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With regard to "looks", I discovered( not the first person to, but I became aware of this at one point) what I believe to be a few other components that determine whether we are attracted to someone sexually or not.
I found a certain peculiarity, in my late teens. I discovered I could think a woman was attractive in terms of the way I perceived her to look, but yet I wasn't attracted to her. This made me question why.
I discovered that people are aware of what other people are like beyond their looks, from just looking at them. It is the same reason little kids hide behinds their mother's and say things like mommy, he is a bad man, or why a dog will pace, bark and growl at one person, but will readily approach another. We are able to sense things that tell us about our appeal to another and vice versa. Literally, everytime in my life if I felt I would be rejected, before I tried with a woman, I was when I finally did. It was like my intuition was sensing my appeal to her.
As I have gotten to know my self better, I can look at a woman and realize if it didn't matter, I wouldn't turn her down, but I still have a preference for what I feel most fulfulled with. It is good when someone can look at someone, that most find irresistible and know that they wouldn't go there because of knowing they won't waste their time on what doesn't ultimately fulfill them.
I think that could be categorized as positive assortive mating.
This is good advice for women you actually know, but we're talking about images on a screen portrayed by actors who are expert at disguising themselves and taking on the the personalities of others. Objectification of actresses is a time honored tradition among movie fans. As for the ratios, these primarily apply to initial impressions. There will, of course, be additional experience that forms a more complete impression.
EP, have you seen The Misfits?
Perhaps seeing Marilyn Monroe in a more substantial role would affect your opinion of her.
I think to a certain degree, she played substandard roles that she was pushed into.
... and that's what drove the public obcession with her, the sexuaL mystique.
There are a couple ratios that pertain to physical attraction in humans that might help explain the attraction to Marilyn Monroe, an attraction I do not share.
One is a low hip to waist ratio. Scientists believe a low hip to waist ratio indicates health and fertility in a woman, and that this excites the reptilian male brain. With all the testosterone that's in there, it doesn't take much. Marilyn had a low hip to waist ratio, but I always found her a little chunky.
That's just hilarious!
"Giant"(1956) was visually impressive, capturing the vastness of Texas quite well. But an Elizabeth Taylor character who isn't drunk, is comparatively dull, imo. I never saw "Rebel without a Cause", or "East of Eden", so all I know about James Dean is from "Giant".
I should, because as I'm thinking about "Giant", he was quite good in that role. As was Rock Hudson.
This is a great film. It captures a very familiar life of people just hangin' out. The camera wanders around pausing upon whatever it finds most interesting at the time, and then follows the next individual for a spell. So many characters! It reminded me of some Robert Altman films on the rare occassion that he makes a good movie
I think this still applies to some degree, simply on the basis that, most people only show you what they want you to see, yet you can possibly still discern past the facade.
It is true that we all aren't as adept at this skill obviously, considering the divorce rate and the considerable dating community. I guess I'll have to leave it as theory and skip the hypothesis idea for now, though I doubt society finally gets it.
It's the 'good man, falling in love with a bad woman' thing. A nothing movie with Greta Garbo. If you've never seen a silent Greta Garbo film, then you're missing out on what made her quite a legend! She's one of only a handful of actors whose presence on the screen is really strange, because you can't keep your eyes off of her! Everything she does is interesting and unique. While I watch her, I vacillate between wondering why she is so interesting, and exclaiming that she is the best actress I've ever seen!
90,000 views!!! If those people would post their favorite films, then I would actually live longer to view them!
What do you mean?
What are you confused about?
I think I just misunderstoood (a red flag training I did thing).
What on god's green bean are you talking about?
I have a red flag training program, too.
I am quitting chess.
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