July 12, 2008

Am I The Only One....

that gets a weird feeling inside when reading a really good book or watching a terrific movie/dvd? Joey here again, and I've experienced this on more than one occasion, like your body and your brain is aware and somewhat in awe of the greatness it is experiencing. Does anyone else ever get this feeling or am I completely insane?


  1. I try not to be aware of greatness when watching or reading something. Like, say I were watching Citizen Kane, ,and knew it was this classic, but came away from it not getting that feeling that it was some mind-blowing masterpiece, I would feel guilty for not being able to appreciate its greatness. I guess what I'm saying is that I don't get that weird feeling in my body. Sorry Joey.

  2. Actually, I know exactly what you're talking about. It's like this crazy, inherent feeling in my gut, this sensation of sheer quality radiating at me. It doesn't happen often, but when it does the feeling is so utterly profound that it's borderline breathtaking. Often I've used this very same feeling to judge some of my favorite films (including A Beautiful Mind and American Beauty) as well as my favorite films each year (There Will Be Blood, The Lives of Others, Munich, etc.)

    So you're not the only one, mate.

  3. You are certainly not alone. I've had that feeling with many films, such as There Will Be Blood, Capote, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, etc.