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Which viewing of LIT was your favourite?

#1 Post by burgundy » Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:58 am

Pitman has brought up a good point: not all of our viewings of LIT are equally powerful and enjoyable. The first one is memorable for obvious reasons, and yet perhaps it is the second or third time that the deeper resonances of the film really make an emotional impact. I think it was that way for me.

When I saw it for the first time, I know that I liked it immensely but I was a confusion of emotions. I wasn't quite sure why I liked it so much. Since I had the DVD out of the library, perhaps I knew I could see again quickly so I didn't do the work to sort it all out.

The second time through I realized I was transformed by the film, I was taken to another place. It was mesmerizing. Same thing the third viewing.

Now that I've seen it 5 times, I notice some decline in enjoyment. This is probably normal because after a while it becomes more like visiting an old friend. It's a bit odd that way. You like it, but as you sort out the questions the film raises, some of the pleasure of it dissipates.
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#2 Post by Flyonthewall » Fri Sep 08, 2006 2:12 pm

I enjoyed it the most when I saw it for the 2nd and 3rd time. The first time I saw it, I was recovering from that "punched in the stomach" feeling. 2nd and 3rd time around, I was able to absorb more of the beauty and appreciation the movie conveyed. The movie affected me so much, I ended up doing some fan music vids on YouTube lol.

I continue to enjoy LIT in doses, though not as much as I used to. LOL :lol:
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#3 Post by burgundy » Fri Sep 08, 2006 8:07 pm

I checked out youtube. That Coldplay version was really good. Congrats. Good song choice with some nice cutting.

I think that's great when a movie can inspire you to be creative or to think differently. Art leads to action. (and possibly more art) That's the way it should be.
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#4 Post by I65 » Sat Sep 09, 2006 3:37 pm

I had been bed bound for a couple of months due to a back injury when I watched this. My husband had set up the computer by my bed. LIT had been recommended by a young friend of mine, that had been keeping me company on line during that time. We did a simulview, and chatted while we watched it. He was my Charolette I suppose.

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#5 Post by LatPack » Sun Nov 05, 2006 3:24 pm

First time I saw it was the one that had most "intensity" haha

Everytime after I notice and appreciate more and more subtleties, ie; shots, editing, colours, music and more.

Never been a dull viewing yet. I've recently introduced a few friends to the film. It was interesting to see and hear their thoughts on it afterwards as well
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#6 Post by Pitman » Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:47 am

I introduced the movie to a friend at work. She fell asleep half-way through the movie and found it borring.

I guess there's just no accounting for taste! :roll:

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#7 Post by wiggle » Thu Nov 09, 2006 2:15 pm

Probably the first and second time. The ending obviously hit me the hardest on the first viewing. I did watch it again about a month ago after not having watched it for a good 6 months and it brought back all the old emotions I had experienced when I had first watched it. It's not the type of film you can watch over and over again. Frankly, I'd get bored if I had to do that. That's why I think it will stand the test of time: people will forget about it, then rediscover it and old emotions will come flooding back. A beautifully gentle film that deserves all the praise it gets.
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#8 Post by kite » Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:43 pm

Pitman wrote:I introduced the movie to a friend at work. She fell asleep half-way through the movie and found it borring.

I guess there's just no accounting for taste! :roll:
HAHA! You should've thrown a bucket of cold iced water at her! :lol:

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#9 Post by Just Like Honey... » Sat Jan 06, 2007 1:55 pm

Hehe. I watched it again last night and picked up on little pieces of dialogue I didn't even give much attention before! And I bought this movie when it came out and have seen it literally hundreds of times! :oops: I never though I would need to make a new post in this section again, but we're all wrong sometimes! :)
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#10 Post by Calamity Kate » Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:54 am

Hmm. First time I was on a rather awkward date with someone I used to like at school and bumped into. I'd started to realise that I didn't really like him that much any more. Still, a great film to get absorbed into!

The second time is when I really got the film. Incidentally, this was when I'd gone round to my friend's for dinner - the third movie we'd watched that night, and it was after watching this that we ended up kissing and now we've been together for nearly 2 years, are living together and have a cat!

Probably my experiences of the film the first 2 times of viewing were partly skewed by who I was watching it with! Certainly made both times memorable!

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#11 Post by Pitman » Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:56 am

I've seen the movie 17 times so far I think. Of course now my viewings are further between. But what I find is if I want to still get into the movie and become absorbed into it, I use all the tools at my disposal to get the most out of it. Such as, only viewing the movie alone and late at night; turn off all the lights; have a drink going to catch a nice buzz; and I imagine I'm right there in Tokyo with Bob and Charlotte. It's not as easy to catch the same feeling I had with the first half dozen viewings, but I still try.

When Just Like Honey started playing and the movie was coming to an end, I'd be transfixed to the screen watching the car make its way to the airport waiting for the inevitable fade-out. I wanted so much for the movie to continue, not to end, even for Bob to turn the limo around and go back to Charlotte. And when the fade-out started, it seemed to bring to mind the thought of my life ending, my eyes closing for the very last time to enter that deep and unforgiving sleep - of which I struggle against to keep awake.

But such is life, and all good things must come to an end. It's a shame really, and not a lesson I like learning.

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#12 Post by kite » Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:38 pm

Pitman wrote: But such is life, and all good things must come to an end. It's a shame really, and not a lesson I like learning.
:cry: you're absolutely right.

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#13 Post by preciouswhile » Fri Jan 19, 2007 7:55 pm

I'm on a viewing kick again and have watched at least some part of the movie, if not all, nightly over the past week.

Anyway I watched the other night while wearing headphones and the volume on the loud side and I really enjoyed it...seemed I was much more immersed in the movie, more like when I saw it in the theater.

That, in addition to the fact that I would often fall asleep to just the audio, gave me the idea to rip the audio off the dvd and convert it to mp3's (broken out by chapter) so I could listen to it anywhere. I think it'd be good for long drives and working late. I'll see how that goes.

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#14 Post by Bren » Mon Apr 23, 2007 5:20 am

Pitman wrote:I've seen the movie 17 times so far I think. Of course now my viewings are further between. But what I find is if I want to still get into the movie and become absorbed into it, I use all the tools at my disposal to get the most out of it. Such as, only viewing the movie alone and late at night; turn off all the lights; have a drink going to catch a nice buzz; and I imagine I'm right there in Tokyo with Bob and Charlotte. It's not as easy to catch the same feeling I had with the first half dozen viewings, but I still try.

When Just Like Honey started playing and the movie was coming to an end, I'd be transfixed to the screen watching the car make its way to the airport waiting for the inevitable fade-out. I wanted so much for the movie to continue, not to end, even for Bob to turn the limo around and go back to Charlotte. And when the fade-out started, it seemed to bring to mind the thought of my life ending, my eyes closing for the very last time to enter that deep and unforgiving sleep - of which I struggle against to keep awake.

But such is life, and all good things must come to an end. It's a shame really, and not a lesson I like learning.
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#15 Post by Blissbomb » Fri Aug 10, 2007 6:41 am

Pitman wrote:I introduced the movie to a friend at work. She fell asleep half-way through the movie and found it borring.

I guess there's just no accounting for taste! :roll:
same thing happened to me, I lent the DVD to a younger work colleage and she turned it off after 20 minutes cause she was bored. Another friend watched it on TV and said she fell asleep about 15 minutes into it. I felt gutted but then I guess only a special few get it.
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#16 Post by Epstein » Fri Aug 10, 2007 5:52 pm

first time watching it after I got back home from tokyo

holy crud that was hard

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