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What is the strangest movie you have ever seen?

Postby Spatula » Thu Mar 09, 2006 1:30 am

I just watched "The Holy Mountain" by Alejandro Jodorowsky. This movie is REALLY bizarre. IMDB.
I think it possibly wins for strangest movie I have ever seen.

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Postby SpisBoy » Thu Mar 09, 2006 6:31 pm

Some weird movies:

Being John Malkovich
I (heart) Huckabees
Adaptation (not really that good)
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Postby Duke » Fri Mar 10, 2006 1:51 am

Stanley Kubrik is pretty weird, at least some of the time.


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Postby The Black Spot » Fri Mar 10, 2006 10:36 pm

"Being John Malkovich", and "Donnie Darko" are strange, but make sense in their own (peculiar) worlds. Also, the good performances in "Darko" and "BJM" make both films seem much deeper than they are.

"Phantasm" was wacko, but "Eraserhead" is out here in a league of its own. My first thought after seeing it was WTF? My second thought was "I want to watch it again".

Years later, I still find the damn thing compelling.

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Postby Swatopluk » Sat Mar 11, 2006 6:50 am

A local cinema has a retrospective of Japanese director Nakagawa Nobuo.
He had some influence on Kurosawa Akira especially with his more strange movies, e.g. Jigoku (Hell). Think of Hell as an acted out Hieronymus Bosch picture.

"Sang d'un Poet" (A Poet's Blood) also ranges high on the bizarrometer.
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Postby Duke » Mon Mar 13, 2006 3:55 am

Northfork. Has anyone seen Northfork? Now that there was a strange movie.


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Postby Swatopluk » Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:37 am

One of the reasons I avoided that film, although I like Asian movies very much.
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Postby E.Raser » Tue Mar 14, 2006 7:09 am

Blitz in the Ocean ( 1980 ) Jerry Jameson,Alec Guinness, Richrad Jardan
21 november 1980
Cinema Alhambra-Ancona-Italy
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It is a mediocre film: have seen it again 30 december 2003 in TV and it seemed to me enough mediocre.
It is not important the film but the rank of illusion.
Well, from when I was child I have always seen the films in my own way:critically.
The goliardic taste to equivocate on the words and on reality applied to the films too, not following and suffering the plot but interfering in it. :mrgreen:
During Festa della Matricola of University of Bologna nobody of us went to cinema withouth having in pocket:
a scacciacani pistol+an alarm-clock+a trumpet+a fetid little bomb+a flash, a whiistle and so on... :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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My opinion in 1980: piloting illusion by criticism should it be possible to understand better reality.
In a cinema, with searchlights on the back,in gallery, like a pyramid Aztec,where the fotoni strike the screen, by thousands and thousands of fotoni shade from universes parallel ( David Deutsch,the Fabric of Reality, 1997 ), passing over Copenhagen's interpretes.
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Postby ke_mikiao » Wed Mar 15, 2006 1:41 pm

the strangest movie i have ever seen was when i was a kid...dont remember the name, but i do remember it was animated. These things lived in sewers and got covered by purple gunk that made them monsters, then this good guy finds out that sunlight destroys the purple gunk. Thats all i remember, but everyonce in awhile i wake up screaming because of a nightmare along those lines.



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Postby DeadPoet » Wed Mar 15, 2006 6:10 pm

Dr. Seltsam was weird, although I don't know if it's really the weirdest movie I ever saw...

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Postby vallerand » Wed Mar 15, 2006 7:05 pm

The weirdest movie I've ever seen was The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.

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Postby zork » Wed Mar 15, 2006 8:12 pm

Swatopluk wrote:One of the reasons I avoided that film, although I like Asian movies very much.

I just watched "Nobody Knows" with English subtitles, based on a real life story of kids survivng. It was slow moving but worth watching.

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Postby Tansy the Terrible » Fri Mar 17, 2006 7:37 am

Zoo; a zed and two naughts.
Saw this during my teenage years and still have yet to see anything else that tops it for weird. (And my guy's a Troma fan!)
It's about twin men that are fascinated with the process of decay in a scientific/awe-inspired sort of way. They end up in a relationship with a woman who gets her legs surgically removed because they're 'in the way'.
And I'm still not giving it proper justice with my attepts to describe it...
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Postby Qwertyuiopasd » Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:07 am

I (heart) Huckabee's.

very strange, but very good.

you know you're going into a good movie when the first scene is black, with cursing. then rises to a likeable character walking through a swampy field thing.
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