Why We Watch
If you're visiting this site, chances are pretty good that you love movies. You probably ache with anticipation at the announcement of the next summer blockbuster, or maybe you delight in finding that rare indie gem that will change your life. Or maybe, just maybe, you just like to see stuff blow up.
But what is it that gets us amped up about movies? The psychological motivations we have for watching movies are probably both varied and communal, and the chance to check out a good story in whatever form, be it film, television, book, oral or otherwise, stretches back thousands of years through humanity's history.
So we here at The Yap want you to tell us: why do you watch? Why plunk down 10 bucks (or more) to sit in a crowded theater with a bunch of people to see the latest blockbuster, or spend hours combing the aisles of video stores, or the virtual aisles of your preferred online mail service?
Send your answers: what attracts you to film, drives your love of movies, keeps you coming back for more...in other words, why you're a simpering fanboy (or girl) in 50 words or less to email@example.com. We will post some of the responses here, and the one we judge to be the best will be invited to speak more about why they watch on The Film Yap's weekly podcast.
Cutoff for responses is July 17, and in order to participate in the podcast you must have a microphone on your computer and access to Skype (a free download if you don't have it).