Nostalgia is on the rise during this epidemic. I was watching TV when an advertisement on CBS came on for the Sunday Night Movie. They were celebrating the re-introduction of this tradition and playing Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, a sure classic. With excitement, I said to my child the Sunday Night Movie was huge when I was a child. This was before Netflix or HBO or cable or even Blockbuster.
If you missed a movie in the theater your one hope was that they might play it on the Sunday Night Movie someday. It would be chopped to hell for content and commercials a bastardized rendition of its original self but we didn’t know any better. We could finally join the dialogue of those who had seen it. Our version of FOMO I guess.
Things have changed. I wanted to watch the movie on TV for auld lang syne but my child said ‘I don’t like watching movies with commercials’. My SO said ‘we have it on DVD’. No one liked my idea of watching a 2.5hr movie over 4hrs. I guess nostalgia can only take you so far in this instant life we live.
At least we still pop popcorn for movies.