WHERE: In the living room of my apartment in Portland, ME
FORMAT: Blu-Ray on a Vizio 32″ LED HDTV
COMPANY: Cinemanaut Becca in and out for the first third or so.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL STATE: Trying an experiment that I
thought up stole from Jonathan Paula.
A NEW WAY TO CELEBRATE:
My last viewing of Back to the Future was on November 5th, a day I lovingly refer to as Flux Capacitor Day and use every year as an opportunity to watch the entire trilogy. And despite years and years of joy in celebrating the very day that the world’s greatest fictional time travel device was concussively manifested into existence, I wasn’t particularly enthused come Flux Capacitor Day ’13. It may have had something to do with the fact that I’d already seen Back to the Future 44 times this year as part of a self-inflicted three-year science experiment on movie-watching habits.
A visual representation of my density.
Of course, not everybody who eats, sleeps, and breathes these movies celebrates in the same way, and I discovered recently that Jonathan Paula, the swell fellow that hosts the superb film review web series Movie Night and allowed me to be a guest star on his Back to the Future episode, has a different method of annual flux capacitor admiration: he starts up the film at just the right moment so the lightning strike occurs at 10:04pm on November 12th, the exact instant the Hill Valley clock tower stopped ticking.