The Film thread

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  1. iamacyborg

    iamacyborg Senior member

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    Anyone seen this movie? One of my favourites. There aren't enough films out there about paranoia, other than the also excellent Freeze Frame.

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    I'm at work so I cannot see what YouTube link you've posted, but The Game is is a pretty good paranoia film. Gaslight is too.
     
  3. sipang

    sipang Senior member

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    Lots of films from the 70s-80s dealing with paranoia. The Conversation (Coppola) and The Tenant (Polanski) are brilliant and the first that come to mind but there are a lot of others: all the conspiracy thrillers from the 70s (Three Days of the Condor, The Parallax View,...), Rosemary's Baby/Repulsion/Chinatown (Polanski again, always a safe bet), Don't Look Now (Roeg), Brazil (Gilliam), Possession (Zulawski), the Cronenberg stuff etc etc

    For more recent stuff there's Safe (Haynes) and yeah The Game is a good one. Pi (Aronofsky) also deserves a mention.
     
  4. brightorangetrousers

    brightorangetrousers Senior member

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    Great selection. I'd add Blowout (De Palma).
     
  5. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    I love Safe, but I always considered it more about anxiety, the fallout of the age of plenitude, than paranoia. I'd like to think of those two as distinct; I must!

    Great list. :D
     
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    Lynch has made many movies with crazy story though. What about De Palma's Sisters or Fuller's Shock Corridor, for example?
     
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    I've been trying to catch up on 2013 films and I would definitely recommend The Great Beauty to everyone here. Absolutely gorgeous film.

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  8. pasteurisation

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    Hi, Gaslight is one that was made in 1940? I haven't watched the movie. Is it good? I have watched another Gaslight with Charles Boyer & Ingrid Bergman though.
     
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  9. Biggskip

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    I'm talking about the one you've already seen. The one with the slutty young Angela Lansbury.

    Also, Jack Reacher is now on Netflix Steaming! It's not going to win any awards, but it's very entertaining and re-watchable.
     
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  10. pasteurisation

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    hahaha, she was really good when she played a mean character. She was even stunning in Manchurian Candidate. It was one of the greatest films from Frankenheimer.

    Regarding Jack Reacher, I've watched it on airplane. Not really sure what to comment this film though.
     
  11. iamacyborg

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    Thanks both. Very much appreciated :)
     
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    Sounds like an amazing film. I can't find the info about the movie on IMDB though, where did you source the info? I haven't even heard about the director D.W. Griffith. How ignorant I am.
     
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    Good list. One could argue that the cinema of paranoia really starts with the arrival of the German expressionists, and particularly Fritz Lang, in Hollywood - what is Film Noir, if not paranoid? The 60s / 70s US stuff is post-McCarthy, middle of the Cold War era (like TV series like The Fugitive, The Invaders and The Twilight Zone) but also reflect the growing realization that the 'danger' was not from 'Reds under the bed' but the US government spending a lot of time spying on its own people... shame most people seem to have forgotten this and had to be taught the lesson again by Edward Snowden et al.

    There's a nice list of very-much-connected 'surveillance films' here: http://www.surveillance-studies.net/?p=310
     
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