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Audience Etiquette 101

Last week I saw Secret in Their Eyes with a friend. It was a decent film, and one that I would probably recommend, except I’m rendered unable to give a completely informed opinion of it due to the viewing experience being ruined by the clueless audience members behind us. It’s astonishing just how unaware this one particular woman was – of her surroundings, of the narrative, of basic social etiquette. That yelling “LOOK OUT” at a character on screen was not going to have any effect; that narrating the entire film would be irritating to those around her. And that her guess of the twist being “the daughter’s alive!” made absolutely no sense given WE SAW HER DEAD BODY AT THE START WHEN HER MUM IDENTIFIED HER. KEEP UP! Continue reading Audience Etiquette 101