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Postby Pablo975 » Fri May 04, 2007 12:53 pm

So I read lots of movie reviews and am always hearing how the audience applauded this or that or cheered the hero on or something.

I'm 33 years old and have seen an insane amount of films in theaters in my life. I have seen people applaud a movie ONCE. The crowd actually applauded Austin Powers 2 which I saw in a theater in Century City in LA.

I've never seen it where I'm from or anywhere else. Is it a regional thing? Where I'm from, people might laugh at a movie out loud or possibly be a goober and talk to the characters in the movie out loud, but at the end, people get up and file out the door.

Why this bugs me enough to post about it, I don't know.....but I'd love to get feedback on this.
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Postby bigh0rt » Fri May 04, 2007 12:55 pm

I've seen a handfull of movies where people applauded; mainly it was on their opening night for a big film, but I've never done so myself.
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Postby Coppermine » Fri May 04, 2007 12:57 pm

People applauded for Little Miss Sunshine when I saw it. I think they also applauded when the Rebel forces blew up the Death Star in the re-release of Star Wars.
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Postby ironman » Fri May 04, 2007 12:58 pm

I only applauded once, and it was at the opening of Star Wars Episode III. Every began to applaud when the initial credits came on. I don't think it was as much for the movie as it was the first night for the new Brew & View theater.

I usually hate people that clap at the end of the movie. I just don't get it.
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Postby StlSluggers » Fri May 04, 2007 1:04 pm

I don't do it, and I've only been to one movie where I ever saw more than a group of kids applaud or cheer.

At the risk of sounding racist, I was at a theatre in a predominatly minority neighborhood, and the movie was Jackie Brown.

Just stating what I observed.
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Postby Simulacrum » Fri May 04, 2007 1:12 pm

Wait- people were applauding Austin Powers 2?? That's the crappiest one by far!

I may have clapped at the end of Star Wars III. :*)

I do remember clapping really, really hard when Leo drowned at the end of Titanic. :-D
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Postby bigh0rt » Fri May 04, 2007 1:16 pm

StlSluggers wrote:At the risk of sounding racist, I was at a theatre in a predominatly minority neighborhood, and the movie was Jackie Brown.


Racist, racist! :-D

Simulacrum wrote:I may have clapped at the end of Star Wars III.


Point and laugh, point and laugh! :-b


Just funnin'. !+)
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Postby Old_Style » Fri May 04, 2007 1:29 pm

The only movie that I can remember people clapping, cheering, and yelling was Snakes on a Plane. Granted, most of the kids there were either high or liquored up.
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Postby knapplc » Fri May 04, 2007 1:31 pm

It really depends on the crowd and the city. Here in Nebraska I've only seen a few movies applauded, but in San Francisco we used to miss parts of the shows because people were laughing and cheering.
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Postby josebach » Fri May 04, 2007 1:45 pm

Occasionally, I'll see applauding at the end of the movie. It's usually one person that starts it and then others instinctively join in. It doesn't really bother me, so I just ignore it. What does bother me, though, is talkers. There's nothing like somebody running their trap in the theater to completely take you out of a movie. Oh, and people kicking the back of my chair. <img src=/forums/images/smiles/kiss.gif>
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