First off, I’d really like to apologize for falling so far behind here. My last post was exactly a week ago with another Friday Question Fun entry. I have been oddly busy at work and haven’t really had time for the site or, to be honest, movie watching in general. I STILL need to have my stats wrap-ups for 2012 and I’m just embarrassed I haven’t done it at this point. I wish things were different, but they look to stay this way for a little bit.
As for this week’s question…
Are films primarily art or entertainment?
To me, films will always be entertainment but I am also entertained by movies that most would consider artsy so my answer is a bit skewed. Then again, I would argue that film in general is an art form and the entertainment comes from the appreciation of the art. I think the key difference comes from movies that entertain because they are a distraction, they might be funny or action-packed with little to no plot versus a film that focuses on visuals and has little story. I like to think I’m open to all films but there are many more days when I would rather watch a pretentious foreign film rather than a shoot-em-up action flick.
What about you?