Have you ever tried observing an audience in the middle of an intensely moving or entertaining film playing in a dark theater? Sitting in the front row, looking back at those faces filled with delight or fear or tension, truly basking in the safe haven of collective imagination we call the cinema. It’s a powerful and persuasive experience.
Filmmakers don’t make movies just for themselves, they make them for the masses. Why? Because the want to share a story with someone, hopefully millions of someones. Their project remains incomplete without a reciprocal relationship with the outside world, with strangers who can equally partake in their work by translating the moving images into speculative reality. One of guide to the great joys about putting your blood and sweat into creating something special is the ability to share it with a multitude of unsuspecting individuals who are floored by what they witness.