That Insatiable Curiosity Again

Do movie people watch movies? People who make movies and people who are in movies–do they watch movies that other people have made or that other people are in?

I know that directors and actors go to movie premieres, and we know that they have lots of fun at the parties after the premiers, but do they actually sit in the theatre in their dressy clothes and watch? Also, does Nicole Kidman rent movies and watch them with her boyfriend on her couch, like normal people do?

We know that someone reads the books that the movies are made after. Do the directors read the books themselves, or do they pay people to look and read books and then report back as to whether they have good movie potential? Sometimes we hear that a specific actor really connects with her character and feels like the set really came to life and was true to the book. Assuming that wasn’t something a publicist told her to say, that must mean that she read the book to feel the character out, right?

Do the cameramen watch other movies for inspiration? It must be fascinating to watch movies with a cameraman or a director or an editor whose job is to be behind the set. (Mister Stone, I’m looking at you) I secretly wanted to watch a play with my high school director, just so we could have a fascinating conversation afterward through play analysis.

Somehow, I just can’t imagine Humphrey Bogart or Carey Grant or Tom Cruise sitting with his dog and watching a good, action movie. Is there anyone out there who you just can’t put on that couch, with a remote in hand?

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About The Original Kate

Along with artistic tendencies, Kate enjoys unusual people and is constantly striving for some sort of nonconformity. Kate offers a perspective that is thoughtful but well-written and full of images within the words. Other tidbits that might intrigue: she has very long auburn hair, and, you guessed it, her favorite color is orange.

Posted on February 14, 2009, in From Rabid-Mormon Land Known As Utah and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I know that some actors do watch movies, but I’m not sure if it’s for the escape that most people look for when they go to watch movies. There are a handful of actors in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that help select the winners for the Oscars, but they might just be watching for the technical stuff.

    Even with her huge group of kids, I can’t see Angelina Jolie on a couch with the remote. Brad Pitt, maybe; but not her. She just doesn’t strike me as the type to sit still and watch.

  2. I know that some actors do watch movies, but I’m not sure if it’s for the escape that most people look for when they go to watch movies. There are a handful of actors in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that help select the winners for the Oscars, but they might just be watching for the technical stuff.

    Even with her huge group of kids, I can’t see Angelina Jolie on a couch with the remote. Brad Pitt, maybe; but not her. She just doesn’t strike me as the type to sit still and watch.

  3. I know that some actors do watch movies, but I’m not sure if it’s for the escape that most people look for when they go to watch movies. There are a handful of actors in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that help select the winners for the Oscars, but they might just be watching for the technical stuff.

    Even with her huge group of kids, I can’t see Angelina Jolie on a couch with the remote. Brad Pitt, maybe; but not her. She just doesn’t strike me as the type to sit still and watch.

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