Review: Analyzes the experience of seeing a movie in a movie theater. We have all experienced that feeling of coming back to reality when leaving the theater. Watching a movie is hypnotic, but the essayist is aware the he is two people—one who is absorbed like peering through a keyhole concentrating on the movie and a second person who observes everything around him in the theater.
The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present. Ed. Phillip Lopate. New York: Anchor Books. 1995.