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" a special standpoint on part a century of yankee cinema -- from the audience's viewpoint. Tom Stempel is going past the reviews reviewers, focusing on the reviews of standard humans. He strains transferring developments in style and style, reading and wondering the ability motion pictures have in American society. Stempel blends viewers reaction along with his personal observations and analyzes field place of work effects that establish the flicks humans truly went to work out, not only these praised by means of the critics. keeping off statistical precis, he provides the result of a survey on video clips and moviegoing within the respondents' personal phrases -- phrases that shock, amuse, and worsen. The moviegoers reply: "Big undesirable airplane, significant undesirable bike, and massive undesirable Kelly McGillis." -- On best Gun "All i will be able to keep in mind have been the slave ladies and the Golden Calf series and the way it obtained me excited. My mom and dad should have been very happy with my enthusiasm for the Bible." -- On why a seven-year-old boy stayed as much as watch the 10 Commandments "I discovered the tremendous paintings of seduction by way of observing Faye Dunaway smolder." -- A woman's response to seeing Bonnie and Clyde "At age fifteen Jesus acknowledged he will be again, he simply did not say what he might glance like." -- On E.T. "Quasimodo is each 7th grader." -- On why The Hunchback of Notre Dame should still play good with middle-schoolers "A moronic, very 'Hollywoody' script, and a host of dancing teddy bears." -- On go back of the Jedi "I could not support yet imagine how Mad journal might lampoon this." -- at the Exorcist

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American Audiences on Movies and Moviegoing

" a different viewpoint on part a century of yankee cinema -- from the audience's standpoint. Tom Stempel is going past the reviews reviewers, focusing on the reviews of normal humans. He lines moving traits in style and style, interpreting and wondering the facility movies have in American society.

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Forget the script—you’ve got to concentrate on the special effects, the texture, the color. The Angel of Death killing the firstborn children in green smoke. The Red Sea, the lamb’s blood of the Passover, the parting of the waters. ”29 Donna Crisci also saw it as a child. “I thought it was great fun. ” She and her friends went around playing “Hebrew slave” afterwards. ” Lam Yun Wah saw the film first as a child, then saw it again in a theatre when he was fifteen. To keep himself from going crazy after examinations in school, he went to a film every day.

If they wanted to see something else, I would tell them I had seen it and how bad it was. Once in the theatre, I was in my element. It was dark, the seats were close together, and hormones were on my side. I can remember making out until the credits ended and the lights were coming up. It was in a movie theatre where I kissed my first girl, felt my first breast, and had my first mutual touching below the waist, all of this years before I would have a car. ” A car, of course, could take you to a drive-in theatre.

29 Donna Crisci also saw it as a child. “I thought it was great fun. ” She and her friends went around playing “Hebrew slave” afterwards. ” Lam Yun Wah saw the film first as a child, then saw it again in a theatre when he was fifteen. To keep himself from going crazy after examinations in school, he went to a film every day. When he got to the theatre for The Ten Commandments, it was so full he had to sit in the front row. He had forgotten the film runs nearly four hours and that in this theatre, it ran without an intermission.

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