February 20, 2011

Going to the cinema

A friend and I finally went to the cinema on Thursday seeing The King’s Speech. A wonderful feel-good film and so very British. The Anglophile in me had a lovely evening with all the great British actors. Both us noticed that some of them have become quite old. Like Derek Jacobi and Anthony Andrews, and no we’ve not grown older as well...

It’s been a while since I went to the cinema and now afterwards I realise how much I’ve missed it. Or really I've missed watching films for that matter. As a child I went to the matinee every Saturday watching one or two films (depending on how much money you had). Then as I teenager my best friends and I more or less went to the cinema every Friday night in the city. Before the film started we always went to somewhere to eat. Burgers and chips I guess or tea and cake when we got a bit more sophisticated. When the film was over we all took the bus home to suburbia and I’m pretty sure our parents were very happy that we behaved so well and were not out causing trouble.

I kept on being a film buff as long as it was possible to rent videos or DVDs, but then when everybody started to download films from the Internet I stopped. The techie girl never and still hasn’t figured out how to do it. And in Sweden it is illegal to download and, as you might have realized by now, I’ve always been a good girl... So nowadays I hardly watch any films besides what’s on TV from time to time. Going to the cinema every now doesn’t really cure my need of a nice evening in watching a film. I either need to get out more or take a crash course in how to get films from the Internet. Films are definitely part of the good things in life and something I shouldn’t miss out on.

No comments: