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Postby Duke on Wed Nov 29, 2006 6:45 pm

Oh, lovely. I'll remember to avoid that one... :roll:

What The Bleep Do We Know was strange, and less realistic that Star Trek.


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Postby deadgenome on Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:01 pm

I was looking into that one after a mate told me about it and I thought it was only fair to check it's credentials. Very wierd and definitely bobbins.
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Postby Qwertyuiopasd on Wed Nov 29, 2006 8:18 pm

The Imposters is a good one. its about these two actors who stow-away on a cruise liner after being accused of attacking this famous stage actor. the twist is, nobdoy on the ship is who they seem...
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Postby SpaghettiSawUs on Thu Jan 04, 2007 5:24 pm

I have to go with Society, which was just awesome and totally crap at the same time. As an analogy it has very powerful anti-capitalism message regarding human exploitation: it being a not very human ideal....
Its also well worth a trip down memory lane as far as special effects and fashion go, for my money anyway.

I love Requiem for a Dream... but its definitely weird and is often found disturbing by some people (not one to watch on a night in with your girlfriend IMO).

Pi, Amores Perros, 21 Grams: all weird in subject and artistic construction, and bloody good films to boot.

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Postby smurf on Wed Jan 17, 2007 12:05 pm

I expect Eraserhead has already been mentioned.
David Lynch is always good for a bit of weirdness.
I particularly like the sound track with its ambient industrial noise but its not the sort of music I'd listen to for fun.
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Postby Lethe Gray on Thu Jan 18, 2007 4:02 am

I saw this one film several years ago in a theater, it was called "Until the End of the World". While the first half was pretty good, slightly near-future weirdness and a followable, interesting pair of people... The second half of the movie was *utter crap* and could have been completely cut. It involved an EMP and crashing somewhere in Australia, and people getting addicted to downloaded videos of dreams (which were sadly very grainy over-exposed films of ... nothing in particular... how they could cause anyone to care what they were let alone become addicted was beyond me). Meh, I prefer the first part of the movie and in fact recommend watching it until about halfway through. Once that plane starts to fall, time to turn the dvd off. :)
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Postby St John the Blasphemist on Thu Jan 18, 2007 10:49 am

I just watched a German movie called 7 Dwarves.

Just think of the best and worst tryptamines you've ever had (and all the ones in between) and mix it with Snow White (the fairytale - not the drug).

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Postby Duke on Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:22 pm

I watched Clockwork Orange last weekend. Weird, but not as weird as they come. I liked it.


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Postby Hippie on Thu Jan 18, 2007 6:53 pm

singidunum wrote:The Wall (almost forgot about that one)

you had to be on acid to understand that movie
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Postby dukes on Thu Jan 18, 2007 7:31 pm

Duke wrote:I watched A Clockwork Orange last weekend. Weird, but not as weird as they come. I liked it.


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Postby Duke on Thu Jan 18, 2007 8:17 pm

Then I must read the book. Let's hope they have it in the library.


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Postby deadgenome on Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:42 pm

see if you can find the UK edition, the american one cut the last chapter for some unknown reason
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Postby Duke on Thu Jan 18, 2007 10:31 pm

I'll keep an eye out, thanks for the tip!

The library's closed for today, but I'll pop in tomorrow. Or I could always order it from Amazon, their book prices are out of this world. By that I mean really really low.


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Postby smurf on Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:23 am

Kung Fu Hustle is very odd.
A kung fu film with a Roadrunner chase sequence , notes from musical instruments used as weapons , a kung fu master transforming himself into a giant toad and lots and lots more of similar wierdness .
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Postby Nullifidian on Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:14 am

deadgenome wrote:see if you can find the UK edition, the american one cut the last chapter for some unknown reason


Although this might be a bit late, for future reference:

The Norton Critical Edition restores the final chapter of Clockwork Orange but doesn't have the dictionary in the back like the first American edition did, which might be useful for some people. Since I took two years of Russian, I had no problem understanding the NCE without the dictionary.
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