Mulholland Dr., Memento, etc.

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  • Reply 41 of 60
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by giant


    oh, Jacob's ladder, but everybody's seen that...



    Yeah that's another good example of the type I'm thinking of.
  • Reply 42 of 60
    giantgiant Posts: 6,041member
    Definitely check out that link to the google search for puzzle films. There are a couple articles that mention some titles and at least one compiled list.
  • Reply 43 of 60
    Thanks. I had never heard the term 'puzzle film' before, but that's exactly what I'm thinking about.
  • Reply 44 of 60
    709709 Posts: 2,016member
    Admittedly, I skimmed the suggestions somewhat quickly, but did no one mention Primer? That's one that a second viewing is almost a requirement. Other than that everything I can think of in this vein has been listed. I'd also like to give a strong recommendation for Brick (as addabox mentioned) ... best movie I've seen so far this year.
  • Reply 45 of 60
    dmzdmz Posts: 5,775member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by 709


    Admittedly, I skimmed the suggestions somewhat quickly, but did no one mention Primer? That's one that a second viewing is almost a requirement. Other than that everything I can think of in this vein has been listed. I'd also like to give a strong recommendation for Brick (as addabox mentioned) ... best movie I've seen so far this year.



    Primer --definitely -- if you haven't seen that BRussell, you're in for a treat.
  • Reply 46 of 60
    brussellbrussell Posts: 9,812member
    I mentioned that one on the previous page. I thought it was by the same guy who did Requiem for a Dream, but I think I was mixing that up with Pi.
  • Reply 47 of 60
    No, but Darren Aronofsky (Requiem, Pi) does have a new film coming out soon:



    http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/thefountain/hd/
  • Reply 48 of 60
    dmzdmz Posts: 5,775member
  • Reply 49 of 60
    addaboxaddabox Posts: 12,664member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by geekdreams


    No, but Darren Aronofsky (Requiem, Pi) does have a new film coming out soon:



    http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/thefountain/hd/



    I've been reading about that. Apparently it started out as a big budget epic with Brad Pitt attached, but he dropped out the budget shrank radically.



    So Aronofsky started working on other things, but just kept coming around to The Fountain, and eventually reworked his script and rethought the sequences with "smaller" in mind.



    I get the feeling that it's a better film for all that, but we'll see.
  • Reply 50 of 60
    e1618978e1618978 Posts: 6,075member
    "Angel Heart" is one that I didn't figure out until after watching it.
  • Reply 51 of 60
    addaboxaddabox Posts: 12,664member
    "The Machinist", wherein Christian Bale decided that, because his character was supposed to be alarming thin, he would just starve himself down to like 130lbs.



    I swear, I don't understand how actors can gain and lose significant pounds and muscle mass like they're changing cloths.



    Anyway: The Machinist, definitely a puzzle movie.
  • Reply 52 of 60
    shawnjshawnj Posts: 6,656member
    ...especially for movies that aren't particularly well-received by critics.
  • Reply 53 of 60
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by addabox


    "The Machinist", wherein Christian Bale decided that, because his character was supposed to be alarming thin, he would just starve himself down to like 130lbs.



    I swear, I don't understand how actors can gain and lose significant pounds and muscle mass like they're changing cloths.



    Anyway: The Machinist, definitely a puzzle movie.



    Good suggestion!
  • Reply 54 of 60
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ShawnJ


    ...especially for movies that aren't particularly well-received by critics.



    For good reason!



    Other films you might like:



    - American Psycho (a movie with Christian Bale that's actually watchable)

    - Gattaca

    - 12 Monkeys

    - Everything Put Together

    - Catch-22
  • Reply 55 of 60
    The Reflecting Skin!



    If you like David Lynch you will like this film. Go see it NOW.
  • Reply 56 of 60
    slugheadslughead Posts: 1,169member
    REQUIEM FOR A DREAM



    You'll never do heroin again!... For a long time!
  • Reply 57 of 60
    gene cleangene clean Posts: 3,481member
    Water Drops on Burning Rocks - François Ozon

    Faces - John Cassavetes

    Andrei Rublev - Andrei Tarkovsky

    Before the Rain - Milcho Manchevski

    Mephisto - István Szabó

    A short film about killing - Krzysztof Kieslowski
  • Reply 58 of 60
    gene cleangene clean Posts: 3,481member
    dp - sorry.
  • Reply 59 of 60
    slugheadslughead Posts: 1,169member
    OK I Just watched that Crash movie as recommended by people in this thread.



    All I have to say is: WTF WAS THE POINT OF THAT?!?



    "hey look, CARS! Let's have sex!"



    "Car crash! Woot I'm horny!"



    "Hey let's drive like idiots! THEN HAVE SEX!"



    The acting was horrible and the story, though original, was dumb.



    It wasn't even well shot, either. Plus the music was repetitive and boring. The script was OK, considering the plot which the writer had to work with.



    It's not even good from a pornographic persective. I've seen 'steamier' stuff on cinimax when I was 12. I really don't get it.



    Thumbs down.
  • Reply 60 of 60
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by slughead


    OK I Just watched that Crash movie as recommended by people in this thread.



    All I have to say is: WTF WAS THE POINT OF THAT?!?



    "hey look, CARS! Let's have sex!"



    "Car crash! Woot I'm horny!"



    "Hey let's drive like idiots! THEN HAVE SEX!"



    The acting was horrible and the story, though original, was dumb.



    It wasn't even well shot, either. Plus the music was repetitive and boring. The script was OK, considering the plot which the writer had to work with.



    It's not even good from a pornographic persective. I've seen 'steamier' stuff on cinimax when I was 12. I really don't get it.



    Thumbs down.







    Yeah, it's kinda weird and kinky! Remember getting it on DVD when it came out, IMHO from what I can remember I kinda liked the soundtrack.



    I'd recommend "The Last Seduction" with Linda Fiorentino, it was kinky and weird with some puzzles.



    "Cypher" was weird and full of puzzles.



    But I must admit "Mulholland Dr." has to be near the top of my A list, weird, kinky, and full of puzzles.



    Kinda like really kinky, weird, and puzzling movies!



    Thanks for the recs guys, just the sort of thing I've been looking for, I'm addicted to movies!



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