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RE: Films That Completely Baffle You - 20/7/2012 10:26:03 AM   
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Back to the future is a film which baffles me.


In what way?


It's not exactly Primer...

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RE: Films That Completely Baffle You - 20/7/2012 4:39:27 PM   
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Synecdoche, New York is one that I will fully admit to not really understanding at all, but somewhat I loved it. What I did understand really affected me, it hit me on this weird emotional level beyond coherence... or something...

I'll admit that I just can't get my head around Memento. It's the chronology of the film I think, but I just can't seem to fathom it. Only seen it twice though.

Valhalla Rising, I didn't understand it, and thought it was the most boring, pretentious shit I've ever seen.

POTC3 made no sense, and, gonna be relevant to a current release, Prometheus. It's not that I didn't understand it - it's that it didn't make any sense.

Despite how stupid I am and how much I struggle with most films at SOME point (I'm exaggerating a bit here), I never had any problems with Donnie Darko at any point. I guess I was so thoroughly engrossed that to me it just completely worked, both as a coherent plot and as an amazing film.

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RE: Films That Completely Baffle You - 20/7/2012 4:45:37 PM   
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I never really understood (or paid attention to) Total Recall until I saw the Blu Ray this week with Verhoeven's interview. NOW I get it (whats a dream and whats not).

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RE: Films That Completely Baffle You - 20/7/2012 5:16:55 PM   
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Valhalla Rising, I didn't understand it, and thought it was the most boring, pretentious shit I've ever seen.



Its extremely simple.

SPOILERS.

Some Vikings in Scotland along with a Devil in human form get on a boat to Jerusalem but by strange winds end up in North America instead where they get killed by Native Americans. And its partially based on true events.

< Message edited by Spaldron -- 20/7/2012 5:17:10 PM >


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RE: Films That Completely Baffle You - 20/7/2012 9:22:09 PM   
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ORIGINAL: deadlyrivers

Valhalla Rising, I didn't understand it, and thought it was the most boring, pretentious shit I've ever seen.



Its extremely simple.

SPOILERS.

Some Vikings in Scotland along with a Devil in human form get on a boat to Jerusalem but by strange winds end up in North America instead where they get killed by Native Americans. And its partially based on true events.


What bit - the devil in human form?

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RE: Films That Completely Baffle You - 20/7/2012 9:40:22 PM   
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ORIGINAL: clownfoot


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ORIGINAL: Spaldron

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ORIGINAL: deadlyrivers

Valhalla Rising, I didn't understand it, and thought it was the most boring, pretentious shit I've ever seen.



Its extremely simple.

SPOILERS.

Some Vikings in Scotland along with a Devil in human form get on a boat to Jerusalem but by strange winds end up in North America instead where they get killed by Native Americans. And its partially based on true events.


What bit - the devil in human form?


Having read the UFO and Conspiracy threads I reckon that would be one of the least outlandish things our Spaldron believes in.
Mind, I'm convinced I saw a unicorn in the Lake Distric once so who am I to judge.

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RE: Films That Completely Baffle You - 20/7/2012 10:04:09 PM   
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Mind, I'm convinced I saw a unicorn in the Lake Distric once so who am I to judge.


I gather this was when you were all virginal and innocent?

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RE: Films That Completely Baffle You - 20/7/2012 10:09:33 PM   
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Mind, I'm convinced I saw a unicorn in the Lake Distric once so who am I to judge.


I gather this was when you were all virginal and innocent?


If that's code for 'stoned and shit-faced' then yes, I was a veritable Cliff Richard.


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RE: Films That Completely Baffle You - 20/7/2012 10:19:52 PM   
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Eraserhead!I win!
Seriously,there are two issues with the thread title-One,and I don't intend to be patronising,people aren't clever enough to understand what they're watching.Two-Sometimes we think we "get" what we see when we don't,ergo we aren't as clever as we think we are.



Eraserhead was pretty simplistic compared to his other stuff, perhaps it's just me

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RE: Films That Completely Baffle You - 20/7/2012 10:49:49 PM   
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Back to the future is a film which baffles me.


Really? Don't think I have heard that before, care to explain why?


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RE: Films That Completely Baffle You - 20/7/2012 11:11:28 PM   
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I'm convinced I saw a unicorn in the Lake Distric once so who am I to judge.


I've seen things you people couldn't imagine.


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RE: Films That Completely Baffle You - 20/7/2012 11:15:13 PM   
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Maybe I was having an off day and I wasn't paying attention but I just couldn't get my head around Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

It was also dull, which didn't help matters.

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RE: Films That Completely Baffle You - 20/7/2012 11:26:18 PM   
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The story is simple, they just didn't tell it in a straightforward way. Thought it was decent overall though personally.

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RE: Films That Completely Baffle You - 21/7/2012 3:07:47 AM   
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The story was simple and boring and told in a way that deliberately confuses. Purely an acting film.

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RE: Films That Completely Baffle You - 21/7/2012 2:28:46 PM   
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I thought TTSS was great. I did confuse the fuck out of me first time though.

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