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Nelson_Mandela
4 weeks ago#91
#226. Blue Velvet
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/fd/Blue_Velvet_%281986%29.png
Dir: David Lynch
Genre: Thriller/Suspense, Mystery
Year: 1986

When Blue Velvet was released in 1986, most people knew David Lynch as the guy who made Elephant Man (a relatively straightforward mainstream hit [we might even incorrectly call it "Oscar bait" if it were released now]) and Dune (a big budget flop that people incorrectly thought was trying to be the next Star Wars). Only a few understood that this is the dude who made a movie that featured this scene:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24rFLOhQq_4

So needless to say, Blue Velvet shocked just about everyone. It's a weird, abstract, disturbing mystery that challenges conventional filmmaking from the very opening scene. As is Lynch's signature characteristic, it's also absolutely beautiful looking and sounding, which only adds to its uncanniness.

There's not a whole lot more I can say about it without giving it away, but if you have any interest in David Lynch or real arthouse cinema, this is required viewing.
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Nelson_Mandela
4 weeks ago#92
all for 2day
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Nelson_Mandela
4 weeks ago#93
Jakyl25 posted...
Most influential theme song of the century

Agreed. What would the NFL do without it??
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Jakyl25
4 weeks ago#94
Or movie trailers in general while it was the trendy thing

Before it got replaced by Inception “BWAUMMM
Thank you, Eddie Guerrero.
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Nelson_Mandela
4 weeks ago#95
Man I don't even know what trailers look/sound like anymore since I almost never watch TV.
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Mr Lasastryke
4 weeks ago#96
her is a total masterpiece.
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Nelson_Mandela
4 weeks ago#97
Will get back to this tomorrow maybe
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Nelson_Mandela
4 weeks ago#98
#225. Dog Day Afternoon
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/44/Dog_Day_Afternoon_film_poster.jpg
Dir: Sidney Lumet
Genre: Drama, Crime
Year: 1975

The 1970s featured, in the United States at least, peak transgressive filmmaking. Of all the "mainstream" directors who carried this spirit, Sidney Lumet was probably the most emblematic.

Dog Day Afternoon is one of those really edgy, even by today's standards, anti-establishment movies. I mean, you find yourself rooting for a guy who's robbing a bank to pay for his lover's sex change operation. That's pretty heavy s*** for 1975. Combine this with a wry sense of humor and one of Al Pacino's most memorable performances ever, and you have an all-time classic.
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Nelson_Mandela
4 weeks ago#99
#224. Zodiac
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3a/Zodiac2007Poster.jpg
Dir: David Fincher
Genre: Suspense/Thriller, Crime
Year: 2007

Zodiac is probably David Fincher's most underrated film. In fact (spoilers for The List), I like it better than Se7en. Fans of Se7en and Fight Club were probably disappointed that Zodiac is too slow, too long, too boring, not "thrilling" enough--but that is exactly why I love it so much.

At its core, Zodiac is a story of obsession. A long, drawn-out mystery with no resolution--but one that shows how the case can affect the person who becomes obsessed with solving it. It's basically what True Detective season 3 wanted, but failed miserably to achieve. If you have two-and-a-half hours to kill (no pun intended), this is definitely a must-watch.
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CasanovaZelos
4 weeks ago#100
I'm happy to see that at least some critics have really reevaluated Zodiac since its release.

Also, has Fincher really not done anything since Gone Girl? I remember being excited for him potentially doing Black Hole a long time ago, but that ended up getting dropped.
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