Expectations

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In Indonesia, Slow lorises are called Malu malu or “shy one” because they freeze and cover their face when spotted. Drawing by Encyclographia, CC BY-SA 4.0, Original drawing

First of all, I expect that watching the movies in and of it self could offer up some difficulties. Especially boredom. I have gotten used to fast paced entertainment and a constant influx of impressions from the world around me. I will be challenged if I can not pick up my phone or similar if I don’t have anything to do for just a minute. And movies that are more than 20 years old, if not younger, will have a much slower pace. Not to mention, that I also need to be entertained by what I see. This is a big challenge. Hopefully a year of training in being patient, will give me some much needed tranquility.

I also expect some difficulty in setting aside some time to watch a movie every day. Outside the sun is shining and family and friends are having fun but I need to watch a movie and write about it.

Another worry is that I might end up without access to the net one day. Doesn’t really happen, but it could.

The movies

I have some idea what to expect from some of the movies, cause I’ve seen them before. And many of the others, I’ve heard of, so not completely unfamiliar. But some are complete mysteries.

I haven’t liked all of the movies from the list that I’ve seen before. That is a worry. And some of them I have really disliked. Honestly, I thought they were a waste of my time. And now I have to watch them again, and write about them. Not a bright prospect.

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An attempt to visualize my expectations. Not sure if I succeeded.

The experiment

I genuinely don’t know if my taste and opinion about movies will change, which is why I think the experiment will be fun. However I do have some expectations of results, but more a kind of secondary set of effects.

I do expect a steady diet of only good movies to change my anticipation of watching a movie. I will expect everything I watch to be pretty good, I suppose.

I also expect that I will become better at expression my opinions about movies.

Participation

I have no idea weather or not anyone else will participate in the project. I will be excited to see other peoples opinion on movies anyway.

It would be fun to see if anyone else changes or doesn’t change their taste, though.

Photo at top of the post shows Shinjuku, a special ward in Tokyo, Japan. It is a major commercial and administrative center, housing the busiest railway station in the world (Shinjuku Station) and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, the administration center for the government of Tokyo. Photo taken by Martin FalbisonerOwn work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Original photo

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