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Posted 08/15/11 - 12:21 PM:

Thinker wrote:
Thanks for this wonderful discussion on this very thread lib.

you're welcome, and thank you too!

maybe i will watch lost highway and inland empire some day. have to work myself up to it!
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Posted 08/15/11 - 1:47 PM:

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you're welcome, and thank you too!

maybe i will watch lost highway and inland empire some day. have to work myself up to it!



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Posted 08/16/11 - 5:39 PM:

thinker, have you seen any terry gilliam films? i would recommend "the imaginarium of doctor parnassus", also "tideland".
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Posted 08/17/11 - 2:35 AM:

Imaginarium I watched very recently and it was indeed very good to watch and it had its share of dream-like imagery inside mirrors and good comedy. I will check 'tideland' soon. Thanks for recommendation lib!
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Posted 08/20/11 - 8:00 AM:

Have you watched 'Groundhog Day' lib? It's an excellent movie!
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Posted 08/21/11 - 3:25 PM:

'The Tenant' is one of my all time favorites now! Roman Polanski has played one of the greatest on screen roles of all times methinks! Must watch IMO!
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Posted 08/23/11 - 11:07 AM:

i have seen groundhog day, yes, it's great. it's not often you see films exploring this particular theme, the sort of "deja vu" kind of thing. i've seen it explored once in an episode of star trek: the next generation. the crew were trapped in a causality loop in which they were reliving the same fifteen minutes over and over. it became imperative that they begin paying attention to clues in their situation in order to break themselves out of the loop. a brilliant episode.

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'The Tenant' is one of my all time favorites now! Roman Polanski has played one of the greatest on screen roles of all times methinks! Must watch IMO!

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Posted 08/24/11 - 12:26 PM:

The Tenant is Mystery/ Horror/Suspense-thriller. A scene was striking in particular, about which we can discuss after you watch it. smiling face
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Posted 08/25/11 - 2:42 PM:

Rosemary's baby: Another Roman Polanski classic!
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Posted 08/29/11 - 12:14 PM:

thinker, you might be interested in the website http://tastekid.com

you can type in films that you like, and it makes recommendations of similar films or similar genres
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Posted 08/30/11 - 3:07 AM:

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thinker, you might be interested in the website http://tastekid.com

you can type in films that you like, and it makes recommendations of similar films or similar genres



Thanks lib. smiling face Even IMDB search of the movies does it at the bottom of the search page.


Where did 'Maid of honor mayhem' come from?
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Posted 08/31/11 - 9:55 PM:

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Where did 'Maid of honor mayhem' come from?

for continuity i answered in the other thread:

www.thecouchforum.com/comme...d=1712&page=last#post20973
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Posted 09/02/11 - 3:28 PM:

I watched 'The Dark City' and 'In The Mouth of Madness'. Both of them are not very highly rated but nice movies!

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Posted 09/04/11 - 12:24 PM:

'Gone Baby Gone' is an excellent movie and questions many values. It's a great thriller, mystery and crime movie. Highly recommended!
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Posted 09/05/11 - 3:46 AM:

Dogville is a masterpiece. It's narrated in a peculiarly obvious manner and it is very disturbing movie. It questions your morality. It is a great movie in my opinion. Nicole Kidman has done her life time best job in this movie methinks.

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Posted 09/05/11 - 12:24 PM:

Have you watched Cube lib?

A claustrophobic mystery.
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Posted 09/06/11 - 3:30 AM:

'Cypher' and 'Cube' are movies by same director. Apart from Lynchian perspectives, there have been very few mystery movies which strike you as hard as 'Cypher' does. Direction is not absolutely brilliant, still, story strikes you hard and the movie seems to be better than Skeleton Key in that sense.

I highly recommend Cypher if you haven't already watched it.

Cube, up to an extent has been revised by the SAW series.

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Posted 09/06/11 - 1:57 PM:

'The Name of The Rose' ( Der Name Der Rose) is a great movie based on the story written by Umberto Eco. I thoroughly enjoyed watching this movie. Highly recommended!
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Posted 09/08/11 - 11:17 AM:

i have not seen cube. i've seen part of one of the saw movies and did not like it at all (horror is not my thing usually). the name of the rose has been recommended to me many times and would love to check it out sometime.
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Posted 09/09/11 - 7:16 AM:

Yesterday night I watched 'Session 9'. It is a great mystery movie in my opinion. It's similar to Lynchian mysteries.
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Posted 09/10/11 - 7:10 AM:

Have you watched 'Tesis' or 'K-PAX' lib?
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Posted 09/11/11 - 3:38 AM:

'About Elly' is a great drama, with a few elements of mystery in it. Elly is so beautiful that you fall in love at first sight! laughing
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Posted 09/16/11 - 5:32 PM:

i have not seen k-pax, no.

inception dream architecture chart:

http://i.imgur.com/18bKR.jpg
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Posted 09/17/11 - 6:28 AM:

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i have not seen k-pax, no.

inception dream architecture chart:

http://i.imgur.com/18bKR.jpg



Nice pictorial view. I watched 'The Stepford Wives' which is quite similar to 'The Rosemary's baby'. The scripts for both of these movies is by same writer.
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Posted 09/17/11 - 6:28 AM:

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i have not seen k-pax, no.

inception dream architecture chart:

http://i.imgur.com/18bKR.jpg



Nice pictorial view. I watched 'The Stepford Wives' which is quite similar to 'The Rosemary's baby'. The scripts for both of these movies is by same writer.
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