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post #61 of 111
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Originally Posted by shellshock
MEH. hostel was just gross and had a crap storyline. i wasnt scared, just kind of nauseated.
Commentary with Tarantino is pretty damn funny. I decided about halfway through to try to get caught up in the mood, because the plot was pretty bad. The great thing is that it's just this side of believable. Eastern Europe can be freaky all by itself.
post #62 of 111
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Originally Posted by skalogre
I am sold Nick. I need to see if I can get a hold of it now!

never saw the show but saw the promos for it on NBC or CBS
post #63 of 111
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
Not as explicit or sexually prolific as Salo but somewhat in the same vein.

is it anything like salon kitty? dirty, dirty little film (though i confess i did like the bit when the nazi officers were throwing sausages at the lady-slave with the target painted around her nether-regions - creative.)

i like the quaint paranoia of john wyndham (if it does fit into the paranoia being discussed), hence my tag i suppose. governments/aliens/mutations/phenomena all out to get YOU. A creative product of the pervading fear instilled by both wars, 2 in particular - much like film noir in that respect. day of the triffids is one of my favourite books, and the film village of the damned (based on the midwich cuckoos) scares the living shit out of me.

the book i have read most recently that filled me with a hollow cold dread was the handmaids tale, by margaret atwood - anybody read it?

oh - someone's already mentioned p.k.dick - i wholeheartedly agree - his personal drug induced paranoia comes out vividly in his writing - non just in the storylines, but in the stoccato quick-fire sentences -quality.

(ed. for sp.)
post #64 of 111
Did anyone here ever see the movie Audition (Odishon)? I've never seen it, but from what I've read about it, I think it would fit into this thread nicely.
post #65 of 111
Though I'm late coming to this thread's party, I've always admired Chirico for the uneasy quality in his paintings:

post #66 of 111
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Originally Posted by JBZ
Did anyone here ever see the movie Audition (Odishon)? I've never seen it, but from what I've read about it, I think it would fit into this thread nicely.

I own many of Takashi Miike's movies, and have seen almost all of them.

I wouldn't really classify Audition with the paranoid aesthetic. I guess it never really struck me that way.


Not Miike, but the Korean movie Oldboy I would put in this category.
post #67 of 111
I always liked George Tooker for a bit of paranoia: And also Goya's "Black Paintings" And finally, Theodor Kittelsen's "Black Death" series are pretty dark like that:
post #68 of 111
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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim
I own many of Takashi Miike's movies, and have seen almost all of them.

I wouldn't really classify Audition with the paranoid aesthetic. I guess it never really struck me that way.


Not Miike, but the Korean movie Oldboy I would put in this category.

i found old boy a bit forced, not really creeping paranoia, more creative revenge (and not that good imo, need to watch sympathy for mr/lady vengeance(s) next)

you a miike fan? i got dead or alive out a bit ago...jesus...the paddling pool...i'm glad i didn't watch it with the mrs. frenetic, kinetic, but maybe too shallow - or is that the point? he's certainly prolific. audition was good. you seen survive style 5+? miike-esque but without the hyper violence, still kinda violent, good performance by tadonobu asano (spelling???), bad performance by vinnie jones.
post #69 of 111
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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim
I own many of Takashi Miike's movies, and have seen almost all of them.

I wouldn't really classify Audition with the paranoid aesthetic. I guess it never really struck me that way.


I guess you're not paranoid if the person really IS out to get you.
post #70 of 111
As for movies I have seen, what about Roman Polanski's Repulsion with Catherine Deneuve?
post #71 of 111
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Originally Posted by JBZ
Did anyone here ever see the movie Audition (Odishon)? I've never seen it, but from what I've read about it, I think it would fit into this thread nicely.
Hmm... audition is somewhat that way (I am a big Miike Takashi fan). Actually a better description of Audition would be "what a normal boring little fil...OMFG WHAT JUST HAPPENNED?!?! Did I really see that???" Edit: Oops, did not notice Tokyo SLim and Chrysalid's posts on Miike. Dead or Alive was ok but compared to Ichi, Bird people of China and Bizita Q (now THAT is a nasty film, lol), it does fall a little flat.
post #72 of 111
George Bataille: Story of the Eye
Lautremont: Les Chants de Maldoror
Picasso's Minotaur series
Ed Kienholz
Paul Bowles: A Distant Episode, and I'll add
Sheltering Sky, movie
post #73 of 111
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Originally Posted by designprofessor
George Bataille: Story of the Eye
Lautremont: Les Chants de Maldoror
Picasso's Minotaur series
Ed Kienholz
Paul Bowles: A Distant Episode, and I'll add
Sheltering Sky, movie

Will look in to all those. Damn, I love this forum
post #74 of 111
Trogdor: Great stuff, thank you. I was looking at the Wikipedia Kittelsen article and found that some of his stuff was lifted by Burzum. What do you know, that means I have probably seen some of artwork before.
post #75 of 111
A few more, and these are stunning and bizzarre.
Visual artists:
A.G. Rizzolli
Henry Darger
Hans Bellmer

take a little time to read the bio on the first two, strangely haunted private worlds lost in obscurity.
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