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    (Original post by theths)
    haha thank you so much i'll be sure not to delete this off my watched list

    george orwell i've read the obvious ones aha, 1984 and animal farm

    scarily emotional? i'm intrigued
    i've read a tiny bit of Tolstoy, are the different russian authors comparable in their style of writing?

    I had to stop reading several times and put the book away - that was the case with all of Dostoevsky's books. Very very scarily emotional, they have an inexplicable impact
    I think Tolstoy and Dostoevsky are MASSIVELY different - they are so different, I sort of compare them as different composers of music. Like Dostoevsky is Rachmaninov - really intense and uncomfortable with beautiful moments. And Tolstoy would be... Well actually I don't think any music compares to the scale of War and Peace - reading that book was like living a thousand lives :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by hogso)
    Must must must see Seul Contre Tous (I Stand Alone).
    Just watched this, pretty good, nasty and realistic enough to be thought provoking, not so nasty as to simply be offensive. I already tried watching the sequel some months ago (Irréversible), but I am one of the many, many people who just gave up during the rape scene.
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    Yeah Irreversible is a doozy. Shame you didnt make it to the end though. The way the viewer is crushed by the rape scene does make you feel like giving up on it - but sticking with it, and witnessing the relationship the characters had before that night, and the revelation made at the end (without wanting to give anything away, should you watch the whole thing sometime) make you feel 10x worse. Fantastic movie. Noe made the movie purposely so the viewer would not enjoy it, and man oh man did he succeed. Shameless plug for Enter the Void here too - you have to see it.
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    (Original post by Ideot)
    I had to stop reading several times and put the book away - that was the case with all of Dostoevsky's books. Very very scarily emotional, they have an inexplicable impact
    I think Tolstoy and Dostoevsky are MASSIVELY different - they are so different, I sort of compare them as different composers of music. Like Dostoevsky is Rachmaninov - really intense and uncomfortable with beautiful moments. And Tolstoy would be... Well actually I don't think any music compares to the scale of War and Peace - reading that book was like living a thousand lives :rolleyes:
    Brilliant and Crime and Punishment would be..?
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    (Original post by superwolf)
    Um, Animal Farm was a satire of communist Russia, so not exactly socialist.
    I agree although it satirised authoritarianism in general.
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    (Original post by mimimimi)
    Ooh yes, definitely see Rope then. And Rear Window. I think Rear Window is my favourite film of his, it's really tense and super.
    You are one of the few people I've come across that likes "Rear Window" most of all. I do as well, by the way, though I do have a soft spot for "Strangers on a Train".

    As for nihilstic films, then I would go with some of Ingmar Bergman's earlier work. Things like "The Seventh Seal" and "The Silence". The main character's dialogues with Death in "The Seventh Seal" are amazing.
 
 
 
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