Author Topic: Your top five weirdest films  (Read 8927 times)

Valiant

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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #125 on: October 21, 2009, 09:37:07 am »
It is amazing. It's also weirds me out very much. I even told wosshername it.
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clarion

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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #126 on: October 21, 2009, 09:38:27 am »
1. Irreversible

I think it is an amazing film.  Totally gripping....   that last scene is so utterly utterly disgusting that I have never recommended it to anyone.

It is an astonishing film, like being in a car crash in slow motion. 
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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #127 on: October 21, 2009, 10:14:27 am »
"water on burning rocks"

Wierd. Quite depressing.
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vorsprung

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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #128 on: October 21, 2009, 10:21:00 am »
A lot of films I like are outside of the normal run of what might be considered "normal".  For instance "The taste of Cherrys" is a great Iranian film about a man trying to commit suicide that I like.  if you are going to tell a story then it's no use telling a story that is mundane
It's a bit more difficult to work out which films are weird

Kumonosu-jou  or "Throne of Blood" is a Japanese film version of Macbeth

Tampopo, another japanese film about food.  Includes a sex scene with Eggs

maybe I just don't appreciate Japanese culture and think of it as "weird"
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clarion

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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #129 on: October 21, 2009, 10:33:32 am »
The Colour of Pomegranates.

It may be because I saw it in the middle of the night, and was tired, so not taking it all in, but it seemed to make hardly any sense at all.
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Valiant

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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #130 on: October 21, 2009, 09:57:27 pm »
I'll add Crash (Ballad/Cronenburg), strangely beautiful though.
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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #131 on: October 22, 2009, 05:20:09 pm »
I offer you Tideland - just read the Parental Guide on IMDB for a taste of this: Tideland (2005) - Parents Guide

It's a Terry Gilliam film that I'd never heard of, so I bought it when I was in France. The cover description makes it sound like a kids film, so I watched it one evening just to check. Boy was I glad I did.

I don't think I've ever watched a film where I've had to stop it, get up and check the box to ensure it's a legit film. At one stage it was so deeply weird and bordering on obscene that I really had to check that somehow I wasn't laying myself open to watching somethong that could get me put on the sex offender's register.

It features a young girl (11-ish I'd guess) whose only friends are a series of tatty doll's heads.
She regularly cooks up heroin for her father.
There's a brain-damaged adolescent who refers to french kissing the little girl's grandma when he was a child and tries to demonstrate this to the girl.
The adolescent's mother has one eye, pays for groceries by letting the delivery boy have sex with her.

The little girl and her father leave town when her mother dies of an overdose.
They move to their grandmother's house and find it empty and falling down.
The father dies of a heroin overdose sitting in an armchair on the first night.
The little girl pretends he's still alive and sleeps curled up on his lap and makes jokes about how bad he smells.
After the adolescent's mother finds out that the father and little girl are in grandma's house, she comes over, finds the dead father, skins him and stuffs him (I kid you not).
The little girl then sleeps with her dead (stuffed father) in a bed upstairs.

It goes on and on, there's so much weird shit I don't even know where to stop.

I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall when the executives who funded it got to see the final cut.

I'll happily lend this to anyone who wants to see it.

As for my other films:
Big Fish is pretty far out there, but Tideland tops everything I've ever seen and I've seen a lot of stuff mentioned here.


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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #132 on: October 22, 2009, 05:24:17 pm »
Spanking the Monkey (1994)

Boffing your mom is never a comfortable on screen subject.

Valiant

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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #133 on: October 22, 2009, 05:45:59 pm »
Can't believe I forgot about Tideland lol, yes thats one messed up film.
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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #134 on: October 23, 2009, 10:45:39 am »
Tideland is *brilliant*, absolutely loved it.

A major plus point to it must be that it creeped out our 21-year-old, who loves films like Saw. <snicker>.
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