistent with #5. I really DO have dreams inspired by the stories of movies that really affect me. In fact, I had one two nights ago, after having seen the movie C.R.A.Z.Y.. I also tend to dream a lot about buying new Criterion releases, etc. Yeah, I'm that insane.

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  4. haha! Wow, about criterion. thanks for reading

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  5. It looks like I'm part of the way there. I actually watch fewer films now than I used to, or perhaps a better way to put it is I go in bursts of watching a lot then a drought of watching none. I do make some mental notes while watching a film I think I will end up recommending.

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  6. Sometimes your brain needs a break from films. I'm sure I will soon :P (Doubt it)

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  7. While I may not watch five films a week, the others do certainly apply. They're all absolutely correct though. While I may not dream of any specific film, though I do at times, my dreams unfold as if they were a film rather than a plotless, incoherent mess. A great article.

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  8. I am fit every one of those besides that I have never really taken any real notes on a film, just quotes sometimes.

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