What was your initial connection to cinema? Was it merely the excitement of seeing a movie on the big screen for the first time? Or was it something deeper? It might not be just about what movie you saw, but who you saw it with.
The people you saw movies with when you were young were most likely your parents, grandparents or your siblings. We come to love and cherish the movies we saw during our childhood partly because of how it bonded us with our family. There’s something about that shared experience at the cinema that stays with you for a long time. And for those of us who write about movies or consume movie news on a regular basis, it all boils down to the movies we initially saw when we were kids and the loved ones who allowed us to share in that experience.
That’s certainly the case with video essayist Nelson Carvajal, who wrote a very personal and touching essay on Fandor about his father, who passed away late last month. He further paid tribute to his father by putting together a montage, selecting scenes from a variety of popular films that showcase the relationship between fathers and sons/daughters. And instead of expounding any further, it’s best to let his tribute video and Carvajal’s words speak for themselves.