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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #25 on: July 15, 2008, 11:31:12 am »
In no particular order (and yes, I know there's only four suggestions!):

Black Cat, White Cat
Walkabout
Heavenly Creatures
The Wicker Man
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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #26 on: July 15, 2008, 11:32:38 am »
Black Cat White Cat! I'd forgotten about that - brilliant and mad.

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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #27 on: July 15, 2008, 11:34:43 am »
Black Cat White Cat! I'd forgotten about that - brilliant and mad.

I didn't realise how weird it would be and therefore didn't really enjoy it.  Maybe it would be better if I watched it again.
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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #28 on: July 15, 2008, 11:37:15 am »
The music is excellent too.

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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #29 on: July 15, 2008, 11:38:05 am »
Repo Man

Not on my weird list, but I would put it very high on my "cool" list ;D
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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #30 on: July 15, 2008, 11:46:43 am »
Black Cat White Cat! I'd forgotten about that - brilliant and mad.

Sadly, I've never heard of it but sounds worth a go. Especially as I see from imdb that it's one of Emir Kusturica's and I love his music (with The No-Smoking Orchestra - wonderfully bonkers).
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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #31 on: July 15, 2008, 01:09:58 pm »
I'm surprised that no-one has mentioned The Wizard of Oz, probably because it is so familiar, but deeply odd.

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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #32 on: July 15, 2008, 01:19:01 pm »
I'm surprised that no-one has mentioned The Wizard of Oz, probably because it is so familiar, but deeply odd.
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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #33 on: July 15, 2008, 01:21:33 pm »
That's just deeply awful.

Mind you, it does have rampling Charlotte in it...
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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #34 on: July 15, 2008, 01:23:13 pm »
I'm surprised that no-one has mentioned The Wizard of Oz, probably because it is so familiar, but deeply odd.
Zardoz, totally forgotten about that! When I was at school Saturday night was film night for the boarders when we were shown a film. This was about the third one that I saw. At the age of 11. Suddenly being away from home didn't seem that bad :D

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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #35 on: July 15, 2008, 01:28:25 pm »
That reminds me: Dark Crystal.  Now that is a scary film for a child!

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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #36 on: July 15, 2008, 01:29:41 pm »
Oh come on. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas people!

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I'd rate the polar express as up there too, but that could have just been a rubbish film!

Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #37 on: July 15, 2008, 01:30:46 pm »
I've seen two films (can't remember the titles) that feature a special effect in which the screen flickers to a halt whereupon a black spot grows from the centre and turns into a white centred ring. The lights come up, everyone chats, then the lights go down again and the film recommences.

Then there was Superman versus the Stain. Seen in a Newcastle cinema many years ago. The screen was just white paint on the end wall. There was a thunderstorm, the cinema leaked, and the picture was gradually obliterated by a spreading brown stain.

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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #38 on: July 15, 2008, 01:41:54 pm »
I've seen two films (can't remember the titles) that feature a special effect in which the screen flickers to a halt whereupon a black spot grows from the cntre and turns into a white centred ring. The lights come up, everyone chats, then the lights go down again and the film recommences.
That'll be The Ring, or Ringu then...

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Then there was Superman versus the Stain. Seen in a Newcastle cinema many years ago. The screen was just white paint on the end wall. There was a thunderstorm, the cinema leaked, and the picture was gradually obliterated by a spreading brown stain.
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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #39 on: July 15, 2008, 01:44:05 pm »
1.  A Scanner Darkly

Can't think of any more :P

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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #40 on: July 15, 2008, 01:51:19 pm »
Delicatessen
Dancer in the dark (and what's the other von Trier one with the wedding? and Dogville! god that was boring)
Dogma
anything by Tim Burton
O brother where art thou

which reminds me that I want to watch fargo

Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #41 on: July 15, 2008, 01:51:54 pm »
Oh, I just remembered the weirdest EVER - Matthew Barney's Cremaster Cycle, 5 films in a series. I went to see all five in one hit at the Ritzy in Brixton. We smuggled in some illicit substances and it was easily the weirdest time I've ever had in a cinema.

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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #42 on: July 15, 2008, 01:52:18 pm »
Then there was Superman versus the Stain. Seen in a Newcastle cinema many years ago. The screen was just white paint on the end wall. There was a thunderstorm, the cinema leaked, and the picture was gradually obliterated by a spreading brown stain.

Reminds me when I was watching a vampire film in Sunderland during a rain storm. Some one had put their soaking wet coat to dry on the edge of the inner circle, during a particular horror scene it slipped and landed in the stalls. The noise and panic of a large wet black flappy thing landing on half a dozen Wearsiders was so intense they stopped the film
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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #43 on: July 15, 2008, 01:58:53 pm »
anything by Tim Burton (but especially
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which reminds me that I want to watch fargo
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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #44 on: July 15, 2008, 02:00:20 pm »
Oops.

I did mean Tim Burton, I just forgot to finish my sentence after I'd decided that they were all weird so there should not be an 'especially'

Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #45 on: July 15, 2008, 02:03:11 pm »
Being bored in grim, rain-swept Preston, I went to the Ritz Cinema and paid 1/6 for a stalls seat. 2001, A Space Odyssey was on: tiny scratchy picture in the distance, the smell of damp raincoats around me. It came to the scene where the astronaut is trying to close HAL, the computer down. HAL started singing Daisy, Daisy and I heard quavery voices striking up around me. A scattering of OAPs had also sought shelter from the rain, and were singing along with the music.

Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #46 on: July 15, 2008, 02:13:20 pm »


'Man Bites Dog' then.



I was wondering if anyone would mention Man Bites Dog...I found bits of that quite funny, in a dark kind of way.

In the hotel the other day, there was a cartoon film on the telly, about an old woman with a dog whose grandson was a cyclist in the Tour de France, and he got kidnapped. 'The triplets of Belleville'. I only started watching it cos it had cycling in it...

Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #47 on: July 15, 2008, 02:30:12 pm »
Save the Blue Planet
Old Boy
Secretary
Crash (the one with disfigured people in it)
Mulholland Drive
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #48 on: July 15, 2008, 02:31:37 pm »
any James Bond film
any "Romantic Comedy"  :sick:

both of which also qualify in the Crap category, as does any film with Hayden Christensen in it...
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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #49 on: July 15, 2008, 02:34:28 pm »
Old Boy

I wish I'd never seen Old Boy.  It's the kind of film I just don't need to have in any corner of my mind.