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keirarts 15th June 2012 03:57 PM

someone traded in the first FRENCH CONNECTION at work today. 4.80 with staff discount, just a shame it didn't have the 2nd film as well.

Hawkmonger 15th June 2012 04:07 PM

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Originally Posted by keirarts (Post 250528)
Almost every cult film I like sinks to 'levels of evil' at some point, including every argento movie i've ever seen.

No, sory I have to disagree with you there.
Argento films evil? Graphicaly violent yes, but when you strip down to it there's little difference between the stabbing in Susperia and the stabbing in the 2010 adaptaion of Murder on the Orient Express. It's just how much is shown. I can't think of a single scene from an Argento film that is 'evil' in anyway. But the 'New Born Porn' in A Serbian Film was just point blanck mean spirited and intended for nothing more than to lead the movie and the director into scandal. At least Argento is artsy and has a deffinitive styilistic spin on his produce.

Bringer Of Funerals 15th June 2012 04:34 PM

Now Now Children :popcorn:

Pete 15th June 2012 04:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Hawkmonger (Post 250501)
When you can't even think of something trashy but fun (la Ratman) and you are .

RATMAN is terrible and not in a good way either. Easily the worst film Shameless have released. (IMO)

Stephen@Cult Labs 15th June 2012 05:02 PM

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2 on ebay. Luvley jubbly

Hawkmonger 15th June 2012 05:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Pete (Post 250564)
RATMAN is terrible and not in a good way either. Easily the worst film Shameless have released. (IMO)

Sure. Each to there own. I think it's grea trashy nonsense that I was more than happy to shell the whole of 4 for and I had a whale of a time watching it. Taste is, as always, purely subjective.

keirarts 15th June 2012 05:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Hawkmonger (Post 250534)
No, sory I have to disagree with you there.
Argento films evil? Graphicaly violent yes, but when you strip down to it there's little difference between the stabbing in Susperia and the stabbing in the 2010 adaptaion of Murder on the Orient Express. It's just how much is shown. I can't think of a single scene from an Argento film that is 'evil' in anyway. But the 'New Born Porn' in A Serbian Film was just point blanck mean spirited and intended for nothing more than to lead the movie and the director into scandal. At least Argento is artsy and has a deffinitive styilistic spin on his produce.

interesting, your wrong, but very interesting.

Stendahl syndrome. Repeated (graphic) sexual assaults.

Opera. Repeted kidnapping of title character who is forced to watch people being graphically murdered.

I suppose if argento had someone scewing a child that would be ok because his films are 'artsy'

My problem is evil is such a broad term that is open to interpretation. BIRTH OF A NATION is a totally evil film and I was shown that in film school.

I would agree serbian film wasn't very good, but labelling it as evil is very simplistic.

Pete 15th June 2012 05:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Hawkmonger (Post 250581)
Sure. Each to there own. I think it's grea trashy nonsense that I was more than happy to shell the whole of 4 for and I had a whale of a time watching it. Taste is, as always, purely subjective.

Aye. :nod: I thought I would like it as it's right up my street but I thought it was terrible. Great cover though! :D

Gojirosan 15th June 2012 05:49 PM

Get on this for a haul of victory!

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l2...osan/score.jpg

:cool::dance:

Nosferatu@Cult Labs 15th June 2012 05:58 PM

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Originally Posted by keirarts (Post 250586)
My problem is evil is such a broad term that is open to interpretation. BIRTH OF A NATION is a totally evil film and I was shown that in film school.

I would agree serbian film wasn't very good, but labelling it as evil is very simplistic.

To be honest, I think labelling any film as 'evil' is simplistic and extremely provocative. Even something like The Triumph of the Will (a superb cinematic achievement) would struggle to meet that description and, though Birth of a Nation has some morally repugnant politics, I wouldn't label it as 'evil' either.

In terms of content (this really should the one for the 'most offensive film to 'thread), the one which comes closest is Der ewige Jude, a vile 'documentary' designed to stir of anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany. However, because it is so obviously an anti-Semitic work of propaganda, I found the period drama Jud S (another German propaganda film from 1940) to be more sinister, disturbing and devious. (Its director, Veit Harlan, stood trial for crimes against humanity.)

By way of explanation, I don't set out to watch Nazi anti-Semitic films these two were part of a module I did as University on German cinema.


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