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Old 20th November 2018, 05:31 PM
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The Bed Sitting Room
Hellzapoppin'
Blue Rita
Lethal Weapon 2
Gay Niggers From Outer Space
Possession
Inland Empire
Calvaire
The Black Gestapo
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Old 20th November 2018, 07:27 PM
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Have 25:

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
Bad Boy Bubby (1993)
The Bed Sitting Room (1969)
Being John Malkovitch (1999)
Brazil (1985)
Delicatessen (1991)
Dogtooth (2009)
Forbidden Zone (1980)
Gozu (2003)
Hausu (1977)
I Will Walk Like a Crazy Horse (1973)
I'm a Cyborg (2006)
John Dies at the End (2012)
Liquid Sky (1982)
Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs (1974)
Little Otik (2001)
The Lobster (2015)
Love Exposure (2008)
Pink Flamingos (1972)
Reality (2014)
Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)
Southland Tales (2006)
Taxidermia (2006)
Visitor Q (2001)
A Zed & Two Noughts (1986)
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Old 21st November 2018, 12:49 PM
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Great list which is quite similar to my long list. However, there are a couple of films is included which I haven't seen at all, or haven't seen in a very long time and don't feel comfortable making any sort of judgement on them now.

Could you be ruthless and remove 15 of the films to reduce it to a top 10?
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Old 21st November 2018, 01:18 PM
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Great list which is quite similar to my long list. However, there are a couple of films is included which I haven't seen at all, or haven't seen in a very long time and don't feel comfortable making any sort of judgement on them now.

Could you be ruthless and remove 15 of the films to reduce it to a top 10?
It took me a while to narrow it down to 25! Picking only one Dupieux film was a task in itself.

I'll give it a shot though.
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Old 21st November 2018, 01:39 PM
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It took me a while to narrow it down to 25! Picking only one Dupieux film was a task in itself.

I'll give it a shot though.
I think I know how you feel, only I only have one Dupieux film (Rubber) because I've yet to see his others.

I'm struggling not to include almost every Marx Brothers film, and several by other filmmakers like Woody Allen, David Lynch, the Coen Brothers, Jean-Pierre Jeunet and/or Marc Caro, Alexandria Jodorowsky, Luis Bunuel, and Charlie Kaufman/Spike Jonze which could be defined as absurdist.
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Old 21st November 2018, 02:05 PM
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Hope these ones fit this catergory

Altered States
Antichrist
Easerhead
Existenz
Fight Club
Mullholland Drive
Naked Lunch
The Machianist
The Tenant
Videodrome
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Old 21st November 2018, 03:52 PM
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I'm not sure i can do this list. I don't really do absurd as i don't really enjoy nonsensical films.

Utter shite yes, perhaps The Babadook is absurd, certainly the idea of anyone liking it is.
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Old 21st November 2018, 04:04 PM
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The Babadook
It Follows
Don't Breathe
Blood Orgy of the She-Devils
The Corpse Grinders
Mountaintop Motel Massacre
Mother's Day
(1980)
Splatter University
The Beast in Space
Love Goddess of the Cannibals
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I'm not sure i can do this list. I don't really do absurd as i don't really enjoy nonsensical films.
I thought you were a fan of The Bed Sitting Room, one I have on my long list, or did I imagine that? I also seem to remember you liking Birdman, which is also cited as absurd because of the inherent contradictions of its central character.

Absurd films don't have to be nonsensical that's just one part of the definition. My understanding was the definition could include making the mundane silly, just like Monty Python did with organised religion in The Life of Brian or Stanley Kubrick did with the cold war in Dr. Strangelove.
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I thought you were a fan of The Bed Sitting Room, one I have on my long list, or did I imagine that? I also seem to remember you liking Birdman, which is also cited as absurd because of the inherent contradictions of its central character.

Absurd films don't have to be nonsensical that's just one part of the definition. My understanding was the definition could include making the mundane silly, just like Monty Python did with organised religion in The Life of Brian or Stanley Kubrick did with the cold war in Dr. Strangelove.
Not seen Birdman nor The Bed Sitting Room.
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