Repeat Viewing

Posted: August 21, 2015 in -

J. Giambrone

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Why do we do it?

Is a movie like an old friend that never changes, never leaves, never grows apart, never lets us down?

Crackle.com has uploaded a bunch of new films, but all the titles I might consider watching are films I’ve seen multiple times already.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas tops the list, and I’ve experienced it at least five times. Add Jack in the Box commercials, and I’m reconsidering.

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But why do we watch again and again? Is it to learn something? Maybe.

Is it to laugh? Maybe.

Is it to forget life and be a lazy shit for a while? Probably.

After the fifth viewing, it’s gotta come up that there is limited duration to life, and watching the same movies over and over is likely counterproductive. It’s not writing.

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But there’s an added dimension. Like I said, all the films that I might click…

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