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(Short List)   The 8 most suяяeal moments in film. Fish   (shortlist.com) divider line 89
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2012-04-24 09:49:53 AM  
i23.photobucket.com
 
2012-04-24 09:51:03 AM  
Good list.

Eraserhead is the weirdest and most disturbing farking movie I've ever seen. I know that every scene and every image is stuffed full of meaning, but I have just never had the energy to dissect it frame by frame.

Bergmen was simply a towering genius. Greatest filmmaker of early cinema and maybe ever. His screenplays are beautiful and clear, and his cinematography was just perfect.

Haven't seen most of the rest.
 
2012-04-24 10:04:19 AM  
Once a year, I get drunk in a darkened house, for a week. I get drunk and watch..."Eraserhead", as I think we all do sometimes. It's my vacation. Once a year I have a little black and white drunk-a-thon. No phones; not a single luxury. My horoscope has been suspended. Loud, industrial noises. - BM
 
2012-04-24 10:04:52 AM  

MrBallou: Eraserhead is the weirdest and most disturbing farking movie I've ever seen.


You need to see Lynch's most recent movie Inland Empire.

It makes Eraserhead look like Alvin and the Chipmunks.
 
2012-04-24 10:08:09 AM  
Videodrome was one of those movies that REALLY freaked me out as a kid. I made the mistake of watching it when I was fourteen and I couldn't sleep for a long time afterward.

There's another Cronenberg film that deserves to be on that list too: Naked Lunch.

/Seriously, WTF is that guy's problem?
 
2012-04-24 10:39:29 AM  
I've seen Malkovich, and I liked it. Also saw Seventh Seal soooooo many moons ago. That's some deep shiat.
 
2012-04-24 10:51:33 AM  
I love all of those movies, in fact the Seventh Seal is probably my favorite movie.

I would have added a Alejandro Jodorowsky film and had the Eraserhead bit be the "In Heaven (Everything is Fine)" musical number but not a bad list. Not bad at all. First one in a while where it hasn't felt like it was compiled by a fresh-faced intern whose film exposure is limited to "The Goonies."
 
2012-04-24 11:06:40 AM  
i8.photobucket.com

Chaos reigns.
 
2012-04-24 11:16:20 AM  
Body Double
 
2012-04-24 11:18:12 AM  
Both Bunuel and spellbound? I am impressed.
 
2012-04-24 11:20:42 AM  
Someone has never seen The Holy Mountain
 
2012-04-24 11:21:41 AM  
Came for this simple bit of magnificence:

3.bp.blogspot.com

List fails without it.
 
2012-04-24 11:22:12 AM  
No 'Brazil'?
 
2012-04-24 11:24:53 AM  
List fails without Salo. Seriously the single most disturbing piece of filth that I have seen.
 
2012-04-24 11:28:00 AM  

Devolving_Spud: Came for this simple bit of magnificence:


That scene is perfect, but only because it comes from nowhere. There's no buildup, no reason, no explanation, and as you watch it the only thing you can think is "well, why not?"
 
2012-04-24 11:36:22 AM  
Oh, I was expecting moments in films, not surreal films.

Things like the ceiling baby in Trainspotting or the boat in Willy Wonka. Stuff that came out of nowhere.
 
2012-04-24 11:41:14 AM  
Nowhere to be found:

idiotflashback.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-04-24 11:44:18 AM  
These are mostly mainstream movies . . . with dressed up hair and street-legal metaphor engines.

If one is going to make a list of the MOST surreal moments in film, one is going to have to dig much deeper into the realm of crazy, whacked-out filmmakers who would never be invited to an Oscar after-party.

Miike, Pasolino, Noé, and there is some absolutely inscrutable, weird shiat that comes out of Germany.
 
2012-04-24 11:45:06 AM  
www.noisetosignal.org
 
2012-04-24 11:45:20 AM  

MrBallou: Bergmen was simply a towering genius. Greatest filmmaker of early cinema and maybe ever. His screenplays are beautiful and clear, and his cinematography was just perfec


I agree with this statement

(my handle is the least significant piece of extraneous dialogue from one of my favorite bergman works)

if you like bergman, he said of tarkovsky, that man does with film what I only wished I could.

www.bushwah.net

/ pic is froms stalker, but if you can't get into his more painstakingly deliberate cinematography, you should watch his last film the sacrifice, he made it with ingmar bergman's crew in sweden, after he exiled himself from russia. In my opinion, the most perfect film ever made.
 
2012-04-24 11:45:50 AM  
Clearly you ants have never been audience to a motion film that goes by the moniker "Follow That Bird"
Losers.
 
2012-04-24 11:46:08 AM  

Mugato: [i23.photobucket.com image 380x304]


This

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2012-04-24 11:46:28 AM  
Oh and why not.
www.architecture.uwaterloo.ca
 
2012-04-24 11:46:47 AM  
The garden party-brainwashing sequences in The Manchurian Candidate original are pretty bizarre, if not surreal.

www.jonathanrosenbaum.com
 
2012-04-24 11:48:32 AM  
No love for Naked Lunch?
 
2012-04-24 11:49:38 AM  
The last scene of Invasion of the Bodysnatchers with Donald Sutherland is farking freaky.
 
2012-04-24 11:50:21 AM  
1)The mirror sequence in Jean Cocteau's 'Orpheus' cannot be overlooked. It blew my mind.

2)Nor can the 'In Dreams' performance by Dean Stockwell in David Lynch's 'Blue Velvet'. Mind, blown.

3) Or Bruno Ganz and Peter Falk's scene in Wim Wenders' 'Wings of Desire.' It, again blew my mind.
 
2012-04-24 11:50:30 AM  

Ashtrey: Oh, I was expecting moments in films, not surreal films.

Things like the ceiling baby in Trainspotting or the boat in Willy Wonka. Stuff that came out of nowhere.


Umm, yeah.

Fishy fishy , Ooooooh.


www.iansouter.com
 
2012-04-24 11:53:13 AM  

Jake Havechek: The last scene of Invasion of the Bodysnatchers with Donald Sutherland is farking freaky.


Freaky, yes. Surrealism, no.
By the way, Subby - I love the headline, and get the reference - I think.
 
2012-04-24 11:57:04 AM  
Jacob's Ladder
 
2012-04-24 12:03:56 PM  

sigdiamond2000: MrBallou: Eraserhead is the weirdest and most disturbing farking movie I've ever seen.

You need to see Lynch's most recent movie Inland Empire.

It makes Eraserhead look like Alvin and the Chipmunks.


THIS.

/my favorite David Lynch film
 
2012-04-24 12:05:08 PM  
Always loved Head. Much much more than Magical Mystery Tour and I'm a huge Beatles fan. Head actually has a sensible statement to make.
 
2012-04-24 12:05:42 PM  

Maud Dib: Ashtrey: Oh, I was expecting moments in films, not surreal films.

Things like the ceiling baby in Trainspotting or the boat in Willy Wonka. Stuff that came out of nowhere.

Umm, yeah.

Fishy fishy , Ooooooh.


[www.iansouter.com image 360x251]


And it went, wherever I , did go.
 
2012-04-24 12:07:28 PM  

LeroyBourne: Braz


Came here with this very question in mind.
 
2012-04-24 12:07:43 PM  
Altered States
 
2012-04-24 12:08:22 PM  

LeroyBourne: No 'Brazil'?


And by that question, I mean this one.

/ftfm
 
2012-04-24 12:12:24 PM  
In the Mouth of Madness?
Jacob's Ladder?
 
2012-04-24 12:17:53 PM  
No Alejandro Jodorowsky?

/pretty much any moment from any of his films
 
2012-04-24 12:23:59 PM  
What's the first picture Mugato posted from?
 
2012-04-24 12:24:03 PM  

Mayhem of the Black Underclass: In the Mouth of Madness?
Jacob's Ladder?


Mega Steve: Jacob's Ladder


Interesting question. Surrealist film often seems to mimic the image and pattern of madness. But does that make films ABOUT madness, like Jacob's Ladder, or Dementia Thirteen, or Psycho surrealist films?
It would be very hard for me to see "Psycho" as a surrealist film - on the other hand "Compulsion" probably makes the cut. I guess I'm saying that there is more to surrealism than surreal images or narratives.
 
2012-04-24 12:25:42 PM  
application.denofgeek.com
 
2012-04-24 12:26:06 PM  
deeperintomovies.net
 
2012-04-24 12:29:06 PM  
Head? Sure. I love head.
 
2012-04-24 12:29:16 PM  

Apos: No love for Naked Lunch?


I saw Naked Lunch on a double date in college, in a nearly empty theater, with a gallon bottle of white wine to share in the dark. One of my top ten life experiences.
 
2012-04-24 12:29:33 PM  
clydefro.com
Brewster McCloud: This was Robert Altman's first film after M*A*S*H*, and it is by far the strangest film I have ever seen.
A young guy is hiding out in the fallout shelter deep underneath the (then) newly built Houston Astrodome. He is trying to learn to fly with a pair of angel wings, by doing hundreds of pull ups daily. He is basically harmless, except for a pet crow that goes around pooping on people who annoy him. There is a serial killer loose in Houston, and the police think it is him. We never find out one way or another whether he is or not.
The final scene is him above the surface of the Astrodome, surrounded by police who are waiting for him to exhaust himself by flying around with his wings.

It stars a very young (twenty) Shelly Duvall and Bud Cort, who played Harold in Harold and Maude , his very next film.
 
2012-04-24 12:30:07 PM  
The opening sequence from Melancholia could've made the list. I thought the movie was okay, but that opening sequence was crazy.
 
2012-04-24 12:33:36 PM  

WienerButt: What's the first picture Mugato posted from?


The Shining
 
2012-04-24 12:33:42 PM  
I'm not saying it was very good, but there were some very surreal moments in the movie Nowhere
 
2012-04-24 12:36:46 PM  
thefilmstage.com
 
2012-04-24 12:40:46 PM  
Yeah, as some people have brought up, the list fails without Holy Mountain, or El Topo.
 
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