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Omnigal
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posted 16 April 2002 04:18 PM      Profile for Omnigal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I think at the top of my list is Eraserhead! I couldn't stop picturing that baby thing when I was in labor with my daughter

Of course Lynch has a few more that were weird. I'll never forget the image of Dennis Hopper with the oxygen mask on his face doing nasty things to what ever her name is

Next Urusukidoji (sp?) Weirdest Japanamation I've ever seen! Strange Demon sex.

Just about everything by Peter Greenaway. Weirdest had to be Zed and 2 knots. I love that man. I heard that one of his movies I really wanted to see was banned from being released. called Something like the Pornographer?


So what are the weirdest movies that you've seen?

(I'm hoping to find some new material to rent, I just can't get enough of weird movies )


Edited because I made many spelling typo's

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posted 16 April 2002 04:45 PM      Profile for Victor Von Mediaboy   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Eraserhead doesn't even come close to the depravity of Vulgar.
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posted 16 April 2002 05:05 PM      Profile for Omnigal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Lokks good, and weird all right. Clowns are really creapy anyway.

I'm putting that down as a must see. Clerks, and Mall rats were entertaining too.


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At the Toronto Film Festival screening for Vulgar, about 50 people (out of 200) walked out of the theatre. It's so fucked up, even Howard Stern couldn't bear to watch the whole thing.

The problem is, if you don't watch the whole thing, you miss the whole point of the movie.


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posted 16 April 2002 05:17 PM      Profile for Alix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Peter Jackson's Meet the Feebles is pretty darn weird. Think the Muppets gone terribly, terribly wrong. (But funny!)

(edited to correct movie title)

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A German "documentary" about Wilhelm Reich, W.R.: Secrets of the Organism (no, that's not a typo) gets my vote for weirdest picture of all time. Though not in a bad way.

I say "documentary" because it's a crazy mix of actual documentary footage with some dramatic scenes, apparently inspired by one or another of Dr. Reich's views. Views on sex, that's to say.

It's been shown once in a while on Bravo or Showcase, late at night. Best accompanied by some good 'erb, in my experience, and perhaps a (current or prospective) sexual partner.


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posted 16 April 2002 05:23 PM      Profile for Victor Von Mediaboy   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Anybody ever seen any of Guy Madden's work? It's pretty weird.
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posted 16 April 2002 05:52 PM      Profile for vickyinottawa   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I've seen a Guy Madden or two. I must confess, I enjoy weird movies... I'm sure if I thought real hard I could figure out a few that have weirded me out too much, but I can't right now. Haven't been up on the scene for a few years, so I may have missed a few (like Vulgar - haven't seen that).

I went to a Peter Greenaway film fest when I lived in Dublin and gained a real appreciation for his work (it helps to see a few at once. The Belly of an Architect is my favourite, I think). Used to be a huge David Lynch fan but haven't been impressed with much since, say, Wild at Heart.

How about Pi? That was pretty out there...


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posted 16 April 2002 05:57 PM      Profile for Sine Ziegler     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant. Haven't seen it in several years, but as I remember, it was plenty weird, but very good.

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...Dennis Hopper with the oxygen mask on his face doing nasty things to what ever her name is...

Do you mean Isabella Rosselini in Blue Velvet? Not that I was ever much of a Lynch fan...

Wind From the East (title translated, can't specifically remember the French title), Jean-Luc Goddard. Now that's weird.


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quote:
Isabella Rosselini

Thank you yes I believe it was her. I didn't really like Blue velvet much but that scene of him fisting her has stuck with me forever.

Some of these sound great. Wow I gotta get out more.

Aguirre: Wrath of God (by Werner Herzog), and "The Man Facing Southeast" by Eliseo Subiela we very strange too. Older but like to watch older foriegn movies, there's some keepers.


Oh May I reccomend Fires on The Plain. by Kon Ichikawa. Very disturbing, and very surreal, best War film ever made IMO.

P.S. Anybody seen, and know what the point of "Till the End of the World" was?


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Man Facing Southeast is an old favourite of mine. I guess I never considered it on a weirdness scale... Mostly thought it was brilliant.
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posted 16 April 2002 07:01 PM      Profile for Chris Guenard   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
There's a thin line between weird and disturbing. I've seen two movies that cross that line, nay three. These movies are so bad, that they risk taking your sanity; no exaggeration

1) The Headless eyes
2) Manos: The hands of Fate
3) The Wild World Of Batwoman

Please tell me some of you have seen these.


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Yep Eraser Head was a dandy. Also Liquid Sky Not the best movie to come along but it gets a hit on the weird-o-metre. Oh and Fellini's Eight And A Half I think it called. I still don't know what the deal there was.
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Lord, I remember Liquid Sky simply as bad. Maybe I should rent it or something.

I pretty much had to go see it -- I mean, it was 1982, and I was in the habit of going to the Bloor Cinema at least once a week, for the 99-cent movies. Well, they had that thing on for something like 2 weeks solid -- rumour had it they'd bought the print outright and were trying to recoup their investment.

It certainly had its moments. As a fresh-faced 18-year-old I got a few things from it -- for one thing, it was the closest I'd yet seen to explicit sex on film.


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Oh and Fellini's Eight And A Half I think it called. I still don't know what the deal there was.

I think the point with 8 1/2 was that there was no point....


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posted 16 April 2002 08:12 PM      Profile for Omnigal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'm checking out that site Slick Willy wow it reads like a personal movies I've seen list. Crips how could I have forgotten "DELICATESSEN" Now there was a weird movie. They gave it 4 green drops I only give it 2, but for weirdness it would be a 4 for sure circus midgets, cannibals, and strange ugly pustules being popped, definitely up on this list of weird.

2 more from that site, that belong on the list of the weird

THE LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM
LEGEND OF THE OVERFIEND another part to Urusukidoji

Santa Sangria another wierd one.


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John Waters, anyone? Remember Devine? Pink Flamingos?

For consistent weirdness, you can't beat Czech cinema. They specialize in the surreal. Recently saw one--someone'll know the title, and the director's name (a famous animator)--about a couple who adopt a stump--yes, a stump--that looks a bit like a baby. The stump grows, and kills the family cat, and grows some more, and...you get the picture. Just great.

Also worth a go is Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia, with Warren Oates.

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For consistent weirdness, you can't beat Czech cinema. They specialize in the surreal. Recently saw one--someone'll know the title, and the director's name (a famous animator)--about a couple who adopt a stump--yes, a stump--that looks a bit like a baby. The stump grows, and kills the family cat, and grows some more, and...you get the picture. Just great.

One of the best short films I ever saw, a 20-minute animated movie, was Czech. Not especially bizarre, but very clever and funny. It was a Western, done with stop-motion marionette-type animation, in which the characters sang opera instead of speaking dialogue.

It's from the 50s, anyway, and came across as an affectionate homage to the American westerns of the time.


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Orlando (it's also beautiful and clever)

Inside John Malkovich (not sure i got that right - weird, but i wasn't that crazy about it)

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (some pretty good scenes, but not nearly as funny as it should be; Robin Williams totally wasted - it's the only excuse as i can find for him)

Being There (Peter Sellers is lovely, and it has a few other casting treats, but i didn't like it much - must see again.)

Rozencrantz and Guilderstern Are Dead (very clever, very funny; loved it)

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Eraserhead is the wierdest I've ever seen, but I haven't seen "Vulgar".

What constitutes wierd in my view is a movie that is saying something in an orginal way. Not that "Eraserhead" was saying much, come to think, but Lynch gave you the impression that he was.

I love Lynch's attachment to mechanical imagery.

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Thank you yes I believe it was her. I didn't really like Blue velvet much but that scene of him fisting her has stuck with me forever

I have to pay more attention. I don't remember that, and I think I've seen "Blue Velvet" a couple of times.

I think that movie was made by the genius of Dennis Hopper. The laughing gas was his idea.

For a fun kind of wierd, one of my favorites is "Repo Man".


I should sit down and do a wierd movie film festival with a friend sometime. She knows more about movies than I do, so her picks would be good, I'm sure. I'd pick some I've never seen before, but have been curious about.
There's an old one I've heard about, I think it's called "Freaks", and it's supposed to contain one of the more unerving scenes according to some movie afficionados. And, I think I'd like to get around to seeing "Tie me up, Tie me down." Just 'cause.


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*chuckle* 'lance... Are you sure you're not thinking of Dusan Makavejev's Mysteries of Organism? The movie was made early in his career and at the very day of its release in the old Communist Yugoslavia banned and 'bunkered' for political reasons... Makavejev emigrated soon after that. I've never really seen it, it's been 'defrosted' or 'de-bunkered' (all terms for banned works of art that eventually saw the light of day in former Yu, sometimes as late as the Wall Fall) decades after its creation and later on rarely available for public showing. I'd love to see it sometime, though.
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Yes, that's it. The very thing. Don't know why I thought it was a German picture. This certainly explains the scenes in what I'd guessed to be Yugoslavia.

As I say, Bravo or Showcase occasionally shows it late at night. I've seen it, or bits of it, twice that way.

More mysteries cleared up. This Grauniad piece says it's the editor of Screw, presumably Al Goldstein, having a plaster cast made of his penis in the film. I thought, for some reason, that it was Neil Young.

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"The Pillow Book" by Peter Greenaway.

You really must see it if you like weird. Kind of wonderful, too...

Pillow Book


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Student Bodies. Bad B-movie, but the horsehead bookend thing is just bi-ZARRE.
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"one of us one of us, gooble gobble gooble gobble, one of us one of us, gooble gobble gooble gobble."


That would be from the fucked up scene from the movie "Freaks." My understanding is that it was banned in England for 30 years because it dared to use real side show freaks. Turns out they have rich emotional lives and are effected by love and jelousy, and are moved by betrayal and vengeance. There's agreat scene where the "worm" rolls a cigarett and lights it using only his mouth.
The comic book character Zippy the Pinhead" was apparently inspired by the actual pinhead who appears in the movie.
Coincedence? The guy who created the character Zippy happens to be from Levittown the first planned suburban community in North America. Not only does Levittown play as the back drop to Zippy's adventures but, it also features in the documentary "Wonderland" home of Eddie Money. A crazy place and a weird film.
Another nutso documentary is " Vernon Florida" by Errol Morris, the guy who made "Mr. Death " a film that I have not seen yet and can offer no excuses for such a lapse, except my own laziness.
And for sheer gruesomeness howz about Peter Jacksons first feature "Bad Taste." Horrible, gross beyond imagination, hilarious.
I have only ever seen one other movie more fucked up than bad taste and that was "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS" so totally fucked and demented I still have the occasional nightmare. Definatly do not watch this movie until you have read the above link. Totally deranged, insane. Madness lies this way.

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Re: my post above, the Czech director's name is Jan Svankmajer, and his film is called Little Otik. It's good, twisted fun. Milos Foreman calls him "Disney + Bunuel." It returns to Vancouver in May. From the Cinemateque blurb:

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...Bozena and Karel long to have children, but haven't been able to conceive. When Karel digs up a tree stump that vaguely resembles a child, Bozena, mad with unfulfilled maternal urges, resolves that it is a real baby, and literally wills it to life--with giddily grotesque consequences, as Little Otik quickly proves to have an insatiable appetite for flesh...and an alarming propensity to grow exponentially whenever he is fed.

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I'll see your "Pink Flamingo" & "Delicatessen" and raise you one...

Ruben & Ed - Stars Crispin Glover and Howard Hesseman (how can you go wrong?). Crispin's character "Ruben" has been keeping his cat "Simon" in the freezer till he finds the perfect place to bury him. Howard's character "Ed", a hopeless failure of a man, is desperately trying to sign up people for his pyramid scheme self help seminars. The two meet when Ruben's mother threatens to take away Ruben's squeaky cat toy (all he's got left to remind him - besides the frozen corpse) unless he gets out and makes a friend. Comedy Gold™ ensues.

Best quote - "My cat can eat a whooooooooole watermelon!"


Down By Law - Tom Waits and Roberto Benigni. Roberto Benigni at his absolute finest. Nothing more needs to be said.

Best quote - "Jack? errrr Zack!? You have some fire?" - Link

Gummo - Harmony Korines' follow up to "Kids" (You all remember that one I'm sure?). Gummo takes a similar pretense and moves it out of the big city and into Xenia, Ohio - a city still coping with the legacy of a devastating tornado that ripped through the town in the mid-seventies. This movie defines the phrase "White Trash": Beer swillin', gas huffin', cat killin', no-shirt-wearin', trash talkin', arm wrestlin', deathmetal listenin', low-ridin', sister pimpin' goodness from the heart of America.


Notice the strip of bacon taped to the wall.

Those are three that stand out as being particularly odd. There's plenty more though. I could be here all night.


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Delicatessan is one of my all-time favourite movies....so's Repo Man. I put them both in the "weird in a fun way" category.

Just remembered a weird but disturbing movie I watched fairly recently....well, I stopped watching it after two of the 3 segments. It was by an Iranian director whose name I've forgotten, and it was called (I think - I may have blocked it out) The Pedlar.


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Gummo is one that I've wanted to see for a long time. Harmony Corine is one of those names that really gets the blood boiling in US indie filmmaking circles. (Larry Clark was the real driving force behind Kids, according to many.)

I haven't seen Pi, but his follow-up Requiem For A Dream was seriously fucked up. I loved it.

Freaks is another great one.

If you can find it, take a gander at Salvador Dali's Un Chien Andalou. Weirdness to the extreme.

Canadian short films tend to be pretty weird. I was at one short film festival in Ottawa that gave an old man in the audience heart palpitations. The flick on the screen involved a guy searching for his inner child, and his was using a fishing rod to do it. Very odd visuals. I think it was directed by Mike Hoolbloom(sp?).

I'll have to put my student films on the web sometime. Not too too weird, but weird enough to be fun.


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I couldn't fathom "Delicatessen." It jsut seemed like nonsense.

"Gummo" was fascinating, albeit a little too real for me.


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Nothing beats Fellini's Satiricon for weirdness. Unfortuneatly, it was weird but boring.

Brazil and Tin Drum are both weird yet good flicks.


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Time Bandits

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

VideoDrome

Crazy Fat Ethel II

Plan 9 From Outer Space

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Anything done by Terry Gilliam of Monty Python fame is weird and incredibly good.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (as was already mentioned), and Brazil. Brazil was incredible. As was the Labrynth, starring David Bowie and the muppets of Jim Henson.

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The City of Lost Children
Aguirre Wrath Of God
Head
200 Motels
Cabinet of Dr Caligari
Where the Green Ants Dream
Hellraiser
Crumb

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If you can find it, take a gander at Salvador Dali's Un Chien Andalou. Weirdness to the extreme.

I think that's Bunuel, not Dali -- it's surrealism, and may have had some influence from Dali, but I'm fairly certain it's Bunuel's.

And definitely weird. Disturbing, too.


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Any movie for christian evangalists.

Omega Code starring Casper Van Diem and Micheal Ironside. About some guy (the devil or son of) who decodes the bible and finds a blue print for taking over the world through a world government.

Omega Code Two, the pre-quel.

Left Behind starring Kirk Cameron, about the rapture and the people "left behind"
Includes a very wierd love interest. A teen girl who appears to be as innocent as they come, but for some unexplained reason is "left behind." My best guess is for Kirk Camerons character-a world famous investigative reporter with a set of brass balls-to fall in love with.


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Any movie for christian evangalists.

This reminds me (though it's got nothing to do with evangelists) -- The Magic Christian, based on the Terry Southern story, and starring Peter Sellars and Ringo Starr.

I wonder how weird I'd find it today. I probably didn't get most of the satire first time around.


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Has anyone seen any Andy Warhol flicks? I saw his "Frankenstien" in Montreal years ago, and that was a supremely F*ED up movie!
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posted 18 April 2002 12:36 AM      Profile for Pimji   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
How to Get a Head in Advertising was a pretty wierd concept.
I also saw a Canadian made flick that came out about eight or nine years ago. It was a B&W film and I think it was called Paris.

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Pimji
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posted 18 April 2002 12:42 AM      Profile for Pimji   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It was called Paris France. One of my all time faves is Highway 61, directed by Bruce MacDonald.
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Victor Von Mediaboy
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posted 18 April 2002 10:20 AM      Profile for Victor Von Mediaboy   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Un Chien Andalou: Brunel & Dali worked on it together. http://64.239.29.13/films/2410.asp
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xrcrguy
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posted 18 April 2002 11:32 AM      Profile for xrcrguy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"schitzopolis"

as in schitzophrenia
I'm not to sure on the spelling there...

by far the strangest, weird movie I've ever seen


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Alix
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posted 18 April 2002 01:05 PM      Profile for Alix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
In reference to Chris Guerard's post way up the thread - do not see these movies. Wild, Wild World of Batwoman in all it's awfulness and inexplicable molemen is indelibly engraved on my memory. I've been told that I can't see Manos, Hands of Fate because it's just too boring for words. Even if they are MST'd (and they are, I think that's the only way to see them now), it isn't enough offset these movies. Other way-too-weird MST'd movies to add would be the German Hamlet, Hobgoblins, and the "Shorts" collection.

(edited to correct movie title - again!)

[ April 18, 2002: Message edited by: Alix ]


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ronb
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posted 18 April 2002 03:15 PM      Profile for ronb     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I just remembered: The Tenant. The Passenger, too.
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Chris Guenard
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posted 19 April 2002 06:26 AM      Profile for Chris Guenard   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I've seen the movies I've mentioned, both the MST'ed version and the non-MST'ed version. You have to be a fan of such bad cinema, or you'll go insane.
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Victor Von Mediaboy
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posted 19 April 2002 10:41 AM      Profile for Victor Von Mediaboy   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I just discovered www.archive.org. What a great site. I went searching for the first websites I created when I was in university.

I also found this site, belonging to a friend of mine: http://web.archive.org/web/19970627012249/www2.uwindsor.ca/~macken9/index.htm

[ April 19, 2002: Message edited by: Victor Von MediaBoy ]


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audra trower williams
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posted 27 April 2002 02:08 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Overdrawn At The Memory Bank. And not just because I'm in it.
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grasshopper
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posted 27 April 2002 03:03 PM      Profile for grasshopper     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
... no contest whatsoever

The Forbidden Zone

"shattering"

" I laughed until I thought I would die ... now I have a hole in my lung . "

"it came out my nose . "

Herve Villachaise is powerful and riveting in a thundering performance as the proud monarch of
The Forbidden Zone . Don't let his diminutive size lull you into dropping your guard , for if you do it is at your peril . Who knew that Mr Villachaise could sing like the immortal Caruso ?


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posted 03 May 2002 03:59 AM      Profile for grasshopper     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Fassbinders magnum opus "Berlin Alexanderplatz"

Never once straying from the book of the same name by Alfred Doblin , this film deserves at least a mention for the highly weird fact that it stands at a little over 15 hours long ...

... saw it - loved it - over the course of a week or so at vancouvers' cinema pacifique where Gunther Lamprecht, the actor who played the main character Franz Biberkopf sat in attendance . Each night he spoke a little of how the film was made and told some amusing anecdotes of Fassbinder ,always gracious in taking questions from the audience .
I should also mention that after sitting in on the lengthy trials of Franz , Mitze , and Reinholdt, for an entire week ... that I was a little amused with myself for ... falling asleep and missing the epilogue , which is by coincidence also a dream sequence .

Also worthy of note - Reinholdt - one of the truly great villains of all time .

Fifteen hours ,and I missed the crucial epilogue.
I guess ... I'll just have to wait ...
...for it to come out on video . (groans)

(insert green smiley face here)

[ May 03, 2002: Message edited by: grasshopper ]


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