Hello! I’m the Love Pirate, and what you really need to know is that I love movies. I see as many as I can in the theater and I watch many more at home. I post reviews here, but what I really like to do is deeper analysis of films that strike me in a certain way (see: Pirates of the Caribbean Analysis Part 1 and Part 2) . I occasionally write about books or TV, but film is my real passion. I’m also a novelist, working on a series I hope one day will be published. I’ll update this “about” page once I think of something better to put here. Thanks for reading!
I talk about “movie moments” a lot. My definition of a moment is pretty amorphous, but it’s generally anything in a movie that makes a sharp impact. It can sometimes stretch to an entire scene, and sometimes is as quick as a blink. It can be a line of dialogue or a particular look, a bit of action, a single shot or something longer. It’s almost impossible for me to define what I consider a moment without using the word “moment”. It’s what makes your heart skip a beat, or that brings tears to your eyes or a sob to your throat, it brings you to your feet, makes you hide your face, causes you to burst into applause or just to laugh with abandon. Movies are a string of moments, and everything between is providing context and connection between them. They often occur at great moments of change, either to character or story, or as the culmination of a plot. In a way, they’re tiny (in duration) climaxes to one section of story. Some movies only have one moment and spend the entire film building to it, others have many; some are like a tsunami, others are barely a ripple. Moments are the moments that stand out, that we remember, that are burned into our minds.
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