What makes you think all old movies are moral and good? Movies are movies, they come in varieties.
Well, we hear all the time about how the world is getting less concerned with preserving morals and ethics, and a lot of topics, like adultery and premarital sex and stuff, used to be waaaayyyy more frowned upon than they are now, so it seems to me like old movies should reflect that. But, no.
What didn’t you like about The Three Musketeers?
I dunno, I guess I just feel like cheating on one's spouse and things like that should have been less common in the past, and therefore not depicted positively in movies. That's not even a thing you see in current movies, and it irritated me (possibly because I saw the new one first, where there was no actual cheating).
Plus, I think I've gotten so spoiled to the fancy camerawork and graphics in newer movies that I don't really like the old ones. Particularly the shoddy sound. It bugged me.
Under what circumstances would you kill a person?
If the person I was killing was trying to kill someone else. Though I’m not really sure I’d be able to do it. Hopefully I’ll never have to find that out.
What makes a movie “moral and good,” and can a movie be too moralistic?
A movie is “moral and good” if it demonstrates that moral things are better than immoral ones... clearly, though, a movie can be too moralistic. Like, in one of my classes we've talked a little about morals in kids stories. If the moral is too explicit, then kids lose interest. There has to be a really good story to go with it for the audience to stay invested in the story and wanting to continue. The same goes for a movie. If the whole point is just, "don't cheat on your husband," or "don't kill people," then no one's going to be interested. I guess it's a matter of "show, don't tell"? The story has to be worthwhile on its own, without considering the moral implications, or else the audience (myself included) will just feel like they're being preached at and not enjoy the movie.
What is your criteria for enjoying a movie?
I guess that to enjoy a movie, the characters have to be round- realistic, dynamic, multi-faceted. They have to interest me, and I have to care about what happens to them. The story line also has to be interesting and understandable. Some predictability is ok- there are only so many plots available :P- but there should also be things that surprise me. And it has to make sense. I don't want to finish the movie and be left utterly perplexed at how we got from point A to point B. Overall, the movie should be generally enjoyable- funny, interesting, meaningful, stuff like that.
What’s your favorite kind of doughnut?
The kind with chocolate :D
What makes a person approachable?
Being open and friendly? I dunno, I tend not to approach people regardless of their approachability, so I’m probably not the right person to be asking.
Suppose you get to choose your last words. What would you want them to be?
I dunno. “Love you guys, bye”?
Why did the writers of 7th Heaven give Lucy the only non-Biblical name? (All the other kids are Matt, Mary, Simon, Ruthie, Sam, and David)
Maybe they meant for Lucy to be the one who went bad, when it actually ended up being… most of the rest of them (excepting Sam and David, who weren’t really old enough to have problems).
Do you believe that out of billions of people in the world, there is one person you’re supposed to be with (romantically), or are there more options? Are there different people who could be “the one” at different points in your life, and it just depends on which one you find?
This question makes me think about something Aslan says in Narnia a lot. Whenever someone asks about what could have been, he always says there’s no point in asking, because that road is closed now- there is only what did happen, and what will happen (paraphrasing). So maybe there are multiple people we could end up being with. Maybe it’s just a matter of what we choose to do when they enter our lives- whether we make the effort to make the relationship work, or whether we let it pass us by. Then we’ll never know what could have been, only what was.
What is life going to be like after college? ...And how can we all delay that from happening?
Well, life is going to be a lot less writing papers and complaining about the food on campus and decorating dorm rooms. Instead, it’ll be more writing memos and proposals for bosses (or whatever people do at real jobs…) and complaining about the food near work and decorating apartments and houses. I don’t think life after college is going to be as bad as you’re so bent on making it, Anna Beth. Just different- different responsibilities, different complaints, different happinesses (Word says that’s not a word, but oh well).
But if you’re really so against the real world, all we can do is make the most of college while we have it, just like we’ll make the most of real life whenever we get there.
Can a person be “in love” without their significant other being “the one?” In other words, I guess, can you be in love multiple times before finding the person you marry, or is “love” only applied to the person you end up with?
I think you can be tentatively in love with a person without them being the one. I mean, the whole point of dating (at least to me) is seeing if you are in love with a person, and if you want to spend the rest of your life with him. While you’re dating, you’re getting to know each other and seeing if the other person could possibly be “the one.” By tentatively in love, I mean that, based on what you presently know about your significant other, you think that you could spend the rest of your life with him and have a happy life together. But then as your relationship continues, and you get to know each other more, maybe what you find out changes your mind and makes you realize that you wouldn’t be happy with each other, so you fall out of love. Really being in love means that the more you find out about each other, the more you want to be together- you never have that moment when you realize you can’t make each other happy.
In a sentence or less, how do you define being “in love?”
Being in love is wanting to spend the rest of your life with someone because you make each other happy and can’t imagine life apart. Or something. This one’s hard…
What is your favorite piece of instrumental music?
Bach’s Little Fugue in G Minor :D
Without Googling it, what color do you think Champagne Latte is?
Anna Beth wins this week. She had a lot of good questions that I wish I could’ve spent more time on. Maybe I’ll be more caught up next week? And while I’m dreaming, maybe I’ll have another three or four books read (didn’t finish any this week…). Anyway, hope your weeks are going well. Talk to ya later!