I like dark movies

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by formu_la, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. Platterpus

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  2. SandAndGlass

    SandAndGlass Twilight Forum Resident

    Tim Burton like to direct "dark" movies.

    I thought that his Planet of the Apes was pretty dark and that was with watching it in subdued lighting and on my 60" TV screen.
     
  3. formu_la

    formu_la A.I. Thread Starter

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    Andrei Rublev by Andrei Tarkovski. I watched this movie when I was young. I don't think I will ever want to watch it again, but it's a masterpiece.
    (BTW, for this thread let's forget about horror, superhero, etc. movies. More about real people )
     
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  4. stepeanut

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    Much of the film depicts scene after scene of late medieval brutality and suffering. You can almost feel the cold in your bones just watching it. However, the ending is incredibly uplifting, starting with the casting of the bell then continuing through the epilogue, which explodes into joyous colour, the transcendence of art, and wild horses loving life. It takes a while to get there, but that is the whole point of the film. I encourage you to see it again.
     
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  5. formu_la

    formu_la A.I. Thread Starter

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    It's amazing how well I remember this movie after 35 years or so. It's like etched into my brain. I watched it in a movie theater in original language. I might rewatch it again one day, thanks, but that brutality you mentioned is too much even for not very sensitive me.
     
  6. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    Kiss Of Death 1947
     
  7. All Down The Line

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    Last Exit To Brooklyn

    Even the soundtrack sounds stark
     
  8. Honey Bunches of Sadness

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    OMG, yes. Excellent film. Which I don't think I'll ever watch again.
     
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  9. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    The Bad Seed...
     
  10. BrentB

    BrentB Forum Resident

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    Blue Velvet
    King Of New York
    52 Pick-Up
    Cruisin
    The Butterfly Effect
    Taxi Driver
    The Conversation
    Apocalypse Now
    8MM
    The Fall Of The House Of Usher
    River's Edge
    The Virgin Suicides
    Body Double
    Dressed To Kill
    Tightrope
     
  11. progrocker

    progrocker Forum Resident

    This film is just plain nasty.
     
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  12. Honey Bunches of Sadness

    Honey Bunches of Sadness Well-Known Member

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    In case no one has mentioned these yet:
    The Road (2009). Very well done, but the scenario is so darn hopeless.
    Requiem for a Dream (2000)
    Se7en (1995)
    Calvary (2014)
     

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