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Old 12-31-02, 08:20 PM   #1
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movies that require multiple viewings to either understand or good thinking movies

memento by far
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Old 12-31-02, 08:29 PM   #2
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Old 12-31-02, 08:34 PM   #3
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Personally, I think some good "thinking mans" films would include Lynch movies of course, like Mulholland Drive. also films/dvds like Jacobs Ladder, Dont Look Now, Deep Red and yes, Momento for sure. just off the top of my head. maybe Dune the movie would qualify.
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Old 12-31-02, 08:47 PM   #4
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I don't think there's a better "repeat viewing" film than 2001. While it doesn't require multiple viewings to understand, there is so much detail and so many nuances wrapped into the whole thing that after 100+ viewings, I still am able to find new and wonderful aspects to it.

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Old 12-31-02, 08:56 PM   #5
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I watched Frailty, Momento, and 12 Monkeys more than once.

Of course Six Sense and Unbreakable had to be watched at least twice when you figured out what you had missed the whole movie.

The movie I watched a record 10 times was Brazil. I still don't think I fully understand that film.
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Old 12-31-02, 09:00 PM   #6
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Old 12-31-02, 09:17 PM   #7
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Old 12-31-02, 09:21 PM   #8
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I don't think there's a better "repeat viewing" film than 2001.


I would throw in 8 1/2, RAN, Throne of Blood, Polanski's Macbeth, Blade Runner, Brazil, Clockwork Orange, Gataca, Farenheit 451, Rollerball (original, duh), Logan's Run, Planet of the Apes (yep, the original again)....

Uh, that's all I got right now. Some may scoff at the last several sci-fi ones, which on the surface can seem cheesy to some, but they all deal with sociological morality issues, and they all just click with me real well. Good stuff if you don't get hung up on them being "dated".
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Old 12-31-02, 09:37 PM   #9
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Wong Kar-Wai's Ashes of Time

I've seen it several times, still don't have a complete handle on it, but still love it. Just waiting for a decent DVD of it!
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Old 12-31-02, 09:40 PM   #10
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Memento
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Donnie Darko (took at least three times till I finally got my brain around it)
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Old 12-31-02, 09:50 PM   #11
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Old 12-31-02, 10:20 PM   #12
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Mulholland Drive for sure. And even after you watch it numerous times you still don't have it figured out.
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Old 01-01-03, 01:33 AM   #13
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The 'problem' with David Lynch movies is that one can not be sure what he ment with everything, so you must make an explanation that suits for you.

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Old 01-01-03, 01:35 AM   #14
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Old 01-01-03, 01:42 AM   #15
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Having never read or knowing a thing about the story or characters before seeing it, I have found Fellowship of the Ring took a few viewings for me to get to know the characters and everything to sink in...extended version really helped. However, I would certainly not call this a complex movie by any means.

2001 is definitely the movie that comes to mind where more is always picked up with each viewing. I never watched a movie like this in that regard.

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Old 01-01-03, 02:30 AM   #16
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Old 01-01-03, 03:02 AM   #17
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Old 01-01-03, 03:41 AM   #18
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Old 01-01-03, 08:55 AM   #19
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Quite agree all both accounts (though the Hong Kong import of the DVD is far better than the butchere American release).

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Old 01-01-03, 09:10 AM   #20
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I think some films are just great because one can't wrap one's mind around them . That's why they are so re-watchable. David Lynch, Peter Greenaway, and Terry Gilliam seem to be directors that have a talent for creating such films.

And not to forget one of the masters, Andrei Tarkovsky.

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Old 01-01-03, 09:20 AM   #21
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Old 01-01-03, 10:05 AM   #22
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Oh, a couple of asides - 12 Monkeys was on USA this morning when I got up. I could watch it over and over... Also, I have to disagree vehemently about Memento. Having seen it once, I have found it to be completely unwatchable a second time. I would have to say it's the epitome of a film that reveals all on the first viewing. Of course, that's just my opinion; I could be wrong.
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Old 01-01-03, 11:04 AM   #23
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