Another new genre to re discover – Disturbing!

I seem to be drawn to movies that most people consider “disturbing” I think secretly we are all drawn to these movies but I guess some of us are more open to watching them even if we do question ourselves.

So on my travels around the internet I find the odd list here and there, most disturbing music videos, books and of course movies. I’m not won over by this list but there are a few titles that are new to me, so time to put my viewing cap on.

 Hostel (2005)
Natural Born Killers (1994)
Transsiberian (2008)
Valhalla Rising (2009)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011)
The Exorcist (1973)
 We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
Se7en (1995)
I Spit on Your Grave (1978)
Man Bites Dog (1992)
Gummo (1997)
Murder-Set-Pieces (2004)
The Bunny Game (2012)
Funny Games (1997)
Night and Fog (1955)
The Snowtown Murders (2012)
Sweet Movie (1974)
Deadgirl (2008)
 Antichrist (2009)
 Happiness (1998)
Kill List (2012)
Un Chien Andalou (1929)
Oldboy (2003)
High Tension (2003)
Eyes Without a Face (1960)
 I Stand Alone (1998)
Begotten (1990)
Man Behind the Sun (1988)
Ichi the Killer (2001)
Martyrs (2008)
Eraserhead (1977)
Blood Feast (1963)
Inside (2007)
Visitor Q (2001)
A Serbian Film (2011)
August Underground (2001)
The Last House on the Left (1972)
Titicut Follies (1967)
Flowers of Flesh and Blood (1975)
Irréversible (2002)
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Aftermath (1994)
In a Glass Cage (1987)
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
 Audition (1999)
 Pink Flamingos (1972)
Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
Nekromantik (1987)
Salò, or 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
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News for March

I’ve been a bit slack lately, but still watching a huge variety of movies. Sadly my favourite second hand shop will be closing this weekend so I’ll be needed to catch up with the those guys and see what bargains I can buy. In the meantime I’ve still ploughing through Lo Fi Sci Fi movies, Disturbing top 50, Icelandic history of movies, the odd spaghetti western and Scandinavian horror.

Updated the Lo Fi Sci Fi list.

Uploading top 50 most disturbing movies suggested list.

Lo Fi Sci Fi – Update No.1

Okey dokey, I’ve been watching my way through my lo fi sci fi list and I’m getting a distinct feeling for the sub genre.

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For me the comedy element doesn’t really do anything for me, but as I don’t own a funny bone it doesn’t come as a shock.

I do enjoy the more darker drama elements of Another Earth and the Sound Of My Voice. The retro visual and aural elements of Beyond The Black Rainbow  and total disregard for all the rules of The FP. So far the only movie from the list which doesn’t seem to fit is First Winter. I certainly wouldn’t include it in the original list of movies that were suggested to me.

The general overall trend and description so far is “cleaver middle American white hipster “underground” culture flicks”. I’m being unfair here  but for me it defines  things. I’m sure this will change as time goes on.

I’ve seen very few ethnic “minorities” in the movies, most of them don’t have any other colour than white, i’m not saying all movies have to display positive racism but it did concern me a little bit 😦

The main ideals that run through this genre are :-Dreaming, Time Travel, Science (duh), Mystery and Love seem to be the general theme foremost. Other common traits are :- Ecoology, Psychology and Doing the Right Thing.

I get the feeling that through these modern moral plays we’re presented with a new set of fairy tales that suggest what you should do to be a good person, that redemption and a world of magic is there to await you.

I still have a few more to go and a couple to add to the list. Further details and reviews to come.

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Lo fi Sci Fi – My Introduction to the genre

I picked up Primer (2004)  several years ago and it spend a great deal of time on my “to watch” pile. I could tell from the blurb that it was going to be a movie I needed to watch with a clear head and to pay full attention to, so I gave it some special time.

I was severely confused from beginning to end but I blame the desperados.. So I watched it again. I liked the style, I adored how the film brought forward great ideas without having to blow a huge budget on effects.

It wasn’t until I found (by total accident) another film, Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010) that I discovered a whole new genre.. Lo Fi Sci Fi. So I’m going to emerge myself in it for a while and see what I can discover about it.

It does seem to be the basic ideas that a student would bring to the table without the board room expensive lights show. A way of going back to basics with the prime ideas of science fiction without huge movie sets and monsters (although i think there might be monsters). From what I have seen there has been an emphasis on the human in the future and the fragility of how we can cope with loosing what we were in the past.

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A more precise definition comes from http://lofiscifi.com/

Movies that have more speculation than spectacular effects. More focused on big ideas than big budgets.

For now I have a few titles about 20 or so that I am working through, some I have already seen, others I am now searching for. Reviews to come.

list

The American Astronaut
Another Earth
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Bellflower
Beyond the Black Rainbow
The FP
The Future
Holy Motors
The Last Winter
Mars
Monsters
Moon
Nightfur
Primer
Robot & Frank
Safety Not Guaranteed
The Science of Sleep
Sleep Dealer
Sound of My Voice
Take Shelter
TiMER
Wristcutters: A Love Story

These movies I have now seen so far!

Orlando (1992) – quotes

Orlando is one of my all time favourite movies (and book) but I try not to wear it out by watching it all the time, it’s guaranteed that when I do get around to watching the movie it blows me away entirely.

Today I managed to see it and as much as I love everything to do with the movie I had nearly forgotten all of the most amazing quotes ever.

What I really admire about Orlando is that it’s the pursuit of love and freedom of one human, EVERYONE can relate to Orlando because Orlando is everyone. (everyone who can think).

Here are a few of my favourites…

It’s a strange melancholy you have Orlando, you suffer in advance.

images (3) I can find only three words to describe the female sex. None of which are worth expressing.

orlando-1992-02-gFirst Official: One, you are legally dead and therefore cannot hold any property whatsoever.
Orlando: Ah. Fine.
First Official: Two, you are now a female.
Second Official: Which amounts to much the same thing.

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 All you call yours is mine already.

I might choose not to sacrifice my life caring for my children, nor my children’s children, nor to drown anonymously in the milk of female kindness, but instead, say, to go abroad. Would I then be…

 

Yeah depressing and blunt. But it does make me happy.