Random Factoid #290

14 05 2010

Curse you “Fight Club.”

You were a great movie, but you have forever changed the way I watch movies in the theater.  Thanks to your sequence on the “cigarette burns” that projectionists put on film to remind them to change the reels at strategic amounts of time, I can never watch a movie without using them to judge how much time has gone by.

Which also means I can judge about how much time is left.  And I hate being conscious of time while watching a movie, although I often force myself into being in such a state.



2 responses

15 05 2010

Does it really happen in real movies? I never noticed!

15 05 2010

Not in movies projected digitally, but they are very present on film projectors. Look every twenty minutes or so in the top right corner of the screen.

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