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« on: July 21, 2005, 02:03:58 AM »

Ok, I need to vent on this one. Is it just me, or is the instance of people talking (and, even worse, making cell phone calls) in cinemas these days getting worse? I don't know if it reflects a general increase in the lack of simple respect and politeness, but I've been an avid moviegoer for years, and once, in a long lost world, when the lights faded down, people SHUT UP and watched the goddamn movie.

Now, I haven't been to a film for the last two years, that I can recall, where there wasn't somebody talking in the cinema. Mostly (not always) they shut up when shhhssd, but I find it unbelieveable that people will pay to go to a movie and talk all the way through it! Not only is it rude to the other audience members, it's also disrespectful to the filmmakers, who have put a huge amount of work into trying to craft a story that people might want to pay attention to. I mean, why go to a movie in the first place if you intend to chatter during the screening? They have bars and cafes for that!

I know this is sounding like a rant, but it's really pissing me off, and I'm wondering if I'm the only one - do people experience this in other countries? I recently went to Land of the Dead and War of the Worlds in Toronto and people were talking in both sessions, so is it across the board? Please tell me no! (I live in Australia, BTW)

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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2005, 04:17:33 AM »

Occasionally it happens here in New York, mostly kids mostly talking amongst themselves, not cell phones.

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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2005, 07:50:34 AM »

Dallas has it too. Mostly little kids throwing popcorn or kicking seats. Little babies too. I went to see LOTR Return of the King and there must have been 3 babies crying the whole way through.

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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2005, 09:40:07 AM »

 it's totally unbearable.  people talking back to the screen, obnoxiously shouting back what their idea of a wise ass return line should be.    

the theater chain management never repremands these people as they now have your money. movie theaters used to be privitely owned.  you  could be expected to leave the premises immedeatly, escorted by a couple of ushers for talking during the feature presentation which was a rare occurrence as people paid to watch the film.

i just rent now....and rant, lol

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« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2005, 12:02:13 PM »

I am going to rant about this, because I have had so many bad audience experiences.  Dave and I went to see "The Way of the Gun" and these teen brats were RUNNING up and down the isles, yelling on cellphones, and when this woman beside us told them off, they threw a drink at her which missed Dave's head by millimetres. When the usher was called (a pimply faced teen like the one in the Simpsons) he did nothing!!

Worse than that during "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou" this fat bag lady beside me coughed all the way through. I'm not exagerating either, all the way through with no breaks. I almost jammed my shoe in her mouth.

I am a curmugeon, in every sense of the word and I even refused to go and see The GB and U on the big screen cuz I knew some jerk in the audience would ruin it for me.

When I win the lottery, I'm building a huge movie theatre with one seat. A big throne for me.

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« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2005, 05:31:11 PM »

I remember seeing After the Sunset(Salma Smiley) and this annoying guy making dirty comments throughout. Of course I'm dirty, but he was dirty in an annoying way. At least I didn't say "Yup, yup, that's right" like a gangsta wannabe everytime Salma was acting sexy.

Then there's the infamous "Senior Citizen Jewish Women from New York" category. "Whose car is that? What time is it? Who is that? Oh, he's cute." ARRRGHH! I remember one conversation when seeing Cinderella Man:

*After seeing a name on the beginning credits*
Lady: Do you know so-and-so?
Lady 2: Yeah, I think I knew him.
There was just something about Lady 2's tone that made me think she was bullshitting, like Harmonica in the tavern. She wasn't looking at the screen, she probably thought the other like was talking about someone she knew personally.

But you know what PISSES ME OFF!? Right before the credit roll everyone stands up immediatly and races to the door. In fact on Cinderella Man I'm trying to read the epilogue text and these jerks are standing up and running for the door. They pay money, wait fifteen minutes for the movie to start and then run out like they're evacuating the movie theater. Of course it's their choice, but when the movie really hasn't stopped it's annoying as hell, especially during the blooper reel on Jackie Chan movies going throughout the whole credits. I find the credits fun to watch, especially when there's good music and there were a lot of songs in the movie and a lot of locations. Imagine having had something to do with the movie and everyone jumps up immediatly and runs out when the credits roll. Disrespect I tells you.

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« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2005, 08:37:23 PM »


When I win the lottery, I'm building a huge movie theatre with one seat. A big throne for me.

Make that two seats and you got yourself a partner for business.

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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2005, 08:40:09 PM »

When did they stop putting the credits at the beggining?

Quite a good idea if you ask me. Refering to what Poggle has told us.

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« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2005, 07:42:39 PM »

Yeah, the walking out during the credits thing bugs me too.

I pretty much figured the situation was the same everywhere. Oh well, get that home cinema constructed, I guess. In the meantime, I've found that if you go to early sessions on days like monday or tuesday, or when the film has been running for a while, you get less people in the cinema and less liklihood of background chatter...

Maybe all we can hope for otherwise is a cosmic shift and politeness comes back into vogue.

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« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2005, 12:13:02 AM »

I completely agree and can relate to everything else being said... but walking out during the credits!!!??? are you people serious... it always slightly amused me that people would sit there for the entire credits and refuse to leave, when the movie is over I leave, it didn't bother me that they stay, why should I care, but now I have to rethink it all considering they were probably pointing their nose up at me and snickering... I thought they were just people who liked to sit through credits, but after hearing it irritates people that others want to leave when the movie is over makes me think they were a bunch of pretensious assholes... I really cannot comprehend how much of a jerk you have to be to have a problem with people leaving during the credits... it's asinine... there is my rant.

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« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2005, 12:17:37 AM »

When did they stop putting the credits at the beggining?

Quite a good idea if you ask me. Refering to what Poggle has told us.

oh they still do... but the only purpose is for contract purposes and things like that... I believe it's an actors guild thing, if their important they MUST HAVE(by contract) their names in big letters before the film. But everyone else's names still go at the end, you know the less important ones Wink

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« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2005, 12:54:19 AM »

I'm quite sure that most of the people who tend to sit through end credits, taken as a whole, probably couldn't care less if you decide to leave or stay. Perhaps I should have been more specific - my gripe is the kind of situation Poggle describes where he was unable to read the epilogue credits on Cinderella Man because of a sudden mass exodus to the doors. Other than that, I watch the credits because I work in the film industry and I am always curious about technical details, locations, camera equipment, print stock, music etc.

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« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2005, 01:01:07 AM »

that isn't the way I read it, but I hope you are right.

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« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2005, 03:39:28 PM »

Dallas has it too. Mostly little kids throwing popcorn or kicking seats. Little babies too. I went to see LOTR Return of the King and there must have been 3 babies crying the whole way through.

We have a cinema that has a 'baby' morning where you can take along a baby (under 1 year old and thus not impressionable to what is being shown) and theycan cry all they want.  A good idea for those who can't get a babysitter.

I think the best way to avoid noisy audiences is to wait until the film is coming to he end of its' run and then going to the matinee.  You virtually have the screen to yourself.

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« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2005, 06:36:53 PM »

Absolutely - the end-of-the-run matinee is almost always the best bet.

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