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Posted: 31 Jul 05, 00:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Has anyone seen this delightfully frightening and gruesome short film written by Salvador Dali in 1929? I had the "pleasure" of seeing it a day or two ago, and while it is truly a work of art, I must say, I don't think anyone's ever captured anything more surreally gruesome on film.

If you wish to see what I'm talking about, click here: according to retrocrush.com, it's the sixth scariest scene ever captures on film, and it's hard to argue with that.

http://www.wayney.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/uca.htm


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Posted: 31 Jul 05, 00:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've seen it...
It was on a DVD my bouyfriend sent me in the mail one summer... I had to write a report on it and make a few presentations on it for my film class


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Posted: 31 Jul 05, 21:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yuri wrote:

I've seen it...
It was on a DVD my bouyfriend sent me in the mail one summer... I had to write a report on it and make a few presentations on it for my film class???


Does every film class known to man see this movie or something?


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Posted: 01 Aug 05, 06:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Seen it. Couldn't stand it, I'm afraid.

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Posted: 01 Aug 05, 07:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

YAK!


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Posted: 01 Aug 05, 08:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh God, that part with the eyeball is absolutely gross.

Now don't get me wrong, I think it's great that artists expose something extremely disturbing with the purpose of sending a message. For instance 'Platoon', and 'City Of God' are very disturbing movies, but both movies were meant to show the extreme reality of violence in order to make a stand against it.
Now showing something disturbing just for the sake of shocking an audience is something that I just don't get. When I was in college we were asked to go to this modern art gallery in NYC to make a report on the work of some artist. Only to find sculptures of kids having sex with animals or eating their feces. Now, I don't know if it's supossed to send a message, because I tried really hard to find anything substantial about it, and I didn't find ANYTHING. Neither did my classmates.


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Posted: 01 Aug 05, 09:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I never have seen Platoon all the way through, but City of God was excellent. Any excessive violence was quickly forgotten by me thanks to the extremely positive and uplifting ending. The documentary on the UK disc is very sad though.

Haven't seen 'Un Chien' but I did have the pleasure of viewing 'Landmarks of Early Film' the other day, which includes "A Trip to the Moon", part of which was used in the 'Heaven For Everyone' video. If anyone knows what the other film is (the color part with the sun and the train) I'd love to know...

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Posted: 01 Aug 05, 10:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Haven't seen 'Un Chien' but I did have the pleasure of viewing 'Landmarks of Early Film' the other day, which includes "A Trip to the Moon", part of which was used in the 'Heaven For Everyone' video. If anyone knows what the other film is (the color part with the sun and the train) I'd love to know...


"A Trip To The Moon" was the inspiration for the 'Smashing Pumpkins' video "Tonight Tonight".


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Posted: 01 Aug 05, 11:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Taylor-Mayed wrote:

Seen it. Couldn't stand it, I'm afraid.


Well, surrealism ain't for everyone. It's one of those love-it-or-hate-it things.

I myself am a horror flick buff, and it's been a long time since I saw a movie that gave me the pleasure of being shocked. I had heard about the scene in UCA and therefore was not particularly shocked, but man, there is something about eyeball trauma that causes most people to recoil, and I'm no exceptions:

Other scenes that have shocked me/come close:

-The gut-puking scene in Gates of Hell. That poor actress had to swallow sheep intestines to make it work.
-The scene in The Exorcist where Linda Blair does unspeakable things with a cross.
-The bear scene in The Shining - what the FUCK?
-The hobbling scene in Misery. AAAUUUUGH.
-The "secret" scene in The Crying Game. Anyone who has seen the movie knows what I am talking about, and if you haven't seen it, I urge you to.
-The white-pin sequence in I Bury The Living. Chilling more than shocking.
-The entire damn movie of The Shining. God, I love that movie.


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Posted: 01 Aug 05, 11:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ah, that's the name of that short film. I was told that this film has no plot but our mind attempts to construct a plot by linking events together. Is that right? Or am I drunk?

Shocking yes. Then I learnt it was a goat's eye.

I can't recall of any movies that have made me go 'scree'. I'm sure that when people start naming some more then I'll go 'Oh yeah, I blocked that one of my mind because I was bashed as a child'


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Posted: 02 Aug 05, 00:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Ah, that's the name of that short film. I was told that this film has no plot but our mind attempts to construct a plot by linking events together. Is that right? Or am I drunk?

Shocking yes. Then I learnt it was a goat's eye.

I can't recall of any movies that have made me go 'scree'. I'm sure that when people start naming some more then I'll go 'Oh yeah, I blocked that one of my mind because I was bashed as a child'


Yeah, it's something like that.

It was a cow's eye, though.

And three words: Wait Until Dark. The scene where Alan Arkin jumps out at Audrey Hepburn is the scariest scene ever captured on film.


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Posted: 02 Aug 05, 06:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's all the nonsense with the piano that really got me confused...

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Posted: 02 Aug 05, 17:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

geeksandgeeks wrote:

Yuri wrote:

I've seen it...
It was on a DVD my bouyfriend sent me in the mail one summer... I had to write a report on it and make a few presentations on it for my film class


Does every film class known to man see this movie or something?

I believe so, its readily available and a good example of surrealist film so its typically shown.
Plus there are people who are like "YOU MEAN YOU DIDNT SEE IT IN YOUR FILM CLASS?"
so yeah...


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