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Watch a movie more than once

Can you do it.  I don't see the point of watching a movie twice.  You already know what is going to happen, step by step.
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September 28th, 2006 12:57am
I watch a lot of movies lots of times. It depends on the movie, though.
Permalink Send private email Senthilnathan N.S. 
September 28th, 2006 1:01am
I do it on rare occassions and maybe with others.  But, do you see a fallacy in the logic; "Going through the same two hours again when you know what is going to happen"
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September 28th, 2006 1:06am
For some reason, the Back to the Future series are the only movies I can watch over and over again.  I like the mixin of the music for some reason.
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September 28th, 2006 1:07am
I never watch a movie twice in the theatre.  Seems pointless and expensive.  I have seen a quite a few movies more than once.  I'm also seeing a few more movies again with my wife who hasn't seen them.
Permalink Send private email Wayne (AHA) 
September 28th, 2006 1:14am
I know what's going to happen at the end of my favorite songs/albums too...
Permalink ~~~x 
September 28th, 2006 1:24am
I think it's becaue I'm quite a movie buff. I've somehow not outgrown action movies too. I see movies like Speed, Cliffhanger many times. And there are lots of other movies also. I can tell almost the whole court room scene dialogues in 'A few good men'. They kept showing it on HBO and I watch it, at least that last scene, if I come across it when surfing the channels. I remember a lot of dialogues that way. That way, the capacity of my useless knowledge is huge... :)

It's more for the experience. There's no logic here. If you like it, that is. It's clear in music. The more you like it the more you listen to it.
Permalink Send private email Senthilnathan N.S. 
September 28th, 2006 1:31am
I can't watch American movies more than once, but I do have a collection of bollywood musicals and I'll watch those a dozen times each easily.
Permalink Commandante Marcos 
September 28th, 2006 1:39am
I've watched:

Mary Poppins  > 30 times
Toy Story 2  > 10 times this week
Jungle Book  > 30 times
Wizard of Oz  > 30 times
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang  > 20 times
The Muppet Movie  > 20 times
Pirates of the Carribean  > 20 times
Bambi  > 20 times
Follow that Bird  > 20 times
Monsters, Inc > 20 times

The list goes on...
Permalink Send private email Ward 
September 28th, 2006 3:00am
American Pie 2 was not good. Not at all. Once was enough. An ounce of pie was enough. Yes it was. Stick to the diet.
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September 28th, 2006 3:05am
Ok, I should have mentioned besides classics or cult movies.  Over the movies that have come out in the last 5 years, have you seen any of those more than once.
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September 28th, 2006 3:10am
I can watch Tarantino movies over and over again. And I do.
Permalink Send private email Locutus of Borg 
September 28th, 2006 6:30am
What sort of heathen barbarian can watch The Princess Bride ONLY ONCE?

A cult movie you say? I don't think that word means what you think it means! Why that's just your excuse for calling any movie that you find enjoyable to watch over and over again.
Permalink Peter 
September 28th, 2006 8:37am
well, most hollywood stuff is in fact the same movie made over and over, so I guess if you watch a bunch of them ...
Permalink $-- 
September 28th, 2006 8:54am
yep.  once at the theatre, then again on DVD/DivX if i liked the movie.

movies aren't just about finding out how they turn out.

i've also read novels more than once. 

caveat: there must be a significant amount of time between watchings to cause some forgetfulness.
Permalink Kenny 
September 28th, 2006 9:20am
The "you can only watch it once" crowd seems to be hung up on the 'surprise' factor of seeing a story for the first time.

The "watch it many times" crowd may appreciate the 'ride'.  Good music, cleverness of plot, appreciating a few really excellent scenes (like that one where Ridley gets all dressed up with the weapons in Aliens ready to kick some alien butt.  Oh, baby.)

Why would you ride a roller-coaster more than once?  It's a very simple story, after all.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
September 28th, 2006 9:45am
Dear Whoever Watched Speed Multiple Times,

GET A FUCKING LIFE.

Best,
Permalink cpm 
September 28th, 2006 10:07am
I'm the One Who Watched Speed Multiple Times. Sounds like a formidable way to address one, no... :)

At times my taste is pretty primitive. I don't need to be apologizing but I like things which sound contradictory. I have read Du Maurier's 'Rebecca' two times fully and parts of them many times. I have read the middle part of Asimov's 'The Gods themselves' many times. And I like these action movies too.

I like Michael Bolton's 'How am I supposed to live without you'. It is straight forward and plain. The same idea is conveyed by Zepplin's 'Dyer Maker'. I love that number. Usually people who listen to one don't listen to the other.

Again, may be it isn't so contradictory. I'm not sure...

SaveTheHubble - Your analogy of the rollacoaster was a good one.
Permalink Send private email Senthilnathan N.S. 
September 28th, 2006 11:15am
Watching any Monty Python movie multiple times is normal.

>> What is this test, oh Knights of.....  Knights who 'til recently said "Ni"? <<
Permalink xampl 
September 28th, 2006 1:33pm
I've watched Platoon over 30 times.
Permalink Brigadier Sabari 
September 28th, 2006 6:45pm
"Ok, I should have mentioned besides classics or cult movies."

Not really. In the last 5 years... The X-Men movies are watchable pablum, LOTR is in the last 5 years, as is Fight Club. The Matrix misses your criteria by a couple of years. I enjoyed Superman and would watch it again. I saw Little Miss Sunshine twice, but only because I went with someone else the second time.

What about TV? Any Friends addicts?
Permalink ~~~x 
September 28th, 2006 6:46pm
Some movies I really like to watch more than once because you notice stuff the second time that you didn't the first, like subtle foreshadowing, major characters late in the film that cameo early in the movie, stuff like that.
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September 28th, 2006 7:23pm
I can't do it, even with good movies. However I can watch skateboard videos over and over and over again.
Permalink hello. 
September 28th, 2006 10:43pm
I watch Friends a lot. Though I am not an addict, I am around a lot who are. As we keep watching reruns, if someone is hadn't seen one, we'll be telling that this is the one where you have Ross saying 18 pages front and back. Episodes are referred to that way. Say, another one will be where Chandler says he'll call Rachel's boss.
Permalink Send private email Senthilnathan N.S. 
September 29th, 2006 1:01am
I've watched 'Dogma' and 'Office Space' multiple times.
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September 30th, 2006 7:36pm

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