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post #46 of 111
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Originally Posted by skalogre
You simply MUST find Dark Eye then. The Cask Of Amontillado is one of the stories you play through. Quite an experience, being buried alive then burying yourself alive...

http://www.gamespot.com/pc/adventure...ye/review.html

P.s. and if you know of W. Burroughs (either through his books, his work with Bryon Gysin or Throbbing Gristle), his involvement only makes the game more bizzarre and unnerving.
...since he's one of those guys has already experienced burying himself alive on one plane or another. You know, those guys... That's really cool.
post #47 of 111
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I thought this was interesting:
http://www.geometricvisions.com/Madn.../paranoia.html

It's an article aparently written by someone who suffers from clinical paranoia. As before, I think you have to distinguish between the psychiatric and aesthetic definitions of paranoia, but still, some of what this fellow suffers from is what good paranoid art should (temporarily) induce.
post #48 of 111
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Originally Posted by LabelKing


A Luchino Visconti fete of decadence with incestuous transvestite bisexual pedophile Nazis. And that was only one character.

For some reason that reminds me of Pasolini's "Salo"
post #49 of 111
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Originally Posted by skalogre
For some reason that reminds me of Pasolini's "Salo"
Not as explicit or sexually prolific as Salo but somewhat in the same vein.
post #50 of 111
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
Not as explicit or sexually prolific as Salo but somewhat in the same vein.

Sort of "Caligula Light"?
I will be looking for it though, my curiosity has been piqued.
post #51 of 111
i'd like to strongly second the bauhaus mention and also suggest echo and the bunnymen, wipers, pixies, pink floyd, the flaming lips, and King Crimson. If you are interested in this "paranoid aesthetic" and havn't listened to Bauhaus or King Crimson then do yourself a favor and grab some.
post #52 of 111
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Originally Posted by Tekhintsi
i'd like to strongly second the bauhaus mention and also suggest echo and the bunnymen, wipers, pixies, pink floyd, the flaming lips, and King Crimson. If you are interested in this "paranoid aesthetic" and havn't listened to Bauhaus or King Crimson then do yourself a favor and grab some.

Throbbing Gristle. "20 Jazz Funk Greats"
post #53 of 111
Vaclav seems to, want to play in this thread.

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Originally Posted by Vaclav
Because of these things that have happened, from the timeout of mine previous, and now of the LabelKing. I feel this melencholy,mixed with a possible paranoia growing. I have not been outside the home, for 1 week now, as 2 men stand on the corner outside waiting. Savile suits, waist suppression, captoes, sometimes bent behind newspaper box. Last night I saw their cufflinks flash against headlights.

How can I be, living like this, in this prison did I create it?

I must take some weeks in the Poconos (Hector has a place), a beer garden there exists in the woods I hope, where a Trad can go to be alone...
post #54 of 111
Oh, and actual content. Saw Hostel last night, completely freaked me out.

post #55 of 111
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Originally Posted by Arethusa
Though, speaking of games
What I've seen of Half-Life 2 had that creepy paranoic edge to it.

Did anyone watch the TV series Threshold? Cancelled mid-season - as many shows with potential are. An interesting take on the alien invasion plot - extraterrestrials have claimed the planet, not with spaceships and soldiers, but by sending an energy signal which alters the DNA of a Navy crew who first encounter it, spiking it with a third helix.

The afficted are compelled to infect others, and the signal can be transmitted through almost anything - blood, audio, video, food, water, even proximity to fragments of the Navy ship. The driving threat of the series, of course, was that there was no way that the government could possibly catch all the infectees, and that a full-scale invasion may have been just around the corner.

Good stuff - shame it didn't catch on.
post #56 of 111
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Originally Posted by Nick M
What I've seen of Half-Life 2 had that creepy paranoic edge to it.

Did anyone watch the TV series Threshold? Cancelled mid-season - as many shows with potential are. An interesting take on the alien invasion plot - extraterrestrials have claimed the planet, not with spaceships and soldiers, but by sending an energy signal which alters the DNA of a Navy crew who first encounter it, spiking it with a third helix.

The afficted are compelled to infect others, and the signal can be transmitted through almost anything - blood, audio, video, food, water, even proximity to fragments of the Navy ship. The driving threat of the series, of course, was that there was no way that the government could possibly catch all the infectees, and that a full-scale invasion may have been just around the corner.

Good stuff - shame it didn't catch on.

Was this an aussie series? Sounds awfully interesting Nick.
post #57 of 111
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Originally Posted by tiger02
Oh, and actual content. Saw Hostel last night, completely freaked me out.

MEH. hostel was just gross and had a crap storyline. i wasnt scared, just kind of nauseated.
post #58 of 111
I have to say this again. Sorry for harping on it but F.E.A.R. scares the living shit out of me. Please insert more expletives I could not think of because I seriously load it each time with great trepidation. I wish I were joking but now that I have an X-Fi and the sound is much more complex, every single creak makes my stomach go cold. It is to the point that I dread entering new rooms because that little bitch may be there waiting to ventilate my organs I don't think I have been this paranoid and scared since I was little (I was often very scared of horror films and especially extra-terrestrials; one of my reocurring nightmares for maybe a decade involved Max Schreck - ever since I had seen the scene where he is at the window beckoning Harker's wife...). Ironically I do not remember the last time a horror film actually scared me - although a few from the new wave japanese horror came close... Edit: There must be somthing wrong with me, how could i forget one of my favourite films; I came across it while looking for a film in the university library for my History of German Cinema class. Carl Theodor Dreyer's Vampyr. One of the most disconcerting and unsettling things I have ever seen. Slightly disconnected, a complete feeling of helplessness and unpredictability. Absolutely GORGEOUS film. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023649/
post #59 of 111
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Originally Posted by skalogre
Was this an aussie series? Sounds awfully interesting Nick.
Nah, it was American - had Carla Gugino, Peter Dinklage, Brent Spiner in it, among others - Catherine Bell was in one episode.

All the afflicted dreamed of alien landscapes, forests with trees made out of glass. Spooky.
post #60 of 111
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Originally Posted by Nick M
Nah, it was American - had Carla Gugino, Peter Dinklage, Brent Spiner in it, among others - Catherine Bell was in one episode.

All the afflicted dreamed of alien landscapes, forests with trees made out of glass. Spooky.

I am sold Nick. I need to see if I can get a hold of it now!
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