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    Default Weirdest films you've watched

    Here are a few off the top of my head

    In the Realm of the Senses - a porno/art flim with a gruesome ending
    Fellini Roma - colourful...
    Eraserhead - just plan surreal
    El Topo - weirdest Western
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    Caligula, atrocious , vulgar and no purpose whatsoever.
    The Vresace murder, worst acting ever.
    Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma, same as the first one.
    First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
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    A Zed &Two Noughts The baby of Macon

    Both by Greenaway

    "Naked lunch".
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    Zardoz
    And a few others I can't remember

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    I try to exorcise them, and for the most I've been successful.

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    "who's that knocking at my door" Martin Scorsese ("GoodFellas," "Taxi Driver") made his feature directorial debut with this tender, touching love story about a couple unable to bridge the gap between their divergent worlds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil loves classical View Post
    Eraserhead - just plan surreal
    Yes. And Lynch's most recent release--last week's Episode 8 of Twin Peaks: The Return--is reminiscent of that early work. Part of the reason I liked it so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugg View Post
    Caligula, atrocious , vulgar and no purpose whatsoever.
    The Vresace murder, worst acting ever.
    Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma, same as the first one.
    The thread doesn't say worst films you've watched

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepR View Post
    Zardoz
    And a few others I can't remember
    That's a cool movie, Sean Connery is hilarious

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    Quote Originally Posted by David OByrne View Post
    The thread doesn't say worst films you've watched
    Watch them then you see how weird they are.
    First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
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    An amusing coincidence that I saw the title of this thread and 2001: A Space Odyssey came to mind...then I opened it, looked at the first post, and there's Dave Bowman in Phil's avatar.
    I understand that it's a different kind of film than what one usually expects, with its premise of an advanced race of space entities observing mankind's various states of evolution and what not. But for pete's sake, it starts with gorillas smashing skeletons and ends with a giant black rectangle (I know I know, "monolith") standing over Dave Bowman's deathbed. I'm not saying I didn't enjoy the film, because it was very interesting. I just think it's one of the darn strangest things I've ever seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugg View Post
    Watch them then you see how weird they are.
    I saw Salo today. The rape scenes weren't pleasant to sit through but I just found the movie boring, nothing more
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugg View Post
    Caligula, atrocious , vulgar and no purpose whatsoever.
    The Vresace murder, worst acting ever.
    Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma, same as the first one.
    Salò is a great movie and to say that is without purpose (and to compare it to Caligula) is a bit superficial in my opinion. Pasolini besides being a directors is one of the great italian poets and intellectuals.
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    for the weirdest I've seen, probably it's a banal answer but Pink Flamingos is definitely one of the strangest things I've ever seen.
    In the vein of Lynch, L'ange of Bokanowski is probably even weirder than anything done by the american director.
    And I remember a very strange film about the Monkees, called Head (I remember a scene with Frank Zappa and a cow).

    Some pictures from L'ange (The angel)




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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordontrek View Post
    An amusing coincidence that I saw the title of this thread and 2001: A Space Odyssey came to mind...then I opened it, looked at the first post, and there's Dave Bowman in Phil's avatar.
    I understand that it's a different kind of film than what one usually expects, with its premise of an advanced race of space entities observing mankind's various states of evolution and what not. But for pete's sake, it starts with gorillas smashing skeletons and ends with a giant black rectangle (I know I know, "monolith") standing over Dave Bowman's deathbed. I'm not saying I didn't enjoy the film, because it was very interesting. I just think it's one of the darn strangest things I've ever seen.
    The Monolith represents the mysterious harnessing of a mysterious force that was used by a mysterious race to evolve human life. We are deliberately kept in the dark about this race because it's better that way. It's like looking at Stonehenge or the Trilithon in Baalbek, Lebanon or the 12,000 year old settlement of Gobekli Tepe in Turkey or ancient petroglyphs or something like that--someone from long ago had an advanced technology but we don't know anything about them but they seem to be influencing us to this day. This race in the movie aren't observing us. They may not even exist anymore. But their technology is still causing us to evolve ever higher to become like them.

    The final scene where Bowman is walking around inside the mansion symbolizes man conquering the universe symbolized by the house. It's like the universe as we gaze at it through telescopes. It's a huge. beautiful, austere mansion but we are the only occupant. we appear to be utterly alone Everywhere we look in the universe, it all looks the same--beautiful pinwheel galaxies--and in the mansion the same paintings and sculptures appear on the walls and shelves everywhere you look. So there we are, the masters, eating our dinner--at the center of everything. We own it all simply because there doesn't appear to be anyone else to dispute our claim to it. Instead of some competitor showing up--space aliens or what have you--the visitor is us from a long time ago with an advanced technology in our distant past represented by old Bowman in the astronaut suit. But when we look for him, he's gone. Then the Master goes back to his solitary meal and accidentally knocks a glass over. That represents that we will someday reach the next stage through some accident, some breakage. Maybe narrowly averting nuclear war or nearly poisoning ourselves to extinction with our own toxins and garbage. A great catastrophe must be narrowly averted and then we will see where we are heading--that we are destined to die as a terrestrial species. But not to fear, the mysterious Monolith that turned us from apes to humans will now turn us into the next stage--no longer citizens of earth and chained to the ground but reborn as citizens of the cosmos free to roam the universe at will doing what we will--no limitations. We sit on the verge of that now.
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