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Billy Pilgrim
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Let's revive the thread here...

So I watched Videodrome (David Cronenberg) last night. Wow, this is one messed up film, and yet it still manages to be pretty compelling - well until the third act, that is, which I thought confusing and poorly written. And the whole thing's an extended metaphor of course, and a reflection of our TV-dominated society, so that somewhat excuses the crazy gore and sadomasochism.

Has anyone else seen this film and if so what were your thoughts?

Here's a quick taste of the film's disturbing brand of surrealism:

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They obviously have all come to read my posts. :holmes:

Ok then, let's step up the difficulty:

Difficult :nooo:

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They obviously have all come to read my posts. :holmes:

Ok then, let's step up the difficulty:
The Wizard of Oz?
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The only guess I can come up with is The Neverending Story :dontknow:
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The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe? :holmes:
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I'll start off a discussion now then

Anyone seen City of God?, saw it last week and I have to say that it was one of my favourite films ever, yet no-one i know has ever even heard of it

I suggest you guys go watch it now
Watched it in film studies brilliant film. Plus my Film teacher was from Brazil.
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FFS. Started the fun without me..
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Tell me what you think of this thread, film buffs:

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...4#post26964254

If possible, give it some traffic.

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Good Will Hunting was amazing last night. Matt Damon's best thing. And Robin Williams, who is usually horribly annoying but was ok. Dead good script, and Elliott Smith soundtrack :love: Slowed down a bit in the last third or so, but the opening two thirds were so cool it didn't matter at all and I didn't begrudge letting it take its time for a bit. Could've gone really wrong with the character transformation being so drastic, but it was carried off really well. Happy
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Good Will Hunting was amazing last night. Matt Damon's best thing. And Robin Williams, who is usually horribly annoying but was ok. Dead good script, and Elliott Smith soundtrack :love: Slowed down a bit in the last third or so, but the opening two thirds were so cool it didn't matter at all and I didn't begrudge letting it take its time for a bit. Could've gone really wrong with the character transformation being so drastic, but it was carried off really well. Happy
It's a fantastic film, IMO. Was all settled down to watch it and then ended up going out at the last minute for a decidedly average night out. :grumble:
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Good Will Hunting was amazing last night. Matt Damon's best thing. And Robin Williams, who is usually horribly annoying but was ok. Dead good script, and Elliott Smith soundtrack :love: Slowed down a bit in the last third or so, but the opening two thirds were so cool it didn't matter at all and I didn't begrudge letting it take its time for a bit. Could've gone really wrong with the character transformation being so drastic, but it was carried off really well. Happy
I watched this earlier. Love love love.
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I've Sky+ it.
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There's a **** load of films on TV this week that I want to see as well :love: It's so good when TV shows good films. Free films without the guilt :joyman:
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As long as they're on the BBC.
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There's a **** load of films on TV this week that I want to see as well :love: It's so good when TV shows good films. Free films without the guilt :joyman:
Ooh, such as? I'm only on Freeview, and was a little disappointed at this week's selection. Not that they aren't good, it's just that I saw films like Saving Private Ryan (which is on tonight), last week.

I seem to have seen most of them, and the issue is the channel playing decent films, i.e Film4, seems to repeat the same films several times a week.
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The Matrix is on ITV2 tomorrow :coma:.
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You all failed. It was Labyrinth (with David Bowie :ahee:).
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Tell me what you think of this thread, film buffs:

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...4#post26964254

If possible, give it some traffic.

:love:

I'm not sure what you are looking for. :unsure: Do you want films which aren't very acclaimed (guilty pleasures) or hidden gems which are of very good quality?
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I'm not sure what you are looking for. :unsure: Do you want films which aren't very acclaimed (guilty pleasures) or hidden gems which are of very good quality?
Films that aren't acclaimed; as they are relatively unknown or not particularly well publicised, as opposed to guilty pleasures. In other words, films of a high quality that many wouldn't have heard of, whether that's because they weren't acclaimed, or they've just been forgotten about by the public at large.
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You all failed. It was Labyrinth (with David Bowie :ahee:).
Next one?
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