Ben the film Buff
Yeah I guess you could call me a film buff, but being a film buff is different than being a movie nerd. Movie nerds tend to get excited for movies that are sometimes a couple of years away, film buffs look back at films that came out years ago. I am someone who just doesn’t just watch the film to be entertained; I look at the film more as a piece of art than just a simple spectacle.
I’ve loved watching movies since I was a kid, starting off by watching some old Disney movies many of which you could still enjoy as an adult. I’ve seen a lot of the old Disney movies such as Pinochio, 101 Dalmatians so many times I could memorize the movies even though I haven’t watched them in years. Watching some of these old films reminds me of my childhood, even though many of these movies came out before my parents were even born. I could tell you the year these films came out.
In fact you could name a film and I could just tell the year it came out without even looking it up. In many cases I could tell you who the director is, and even tell you some of the other work that the director has done. I can name the top 10 highest grossing films of all time and every Oscar winner for Best Picture without having to look up anything.
I have always been interested in the craft of film making, but certain directors have made me want to do a certain style. I have done some filming with my handheld camera at home; I’ve tried to make a short film, but just haven’t gotten the people to do it. I did make a YouTube video of me reviewing Batman and Robin, a cliché piece of garbage that came out in 1997. I did a review of that movie because it was a terrible movie, and I believe terrible movies make for better written reviews by the critics, some of which can be funny.
I once a saw a movie I knew I was going to hate because a cousin wanted to see it. During this movie me and another cousin who really did not want to be their joined me in yelling sarcastic remarks that...