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What Makes A Movie "Good" To You?

This is a survey conducted by a fellow film lover and aspiring director and screenplay writer. Please answer the following questions about movies as honestly as you can. Be warned, though--it is a little long. Thanks for participating!
What is your age?
10-17
18-25
26-33
34-40
40-50
51-65
66+
To your knowledge, what genre is your favorite?
Drama
Tragedy
Comedy
Romance
Fantasy
Action
Documentary/Biography
Science Fiction
Historical Fiction
Horror
Mystery
A combination of any of the above answers (ex. Drama/Comedy, Action/Historical Fiction, etc.)
If you are a DRAMA fan, what is it about this particular genre that you enjoy so much?
Because it makes me think
Because it seems the most like my life
Because the stories in dramas seem more realistic than the stories from other genres
I don't know why I prefer drama
I have a different reason for enjoying drama
If you are a TRAGEDY fan, what is it about this particular genre that you enjoy so much?
I like how "heavy" the stories are
Because they seem psychologically "deeper" than the other genres
Because I like how depressing they are
I don't know why I enjoy tragedy
I have a different reason for enjoying tragedy
If you are a COMEDY fan, what is it about this particular genre that you enjoy so much?
Because it puts me in a good mood
Because I love to laugh
Because the world is so full of serious people, I like to escape into a good comedy
I don't know why I enjoy comedy
I have a different reason for enjoying comedy
If you are a ROMANCE fan, what is it about this particular genre that you enjoy so much?
Because love isn't really like that--but it's nice to fantasize that it is!
Because I like the uplifting stories
Because I like to see how relationships "really are", and whether or not I'm doing it right
I don't know why I enjoy romance
I have a different reason for preferring romance
If you are a FANTASY fan, what is it about this particular genre that you enjoy so much?
Because life is so dull without a little imagination
Because I like returning to those whimsical, "fairy tale" stories of my childhood
Because life is always more exotic and interesting in "a galaxy far, far away", or "long, long ago"
I don't know why I like fantasy
I have a different reason for enjoying fantasy
If you are an ACTION fan, what is it about this particular genre that you enjoy so much?
Because I can get an adrenaline rush from watching a good action movie
Because I like the intense storylines and race-against-the-clock pacing of many action films
Because I like...the action!
I don't know why I enjoy action
I have a different reason for liking action
If you are a DOCUMENTARY/BIOGRAPHY fan, what is it about this particular genre that you enjoy so much?
Because I like the way it tells the truth as opposed to telling some made-up story about people
Because I think that nonfiction is more fascinating and interesting than fiction
Because I think it is more "real" than any of the other genres
I don't know why I prefer documentaries/biographies
I have a different reason for enjoying documentaries/biographies
If you are a SCIENCE FICTION fan, what is it about this particular genre that you enjoy so much?
Because I like to see the things that science can accomplish / watch people interact with technology
Because I think that the ideas presented are interesting
Because the graphics in most science fiction movies are well done
I don't know why I prefer science fiction
I have a different reason for liking science fiction
If you are a HISTORICAL FICTION fan, what is it about this particular genre that you enjoy so much?
Because I am fascinated by history, and the people that shaped our world
Because I think that historical fiction is a good way to salute the people who lived back then
Because I enjoy movies more if I think that they actually could have happened
I don't know why I like historical fiction
I have a different reason for enjoying historical fiction
If you are a HORROR fan, what is it about this particular genre that you enjoy so much?
Because I like to be scared out of my mind
Because I like to try and figure out what might come next
Because I think the villains are intriguing and imaginative
I don't know why I like horror so much
I have a different reason for enjoying horror
If you are a MYSTERY fan, what is it about this particular genre that you enjoy so much?
Because I like to live the mystery along with the characters
Because I like to try and figure out 'whodunnit' before anyone else--in the movie and elsewhere
Because I like the plot twists
I don't know why I like mystery
I have a different reason for preferring mystery
If you like A COMBINATION OF ANY OF THE PREVIOUS GENRES, why is it that you like the combination and not just one set genre?
Because one genre can wear thin--I need more STUFF to keep me entertained
Because films are always stronger if they have more behind them than just one simple genre formula
Because I can't think of any movie I've seen that DIDN'T have elements from more than one genre
I don't know why I like the combination of different genres more than any of the other genres
I have a different reason for liking combinations of different genres
Ooo-la-la! What about nudity in movies?
I think that it's unnecessary to use nudity on film, no matter what
I think that nudity on film is often just a way to get a bored audience's attention
I think that nudity has its place in film, but if used too often, it takes away from its effect
I think that nudity on film is great--there should be more movies with scenes of naked people
Do you think that there should be more family features coming out of Hollywood?
Definitely Not! Movie theatres are swamped with too many stupid kid flicks!
No--I think there are plenty of family features coming out as it is
Maybe--The balance between "adult movies" and "kid movies" seems pretty even to me
Yes--There are too many "adult movies" and not enough things for the family
Do you like it when a movie teaches you something about life?
What...? I see movies so I can ESCAPE thinking about stuff like that!
Yes, I like a movie that leaves me with an "up" feeling and a fresh curiosity about life
Do you think that kids in the movies are "too cutesy", or seem fake?
Yes! Why can't they show kids the way they really are?
No! I don't see movies with sickeningly cute kids very often. They all seem pretty realistic to me!
What is the #1 movie trend you would like to see come to a screeching halt?
May-December relationships (i.e. much younger woman/much older man relationships)
Glamorizing marital infidelity as "romantic"
Glamorizing the mafia and their violent ethical code
Tiny, thin actresses being the only ones "allowed" to have boyfriends onscreen
The trend of impressive special effects taking precedence over an actual good story
All the unnecessary violence!
All the unneccesary sex!
How many movies have you seen in the past month? (this includes movies seen in theaters, and on video/DVD)
0-2
3-5
6-8
9-11
12-14
15+
Out of those movies seen in the past month, how many of them would you deem to be "good" movies?
0-2
3-5
6-8
9-11
12-14
15+
And finally...THE LAST QUESTION! What makes a movie "GOOD" to you?
If it impresses me with its psychological depth
If it impresses me with its special effects
If it impresses me with its uplifting message
If it's the genre that I like
This poll was created on 2002-10-05 00:48:46 by Subliminable