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Re: What is the strangest movie you have ever seen?

Postby Scott the Pirate » Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:33 pm

I would like to take this opportunity to say that i turned off Punch Drunk Love after about 45 minutes the other night.

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Re: What is the strangest movie you have ever seen?

Postby Scott the Pirate » Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:25 pm

I saw The Wall yet again as part of a class called "Pop culture in the 1960's" dring my last semester at UMD. The professor explained that while the film itself was made much later, she felt that a lot of it really expressed some of the "feeling" of the 60's. She asked if there were any questions and my friend "Jim" said, "Will you be supplying the bong hits or shall we bring our own?", she said "Very funny, but you'll have to supply your own drugs".

And yes, we did.

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Re: What is the strangest movie you have ever seen?

Postby PKMKII » Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:18 pm

Definitely up there in the strangest films I've seen is Park Chan-wook's I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK. About a woman who's sent to a mental institution because she thinks she's a cyborg built for the purpose of saving her grandmother (who is also in a mental institution). While it's nowhere near as good as his masterpiece Oldboy, it's still rather entertaining and very, very strange.
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Re: What is the strangest movie you have ever seen?

Postby rog » Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:10 am

"Kafka" by a country mile.

Honorable mention to "Lost Highway" (or almost anything by David Lynch), "Fear and Loathing in Los Vegas", and "Brazil".

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Re: What is the strangest movie you have ever seen?

Postby Scott the Pirate » Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:10 pm

In case you didn't know, rog, Fear and loathing is the "sequel" to Where the Buffalo Roam...or did i say that in this thread already???
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Re: What is the strangest movie you have ever seen?

Postby wimawa » Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:38 pm

Donnie Darko.
It's the strangest/my favorite movie evvarrr.
I, sadly, had to watch it a couple times to understand the ending completely.

The Uninvited was weird too.
the whole story line is ruined at the end when it is made apparent that the main character is simply crazy and you're seeing what she's seeing the whole time.
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Re: What is the strangest movie you have ever seen?

Postby Scott the Pirate » Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:58 pm

Stranger than fiction WAS both strange and great, hence my bringing it up again!
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Re: What is the strangest movie you have ever seen?

Postby PKMKII » Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:21 pm

rog wrote:"Kafka" by a country mile.

Honorable mention to "Lost Highway" (or almost anything by David Lynch), "Fear and Loathing in Los Vegas", and "Brazil".


Honestly, I don't think Fear and Loathing is really that weird, you just can't approach as a traditional narrative story. It's just a series of events meant to symbolize the disintegration of the optimism of the late 60's into the depression and apathy of the 70's. Right at the point at which drugs went from being something that were supposed to expand your consciousness and instead became something that dulled from the reality of the world.
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Re: What is the strangest movie you have ever seen?

Postby Scott the Pirate » Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:20 pm

PKMKII wrote:Right at the point at which drugs went from being something that were supposed to expand your consciousness and instead became something that dulled from the reality of the world.


And that's exactly when i quit doing them. Since my mushroom-induced epiphany i've stayed away from most of the drugs, with the exception of the occasional "little binger to brighten up your day".

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Re: What is the strangest movie you have ever seen?

Postby Scott the Pirate » Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:16 pm

My munchkins are with their mother every other week, so i enjoy the occasional toke from time to time. The gf and i bought a quarter about 9 months ago and now it's all dried out. Shows how often we do that, huh?
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Re: What is the strangest movie you have ever seen?

Postby Scott the Pirate » Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:33 pm

I won a hollowed out crucifix in a poker game. The jesus part slides off to reveal the compartment. Guess where i used to hide my pot?

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Re: What is the strangest movie you have ever seen?

Postby pieces o'nine » Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:44 am

Scott, that sounds like the sorry remnants of a 'sick call' set.
[e.g.: for the RC priest to use when called to give Last Rites to your suddenly-dying-at-home relative, just in case he lacked the presence of mind to bring his own sacramental paraphernalia.]

My parents had one lurking on the wall in the hallway for years. Decades. In fact, it's probably still there.
It always gave me the "I-don't-wanna-die-and-go-to-hell" willies. But what a surprise for the unsuspecting cleric or relatives to find a bit of the 'sacrament' in there, eh...
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Re: What is the strangest movie you have ever seen?

Postby Scott the Pirate » Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:52 pm

pieces o'nine wrote:Scott, that sounds like the sorry remnants of a 'sick call' set.
[e.g.: for the RC priest to use when called to give Last Rites to your suddenly-dying-at-home relative, just in case he lacked the presence of mind to bring his own sacramental paraphernalia.]

My parents had one lurking on the wall in the hallway for years. Decades. In fact, it's probably still there.
It always gave me the "I-don't-wanna-die-and-go-to-hell" willies. But what a surprise for the unsuspecting cleric or relatives to find a bit of the 'sacrament' in there, eh...
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It is, in fact, part of an old set, but i'm quite sure that there'll be no looking in it. All the relatives are lutheran, so they probably wouldnt recognize it for what it is. Abd besides, there's no pot in there anymore....
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Re: What is the strangest movie you have ever seen?

Postby pieces o'nine » Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:37 pm

Scott the Pirate wrote:It is, in fact, part of an old set, but i'm quite sure that there'll be no looking in it. All the relatives are lutheran, so they probably wouldnt recognize it for what it is. Abd besides, there's no pot in there anymore....


I think it might be a venial sin to let a perfectly good sick call set go to waste.
Use it to hide your stash of half-price chocolate easter eggs, or something...
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Re: What is the strangest movie you have ever seen?

Postby black bart » Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:45 am

Will people please stop taunting me by mentioning 'Half Price' Easter Eggs!!!!! :furious:
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