No, more of an introspection. Nearly 4 years ago I wrote a piece called Location, Location, Location in which I shared my thoughts about the locations used in Half-Life 2.
A few weeks ago I was chatting with a work colleague and we were discussing our favourite movies. He is much younger than me and I was talking about films that he hadn’t really heard of. He asked me to briefly describe.
When then moved onto some newer favourite movies that we thought we had in common but didn’t. Anyway, out of the blue he made this amazing observation…You seem to like movies that have limited locations.
I thought about that for a moment and he seemed correct. In fact the more I thought about it the more he seemed correct.
My favourite mod in 2008 was Intrusion, which I know not everybody loves, but that’s another story. The mod is set in a research facility and has very little variety. That’s not to say it’s plain and boring, just limited in the sense that there are great beach vistas, or huge indoor storage areas.
The point is that when I think about the mods, films and and TV shows I really like, it seems that when the locations are limited I enjoy them more.
Of course there are plenty of moives, mods and TV shows with ever changing locations but if I had a choice. What I prefer is character and story development rather than action, action and more action.
I wonder if other readers have made a connection with the type of mods they like with the type of books, movies and TV shows they prefer.
Here are the three obvious examples of movies with limited locations that I would consider as part of my favourite movies.
In the interests of full disclosure I am in love with Grace Kelly’s character in Rear Window.