Do you love films? No, I don’t mean the Harold Lloyd comedy from 1932 called Crazy about a young man who has little to no acting talent and tries desperately to get into films. Are you truly obsessed with films? I have to admit that I love watching films. Raise your hands if you consider yourself a movie nut. That’s pretty much everyone, yes. Why do we have a movie mania? Why is our culture so obsessed with films? Hey, what exactly are films? Novelas

Movies are scenes of interconnected visuals and sound that convey ideas or tales to an audience through emotion. I appreciate Google Search.

How well-liked are films? Currently, there are an astounding 1.1 billion searches for the phrase “movies” on Google’s search engine alone. Furthermore, “movie trailers” has received an astounding 127 million or more searches. The internet has made watching movie trailers a common past hour for many. My husband, I am aware, is one of them. He enjoys viewing movie trailers.

Box office receipts for just 2009 were an astounding 29.2 billion dollars worldwide, just this past year. The world produces and watches films. The inclusion of subtitles has eliminated the language barrier. Now everyone can enjoy the shared pleasure of watching films. Movies are not only timeless; they are created for both young and old. Why generations may be seen at most Disney or children’s movie showings. No matter your age, there is something out there for you.

We honour films and the actors who appear in them. Through star-focused TV programmes like ET, ET Canada, Access Hollywood, and TMZ, to name a few, we invite them into our homes. When no one is looking, we sneakily pack supermarket tabloids like The National Enquirer and Star into our shopping carts while poring over the newest celebrity rumours.

We host Oscar parties similar to Super Bowl parties, and we even wager on or at least publicly state our predictions for the winners of the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, MTV Awards, and other events. Then there are the vintage TV programmes, like “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,” that we faithfully turned on and drank in like excellent wine. From March 1984 through September 1995, the programme aired. Such a run! What a notion! We truly had the opportunity to accompany the stars and swoon over their pricey residences, lavish lifestyles, and ideal vacation locations. These days, comparable programmes can be seen on MTV’s “Cribs” and VH1’s “The Fabulous Life of…”

You can watch a movie without leaving the comfort of your own home if you prefer to stay at home. The standard cable on your TV or speciality movie channels like Thrill, The Movie Network, HBO, Movie Central, Showtime, Turner Classic Movies, etc. are actually channels for movies. And that’s after you’ve flipped through the TV movie of the week, recorded movies on your PVR or told your kids to go rent a video of one of this week’s new releases from the video store. Oh, and don’t forget that you can purchase films online at Amazon or eBay as well as in your neighbourhood brick and mortar video store.

How do we obtain our golden entrance passes to these magnificent palaces? We purchase cereal boxes, take out cardboard coupons from them, utilise our air miles, or trade reward points for cash to get movie tickets. We fill out entry forms in the hopes of being one of the fortunate few invited to watch pre-screenings of our favourite films before they are even released in theatres. We attend red carpet events all around the world and watch celebrity interviews on our favourite daytime and evening programmes, such as Oprah, Regis & Kelly, Late Night with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, etc.

What surpasses the cinema experience? Nothing. We reserve our tickets, buy our favourite snacks, and pick up the newest Famous or Tribute magazine for a quick read before the movie (while chowing down on our freshly popped popcorn or bag of liquorice). The picture and sound begin to play at the same time as the lights become dim. While watching the annoying ads, we look forward to the movie trailers, and suddenly they appear. Those massively gorgeous next attractions in all their splendour. We mutter “yea” or “nay” or “thumbs up” to our friends seated next to us as we discuss our upcoming movie trip. The boys will then, if we’re fortunate, get to hear the THX sound effect that roars throughout the theatre. Hey guys, you can listen to it on YouTube or get a free mp3 or ringtone download of it. The wait is then ended. Whoopee! The journey now begins…

Once more, why are we movie nuts? Maybe it’s the low cost of films, cheap dates or cheap family outings. Is it possible for the Imax or 3-D experience to further improve the encounter? Or does it delve further? a chance to spend some time escaping the actual world. Movies can make you feel anything—fear, joy, grief, inspiration, faith, love, etc. You might be solving a mystery, experiencing an unforeseen adventure, or witnessing a family cope with a loss. We can travel anyplace we wish with the help of films. As we’ve learned, even the theatre itself is an experience. the large screen, plush chairs made of huge cloth, practical cup holders, popcorn from the snack bar, etc. All of our senses are extremely engaged during the movie experience. What recent films have moved you emotionally?

One location where you may select what you want to see and feel is at the movies. I’ll watch a humorous movie if I want to feel happy. I’ll go see a thriller or horror film if I want to feel thrilled. And I’ll watch the newest animated film, etc., if I wish to amuse my young niece and nephew. Other genres that round out the cinematic experience include action and adventure, crime and gangster, drama, epics/historical, musicals/dance, science fiction, war, documentary, westerns, biopics, chick flicks, detective and mystery, disaster, fantasy, film noir, guy films, melodramas/weepers, road films, romance, sports, supernatural, etc.

People connect over films. They are topics for conversation among friends on Facebook, on forums, and at the watering hole where you work from 9 to 5. We might discuss the films we think are the worst or the ones we love the most. We can test one another’s knowledge of songs, quotes, and movie trivia. We can search up movie ratings, read or write movie reviews, and buy books about movies. Even better, we can browse sites like Leonard Maltin’s Movie Crazy blog online or have the most recent Hollywood rumours delivered right to our email inboxes.

Apart from pure entertainment value, are there any other benefits to watching films? In fact, there is. A lot of licenced therapists use films to support clients who are struggling. A therapeutic trend is using, you guessed it, films. It is known as cinematherapy. Cinema therapy is employed because it is accessible (there is essentially a movie theatre in every city) and because the majority of films deal with topics that are universally understood. Additionally, it improves the relationship between the client and the therapist. Who doesn’t like to discuss films?

Other advantages include the letting go of emotions. For instance, when we laugh while watching a comedy, we let go of stress, tension, and/or suffering. Our suppressed or blocked emotions are released when we cry during a tear jerker. What about films that deal with parenting or relationships? These experiences and/or lessons might help us understand others better, help us evaluate our existing circumstances and relationships, or help us realise that we still have work to do.

Our desire or wish to actually be in a movie and/or meet a movie celebrity is one more component that contributes to our movie craziness. Just so you know, you can do both. Do you know what a TV or movie extra is? Sign up to be an extra if you want a closer-than-bird’s-eye view of a movie being made and the chance to meet one or two actors. You’ll be paid, fed, on set, and you might even rub elbows with your fave actor. For more details Tusmundo