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    • I definitely wish my brain worked this way. I have gotten better over time in ignoring the quality of the movie and focusing on the story. There are some incredible story lines out there that sometimes I just miss because I am paying attention to little details in a shot. I often times have to watch shows or movies OVER AND OVER in order to actually catch certain parts of the story. :facepalm:

    • I usually get to immersed in the story to focus much on the effects, especially on the first viewing. But what I've found with subsequent rewatches is that I notice more about how the movie was actually done and that is when I will notice effects more.

      If it's a particularly boring movie I'll actually start paying attention more to what is happening in the background than what the characters are doing and that is also when I start to notice effects more.

    • The special eefects that fascinate me are the ones that I miss until they are pointed out. Ron Howard's "A Beautiful Mind" is (in my humble opinion) a masterpiece because the special effects are easily overlooked and the acting and plot are "center stage."