What is the weirdest movie you've ever seen?

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i've seen some doozies, but brazil and city of lost children rank way the hell up there.

-- siobhan (zootzie@yahoo.com), June 02, 2000


lovers on the bridge, a french movie, was also really fucking strange. it just left me with a funny look on my face, not wanting to see it again. and the thing is, is that the movie wasn't trying to be weird, it just was.

but, that just might be the french.

-- siobhan (zootzie@yahoo.com), June 02, 2000.

I found The Who's "Tommy" to be quite weird. Also, in one of my Spanish classes in high school, we watched this import artsy movie about Frida Kahlo, and it was very weird, and it very sucked, lol.

-- Jamie (starvingartiste@yahoo.com), June 02, 2000.

"Beach Red." A WWII movie set in the Pacific. What was weird about it is that you would hear what the various characters were thinking as the action was going on. Very strange. They used to play it at 2 a.m. every few months on TNT. Also "Seconds" by the wonderful John Frankenheimer. Surely the strangest movie Rock Hudson ever made.

-- andres (ladolcevita@writeme.com), June 02, 2000.

two words...


-- mike (supermike1999@yahoo.com), June 02, 2000.

Mike, surely you've seen something weirder than Fargo. Not to get too obscure on you, but here are some others I thought of: 1) A Zed and Two Naughts (1985) by Peter Greenaway with a terrific soundtrack by Michael Nyman. It's about twins who work at a zoo and take time lapse photography of stuff as it decomposes and have an amputation fetish. It's weird and wonderful. 2) Die Macht der Gefuhle (The Power of Emotion) (1983) by Alexander Kluge, which incorporates bits of documentaries, opera, etc. to illustrate the various emotions- love, hate, jealousy, envy, etc. Amazing. 3) Aguirre, Der Zorn Gottes (Aguirre,The Wrath of God) (1972) by Werner Herzog. Conquistadores in 16th century Peru (?) looking for gold and riches and finding something quite different. Klaus Kinski at his demented best. I highly recommend all three of these films, although only #1 and #3 are out on video. Might have to do an entry on this.....

-- andres (ladolcevita@writeme.com), June 03, 2000.

the secret to my success is the latest weird film i have seen.american 80'schlock..makes peter greenaway films look normal..so there. :P

-- carlito (carsan@senet.com.au), July 09, 2000.

Frogtown, without a doubt. Or rather, it's scriptless sequel Return To Frogtown. Donald G. Jackson shot this amazing sci-fier improv style, resulting in a kind of Mike Leigh meets Ed Wood experience. I saw it on USA and laughed my ass off. "You're gonna find a new way of... walking, and a new way of... talking"...

-- Paul (gilbreathfamily@worldnet.att.net), August 11, 2000.

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