A moment of nostalgia: Watching movies took me back in time
Several memories were unlocked during these days and it was nice to go back to them.
During May, I have been studying and my reading rhythm has been affected a bit. I have not stopped reading, but I have noticed that the speed is not the same. Possibly, it is due to the amount of time I spend reading this new material. For this reason, when I finish in the afternoons, the mode of entertainment that I have voraciously returned to has been movies. The act of watching movies is almost always something I do in the cinema and not at home, but these last few days, I went back to being the Gero of childhood.
In the past, in that era of VHS, mami told me that I was one of those who watched the same movie over and over again without stopping. While the movie was on, all my attention was on it. For example, Toy Story… Only mami knows how many times I've seen that movie, as well as another one about Barney and one about a sheep whose name I forgot. The number of available options was limited and I never got tired of hearing and seeing the same thing over and over again. I never managed to memorize dialogue, but I could narrate the scenes and what happened next.
Another memory that this activity brought back to me was when I was in third grade. I had a teacher (Misis Vega) who was absent almost every Friday. By coincidence, that day was Grandpa's day off, he took me to school and on Fridays was the one who looked for me, too. After he picked me up, we would go to the “Video” where we would rent 2 or 3 movies to spend the day. The number of movies by Jet Li, Jackie Chan, medieval wars, action after action after action, were so many that today I don't have the exact number.
Perhaps, thanks to this activity, it is that I have so much fiction when I write or in the way of narrating an anecdote. As an adult, when I watch a movie, I pay attention to how the director tells me the story and how the actor or actress interprets the characters. Movies are what you create in your mind when you read but through someone else's imagination. I do not question that there is almost always controversy when they make a movie based on a book and a large part of the reading community goes out to eat the person who made it alive because it was not as they imagined it or they ignored important details.
The mixture of literature with visual and auditory art as manifested in the movies is a combination that keeps us captive, full of emotions, and even jumping from the chair. Go back in time and think about the first time I saw Spider-Man in a movie theater in my town that doesn't even exist today. Or the moment when Grandpa showed me The Lord of the Rings movies and I was able to appreciate all that fantasy world that I didn't know existed before. Both of them, together with others, are moments that I will never forget because they formed me to appreciate art in the way that I do today.
It is important to emphasize that grandfather maintains the activity of watching movies, he has adapted to the digital age and is still up to date with the vast majority of the content that comes out to his liking.
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