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I didn't read the book but the movie is very strong, disturbing in some scenes but a strong movie.

Disturbing and saddening. Especially if you have a young son.
post #197 of 219
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Disturbing and saddening. Especially if you have a young son.

I haven't been able to bring myself to watch the movie yet. I thought the book was superb.
post #198 of 219
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Anyone ever see Baraka? Just 65mm footage set to music. Very moving and thought-provoking. Also the remastered Blu Ray looks amazing and is regularly used as a reference disc to show off home theaters.

Baraka is excellent. There's a scene that always comes back to me - the crowd of monks all chanting "Dak! Dak!Dak!Dak!Dak!Dak!Dak!" together.

Along similar lines, Koyaanisqatsi blew me away the first time I saw it, and Latcho Drom is amazing.
post #199 of 219
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post #200 of 219
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Baraka is excellent. There's a scene that always comes back to me - the crowd of monks all chanting "Dak! Dak!Dak!Dak!Dak!Dak!Dak!" together.

Along similar lines, Koyaanisqatsi blew me away the first time I saw it, and Latcho Drom is amazing.

yes for Baraka & Koyaanisqatsi both. The Dak! Dak! Dak! is Indonesian Kecak (Ketchak) & is one of my favorites. Seeing this performed live is incredible.

as for movies... +1 American History X. I'll add Amores Perros, Pi, Rabbit-Proof Fence, and City of God (one of my all-time fav films)... all powerful as in moving.

for powerful as in just f'd u up & can't sleep now.... Funny Games & Audition. If you watch Audition, note that I'm not recommending it per se... it's truly disturbing J-Horror.
post #201 of 219
and one more came to mind... anyone see Session 9? that freaked me out for days!
post #202 of 219
Was blown away some months back when I watched "The White Ribbon" (Das weiße Band.) Incredibly powerful film, subtle, stark... really unique...
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Life is Beautiful
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Only the original. The Keifer Sutherland version sucked.
Yes, only the original. A Streetcar Named Desire was very gripping. Both Brando and Leigh were unbelievable in that movie.
post #205 of 219
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Was blown away some months back when I watched "The White Ribbon" (Das weiße Band.) Incredibly powerful film, subtle, stark... really unique...

Because of my recommendation in the Avatar thread?
post #206 of 219
Most of the obvious 1's have already been mentioned.
Adding Legend of the Falls
post #207 of 219
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Because of my recommendation in the Avatar thread?

Did you recommend it there? I just saw it because the little indy theatre around the corner from me had it on, and I was so surprised by how much I enjoyed it.

Glad you liked it as well!
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schindler's list
+infinity. Also: Roman Polanski's The Pianist and Roberto Benigni's La vita è bella (Life is Beautiful).
post #209 of 219
I really want to see They Call Us Misfits Jayboy. If you havent seen it Following Sean seems some what similar to this. But yeah I want to find a copy of They Call Us Misfits.
post #210 of 219
Shoah

Honorable mention to:

Schindler's List
To Live and Die in La
Star Wars (I was 7 when it came out)
Saving Private Ryan
Jacob's Ladder
Apocalypse Now

Mike
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