Often times I can appreciate a movie for its craft and complexity but be left cold by the experience. Battleship Potemkin, for example, impressed me with its stunning visuals and still revolutionary camerawork. The film, however, didn’t do much for me as I didn’t really connect to the story or characters (though it’s been far too long since I’ve last seen it so perhaps a revaluation is in order). I had the same feeling about F. W. Murnau’s Faust, which also features some fantastic special effects but didn’t have me enthralled as I had expected (perhaps hurt by my expectations of the movie after seeing Nosferatu).
But what about yourself?