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Old 07-25-04, 12:55 AM
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Thinking Movies

Does anyone have some good recommendations of movies where it really makes you think like a M. Night movie. Thanks.
Old 07-25-04, 01:01 AM
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Re: Thinking Movies

Originally posted by kylierobbie
Does anyone have some good recommendations of movies where it really makes you think like a M. Night movie.
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Donnie Darko
1984(1956)
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Old 07-25-04, 01:47 AM
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Requires some research on your part but..

http://www.theyshootpictures.com/gf1...nkingorder.htm

http://www.phi-phenomenon.org/taste/mosthighbrow1

http://www.phi-phenomenon.org/taste/highbrow1
Old 07-25-04, 07:43 AM
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Many good sci-fi movies (not "space westerns") are thought-provoking, including:

SOLARIS
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
BLADE RUNNER
MINORITY REPORT
A.I.


Some recent Asian films that also fall into this category:

A TALE OF TWO SISTERS
THE EYE
Old 07-25-04, 08:14 AM
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I found "The Life Of David Gale" to be a very smart, thought-provoking film.
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M. Night?

I'm gonna aim a little higher and recommend most Tarkovsky and Bergman films.
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Films by following directors:

Abbas Kiarostami
Atom Egoyan
Jean Renoir
Akira Kurosawa
Federico Fellini
Terrence Malick
Volker Schl÷ndorff
Lars von Trier
Pedro Almodˇvar
Michael Haneke
Jim Jarmusch
Krzysztof Kieslowski
Spike Lee
Lukas Moodysson
Wong Kar-wai
Werner Herzog
Franšois Truffaut
Michelangelo Antonioni
Vittorio De Sica
Henri-Georges Clouzot
Marcel CarnÚ
Sofia Coppola
Fritz Lang
Charles Chaplin
David Lynch
Wim Wenders
Roman Polanski
Stanley Kubrick
Ingmar Bergman
Andrei Tarkovsky
Yimou Zhang
Ang Lee
Roy Andersson
and many many more...

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PS. All films should have some level of reflection or cerebral participation.

Edit: I thought I list 'em... it makes things a little easier...sorry...

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Try Mullholland Drive one evening, then again and again til you get it.
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Old 07-25-04, 10:41 AM
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Another vote for Terrence Malick, true only a few films made by him in well over 30 years but all very thought provoking. Lots of Metaphor,Symbolism, Allegory, etc.

Ian
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A better question: name a "thinking movie" that isn't pretentious and/or boring. My first nomination: Wild Strawberries.
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Originally posted by Groucho
A better question: name a "thinking movie" that isn't pretentious and/or boring. My first nomination: Wild Strawberries.
I get bored if I do not think.... I guess I am the small percentage of the population...
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Requiem for a Dream
Trainspotting

are also pretty good...
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Spike Lee's films are thought provoking?
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Originally posted by RyoHazuki
Spike Lee's films are thought provoking?
I'd say Do the Right Thing is...not many others are.
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Originally posted by RyoHazuki
Spike Lee's films are thought provoking?
I was gonna say Shyamalan's movies are thought provoking? And yes, watch Do The Right Thing. Possibly the best movie of the 80s.

The Life of David Gale
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Originally posted by PopcornTreeCt
I was gonna say Shyamalan's movies are thought provoking? And yes, watch Do The Right Thing. Possibly the best movie of the 80s.

The Life of David Gale
I own Do the Right Thing. Its not any more of a "thinking" movie than any other above average drama.
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Originally posted by RyoHazuki
I own Do the Right Thing. Its not any more of a "thinking" movie than any other above average drama.
Well I like talking to people about it. Not exactly life-pondering but still a great conversation movie.
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Originally posted by PopcornTreeCt
Not exactly life-pondering but still a great conversation movie.
I'll agree with you there. I had the whole meaning of the film wrong until I watched the special features. I never thought that it was Mooky "doing the right thing" until watching the features. I guess starting a riot and vandalism against an innocent man's buisness is "doing the right thing".

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