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(Anime News Network)   The most depressing animated movie ever made is about to get the live action treatment. Pass the sleeping pills now   (animenewsnetwork.com) divider line 78
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2012-11-23 03:06:49 PM  
8 votes:
Ah, Grave of the Fireflies. A movie you watch once, love, but never want to watch again.
2012-11-23 05:24:15 PM  
5 votes:

DammitIForgotMyLogin: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Ah, Grave of the Fireflies. A movie you watch once, love, but never want to watch again.

Aaah. Requiem for a Dream syndrome.


I could revisit Requiem for a Dream with no problem.

There's no way in hell I'm watching Grave of the Fireflies again.
2012-11-23 06:12:29 PM  
4 votes:
Worse than Watership Down, worse than Old Yeller. Just passing the box on a friend's shelf will make you depressed.

I wish I was kidding.
2012-11-23 06:22:24 PM  
3 votes:
www.thatfilmguy.net

Had me worried there for a moment...
2012-11-23 05:42:03 PM  
3 votes:
i24.photobucket.com

Saddest candy EVAR?
2012-11-23 05:08:04 PM  
3 votes:
I refuse to watch the animated version. And I sure as hell won't see the live action.


Real life is depressing enough thanks.
2012-11-24 02:05:27 AM  
2 votes:

Kittypie070: I'm lucky to not be susceptible to video-caused nightmares. Dunno why.

If you ever manage to stomach watching the end of Threads you'll only need to see it once.

That I can abso-damn-lutely guarantee you.



Threads on YouTube Link 

The movie that gets to me is Testament (1983) with Jane Alexander. It makes On The Beach look like a SyFy movie of the week.
2012-11-24 12:18:34 AM  
2 votes:

Arthur Jumbles: Wikipedia: In a panic, Seita withdraws all the money remaining in their mother's bank account. As he leaves the bank, he is distraught when he learns from a nearby crowd that Japan has surrendered unconditionally to the Allied Powers and that his father, a Captain in the Imperial Japanese Navy who had promised him that Japan could never be defeated, is probably dead, since nearly all of Japan's navy is now at the bottom of the ocean. He returns to the shelter with large quantities of food, only to find a dying Setsuko hallucinating.

Kid, you can't eat money. Might have been a good idea to crack the savings account before your little sister died of malnutrition.


You know that is the thing that I think most people don't take away from the movie. They get distracted by the kids and the plight, that they fail to see that setia's own actions resulted in the death of his sister. There is a spectrum of emotions that they kinda miss out on: the non-personal sadness of the opening when you realize this kid is dead and no one gives a fark, then the shock of the firebombing and his mother's death, so then when the aunt comes along it almost feels very natural to be defensive towards the kids, of course that little fleeting hope afterwords followed by a slow turning of your stomach into this very personal despair. So you leave the showing with a very potent mix of anger towards the adults for not caring; hostility towards for the older brother for pride and ignorance but a little sympathy as everything he tries fails, every time he grasp at a little bit of hope its dashed away (either first by the warring powers, then by a local power of his aunt, and finally by his own power), then finally just that crippling "innocence lost" notion with the little girl.

Its a great movie to tug on the heartstrings, I don't think its the worst offender in the "most depressing" department though.

/That ending was just added so people didn't blow their brains out.
2012-11-23 10:34:52 PM  
2 votes:
Wikipedia: In a panic, Seita withdraws all the money remaining in their mother's bank account. As he leaves the bank, he is distraught when he learns from a nearby crowd that Japan has surrendered unconditionally to the Allied Powers and that his father, a Captain in the Imperial Japanese Navy who had promised him that Japan could never be defeated, is probably dead, since nearly all of Japan's navy is now at the bottom of the ocean. He returns to the shelter with large quantities of food, only to find a dying Setsuko hallucinating.

Kid, you can't eat money. Might have been a good idea to crack the savings account before your little sister died of malnutrition.
2012-11-23 10:22:36 PM  
2 votes:
img38.imageshack.us
2012-11-23 10:18:00 PM  
2 votes:
fc05.deviantart.net
Not anime, but incredibly, terminally depressing.

/Interesting movie, but I felt like my best friend had died.
2012-11-23 09:35:04 PM  
2 votes:
Just to screw with the rest of you...
24.media.tumblr.com
2012-11-23 09:33:23 PM  
2 votes:

wippit: Still waiting for a Last Unicorn remake.


Christopher Lee was supposed to be attached to one.

Molly: No, it can't be. Can it be? Where have you been? Where have you been? Damn you! Where have you been?
Schmendrick: Don't you talk to her that way!
Unicorn: I'm here now.
Molly: And where were you twenty years ago? Ten years ago? Where were you when I was new? When I was one of those innocent young maidens you always come to? How dare you! How dare you come to me now, when I am this!
[Weeps]

Grandly poignant moment for us older folks
2012-11-23 07:30:16 PM  
2 votes:

Jaws_Victim: And they used to show it back to back in Japan with "My Neighbor Totoro." One of the comments on it was, "People didn't want to stay for 'Grave of the Fireflies' after starting with 'My Neighbor Totoro.'"


They showed it in both orders, actually, but popularity differed depending on which was shown first.

Strange as it seems now, Miyazaki's pet project about a big fuzzy monster and a couple of kids seemed like a very risky venture at the time. So pairing Totoro with an "educational" film reduced the risk since there'd be a built-in audience from schools. But ultimately, neither film would have been made without the other.
2012-11-23 07:14:36 PM  
2 votes:
24.media.tumblr.com
2012-11-23 07:14:30 PM  
2 votes:
many years back, whilst on temdu deployment, attached to a patrol boat, we found the animated grave of the fireflies in the ship's tape library. i knew what it was, but everyone else was in the dark and in the mood for something light, so it went in.

i got to watch an entire team of navy SEALs turn into blubbery booger-crying wrecks by the end of that movie. some of the baddest, most hardcore mother-effers on the planet cried their eyes out after watching that film.


it's that gut-wrenching.
2012-11-23 06:41:47 PM  
2 votes:

504_King_streetcar: You know what we need? An anime version of Threads. Threads is a movie about nuclear war that makes Grave Of The Fireflies look like Sailor Moon.


JESUS CHRIST F**K NO


I have Threads. My Finns recommended it to me and gave me fair warning that it was gonna f*ck my mind.

I watched it exactly once.

I still have it.

I still have the burn marks in my memories.

I'll never watch it again.

It was that good and it was that bad.
2012-11-23 06:06:43 PM  
2 votes:
Hey, if anyone wants to see a fantastic anime film that won't destroy your soul, watch The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006). Don't read what it's about first though, it'll ruin things.
2012-11-23 06:06:03 PM  
2 votes:
You know what we need? An anime version of Threads. Threads is a movie about nuclear war that makes Grave Of The Fireflies look like Sailor Moon.
2012-11-23 06:00:29 PM  
2 votes:
Most depressing movie, and it isn't even a spoiler.
When the opening scene is the main character starving, and hallucinating the ghost of his sister moments before death, you know you're in for a rollicking good time.
2012-11-23 05:49:20 PM  
2 votes:
is it When the Wind Blows?
too lazy to google
2012-11-23 05:42:03 PM  
2 votes:

Mangoose: There's more absurdity that can lead to humor in requiem for a dream. There's nothing but pain in fireflies. I don't even like thinking about the movie.


Pretty much all of this.

I don't watch anime (outside of any of the stuff that Miyazaki did), but I decided to give the film a go based on all the cautious recommendations of several TotalFarkers.

Yeah, it kicked my ass for about a week or so.
2012-11-23 05:27:33 PM  
2 votes:

delathi: It was originally a double bill with My Neighbor Totoro?
What the hell?
That's just evil.


No, they would show Grave first and then Totoro so that people weren't walking out of the theatre super depressed, I still recommend this if anyone hasn't seen Grave before
2012-11-25 01:45:07 AM  
1 votes:

witchofthedogs: I am still mindf*cked by Testament. I find it so much more disturbing than The Day After.


The people who made The Day After deserve gold medals for changing President Ronald Reagan's mind about nuclear war as something potentially glorious and even holy. But Testament, if he had seen it, would've gone over his head.
2012-11-25 12:40:40 AM  
1 votes:

RoyFokker'sGhost: Okay, so I'll admit that I haven't seen Grave of the Fireflies yet, mostly because I know enough about it already to not want to watch it. But, I seem to remember there was another anime movie made around the same time (late 80's) that revolved around an elderly British couple living in the aftermath of a nuclear war in England. For the life of me, I can't remember the film's name. Any Anime Farkers able to help me out here?


You know, I saw that movie in the theatres when I was 17 with a bunch of guys. It's called "When the Wind Blows". We were all laughing going in, and sobbing coming out. The very cute ticket lady, who we had been flirting with asked us "was it a bad movie?" and we said no, it was a great movie, but oh so sad.

Definitely worth watching.
2012-11-24 11:47:24 PM  
1 votes:

Coelacanth: Kittypie070: I'm lucky to not be susceptible to video-caused nightmares. Dunno why.

If you ever manage to stomach watching the end of Threads you'll only need to see it once.

That I can abso-damn-lutely guarantee you.


Threads on YouTube Link 

The movie that gets to me is Testament (1983) with Jane Alexander. It makes On The Beach look like a SyFy movie of the week.


Holy shiatballs!

[creeps under the bed]
2012-11-24 10:29:46 AM  
1 votes:

tinderfitles: Arthur Jumbles: Wikipedia: In a panic, Seita withdraws all the money remaining in their mother's bank account. As he leaves the bank, he is distraught when he learns from a nearby crowd that Japan has surrendered unconditionally to the Allied Powers and that his father, a Captain in the Imperial Japanese Navy who had promised him that Japan could never be defeated, is probably dead, since nearly all of Japan's navy is now at the bottom of the ocean. He returns to the shelter with large quantities of food, only to find a dying Setsuko hallucinating.

Kid, you can't eat money. Might have been a good idea to crack the savings account before your little sister died of malnutrition.

You know that is the thing that I think most people don't take away from the movie. They get distracted by the kids and the plight, that they fail to see that setia's own actions resulted in the death of his sister. There is a spectrum of emotions that they kinda miss out on: the non-personal sadness of the opening when you realize this kid is dead and no one gives a fark, then the shock of the firebombing and his mother's death, so then when the aunt comes along it almost feels very natural to be defensive towards the kids, of course that little fleeting hope afterwords followed by a slow turning of your stomach into this very personal despair. So you leave the showing with a very potent mix of anger towards the adults for not caring; hostility towards for the older brother for pride and ignorance but a little sympathy as everything he tries fails, every time he grasp at a little bit of hope its dashed away (either first by the warring powers, then by a local power of his aunt, and finally by his own power), then finally just that crippling "innocence lost" notion with the little girl.

Its a great movie to tug on the heartstrings, I don't think its the worst offender in the "most depressing" department though.

/That ending was just added so people didn't blow their brains out.


Also, for added sadness points iy is key to remember that GotF is mostly AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL. The author wrote it in part to assuage his survivor guilt because he lived and good baby sister starved to death in a cave.

I personally always find true (or true-ish) stories to be much sadder. Like the Pacific, or Schindler's
2012-11-24 09:20:05 AM  
1 votes:
"Grave" is the saddest anime, but for second place I'd pick "Night on the Galactic Railroad". Full of existential dread, it's like sinking in quicksand made of sadness. Third place goes to the Kimigure Orange Road movie, "I Want To Return To That Day". That one is the most realistic and heart-rending depiction of the inevitable results of a love triangle: somebody's got to lose. I cried my eyes out.
2012-11-24 02:38:11 AM  
1 votes:

Gravitholus: [i24.photobucket.com image 500x375]

Saddest candy EVAR?


Just how dead inside do you have to be to see the candy tin in that movie and think "now there's a great idea for a product tie-in!"
2012-11-24 02:31:50 AM  
1 votes:

Rwa2play:
I only watched "The Day After" once when I was about 12 and it was in my nightmares for about a month. When I heard that "Threads" makes "The Day After" sound like a walk in the park, I watched a couple of parts on YouTube.

Needless to say I've never watched the ending to "Threads"


And it's all right here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MCbTvoNrAg

As Pink Floyd said, hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way. But that scene with the pregnant woman giving birth by herself... yowch.
2012-11-24 02:28:23 AM  
1 votes:

Gravitholus: [i24.photobucket.com image 500x375]

Saddest candy EVAR?


WTF is wrong with Japane.....Oh yeah......
2012-11-24 02:20:38 AM  
1 votes:
And to add to the general feeling of childhood dying inside and the world being revealed to be a cold, inhospitable place, I'll add the late 70s, early 80s animated Raggedy Ann and Andy movie.

Holy balls, that's like existentialism for kids.
2012-11-24 02:16:47 AM  
1 votes:
Not sure if it qualifies, but the ending of Blake's 7 is a solid punch to the nuts.
2012-11-24 01:44:51 AM  
1 votes:
Mary and Max is getting made into live action? I thought stop motion was good enough...
2012-11-23 11:50:42 PM  
1 votes:
My friends and I do a lot of strange themed movie marathons. I'm thinking of doing a "Most Depressing Movies Ever" marathon. David Lynch's Elephant Man is the one that destroys me every time, I usually start crying about 6 minutes in and it never stops.

So, what are everyone's suggestions?

I may put a bowl of razor blades on the coffee table just for sh(ts and giggles.
2012-11-23 10:57:24 PM  
1 votes:
I just rewatched Jurassic Bark because of this thread. Face-soaked, dogs being held.
2012-11-23 10:42:38 PM  
1 votes:

Arthur Jumbles: Kid, you can't eat money. Might have been a good idea to crack the savings account before your little sister died of malnutrition.


Seita tries to buy food from the farmer earlier, but is told there's none for sale (since the farmer has his own family to feed), then goes back to steal some and gets beaten. The director was attempting to make a point to modern audiences who are accustomed to always being able to buy things.

Of course, Seita makes a lot of other foolish decisions. But failing to buy food with money in the bank wasn't one of them.
2012-11-23 10:21:34 PM  
1 votes:

CptnSpldng: Fano: wippit: Still waiting for a Last Unicorn remake.

Christopher Lee was supposed to be attached to one.

Molly: No, it can't be. Can it be? Where have you been? Where have you been? Damn you! Where have you been?
Schmendrick: Don't you talk to her that way!
Unicorn: I'm here now.
Molly: And where were you twenty years ago? Ten years ago? Where were you when I was new? When I was one of those innocent young maidens you always come to? How dare you! How dare you come to me now, when I am this!
[Weeps]

Grandly poignant moment for us older folks

Read the book when you hit 50-60. Hell, for that matter, read a whole lot of books over again when you hit 60.


I read the book last year, I'm 35 now, I knew the show well from early childhood. I promise to read it again then. But I hope clouds don't get in my way.

When I first met my fiance, the Molly Grue reaction was mine as well, with the gratitude we had met, and I don't think either of us would have been prepared for the younger versions of ourselves.

You know, that could make a great thread, books/movies that are deeply meaningful in different ways at various points in your life.
2012-11-23 10:11:39 PM  
1 votes:

silvervial: Having lived a lot of my life under the threat of nuclear war, and having watched "The Day After" when it was first broadcast, I had to go look up "Threads" and watch it. Two hours later I have come back to this thread....

Well, not a tear shed, not a gut wrenched. I'm not depressed. Either I have no soul, or I have understood for many years exactly what a nuclear attack would be like and so nothing was a surprise.

I did wonder at the fact that England seemed completely isolated for over a decade. There must have been parts of the world unaffected that could have sent ships, at the very least, on an exploratory/reporting mission. Seemed odd to leave a fairly important first-world nation in the dark, so to speak.

Anyway, if "Threads" did nothing to me, I could probably get through "Grave" with no trouble.


If there *were* parts of the world that were unaffected: a) they could get no contact with the outside world due to radiation interference b) they would have to conserve much of their supplies because of the scarcity after such an event.
2012-11-23 10:10:49 PM  
1 votes:

Fano: wippit: Still waiting for a Last Unicorn remake.

Christopher Lee was supposed to be attached to one.

Molly: No, it can't be. Can it be? Where have you been? Where have you been? Damn you! Where have you been?
Schmendrick: Don't you talk to her that way!
Unicorn: I'm here now.
Molly: And where were you twenty years ago? Ten years ago? Where were you when I was new? When I was one of those innocent young maidens you always come to? How dare you! How dare you come to me now, when I am this!
[Weeps]

Grandly poignant moment for us older folks


Read the book when you hit 50-60. Hell, for that matter, read a whole lot of books over again when you hit 60.
2012-11-23 09:53:09 PM  
1 votes:

Eraic: I mean.. japanese anime has an entire genre for depressing shows with horrific endings..

My Girlfriend the Ultimate Weapon, Elfen Lied, Naruto Filler... I mean...I'd hate to see any of those made into live action movies.


Elfen Lied actually had a decent ending. The one you wanna go for is "End of Evangelion". That was a twisted mindfark of an ending.
2012-11-23 09:51:46 PM  
1 votes:

CptnSpldng: Just to screw with the rest of you...
[24.media.tumblr.com image 500x375]


*spoiler alert*

As heartwrenching as Nina dying was.. I was much more sad when Maes Hughes died... I had much more invested in him as a character.
2012-11-23 09:48:18 PM  
1 votes:
They should make an animated film of "Pride of Baghdad". That'd be fun.
2012-11-23 09:43:58 PM  
1 votes:
dafuq?
2012-11-23 09:35:03 PM  
1 votes:

WhippingBoy: I watched Grave of the Fireflies after hearing a lot about it.
While it was sad, it was by no means as bad as people made it out to be.
I guess I have no soul.

/bawled like a baby when Old Yeller died


May depend on when some people saw it also. It came out in 94/95, but not a lot of stores really had a place to put it back then. It was a cartoon and cartoons were for kids. I know when I picked it up (Suncoast I think) it was mixed in with along Disney movies and such in the children's section. I thought it was gonna be an action war story (like G.I. Joe or something). Boy, was I wrong. I was (I think) thirteen the first time I saw it.
2012-11-23 09:34:27 PM  
1 votes:

CptnSpldng: Rwa2play: SuburbanSound: [24.media.tumblr.com image 500x375]

Damn you. Damn you and you can go to hell for that~!

My wife and I were discussing this thread as I scrolled down to this post and I commented on this.

"What?" she asked.

"This," I said. "Check the screen. It's not as gut wrenching as 'Grave' but it's an iconic piece of animated hurt. It's almost as bad as seeing a 'Fullmetal Alchemist' featuring Shou Tucker."

"I dont know this one," she said.

" 'Jurassic Bark,' " I said."Next time you or I see that it's on; you're watching it. These things must be shared."


"Suuuuupermannnnnnnn"
2012-11-23 09:26:35 PM  
1 votes:

Rwa2play: SuburbanSound: [24.media.tumblr.com image 500x375]

Damn you. Damn you and you can go to hell for that~!


My wife and I were discussing this thread as I scrolled down to this post and I commented on this.

"What?" she asked.

"This," I said. "Check the screen. It's not as gut wrenching as 'Grave' but it's an iconic piece of animated hurt. It's almost as bad as seeing a 'Fullmetal Alchemist' featuring Shou Tucker."

"I dont know this one," she said.

" 'Jurassic Bark,' " I said."Next time you or I see that it's on; you're watching it. These things must be shared."
2012-11-23 09:15:29 PM  
1 votes:

Rwa2play: Kittypie070: 504_King_streetcar: You know what we need? An anime version of Threads. Threads is a movie about nuclear war that makes Grave Of The Fireflies look like Sailor Moon.

JESUS CHRIST F**K NO


I have Threads. My Finns recommended it to me and gave me fair warning that it was gonna f*ck my mind.

I watched it exactly once.

I still have it.

I still have the burn marks in my memories.

I'll never watch it again.

It was that good and it was that bad.

I only watched "The Day After" once when I was about 12 and it was in my nightmares for about a month. When I heard that "Threads" makes "The Day After" sound like a walk in the park, I watched a couple of parts on YouTube.

Needless to say I've never watched the ending to "Threads"


It's just as well. I have seen the ending of Threads and it's exactly what you would expect. I have seen The Day After as well and it is VERY tame compared to Threads. Threads is so unrelentingly bleak and miserable that it makes anything seem light by comparison. It is an emotional black hole of a movie. On a related but tangential note, this reminds me of an incident from my childhood in the 1980s. I remember watching the credits for some Disney holiday show and hearing a voiceover announce that the next program will be about nuclear winter and how much that will suck. The VO made it clear that this was more or less guaranteed to happen very soon. For the first 10 years of my life there was a better than average chance of there being a nuclear war that would last about a day and that at the end of that day most of the world would be glowing rubble. And yet the main thing I remember about that 10 years was how awesome all the toys my parents got me were. All's well that ends well, I guess.
2012-11-23 09:12:49 PM  
1 votes:

Rwa2play: Kittypie070: 504_King_streetcar: You know what we need? An anime version of Threads. Threads is a movie about nuclear war that makes Grave Of The Fireflies look like Sailor Moon.

JESUS CHRIST F**K NO


I have Threads. My Finns recommended it to me and gave me fair warning that it was gonna f*ck my mind.

I watched it exactly once.

I still have it.

I still have the burn marks in my memories.

I'll never watch it again.

It was that good and it was that bad.

I only watched "The Day After" once when I was about 12 and it was in my nightmares for about a month. When I heard that "Threads" makes "The Day After" sound like a walk in the park, I watched a couple of parts on YouTube.

Needless to say I've never watched the ending to "Threads"


I'm lucky to not be susceptible to video-caused nightmares. Dunno why.

If you ever manage to stomach watching the end of Threads you'll only need to see it once.

That I can abso-damn-lutely guarantee you.
2012-11-23 09:04:49 PM  
1 votes:

Kittypie070: 504_King_streetcar: You know what we need? An anime version of Threads. Threads is a movie about nuclear war that makes Grave Of The Fireflies look like Sailor Moon.

JESUS CHRIST F**K NO


I have Threads. My Finns recommended it to me and gave me fair warning that it was gonna f*ck my mind.

I watched it exactly once.

I still have it.

I still have the burn marks in my memories.

I'll never watch it again.

It was that good and it was that bad.


I only watched "The Day After" once when I was about 12 and it was in my nightmares for about a month. When I heard that "Threads" makes "The Day After" sound like a walk in the park, I watched a couple of parts on YouTube.

Needless to say I've never watched the ending to "Threads"
2012-11-23 09:01:52 PM  
1 votes:

504_King_streetcar: You know what we need? An anime version of Threads. Threads is a movie about nuclear war that makes Grave Of The Fireflies look like Sailor Moon.


I'll say that it would be a hell of a contest: Which is the more depressing move, "Grave of the Firefiles" or "Threads"?
2012-11-23 08:57:50 PM  
1 votes:

delathi: It was originally a double bill with My Neighbor Totoro?
What the hell?
That's just evil.


I think it must had been quite the experience. First Totoro and then Grave of the Fireflies does indeed feels like a terrible thing to put anyone through, but the other way around would be such an uplifting, cathartic experience. Totoro alone makes you smile, imagine seeing it after being brought down by Grave of the Fireflies. If anything it actually helps Totoro as a movie. Not that it needs any help of course but wow, I cannot even imagine, I think from now on I will recommend the movies to be seen in that order, right after the other.
2012-11-23 08:33:26 PM  
1 votes:

FunkOut: I'd rather have a live action "My Neighbour Totoro". Well, I guess you'd need some CGI but the Catbus alone would be worth the price of admission.


I'd rather have a Totoro and Catbus done by Jim Henson's Creature Workshop. The puppets they did for Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal still hold up to this day. I would love to see what they could do with that movie.
2012-11-23 08:10:31 PM  
1 votes:

504_King_streetcar: Kittypie070: 504_King_streetcar: You know what we need? An anime version of Threads. Threads is a movie about nuclear war that makes Grave Of The Fireflies look like Sailor Moon.

JESUS CHRIST F**K NO


I have Threads. My Finns recommended it to me and gave me fair warning that it was gonna f*ck my mind.

I watched it exactly once.

I still have it.

I still have the burn marks in my memories.

I'll never watch it again.

It was that good and it was that bad.

Here's a mental hotfoot for you: at one point the BBC wanted to make Threads with the then current cast of Coronation Street. Imagine, if you will, the soul-bending nuclear nightmare fuel that is Threads happening outside the Rover's Return.

/has seen Threads
//Mighty Christ, bleak is far to small a word to describe it


oh god oh god oh god
2012-11-23 07:56:45 PM  
1 votes:

Jaws_Victim: Snarfangel: They already made a live-action version. The article even mentioned it with a photo. Not nearly as soul-destroying as the animated version, though.

/IMO

Interesting how Roger Ebert predicted that. His argument that watching a live action version you are watching children act like they are starving and dieing. But in the animated version, it is the IDEA of a child starving to death. He also feels that animated is more real than a live action movie, in that what is happening to the character on screen is really the character actually going through the story and not some actor pretending to be punched, for example.

Interesting stuff.


I think it's like Game of Thrones and Robin (Catelyn's Crazy Sister's kid aka Breastfeeding scene).

In the books he's described as an incredibly frail and sickly child and she continued to breastfeed him as a desperate act to make sure he lived. So the breastfeeding scene came off more as desperation then well creepy and weird.

The issue is you're not going to film a child who is actually deathly ill and everyone can tell it's fake.
2012-11-23 07:53:11 PM  
1 votes:
toxic-graveyard.com
2012-11-23 07:47:03 PM  
1 votes:

504_King_streetcar: Kittypie070: 504_King_streetcar: You know what we need? An anime version of Threads. Threads is a movie about nuclear war that makes Grave Of The Fireflies look like Sailor Moon.

JESUS CHRIST F**K NO


I have Threads. My Finns recommended it to me and gave me fair warning that it was gonna f*ck my mind.

I watched it exactly once.

I still have it.

I still have the burn marks in my memories.

I'll never watch it again.

It was that good and it was that bad.

Here's a mental hotfoot for you: at one point the BBC wanted to make Threads with the then current cast of Coronation Street. Imagine, if you will, the soul-bending nuclear nightmare fuel that is Threads happening outside the Rover's Return.


Oh sweet jesus, that thought is a punch to the stomach.
2012-11-23 07:40:36 PM  
1 votes:

Kittypie070: 504_King_streetcar: You know what we need? An anime version of Threads. Threads is a movie about nuclear war that makes Grave Of The Fireflies look like Sailor Moon.

JESUS CHRIST F**K NO


I have Threads. My Finns recommended it to me and gave me fair warning that it was gonna f*ck my mind.

I watched it exactly once.

I still have it.

I still have the burn marks in my memories.

I'll never watch it again.

It was that good and it was that bad.


Here's a mental hotfoot for you: at one point the BBC wanted to make Threads with the then current cast of Coronation Street. Imagine, if you will, the soul-bending nuclear nightmare fuel that is Threads happening outside the Rover's Return.

/has seen Threads
//Mighty Christ, bleak is far to small a word to describe it
2012-11-23 07:16:03 PM  
1 votes:
Grave of the Fireflies?

*clicks lick*

Yep. fark that movie.
2012-11-23 07:12:26 PM  
1 votes:

JosephFinn: RoyFokker'sGhost: Okay, so I'll admit that I haven't seen Grave of the Fireflies yet, mostly because I know enough about it already to not want to watch it. But, I seem to remember there was another anime movie made around the same time (late 80's) that revolved around an elderly British couple living in the aftermath of a nuclear war in England. For the life of me, I can't remember the film's name. Any Anime Farkers able to help me out here?

That is "When the Wind Blows". I've never seen it myself though.


Thanks, that's the one.
2012-11-23 07:03:33 PM  
1 votes:

Hillbilly Jim: Am I the only one who thought of Up?


Up is only depressing in the beginning. It lightens up. Grave is like a slow pain that becomes cancerous in your brain.
2012-11-23 06:54:39 PM  
1 votes:
I have has the displeasure of watching Grave of the Fireflies about 5 times I think. When people who can appreciate it came over I'd show it to them. It is soul crushing, especially if you've personally been responsible for a little girl before (like me with my nieces). It always makes me cry like a little biatch as well as anyone who's watching it.

Anyway, one of my wife's 8th grade students was an anime fan and she got to talking to me about it one day when I went to help my wife at work. I brought up the movie and she asked to borrow it. Being a prick I agreed with the express intention of farking her head up. When her mom came to pick her up I told her that she could watch it, but only if mom agreed. Mom grabbed the DVD and saw its rating and content and agreed even after I warned them.

She missed school the next day. My wife was so pissed at me. The mother sat the family down to watch it. Mom, dad, 14 year old, 10 year old, and 8 year old. By the end they were distraught and in tears. The oldest (the student) and the 10 year old had to take antidepressants and go to therapy. Mom and dad blamed me for it of course. Stupid California.
2012-11-23 06:51:17 PM  
1 votes:

RoyFokker'sGhost: Okay, so I'll admit that I haven't seen Grave of the Fireflies yet, mostly because I know enough about it already to not want to watch it. But, I seem to remember there was another anime movie made around the same time (late 80's) that revolved around an elderly British couple living in the aftermath of a nuclear war in England. For the life of me, I can't remember the film's name. Any Anime Farkers able to help me out here?


That is "When the Wind Blows". I've never seen it myself though.
2012-11-23 06:26:04 PM  
1 votes:
I think I'm gonna have to watch this, but I'm going to wait until spring. It's getting cold and dead outside, I want to avoid the same inside.
2012-11-23 06:11:07 PM  
1 votes:

CarnySaur: dahmers love zombie: cretinbob: nice...you know...for what it is....because of course it's not a "nice" movie.
//I thought Watership Down at first.

Yep. I misread and thought it said "most depressing ANIMAL movie".

For me, it would be The Plague Dogs, though I know some people think Watership Down has it beaten by a hare.


Silflay hraka, evil punster.
2012-11-23 05:51:06 PM  
1 votes:

cretinbob: nice...you know...for what it is....because of course it's not a "nice" movie.
//I thought Watership Down at first.


I was thinking it would be kinda difficult to do a live action Watership down, and Old Yeller was live action already.

a co-worker gave me a copy of Graveyard for Fireflies, difficult to fathom a movie being more tear evoking than The Road.
I pre-viewed it and decided it was not for the young folk to watch on Turkey day. instead we watched Avengers.

sigh.
2012-11-23 05:44:08 PM  
1 votes:
Okay, so I'll admit that I haven't seen Grave of the Fireflies yet, mostly because I know enough about it already to not want to watch it. But, I seem to remember there was another anime movie made around the same time (late 80's) that revolved around an elderly British couple living in the aftermath of a nuclear war in England. For the life of me, I can't remember the film's name. Any Anime Farkers able to help me out here?
2012-11-23 05:39:52 PM  
1 votes:

Metalupis: delathi: It was originally a double bill with My Neighbor Totoro?
What the hell?
That's just evil.

No, they would show Grave first and then Totoro so that people weren't walking out of the theatre super depressed, I still recommend this if anyone hasn't seen Grave before


That order makes a little more sense, I was thinking of them playing them in the other order.
2012-11-23 05:39:05 PM  
1 votes:

dahmers love zombie: cretinbob: nice...you know...for what it is....because of course it's not a "nice" movie.
//I thought Watership Down at first.

Yep. I misread and thought it said "most depressing ANIMAL movie".


For me, it would be The Plague Dogs, though I know some people think Watership Down has it beaten by a hare.
2012-11-23 05:29:17 PM  
1 votes:

Snarfangel: They already made a live-action version. The article even mentioned it with a photo. Not nearly as soul-destroying as the animated version, though.

/IMO


Interesting how Roger Ebert predicted that. His argument that watching a live action version you are watching children act like they are starving and dieing. But in the animated version, it is the IDEA of a child starving to death. He also feels that animated is more real than a live action movie, in that what is happening to the character on screen is really the character actually going through the story and not some actor pretending to be punched, for example.

Interesting stuff.
2012-11-23 05:26:09 PM  
1 votes:

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: DammitIForgotMyLogin: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Ah, Grave of the Fireflies. A movie you watch once, love, but never want to watch again.

Aaah. Requiem for a Dream syndrome.

I could revisit Requiem for a Dream with no problem.

There's no way in hell I'm watching Grave of the Fireflies again.


There's more absurdity that can lead to humor in requiem for a dream. There's nothing but pain in fireflies. I don't even like thinking about the movie.
2012-11-23 05:23:24 PM  
1 votes:
Dresden Pictures? I predict it firebombs
2012-11-23 05:13:41 PM  
1 votes:
It was originally a double bill with My Neighbor Totoro?
What the hell?
That's just evil.
2012-11-23 05:12:41 PM  
1 votes:
Somebody is doing the Last Unicorn live action?
2012-11-23 04:52:26 PM  
1 votes:
Oh dear god no.
2012-11-23 03:54:11 PM  
1 votes:
*clicks*

Good. It's being done in the UK. I shudder what an American studio would do to it.

/fast-moving zombies and supersized monsters with lots of explosions
2012-11-23 03:30:10 PM  
1 votes:

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Ah, Grave of the Fireflies. A movie you watch once, love, but never want to watch again.


Aaah. Requiem for a Dream syndrome.
2012-11-23 03:10:41 PM  
1 votes:
They already made a live-action version. The article even mentioned it with a photo. Not nearly as soul-destroying as the animated version, though.

/IMO
 
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