Saturday, January 06, 2007

Movies I watched on the plane

On my business trip to California last November, I had taken along a few movies that I friend lent me years ago to watch on my laptop. Red was excellent, but I got concerned when a nude sex scene (this is a French movie) unfolded and being on a public plane. I don't think most adults traveling alone censor their movie choices and consciously try to watch family friendly stuff. What if someone's kid is looking on? Do you need to hide it? What is the code of conduct in that situation? Luckily the scene was short so I didn't have to squirm for too long.

The other movie I watched was Miller's Crossing, which was also excellent. I love the plot twists and trying to figure out the motivation for all the seemingly crazy moves the characters chose. Again, this movie was pretty violent and I wouldn't want my kids looking on. Especially sitting on an aisle seat with high visibility. Maybe the low angle of visibility for laptop screens pretty much takes care of it.


Bigqueue said...

Hmmm....I have not seen a movie in I've not seen these. I'll take your word about the scenes and their not being good for children.

I guess that knowing how I tend to look over people's shoulder on planes to watch their movies....I suppose other might too. There are just too many eyes and so little to do after a while up there.

I guess I've never taken a laptop on and watched a I guess I don't even have that frame of reference.

Reel Fanatic said...

I'm not technically proficient enough, unfortunately, to bring my own movies along, so I get stuck with whatever the airline offers .. this means that, flying back from Germany this summer, I actually caught most of the masterpiece "Big Momma's House 2" .. sheesh

Anonymous said...

Its been a while since I've watched Miller's Crossing but I have a generally fond recollection of it. What was nice that at the period of time it was released, it was more about the Mob than the Mafia. :)

I still don't go into the woods with the in-laws. ;)