Do youj get so engrossed in the movie, it seems so real

@suspenseful (40312)
Canada
February 19, 2008 2:20pm CST
That when you see a movie, do you sometimes turn away from a scene even though it is not dirty or pornographic, because it reminds you of something in your life and do you get so engrossed in a movie or a book that it feels so real? You know it is just a story, but the writer or the actors portrayed it that you really think that there is such a town, or there are these people especially if the scene is set in the present day?
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@Lakota12 (42678)
• United States
20 Feb 08
I can really get it ot a book if it crabs me from the start and it will seem r4eal dont nessasarily have to be set in thsi time . I can relate to westerns and I look for towns and hyways in movies that I have traveled. LIke Smokie and the Bandit . FOr I know parts of it was on I 40 and one scene was a back Tenn road we traveled alot. oh yes I can get into them big time!
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@suspenseful (40312)
• Canada
22 Feb 08
I often wonder how people survived in the Old West, having to make their own soap, sew their own clothes, and live on chili and beans and still look nice enough to go to a Saturday night dance.
@Lakota12 (42678)
• United States
22 Feb 08
I helped my grand ma make soap ,butter,Didnt do to much else in the kitchen but I can make my own clothes and back then they had one outfit for go to meeting clothes that was kept nice to go to dances too. and then there were those Saturday baths in a rince tub a #3 with Pine oil in it to make ya smell good. They had a hand pump outside for the water we would have to cary in to wash clothes, dishes and take that bath. I tell ya one thing back then kids were kept busy they didnt have time to pout and getinto trouble.
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@suspenseful (40312)
• Canada
6 Jun 08
I would have a hard time with the bath part. I am allergic to Pine Sol Oil. And I am not that good at sewing, but I am quite good at making a meal from scratch and I can make bread.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
6 Jun 08
I've had that happen sometimes. Mostly when it's an abused woman situation in a movie...I've lived through it and seeing things like that tends to give me nightmares about that time in my life. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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@suspenseful (40312)
• Canada
6 Jun 08
I used to live alone before I was murdered, and I lived in a bad neighborhood, so I get rather engrossed in a movie when someone is walking and there is someone about to grab her, but mostly it is not familiar situations. It is when it is something that never happened to me in real life, like on a pirate ship or a space station or living in olden times. How could she run that fast wearing that corset, and all those petticoats, and he is on a horse?
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@suspenseful (40312)
• Canada
6 Jun 08
I mean before I was married. I was thinking of a novel and I was also listening to the Mad Scene on Lucia di Lammamoor. Not a good thing to do.
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
25 Feb 08
I have some work that needs to be done... PM me. Thanks Zelo
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@suspenseful (40312)
• Canada
6 Jun 08
Cannot promise anything as I am busy myself, but will try.
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
25 Feb 08
I actually do this more with a book than I do with a movie because my mind has to make up what the surroundings look like, what the characters look like, etc... whereas with the movie you are watching the directors interpretation (if the movie is taken from a book) of it. There are some movies that have done just that... drawn me in but there are very few. Thanks for the great post. Zelo
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@suspenseful (40312)
• Canada
6 Jun 08
I have no trouble with either, although it is what the characters are going to do next, or what happens in the background that I get excited about in the movies, like the serial killer behind the door, bit. Whereas in the books, I have to imagine the characters doing ordinary things since I cannot actually see them on the screen. I find it easy to draw into a movie, but then I like movies with a lot of action, science fiction, the heroine in danger, and the hero trying to save her, and it looks like he will get there too late.
@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
22 Feb 08
I do get engrossed all the time with a book that everything else just fade away and i can't sleep unless i get to finish the book. It's not the story is too real, but its because the story is so good that I can't wait to turn the next pages.
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@suspenseful (40312)
• Canada
6 Jun 08
I do not get that engrossed with a book, because I cannot afford to, but I sometimes imagine the characters and if it is well written, imagine I am there watching. And when I go to bed at night, I will dream I am actually in the place and it is not as if I am in a book, I am in the actual scene. I find it better with movies, so if there is a scary movie, I try not to watch it before I go to sleep.
@vanities (11409)
• Davao, Philippines
19 Feb 08
well yeah i guess so especially on the horror films..and those movies that depicts natural disasters and etc..that make me worry at times and think to myself if ever it happens what will i do..
@suspenseful (40312)
• Canada
21 Feb 08
With me it is those "Women in Danger" films and those where someone is really threatening someone and that someone does not have the sense of a flea. I think how could she not know?
• United States
19 Feb 08
For sure....... I read a book called the (Green Mile),then I went to the movie theater by myself, so I would have no interruptions, to see how close the movie came to being like the book. Wow, the movie was exactly like the book, couldn't believe it. Yes, it felt as if I was right there, dealing with their problems, waiting for the executions, playing with the lil'-mouse. Too cool........ How about you, suspenseful?
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@suspenseful (40312)
• Canada
21 Feb 08
I am not a Green Mile fan, but I watched several movies that I felt like screaming, "don;t open the door! or Don't go down to the basement," or "haven't you got a brain in your head, lady, he's the bad guy and you tell him everything, where's that feminine intuition you are supposed to have?"
@Ravenladyj (22920)
• United States
19 Feb 08
LOL oh absolutely!!! to the point that I'm oblivious to anything around me, I yell at the characters, I root for them I cry for them and so on LOL its actually pretty comical :-D
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@suspenseful (40312)
• Canada
21 Feb 08
And I thought I was the only one who did that! Drives my husband crazy. :)