My favourite parts of movies are most definitely the montage scenes.
Montage scenes have so many valuable functions:
- Helping two people get to know each other in less than three minutes.
- Helping somebody get over heartbreak in less than three minutes.
- Turning a geek (or a pretty girl with glasses on) into a prom queen (usually by taking her glasses off) in less than three minutes.
- Turning Baby from a bad dancer into a good dancer, in less than three minutes.
So. Very. Good.
Of course, in real life the characters aren't actually experiencing a montage scene.
They have to live through all the boring bits too.
(Oh, I know what you're thinking. In real life the characters don't exist. Well let me tell you, Baby and Johnny are alive in my heart. ALIVE.)
But today, I suddenly had the sense that I was living in a montage scene.
I was running on a treadmill watching Bobby Brown dancing in shoulder pads when it dawned on me.
Winter was turning into SPRING. I was doing EXERCISE. I was making LISTS of things to do, and then DOING THEM. I was reading books to EXPAND MY MIND. I was overtaking queues of cars on my scooter and NOT FEELING BAD ABOUT IT. I was SINGING to myself as I walked along the street.
And (the clincher) the electric guitar riff from THE FINAL COUNTDOWN had been in my head for over a week! It had all the makings of a montage scene! It was definitely a montage scene!
Just slower, and without the dishwashing scenes edited out.
[to experience my montage scene, click here and then look at the following pictures, over and over, for less than 3 minutes]