Well, to be honest I can’t decide. The basis and criteria on which we judge them are completely different. There are certain aspects of movies I love, and certain aspects of live plays I enjoy. However, both fall under the same category of entertainment. They are both situations or experiences which the protagonist comes across, and the rest of the story is based on their journey, their decisions, their thought process, their characteristics, and their ability to deal with the given situation.
Simply because the effects offered in movies cannot be compared to the performances we see in live plays. Movies have certain elements which can only be added using the technology we possess in today’s time. And that is what makes movies so realistic. The details you have in movies, such as the sets, costumes, the smooth transition from one scene to another, the focus on particular objects/characteristics are all what contributes to making a movies a success.
Live performances also offer special effects of lighting and sound effects. But what is actually very exciting about these are that you get to witness all the transitions of scenes, the costumes underneath the costumes, the live orchestra and musicians, the exciting dance pieces, the mistakes and cover-ups of an actor, the tricks used to minimize the waiting time during transitions, and the few props that are like touch-ups to the real (yet not-so realistic) sets. The reason I love live performances is because, well… They’re LIVE! Ok, I’m not making sense anymore but I just can’t explain the experience of watching a live play. It is so different than what one expects!
You may have seen movies which are based on plays, or vice versa. Your preferences over one will always vary based on what aspect you liked or enjoyed the most.
Now think hard reader, did you want to break into a dance move while watching the sensational musical ‘Mamma-Mia’ or was it Meryl Streep’s spectacular performance that caught your attention in the movie?
Now you may choose for yourself, Movies or Plays, or BOTH!
P.S: Potter and I sincerely apologize for not posting any articles for the past week. It has been because of a major event we had participated in our school which kept us running busy. As a punishment I promise to make sure that Potter does 50 sit-ups and no less! 😉
I’m hoping that’s enough!