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Old 08-21-05, 09:33 PM
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For good or bad...movies that just seem to linger thread.

I know I have a few others, but some movies that just seem to fester even when they're done...

"Cabin Fever"...it was just a movie that stayed with me and I had to see it again and get it on DVD. Weird because I know it isn't a good movie, but there was something about it.

"Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" was another.

How bout yours?
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Some movies stay in my head for awhile. Usually powerful films do or even movies that just have powerful scenes in them. As for movies that aren't that great, that I can't get out of my head and end up loving: Collateral. I always end up coming back to that movie in conversations or when I'm bored and want to watch a movie.
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Seven has really stayed in my head quite often since I saw it about 6 months ago.
Old 08-21-05, 10:56 PM
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"Vertigo" always stays in my mind for a long time after each viewing. Monty Python's "The Meaning of Life" has several scenes that um... linger (Mr. Creosote.)

I probably won't ever forget "Osama," just because it's so powerful (and disturbing.)
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"The big Lebowski" still lingers with me. I love that movie. I just saw a movie the other day that i know will linger with me too. call me cheesy or Sissy, but i loved "the notebook". Very good acting.
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Old 08-22-05, 02:08 AM
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Blood Simple - I'll sit and think about who knew what when, were each prop shows up, ends up and it's significance for hours. A tightly directed film in which nearly nothing is wasted.

Can't Hardly Wait - I don't understand why this silly teen party movie holds my interest and causes me to dwell on it. Maybe the endless parade of cameos, maybe the Lauren Ambrose/Seth Green chemistry, maybe Jenna Elfman's angel scene. Who knows?

Lovely & Amazing - a film about a family, their insecurities and how they're lovely despite not being perfect. Catherine Keener's "36, but not thirty-six, 36" year old character is great as is Emily Mortimer in her very memorable nude scene.

Audition - Don't think I need to explain this one.
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Closer. "Have you seen the human heart, it's like a fist wrapped in blood!"
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Braveheart stayed with me for a day or two after I first saw it.

The last 10 or 15 minutes of Requiem for a Dream stayed with me for quite a while as well.
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In recent history (movies I've seen for the first time over the past year or so), I'd say MEMENTO and BATMAN BEGINS, two movies that delivered FAR more than I'd anticipated.
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Films that have left a lasting afterimage (regardless of quality, though many are films I indeed love)

seen this year: Rois et Reine

seen last year:
L'Age d'Or
Playtime
Sans Soleil
Rio Bravo
The Taste of Tea
When Will I Be Loved

seen 2 years ago:
Trouble in Paradise
Stalker
To Be or Not to Be
A Talking Picture
The Saga of Anatahan
The Naked Spur
The Tracker
demonlover
Irma Vep

seen 3 years ago:
What Time is it There?
Satantango
Close-Up
Tristana
Visitor Q
ivansxtc.
Where is the Friend's House?

seen 4 years ago:
In the Mood for Love
Eureka
Autumn Almanac
Too Much Sleep

And seen even further back:
Barry Lyndon
Once Upon a Time in the West
The Shining
Old 08-22-05, 09:00 PM
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Dancer in the Dark. I've seen it at least five times since it was released, and it always hits me. I don't particularly like it, but I respect it.
Old 08-23-05, 07:29 AM
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The Birds
Memento

For completely destroying my safe secure world.
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^ completely agree on Memento. Saw that at the theater and man, a week later I was still trying to figure things out as if I'd saw it only hours ago.

Braveheart
the Shawshank Redemption

Both of those lingered as well. Braveheart becoming my favorite film of all time, seeing it a couple of times at the theater. Shawshank was just phenominal. One of only a handful of people that actually saw it in the theater, it was fun watching it sloooowly catch on and build momentum. I tried to get people to go and no one would listen.

And more recently, War of the Worlds. On my mind for a week since I wanted to see it again. Great stuff. Definite theater movie.
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Fight Club
Oldboy
Audition
Kill Bill
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Another vote for Shawshank Redemption

But more recently Dogville. I caught a part of it on cable like at 3 in the morning and I couldn't shake it. Everytime it came on I watched it. I loved how conceptually different it was.
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Old 08-24-05, 09:39 AM
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More than any other I'd have to say Unfaithful. I was filled with unhappiness, and left me feeling pretty hopeless. The one thing that brighted the mood of that film, for me (and this may sound sick, but you know) was when
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Gere clocked that french bastard on the head, and killed him, fuck he deserved it.
I don't plan on owning it or watching it again, but it was a very good, but grim, film. It just fucked with my head.
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Irreversible - man I had that scene stuck in my head for weeks, I thought I was about to go insane, one of the only scenes I've ever watched that made me litterally sick to my stomach a couple others

American History X-
Spoiler:
black guy biting the curb
= puke
Audition-
Spoiler:
Piano wire and psychotic chick
= I actually turned my head the first time I saw this
Old 08-24-05, 10:45 AM
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The Wall lingered with me for awhile having never heard Pink Floyd and being on major drugs at the time.
Old 09-28-05, 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by smirnoff
More than any other I'd have to say Unfaithful. I was filled with unhappiness, and left me feeling pretty hopeless. The one thing that brighted the mood of that film, for me (and this may sound sick, but you know) was when
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Gere clocked that french bastard on the head, and killed him, fuck he deserved it.
I don't plan on owning it or watching it again, but it was a very good, but grim, film. It just fucked with my head.
why would you think he deserved it? he really wasn't a bad guy or think he was doing anything wrong. it should have been her he clonked, then maybe you could feel that way. i thought it was shocking in an unexpected/holy cow way, but i wouldn't at all say he "deserved" it and i am sure that isn't what the scene was meant for.
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I think Memento and Shawshank Redemption are two great films that linger for a few days after watching them. Recently I think that Sin City has had the same effect on me.
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Originally Posted by scott1598
why would you think he deserved it? he really wasn't a bad guy or think he was doing anything wrong. it should have been her he clonked, then maybe you could feel that way. i thought it was shocking in an unexpected/holy cow way, but i wouldn't at all say he "deserved" it and i am sure that isn't what the scene was meant for.
I can't remember if he knew she was married or not.
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Casino - That cornfield scene. Disturbed me for days!

Schindler's List - The suffering

Braveheart - The inspiration

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