Film: A Need, Not A Want

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/me-the-self-and-i/202106/why-we-watch-movies

“Over the last 80 years, cinema has become a reliable, effective medium for telling stories. In other words, cinema is a preeminent mode for the generation of participation in the myths of our times. The emotional intensity of the ritual, of contact with mythology, is what draws belief, salience, and importance into the encounter.”

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