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« Reply #30 on: August 17, 2003, 09:15:31 PM »
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i stand alone.....i heard of that film before  but can't remeber why...is it any good?????



Brilliant film.  Quite graphic at times (spousal abuse, incest, suicide, and at one point we see a sex scene which shows penetration.) Saw it at the New York Film Festival, and I remember the description in the program saying the film made Taxi Driver look like a Disney film. I also remember the president of the festival introducing the film and talking about how he first saw "I Stand Alone" a few hours before seeing "Saving Private Ryan" for the first time, and when he was leaving the theatre after Saving Private Ryan, a lady who had seen it with him turned to him and asked "wasn't that the most powerful film you've ever seen in your life?" and he replied "honestly...that isn't even the most powerful film I've seen today."

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« Reply #31 on: August 17, 2003, 09:23:13 PM »
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i stand alone.....i heard of that film before  but can't remeber why...is it any good?????



Brilliant film.  Quite graphic at times (spousal abuse, incest, suicide, and at one point we see a sex scene which shows penetration.)



damn .thats freak'n nuts.....
1.) who directed
2...)the taxi driver comparison...is it along the sam lines just more graphoc
3.)i take it this is hard to find??
4..)..is it the most disturbing film you have seen.??

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« Reply #32 on: August 17, 2003, 10:37:25 PM »
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A very disturbing film that i just saw is Last House on the Left (early Wes Craven).  It isn't trash though, because it is extremely well shot and the acting is great (very suprising for a low budget seventies thriller).  I highly reccomend it if you can find it.

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« Reply #33 on: August 18, 2003, 05:42:09 AM »
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i stand alone.....i heard of that film before  but can't remeber why...is it any good?????



Brilliant film.  Quite graphic at times (spousal abuse, incest, suicide, and at one point we see a sex scene which shows penetration.)



damn .thats freak'n nuts.....
1.) who directed
2...)the taxi driver comparison...is it along the sam lines just more graphoc
3.)i take it this is hard to find??
4..)..is it the most disturbing film you have seen.??



1.) a French director named Gasper Noe (who is considered by many to be the most talented director in France right now.)

2.) Gasper Noe sites Taxi Driver as the main influence behind this film. Similiar in it's use of inner monologue through voiceover, and the theme of a loner who despises his society and the people in it. More graphic, but just as much artistic merit.

3.) the film is actually available on DVD at Amazon.com

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005K9O8/qid%3D1061201996/sr%3D11-1/ref%3Dsr%5F11%5F1/103-1857393-8182243

4.) Definitely the most disturbing film I've ever seen as it feels more realistic than some of these other films mentioned and the violence is as much psychological as it is visual. I won't ruin the ending, but the last scene in the film made me so uncomfortable that I was amazed a piece of fiction could make me feel that way...and there lies the brilliance of the film. The acting and gritty cinematography is so well done that at times this movie plays like a documentary.

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« Reply #34 on: August 18, 2003, 01:23:57 PM »
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Frailty is not in the vein of most of the films listed here, but it was very disturbing.

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« Reply #35 on: August 18, 2003, 01:29:25 PM »
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Six Ways to Sunday has a very disturbing happening......**************************SPOILER WARNING!!!!!************************

 The main character bangs his mother.

Other than that, the film wasn't bad. J.Demme produced too.
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« Reply #36 on: August 18, 2003, 01:56:23 PM »
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Begotten (1991)
http://us.imdb.com/Title?0101420
Graphically violent religious imagery in an allegorical tale.

Batoru rowaiaru (2000) (Battle Royale)
http://us.imdb.com/Title?0266308
Every kid for himself!  There's a sequel coming soon, too.

Series 7: The Contenders (2001)
http://us.imdb.com/Title?0251031
Battle Royale reminded me of this.

Bizita Q (2001) (Visitor Q) / (Love Cinema Vol. 6)
http://us.imdb.com/Title?0290329
Came across it when looking for these others.  Sounds like another pretty disgusting lampooning of reality TV.

Funny Games (1997)
http://us.imdb.com/Title?0119167
Doesn't sound too fun.
EDIT: I see Ghostboy already mentioned this one.  Oh well.  :-D

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« Reply #37 on: August 18, 2003, 02:18:46 PM »
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Visitor Q is pretty awesome. It's my favorite Takeshi Miike film. It's more like 'American Beauty' to the most fucked up degree possible.

EDIT: Actually, 'Happiness of the Katakuris' is my favorite Miike film. 'The Sound Of Music' meets 'Evil Dead' -- you can't beat that!

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« Reply #38 on: August 18, 2003, 05:44:30 PM »
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Showgirls (1995)
http://us.imdb.com/Title?0114436


thats only disturbing to christians

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« Reply #39 on: August 18, 2003, 05:53:52 PM »
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Showgirls (1995)
http://us.imdb.com/Title?0114436


thats only disturbing to christians


it's much too lame to be disturbing to even us
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When those who hated capital and consumption (and Jews) in the 20th century murdered some hundred million people, and the poster children for the struggle against international capitalism and America are now fanatical Islamic terrorists, this puts recent enthusiasts in an awkward position. Most of them are too dense and shameless to appreciate it, and far too many are taken in by the moralistic and paternalistic rhetoric of the Left.

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« Reply #40 on: August 18, 2003, 06:38:40 PM »
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i like when it's shown on TV, they superimpose this little CGI bra or top on her at the end.  it's funny.  funny funny funny.

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« Reply #41 on: August 18, 2003, 10:34:21 PM »
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Visitor Q is pretty awesome. It's my favorite Takeshi Miike film. It's more like 'American Beauty' to the most fucked up degree possible.

EDIT: Actually, 'Happiness of the Katakuris' is my favorite Miike film. 'The Sound Of Music' meets 'Evil Dead' -- you can't beat that!


Happiness of the Katakuris was my introduction to Miike.  It's the only one of his films I've seen thus far.  It was terrific.

Onomatopoeia, I can't believe I forgot about Battle Royale.  That was a freaky movie.

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« Reply #42 on: August 19, 2003, 12:23:10 AM »
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Showgirls (1995)
http://us.imdb.com/Title?0114436

thats only disturbing to christians

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it's much too lame to be disturbing to even us

Yeah, I only put it because NEON MERCURY asked for disturbing/controversial.  This one was, as it was the first film that really attempted (and failed) to prove the commercial viability of the NC-17 rating.

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« Reply #43 on: August 19, 2003, 03:31:58 PM »
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The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover (1989)

Greenaway is a hack, IMO.


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I thought [Happiness] was pretty good, but wish Solondz would calm down, as he has talent.


Believe it or not, that has left me utterly speechless.

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« Reply #44 on: August 19, 2003, 03:34:03 PM »
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I cannot believe people are paying upwards of $500 for the OOP Criterion Salo DVD on eBay.  That's outlandish.

I also cannot believe it managed to miss it when it played downtown here in Chicago a few weeks back.

I'm all   :oops:   and shit.

 

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