February 9, 2012

Reexamining a Remorseful Romance

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Why do we watch films? There are many answers to this question, but I would imagine the most common response is because they are therapeutic:  Tragedies allow us to release emotion; comedies distract us from the harsher aspects of life. Cinema also transports, in the sense that it carries us to a different place. This is a quality that makes watching movies in dreary Ithaca (now approaching its wintry dreariest) a particularly admirable pursuit.

Original Author: Hannah Stamler