But it is not just pure, unadulterated emotion that can make me react in this sort of way, I experience pure emotion every single time I open my eyes. Film is different because the emotions, both good and bad, are intentionally heightened and carefully curated to give the viewer an emotional high unreplicatable by anything else I have found. You can almost always explain how something made you feel or pinpoint what specific things about a film made you feel that way, but it is very difficult to explain the journey to how you feel that way. Even more interesting to me, though, is how these highs differ amongst the viewer. My brother and I try to watch as many films as we can together. We have very similar taste in the kinds of films we connect with, but it is rare we connect in the same way or on the same level. There is no analytical way to explain what everyone sees and feels when they watch a film, and I think I have fallen in love with the form so much not only to chase that high but to also try and make sense of the emotion film brings upon us through analysis.