the poor dancing girl she won't dance again

‘If I should die,’ said I to myself, ‘I have left no immortal work behind me - nothing to make my friends proud of my memory - but I have lov’d the principle of beauty in all things, and if I had had time I would have made myself remember’d.’ - John Keats

“Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops.” - Kurt Vonnegut

28. screenwriter. watcher of movies. taco lover extraordinaire. drinker of coffee. listener of music. I am obsessed with classic films, contribute to YAM Magazine, run this site: and do social media for Warner Bros. and Rotten Tomatoes. Opinions are all my own.

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
I'm an avid cinephile, but my friend said that I shouldn't watch so many movies because they waste time and they expose me to the "media," as she put it. Now I feel guilty :( What should I say to her to justify my passion? Has anyone said something like this to you?
oldfilmsflicker oldfilmsflicker Said:

tell her she’s full of shit. and ask her to elaborate on what she means by the “media” because that is rather vague. film has the power to expose you to so many ideas and perspectives and places and people and history, etc. etc. Film is life.

  1. cultural-artifact said: The media is such an important part of our lives, why wouldn’t you want to be exposed to it? There’s a difference between being brainwashed by the media and understanding it and looking at it with a critical eye.
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