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Postby Swatopluk on Sat May 06, 2006 7:00 am

An all-male Hamlet version would at least be true to the original style.
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Postby Swatopluk on Sat May 06, 2006 7:57 am

It works on a stage.
There are experiments of complete switch. All female roles played by men, all male roles played by women.
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Postby Swatopluk on Sat May 06, 2006 8:15 am

I know. There are just a few special cases where it works on film.
In Asian (esp. Chinese) films it is far more common to cast roles with actors of the opposite sex.
What is quite common even in the West is dubbing with voices of the 'wrong' sex (especially for younger characters).
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Postby Duke on Mon May 08, 2006 4:03 am

Swatopluk wrote:There are experiments of complete switch. All female roles played by men, all male roles played by women.


Now thar's an idea. A suggestion: Pick a comedy.


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Postby Swatopluk on Mon May 08, 2006 5:23 am

The Importance of being Earnest is a good candidate.
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Postby TheArchitect on Wed May 10, 2006 8:02 pm

To answer an earlier question Pi is about a guy who is trying to find all the digits of pi. He eventually does so and gets chased by (totally not kidding here) Hasidic Jews and the FBI who want the information. It is very strange, but interesting at the same time. I would actually recomend it, despite the weirdness.
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Postby Duke on Wed May 10, 2006 9:51 pm

But Weird=Good!

Sometimes. Sometimes not.


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Postby Poincare's Stepchild on Thu May 11, 2006 1:00 am

TheArchitect wrote: Pi is about a guy who is trying to find all the digits of pi. He eventually does so



Snort...choke...ROFL...Sorry, but as a mathematician, I know just how riduculous that is...chortle.
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Postby beagle on Thu May 11, 2006 2:45 am

Almost transcendentally irrational, you could say...
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Postby Swatopluk on Thu May 11, 2006 6:26 am

I don't know, whether there is a proof that there can't be a formula giving the digit sequence of pi. That pi is not periodic (known since Archimedes) is not sufficient.
This is only a statement of a knowledge gap on my side.
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Postby Grey on Mon Jun 19, 2006 4:23 pm

Weird movies, huh?
Ok, The Dark Crystal Fantastically weird. Jim Henson's last movie before he croaked. Great movie.

Memories Weird anime collage of shorts. Wonderful bit.

Kung Fu Hustle Extremely random.
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Postby kat on Mon Jun 19, 2006 4:52 pm

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Postby Grey on Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:45 pm

Remebered some more.
Metropolis Well, the anime version, anyway.

The Triplets of Belleville Really great music, sick and twisted, and the weirdest plot line ever, period.
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Postby Swatopluk on Tue Jun 20, 2006 5:05 am

Can't disagree about Les Triplettes de Belleville. Where do those old ladies get their hand grenades, btw :roll: ? Clearly not a product of Disney :D .
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Postby St John the Blasphemist on Tue Jun 20, 2006 5:32 am

My picks:
Bad Taste - early Peter Jackson movie about alien fast food merchants who decide to start a franchise dealing in human meat.
Meet the Feebles - also by Peter Jackson - The Muppets on a really, really bad acid trip.
Delicatessen
City of Lost Children (they both speak for themselves)
Leningrad Cowboys go America
No Surrender - obscure English movie that stars that guy who looks like Ringo Starr. About a nightclub manager who has to deal with the previous manager's deliberate double booking of Catholic old folks & Protestant old folks. Not really a comedy but still very funny.
La Dent - Short film from france about a guy with a sore tooth.
Lots of Japanese movies. Take your pick.

and of course, the way coolest 1 minute movie of all time:

Bambi Meets Godzilla!!!

This is just a sampler - I may get around to posting more when I can think of the others

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