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Are you awake?! Can't sleep?! Remember, for relaxing times, make it Suntory time at the New York Bar with stunning Tokyo views!

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#1 Post by Old Member B » Tue Mar 27, 2007 5:36 pm

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#2 Post by Suntory » Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:24 pm

I first saw it with my wife but except for one other time where I went with a friend who I thought
would enjoy it, I went myself (when it was in the theaters, about 5 times).
After that (aside from a simulview) at home on dvd, I've watched it alone late at night.

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#3 Post by jml98 » Thu Mar 29, 2007 4:26 am

I saw it alone on Starz at 11pm. The volume was low so as to not wake up the house, and I noticed a kind of soothing serenity while watching the movie (ESPECIALLY the Kyoto scenev and when Bob/Charlotte go over Rainbow Bridge and Sometimes is playing).

Maybe it's just me, but does anyone else get a sense of calmness when watching it?
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#5 Post by jml98 » Thu Mar 29, 2007 7:14 pm

Yeah there are so many scences

There seems to be a interesting subtle difference between loneliness and peacefulness.

Charlotte alone in her hotel room, Bob alone in his, the entire Kyoto sequence --> both are quiet scenes, but there is a feeling of loneliness rather than peacefulness

Bob/Charlotte talking in bed --> a sense of serenity. They aren't lonely because they are with each other; they are just at peace.

That's just my opinon of course; different people may have different feelings from these scenes.
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#6 Post by Suntory » Fri Mar 30, 2007 6:45 pm

jml98 wrote:Maybe it's just me, but does anyone else get a sense of calmness when watching it?
Yes calmness. Perhaps it's meditative too!

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#7 Post by burgundy » Sat Mar 31, 2007 11:33 am

I was alone too. I only just saw it for the first time last year so I missed the whole theatre experience.

I don't think I would have liked it as much in the theatre. It's a very private intimate sort of movie.
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#8 Post by Mercenary Sora » Sat Mar 31, 2007 5:07 pm

This is so weird! I thought I was the only one.
When I watch LiT I just feel like everything around me is gone. It relaxes me so much, I love this movie.
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#9 Post by Pitman » Sat Mar 31, 2007 9:41 pm

Oh no..you're not alone..I think the ones who love this movie the most have the same sort of experience...and seek the same type of conditions for watching this movie.

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#10 Post by Flyonthewall » Sun Apr 01, 2007 2:00 am

The world does tend to disappear when the movie is on... so no, your not alone :D
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#11 Post by Just Like Honey... » Tue Apr 03, 2007 4:29 am

I often watch it at night to escape, especially if I had a bad day. I was alone on my first viewing, too, late at night on a weekend before bed when there was nothing else to do. I was in a dreamy sleep-like state, and the whole thing was a big mix of peaceful calming. It's such a great way to push your problems to the side for a while and return to something familiar and comfortable.
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#12 Post by preciouswhile » Wed Apr 04, 2007 4:58 am

There were people in the theater when I went, but I went there alone.

It really wasn't until I watched it after buying the DVD though that the full effect of the movie really hit...that viewing was alone too, as were the 10 or so after that in the week that followed.

I've watched it a couple times with other people, but I find it hard to immerse myself as much as when I'm alone - as if someone is intruding on a very personal conversation.

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#14 Post by Picknick » Thu Apr 19, 2007 5:12 pm

I was unemployed at the time I saw it (now I'm a student again).

Everyone had already slipped of to bed so I had the livingroom to myself and I decided to watch the film. So it was pretty late at night, ow and i had a glass of wine along with it! It was a great experience! And yes it's such a personal film! Some people don't get this film. Some people I know said the movie isn't about anything. They couldn't be more wrong! It's about so many things! It's just hard to explain, you get a certain feeling while watching the movie and you can relate.

The first time was great :)
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#15 Post by Bren » Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:11 am

Flyonthewall wrote:The world does tend to disappear when the movie is on... so no, your not alone :D
Aye aye! :)

The first time I watched I was alone and it was at night (something like 9-11, on C4). For me, that was 'best time' I've watched it, because I was alone and able to full appreciate how great a film it was! Oh, and watching it at night helps with the atmosphere! :) It's never the same watching it with other people, or during the day, so I don't make a habit of that.
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#16 Post by Ithildriel » Sat May 26, 2007 1:46 am

My first time was a simulview with an internet friend. My Charlotte, if you will.

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