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Old January 31st, 2006, 04:48 AM   #1
 
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What's your top 10 "most bizzare" film scenes of all time?

Okay, I can't think of what would actually be my TOP 10 right now, but these I think are pretty good.

1. Pulp Fiction Gimp Scene
2. Reanimator
3. Meeting John Malcavitch: Crawl into a tunnel and your in his head?
4. Clockwork Orange: . . . well, whole movie really
5. 2001: Astronaut flying through universe at the end
6. Blue Velvet: enough said
7. Vanilla Sky: after he calls for "Tech Support"
8. Eyes Wide Shut
9. Taxi Driver: DeNiro Enters the pimp house and kills everyone
10. The Beach: DeCaprio goes mad and becomes an animalistic untamed jugle boy

I'm sure I've got ones far better than this if I took more time, but here's a start. Now it's ya'lls turn!
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Old January 31st, 2006, 08:28 AM   #2
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just off the top of my head bizzare films in general

1) Cronenbergs "Crash"
2) "fear and loathing in las vegas" terry gilliam
3) "naked lunch" by cronenberg
4) "existenz" by cronenberg (he's a bit of a nut)
5) "battlefield earth" (what was travolta thinking)
6) "donny darko" by richard kelly
7) "the lawnmower man" by bret leonard
8 "edward scissorhands" by tim burton
9) "the big labowski" when he's trippin out being chased by scissors
10 " apocalypse now the directors cut" when they meet the french family...there is no need for that scene its strange and boring and lasts for ever.


By the way Laurence i've read the books 2064 and 3001 that follow on from 2001 and i thought i'd let you know in 3001 they find him floating in space a thousand years later and bring him back to life.

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Old January 31st, 2006, 11:57 AM   #3
 
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LOLOL

Can't believe I didn't mention naked lunch. Just about anything chronenberg does is way out there. Fear and Loathing! LOLOL Excellent choice. That should be way in there. Good ones!
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Old January 31st, 2006, 01:21 PM   #4
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I had Cronenberg at the top of my list, too. Even in the relatively mundane (for him, at least) Dead Ringers there were one or two weird scenes.

I loved Apocalpyse Now's plantation scene. It relates French meddling in Southeast Asia to American meddling; the same old story.
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Old January 31st, 2006, 04:12 PM   #5
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I loved Apocalpyse Now's plantation scene. It relates French meddling in Southeast Asia to American meddling; the same old story.
I was also intrigued by the French plantation episode. It truly fit the description of "surreal". I'm glad to have finally seen the version that included it. If I'd been in the position of Martin Estevez' character, I'd have found a way to spend more time with that woman, before going off after the crazy colonel. Did anyone recognize Harrison Ford in one of his earlier roles as a Major, at that meeting with the general who assigned him to the mission?

My choice for the most bizarre scene, would be any of many from Fellini's
"Giulietta d'Espiriti", which starred his own wife. Her nightmares/daydreams were merged seamlessly into her real existence and most of the time, you didn't know (or likely care) which was which. The scene showing starving horses on a barge was probably the most extreme and today, would have gotten him condemned by the animal rights crowd. Before the movie was released, a picture spread about it appeared in Life magazine, showing the emaciated horses and caused quite a stir. The accompanying offbeat music added greatly to the fantasy mood of the movie.

All of Fellini's 7 vignettes from "Seven Deadly Sins", were beyond bizarre. It was one of the funniest and most entertaining movies I've seen. My favorite is the one about "Sloth", featuring Marcello Mastroianni. He's traveling with a stimulating young woman, who he sends into a cafe to buy him a sandwich.
"Pate', please" he says, "Because it's easier to chew". Later, she wants him to make love to her, but he declines. "It's too much work to get dressed afterwards", he explains.

Another very striking series of scenes came from "The Naked Prey", starring Cornell Wilde. He somehow finds himself naked and in the middle of an African desert, pursued by a man from a tribe, who is set on killing him. He was 53 when it was made, but has the lean, trained physique of an athlete half his age. They follow a long course of pursuit, with him escaping many close calls.
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Old January 31st, 2006, 04:21 PM   #6
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I always recommend people see 'The Naked Prey' as an example of a film that is very single minded but also has a full range of character movement.

Back to the thread.

One that leaps to mind is the Ken Russell film: "Lair of the White Worm". I am obviously speaking about the dream sequences that have the overt sexual imagery and er .. Amanda Donohue.

That then leads to the dream imagery in his "Altered States".
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Old February 3rd, 2006, 01:05 PM   #7
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Not a perfect fit for thiscthread, but man... about once a year I still have a "night of the living dead" dream... it's black & white, I'm boarding up a house and arms keep bursting through windows... shvvrvrvrvrrrrrrrrrr

For a movie with such bad acting, funny how something about it can kinda drill into your psyche.
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Old February 5th, 2006, 01:16 PM   #8
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1) in the movie "Shattered" when Tom Beringer "finds himself".
2) "Bring out the Gimp"
3) You know about "the Crying Game"
4) "The Exorcist" choose any scene
5) "The Ring" dead girl in the closet
6) in "Platoon" when Kevin Dillon (Bunny) smashes enemy's head
7) "Silence of the Lambs" everything that happened in the serial killers basement.
8) "Dumb and Dumber" toilet scene
9) "Boogie Nights" when Mark Wahlberg, (Dirk Diggler), is checkin himself out at the end of the movie.
10) the movie "Seven" the ending
hornorable mention: "There's something about Mary" Cleaning his pipes and styling gel.
also: "Resevior Dogs" Chopping cops ear off.

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Old February 5th, 2006, 01:21 PM   #9
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Pick any scene from Takashi Miike's films. Like for example, "Ichi the Killer"'s title sequence.

Umm early on.."Zardoz". When the future hippies are breaking down one of their own with their chanting and psychic attacks.

The end of "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and her Lover".
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Old February 5th, 2006, 02:01 PM   #10
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How about the scene in Pedro Almodovar's "Talk to Her." You know what scene I'm talking about, if you've seen the movie. The movie is absolutely beautiful, as are all his films. Anyways, the scene I mention is where the lead character imagines himself as tiny and exploring a naked woman's body. He enters her well...you know where. I can't imagine the set designer reading this for the first time. A 15 foot vagina? Um...sure.

(Are we allowed to say "vagina" on these boards? :-) )

Anyways, as bizarre as it sounds, the movie is incredible. A must see as are all of his movies, imo.

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Old February 5th, 2006, 07:29 PM   #11
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I remember that scene too. One of my roommates walked into the room right at the most gruesome point. He walked right back out.
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Old February 6th, 2006, 07:40 AM   #12
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Emre, I saw your web site. Very impressive. I hope that you do well with your films.
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Old February 6th, 2006, 01:43 PM   #13
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1. Drumroll.................The scene from Blue Velvet in which Dennis Hopper as Frank Booth enters the appartment of Rossellini's character and rapes her while being high on Nitrous gas.
"It's daddy you ****head! Where's my bourbon?"

2. The entire "Club Silencio" -scene in Mulholland Drive.

3. Pick any in Lost Highway.

4. Jack and Tyler making soap in Fight Club.

5. The hallucination scenes in Videodrome.

6. The hallucination scenes in Jacob's ladder.

7. The battle for the bridge in Apocalypse Now

8. Jail riot in Natural Born Killers

9. End of 2001 - A space Odyssee

10. Mickey Rourke vs. CG-Elijah Wood in Sin City.
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Old February 6th, 2006, 05:40 PM   #14
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Ok by bizzare i'm also assuming you mean disturbing..but i'll go with just weird too..in no paticular order....

1. Sympathy for Mr. Vengence (the retard at lake? wtf?)
2. Anything Cronenberg
3. Irreversible (by far the hardest thing i've ever watched) damn good though
4. Tin Drum (that kid creeped me out)
5. Suicide Club (great fun)
6. A tale of two sisters (took me a few times to get it)
7. Terror Firmer (pickles..thats all i have to say)
8. Crazy Lips (every genre of movie crammed into 90min)
9. Porn ( thats it, it's just weird sometimes)
10. Holy Mountain
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Old February 7th, 2006, 11:59 AM   #15
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Some from older films, no real special effects, just great cut to cut editing:

In no real order...

1. The Exorcist, Crucifix (easy one here)
2. End to Looking for Mr. Goodbar (completely unexpected, young Tom Beringer)
3. Wild at Heart, David Lynch again, the dog running off with the man's arm.
4. Deliverance, Ned Beatty never live's it down. (Ouch!)
5. Silence of the Lambs, Jodie in the dark basement.
6. Altered States, (SFX here) William Hurt (sp?) bangs down the hall.
7. 2001 A Space Odyssey, (SFX) the near ending trip through the evolutionary cycles.
8. End to Electra Glide in Blue. (completely unexpected)
9. Fire In the Sky (SFX), when the dude wakes up inside the mothership, gooey.
10. Quinten's new pic, Hostile, yet to see it, but the description freaks me out.
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