Originally Posted by AlienBountyHunter
Yeah, I didn't think it was a potential date movie haha. I'll probably check it out at some point, I don't mind depressing/graphic shit. A few years ago me and a few friends had a film marathon of crazy, twisted shit. We all needed a lot of showers after that, especially after 'A Serbian Film'. I'm shuddering just thinking about it.
Ugh, that Serbian movie
shit was just too much. There's a fine line between having the gore compliment the story, and having it in the movie just for the sake of shock factor. There were moments when the movie showed signs of genuine intensity, but was that baby/final scene really needed? I didn't like the Director ether, seems like someone that's sensationalizing violence just to get his name out there and capitalize on the new wave of french extremity that was booming at the time. It's too bad, the movie was well shot and had potential, but it jumped the Shark by being TOO extreme without the situation really warranting it. At least in Salo, it was presented as a plausible thing and wasn't trying to be a cool cult movie. Too much style in Serbian, way too much violence and very little substance. imo.
In fact, the movie was one of the reasons behind Pasolini's murder
Great list again, too greatness there, i supossed there will be some Tarkovsky but never expected it being your #1. There is again a great bunch that will be in mine (if i got to put it before the close
Yeah I heard about that, you can't really blame people for being appaled by the movie back in a decade where we weren't accustomed to this sort of thing. I think it was just a very misunderstood movie, and kudos to Pasolini for sticking to his guns. It's the movies that forces you to think that leave the most powerful lasting impression, and this one accomplished that even if it made me feel uncomfortable.
Better hurry up with that list. I find all your lists facinating because you throw in so much stuff i've never heard of before, and I always thought i've seen a fare share of obscure gems so it's always nice to know that there's much more left to discover.
As for Tarkovsky, he's very much an acquired taste, but to me Stalker is his best film hands down, so it was a no brainer to put that at number one, especially since he (along with Coppola and Polanski) really put their stamp on that decade. Stalker is probably the one sci fi that Cody might find even more boring than Blade Runner, it's VERY slow moving and hard to follow, but at the same time extremely intelligent, superbly acted and the cinematography was WAY ahead of it's time. Every single frame of that film are beautiful and the whole is in a class of it's own. Absolute Masterpiece in every sense.
Swell list blarg. Fuck the 70's are great. I agree that Jaws is too low, but I've said before I have a soft spot for good blockbuster films like that. if I ever did an 80's list, Empire Strikes Back would be in my top 5
Yeah I ranked Jaws low, but I do find the movie terribly flawed. The reason I put it on my list is for the painstaking effort they put into making that movie as realistic as possible. Based on the making of, handling Bruce the Mechanical Shark seemed like a nightmare. It still remains groundbreaking, and an effective horror movie. If this is any consolation, Jaws is amungst my favorite Spielberg movies
Also echo your sentiment that the 70's was an awesome decade. I'm not so sure anymore that it's my favorite, we'll have to see how my 60's list turns out. It's definitely a toss between those two decades for me.