Friday, January 20, 2006

Looking for intelligent movies


Something interesting is happening now. Intelligent, award winning movies only play in one movie theater. Movies like "Pride and Prejudice", "Capote", "Brokeback Mountain", "Constant Gardener" ....they can only be seen at the tiny Fine Arts screens. Even Spielberg's "Munich" only played at 5 theaters. What does this mean? Does it mean that people in Puerto Rico just want to see CGI and horror movies? That they are too unsophisticated to watch a good drama? Or do they just see these movies because Caribbean Cinemas offers them no choice?

I side with Caribbean Cinemas in this one. More and more, when I talk to people (especially young people) about movies, they hate any movie that is "lento" (slow). Only movies like "Underworld" satisfy them. To them movies are just purely for fun, to get away, to stop thinking, to stop having to reflect about life, love , sex. To them, movies are meant to make you numb.

So it's no wonder Caribbean Cinemas are simply playing intelligent movies at the Fine Arts. They are businesspeople and they may have realized that there is no money on "Pride and Prejudice"...but plenty of dough on "Blade 10"

1 comment:

liliana said...

y lo peor, ver peliculas interesantes es una tortura: audio imperceptible, asientos que te dan dolor de espalda, un eterno olor a humedad, peliculas que anuncian y jamas llegan, entre otros (ah, como obviar la sarta de necios que van a fine arts y se rien cuando se supone que estes en pleno sentimiento de desgarro???, increible que la estupidez la hagan tan publica.....horror).

es cierto, ser inteligente, tener sentimientos genuinos (y no esconderlos), apreciar el arte del cine y las historias mas alla de una millonaria produccion, ver la maravilla de una actuacion bien lograda, llorar o reir con autentica devocion....no llenan bolsillos (pero si el alma!)

amen.