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Watching a movie

johnchevin41 asked 2 weeks ago
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Anyone else have this Im watching another movie I know Ive seen it but its as if Ive never seen it before I have no memories of anything thats happening Ive noticed this happens with all movies its kind of strange. I can watch movies over and over but it feels like its the first time

Randraen Mobley November 18, 2020 11:29 pm

I have a slightly related problem in the other direction that makes it pretty difficukt to watch movies now. The first time I see a actor in a movie, my mind cements that character as who "they" are. If I see a actor outside of a movie, I’ll think of the original character. When I see that character in another movie, I compare their current acting to their previous character. I’ve pretty much stopped watching movies outside of what my friends and family want to see becaue it is so distracting

Janette Nash November 18, 2020 11:36 pm

Yes – I’m the same. I don’t know whether that’s aphantasia, or SDAM.

Allie November 19, 2020 11:59 pm

Yes, definitely. I have this with trips I have taken as well.

Max Barber November 20, 2020 06:51 pm

I kind of know what you mean, I guess because we cannot visualise anything we are just relying on our memory. For instance, Sixth Sense, I know he’s dead (plot reveal ), and a few of the other details of the film, for example the people hanging in the school (I think), and about his wife, but as I watch it I generally don’t remember whats going to happen.

Question: Same or different for reading a book that is not so visual?

johnchevin41 replied 2 weeks ago

I just cant read books I find it really difficult to keep up with whats happening

Yeti December 03, 2020 01:57 am

I have pretty bad memory overall and, with exceptions to movies I’ve seen multiple times or that have left a massive impact on me – I can forget just about everything. That said, as I watch, i’ll usually remember a lot of it as I go.

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