When You Know Too Much About Entertainment

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Gold DRE #00697006

Sometimes statistics are analyzed to death and in doing so, say in movies, the purveyors of entertainment often remove the very essence of what makes shows entertaining to start with. The freshness, the newness, the ingenunity and creative approaches.

 

I mean, don't you hate it when a movie follows a formula established by studio executives? Well, this did well at the Box Office, so let's do it again (boy meets girl, girl ignores boy, boy and girl marry) or to be different, let's deliberately follow the opposite formula (boy meets girl, girl ignores boy, boy dies)? Sometimes, in appealing to the masses by dumbing down the movie, they strip a movie of its attraction, to be entertained and swept away in the moment.

 

Then again, I was one of those kids who could not quite get over the fact that a) there is no Santa Claus and b) that my parents had lied to me for so many years.

 

You can read more in my personal blog today at this link if you like: Some of the Things You Are Better Off Not Knowing.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

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Good morning, Elizabeth --- I like the randomness of this post but then I have a tendency to ponder.   Just because I can.  

Jun 24, 2017 09:38 AM #1
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Michael Jacobs Well, it's not real estate related but at least there is a point to my observations. :)

Jun 24, 2017 11:05 AM #2
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That's why I only watch teen slasher movies... they are never predictable Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents . 

Jun 24, 2017 11:34 AM #3
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Elizabeth,

Definitely an interesting post, but then, you have a great way about you.  There are many things I don't want to know about, and that is one of the reasons we cut cable out of our life.  The last time we watched TV this month was on 6/12, the NBA final...We are waiting for Wimbledon to begin.  LOL A

Jun 24, 2017 12:11 PM #4
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Hey, I never did get over that Santa Claus thing.  First, I had my mother transiting me to several department stores, in search of the REAL one, and then when it ultimately failed, she told me the TRUTH, which shook me to the bone.  I also had the same issue looking for the PERFECT husband!  ACCEPTANCE is FUTILE.

Jun 24, 2017 02:54 PM #5
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Elizabeth- much like when I made the mistake of asking what really was Birds Nest Soup when I was a kid.  I get it. The curtain is pulled away and the joy you would have felt is gone. Years ago we were attending a performance of the King & I in Houston.  The star was the late Yul Brynner. Getting to see him in the role was the icing on the cake for me. Unfortunately, our seats were such that I could see him in the wings before he came on stage and he wasn't standing like I thought the King should be. Gone was the illusion. 

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I've seen documentaries about those sound effects, but really have no problem still getting swept up into a story.  

Sometimes I wish they would make a documentary the folks that choose the music for movie scenes.  That would be fascinating to me...and probably you.  But we love the detail stuff.

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Bob "RealMan" Timm You are an odd fellow, you know, LOL.

Jun 24, 2017 04:32 PM #8
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel In another life I used to watch tennis, but I don't watch any sports ever anymore. Much more interested in movies and shows that make you think, that resonate and entertain. Everybody has their own things they enjoy.

Like the people who watch talking heads on FOX News blabber about nonsense. I cannot relate to that at all. Lots of opposites out there.

Jun 24, 2017 04:36 PM #9
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Myrl Jeffcoat Ah, but did you pass on that same story to your own kids? I was like, ok, the next thing you're gonna say is there is no tooth fairy or easter bunny, too. That was all too much to handle at one time.

Jun 24, 2017 04:37 PM #10
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Kathy Streib What an interesting story. Yes, I could see how you would think that. I am so thankful for those who can protect the illusions that take us away from every-day life and let us escape into the land of make believe. It's one of the reasons I don't like sitting far away in a theater. I want to be upfront, completely engaged.

Jun 24, 2017 04:41 PM #11
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Chris Ann Cleland I've seen far too many shows and movies where you can absolutely tell the sound was artificially created, and it bugs me to no end.

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Elizabeth you had me with Santa Clause not being real.... my parents ordered Santa Clause to come to our home to deliver the presents.... guy worked shoveling coal (remember the days of coal fire places?) any way he showed up and my parents suggested that I shake his hands, well it was dirty from coal dust... and I refused and did not believe he was the Real Santa Clause:))Endre

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Oh yes. I certainly did pass on that story to my kids.  They seemed to be less harmed by it however!

Jun 25, 2017 04:58 AM #14
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Elizabeth, I agree with Michael, very random today, but sometimes Sundays are good for that.  Enjoy your day! 

Jun 25, 2017 06:46 AM #15
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Hi Elizabeth, somehow... finding out about Santa Claus not being real was not a big shock to me. And sometimes I actually enjoy that book or movie where you know just how it will go... no need to think very hard and sometimes that's all I need!

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