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Old 05-29-04, 02:57 AM
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Recommendations based on my tastes? kinda slow paced, mood-based stuff?

I'm interested in some recommendations based on particular tastes of mine. I'm trying to find movies that are, how should I put it....maybe slow paced, more of a focus on mood and feeling than actual plot, atmospheric....stuff like that. It can be any genre, really. Examples of such movies that I like in various genres are Lost In Translation (kinda slow and subdued, more about mood and feeling than plot), Session 9 (as a horror movie it relies on atmosphere and increasing sense of dread than anything else), Blade Runner (kinda slow, incredibly atmospheric), and so on. Any recommendations? Someone already told me to get the movie Stranger Than Paradise based on me loving Lost In Translation, so I bought that for 10 bucks, although I haven't watched it yet. Oh yeah, for horror films, I suppose even the first half or so of 28 Days Later would count, too. Just to give you a general idea of what I'm looking for.

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Fargo.
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The Thin Red Line

Dead Man

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Fargo.
Oh yeah, that's another good one. Already own it. Barton Fink too (just bought it).
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There's a thread lingering around (recently active, by the way) about the Italian horror film Suspiria. I personally didn't find the film as a whole to be that great, but it definitely has the "atmosphere over plot" thing going on.
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Rebecca? Very moody and atmospheric
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The Thin Red Line

Set on a Pacific Island, nurtured by nature. The film is presented in an untamed wildness. Isolation, clear blue ocean, tall grass, trees, dense jungles, and so forth. A heavenly island but ironically soldiers are fighting a cruel war in that same place. The soundtrack is purposely designed to create that mood. The plot itself is unimportant because the film is more concerned with art. Characters are slowly explored and always narrated with poetic words and imagery. Yes, poetry! There are quiet a lot of flashbacks and the battle scenes aren¡¯t intensive as Saving Private Ryan but more emotional.

What Dreams May Come

I fell asleep during the film and never got to finish it but never mind that. Only thing spectacular was the imagery, just unbelievable. Near the end, where I feel asleep was similar to the classical Dante¡¯s The Inferno. Anyway I am not sure about the film.

Since you mentioned Blade Runner maybe you could try Dark City. I will post more when I get some good sleep, freakin' 1 bejesus AM in the morning. :P
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Jim Jarmusch films
Kubrick films

Tale of Two Sisters (korea)
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover
The Isle (korea)
Rushmore
Waking Life
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i would also agree that it sounds like
Thin, Red Lineshould be up your alley.

i would also (very enthusiastically) recommend
Solaris
Sex, Lies, and Videotape
Black Robe
The Swimmer

as well as most Stanly Kubick movies
especially some of the non-usual suspects
like Barry Lyndon & Paths Of Glory
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These are some examples of brilliant cinematic experiences, in my opinion, that are connected with strong emotions, empathy, and feelings that will bring forth the mood you are looking for.

Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
3 Women (1977)
Adaptation. (2002)
Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972)
Ararat (2002)
Blue Velvet (1986)
Breaking the Waves (1996)
Stalker (1979)
Dersu Uzala (1975)
Hana-bi (1997)
Infernal Affairs (2002)
Les Diaboliques (1955)
Innocents (1961)
Terrorist (1999)
Die Mörder sind unter uns (1946)
Il Mare (2000)
Songs from the Second Floor (2000)
Cyclo (1995)
In the Mood for Love (2000)

I also agree with previous posts on Thin Red Line, Rashomon, and Dead Man among others...

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See as much as you can of Andrei Tarkovsky(Andrei Rubilev and the original "Solaris") or Antonioni(L'Avenntura)
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Slow? Atmospheric? Moody?

Watch Unbreakable. Its a great movie with all of those elements. Try any of M Nights flicks. (Signs is another good one)
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In the horror/suspense genre, I'll add another recommendation for A Tale Of Two Sisters. A far superior piece of work compared to anything Shyamalan has created.
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Let's see . . . has anyone else said it yet . . .


Nope . . .


Salo!!

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Definitely some Tarkovsky films, start with Stalker (1979).
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I just got done watching Le Temps Du Loup (Time of the Wolf) by Michael Haneke (Funny Games, Benny's Video, Pianio Teacher, and Code Unknown). This is a very moody film...no music, just images that invades your mind and soul.

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Just about anything by David Lynch fits that criteria. Mulholland Dr. and Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me are my personal favorites. Although, the latter is much better if one is familiar with the TV series. (also very moody and atmospheric)

Picnic at Hanging Rock is also one of my all-time favorite "mood" movies
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Originally posted by rocket1312
Picnic at Hanging Rock is also one of my all-time favorite "mood" movies
Excellent call!

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Two Lane Blacktop



I like the aforementioned:

The Swimmer
3 Women




Does this fit?

Touch of Evil
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Another Orson Wells film by Claude Chabrol is La Décade Prodigieuse (1971) (Ten Days Wonder), it also features Anthony Perkins. The film is rather dark in its atmosphere... It is a English speaking film.

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Originally posted by The Nature Boy
See as much as you can of Andrei Tarkovsky(Andrei Rubilev and the original "Solaris") or Antonioni(L'Avenntura)


I would add:


Stalker
Nostalghia
Lost Highway
Spider
Once Upon A Time In The West
The Element of Crime
Carnival of Souls
Eyes Wide Shut
Audition
Taste of Cherry
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Yes on "Carnival of Souls".
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Snow Falling on Cedars and maybe the Three Colors trilogy
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Originally posted by inri222
Taste of Cherry
Excellent Call!!!
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