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Old 09-14-06, 01:42 PM
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The 25 Most Controversial Movies Ever

From Entertainment Weekly: http://www.ew.com/ew/article/comment...4_1_0_,00.html

What do you think of the list? What is missing? Which shouldn't be on the list?

Thought Salo would have been there, though I think this is more mainstream. Interesting nonetheless.
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This probably should have been put in the movie forum.
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ANy list with "The Warriors" as "controversial" has zero merit whatsoever. Can you did it, EW?
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What the hell?
12. The Deer Hunter: There has been some criticism of details in the film, such as the hunting scenes supposedly taking place in the Alleghenies of Western Pennsylvania. While the native deer in Pennsylvania is the white-tailed deer, the characters are hunting Elk in the film. The rocky, mountainous terrain portrayed in the film is actually located in the Cascades mountain range in Washington state (Mount Shuksan can clearly be seen in the background of some of the hunting scenes). As these scenes in the film were a major theme (hence the title), the setting error is glaringly noticeable by residents and anyone who has been through the region.
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Originally Posted by TylerDurden_73
This probably should have been put in the movie forum.
Good point, my bad. Just didn't occur to me. Don't know if the mods can move it or not.
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oh please, what a joke. it seems theyve tried to randomly pick 25 films from different genres. i think theres a uk channel 4 poll that is far more respectable.
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Where's Pink Flamingos???
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What about that movie with the conjoined twins who have sex with that one chick?
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I laughed when I saw the very first one listed on the linked page (#25, Aladdin).
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Ok, let's start our own list. How about this classic from 1982. "Butterfly" starring Pia Zadora. She does it with her father (Stacey Keach) in this movie and she actually won a Golden Globe for it? I saw this once a billion years ago, don't ask me why.
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Originally Posted by DVD Josh
What about that movie with the conjoined twins who have sex with that one chick?
This one? I almost bought it a while back.

http://www.deepdiscountdvd.com/redir...fier=COL004367
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I wonder if Hounddog (complete with nude Dakota Fanning rape scene, and killing live animals) will be on the next list of this kind.
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Already discussed:
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=468923&page=1
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Aladdin!!!!! WTF?!!?
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Did anyone expect Entertainment Weakly to come up with a decent list?
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BTW, isn't Salo more disgusting than controversial?
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Originally Posted by DVD Josh
What about that movie with the conjoined twins who have sex with that one chick?
Does that count as man-on-man action in a straight porn, art?
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Funny how in a case like this, "controversial movies" boils down to "movies that have had the largest number of uptight people whining about their content".
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22 DO THE RIGHT THING
DIRECTED BY SPIKE LEE (1989)
THE CONTROVERSY While the film was seen by some as a masterpiece (and earned Lee a Best Original Screenplay Oscar nom), others blasted the director as irresponsible, predicting that the film's shocking climax in which Mookie (Lee) hurls a trashcan through a storefront window, inciting a riot would evoke similar reactions from urban moviegoers. Thankfully, the film proved to be more of a catalyst for heated debate than a flashpoint for actual violence.
What the Hell! The controversy over this film was that the actions of one character in the film were feared to happen in real life, but they didn't?

And since when is throwing a trashcan more controversial than anything else in any other film?
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Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ
And since when is throwing a trashcan more controversial than anything else in any other film?
First consider the race of the person throwing the trash can and the race of the people getting the trash can thrown at. Then think about some real life events in Los Angeles in the 90's. Which strangely enough was after this movie came out.

Of course, had Do the Right Thing been directed by a white dude, the point would've been lost and that director would've been kicked out of town.
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What the hell?
LMAO. I don't get it either.
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i knew this list looked familar.

it's about what i would expect from entertainment weekly though.
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YACL (Yet Another Crappy List)
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I knew about the banned lyric from Aladdin (It was changed to "where its flat and immense/and the heat is intense") but as to its inclusion - WTF!
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I'm surprised Showgirls didn't make the list. I don't think there's anything wrong with it, but a lot of cry-babies (including film critics) were having conniption fits in 1995 during its theatrical release.

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