Recently, I’ve taken to waiting until the films I want to see are available on Netflix, rather than going to the theatre. Several reasons: first, movies these days are hideously expensive, as are popcorn and sodas. Second, I like to go to movies with company (last one I saw by myself was Return of the Jedi in 1983, which tells you something, doesn’t it!). Third, why trek all that distance when I can watch at home?
On the other hand, there are some movies that really should be seen on a big screen. 2001 A Space Odyssey lost a lot on my set. Granted, I saw 2001 in ’67 (or ’68, whenever) when it first came out, in a bit of a haze. I had no clue what it was about then. I saw it again, stone cold sober, about a year ago, and it STILL made no sense. I digress.
This is one film that should never, never been seen on a small tv. 100″ home theatre system maybe, but otherwise, wait til it comes back to a nice repertory theatre. If you don’t recognize the clip, let me know.