Originally Posted by ka-boom
Love the quote from Requiem For A Dream: "I know it's pretty baby, but I didn't take it out for air."
Originally Posted by Edwood
It was a dark and stormy night.
Thanks for the snippet, limpidglitch
. Even cooler that it's a total cuwinkydink.
I think my favorite might be House Of Sand And Fog as well.What did you mean by relationship with the characters? I think that movie, like American Beauty
, was to show that regular people can do terrible things given certain situations and life events, but that we are also all "human" in the other way -- love, beauty, compassion wisdom etc. Also I like that this movie shows that making assumptions can have unintended massive effects, how important are choices we make are, and how profound of an effect simple things can have -- perspective and state of mind (culture, past experience etc). But, that being said, I wouldn't call any of thew characters "likeable" per se. They were all "broken" in one way or another, and while they are probably relatable (at least some of them) being "normal people" for the most part, I think a relationship to the character would, for me, essentially mean that you can see where they're coming from in a larger sense. At the same time, you have the perspective and ability to see the stupidity of some of their actions, the fact that some (or all) of their actions get them into the place or places that they come to be in, and the choices they make that could, depending on your point of view, negate their wisdom/compassion/etc. If you couldn't tell I like this kind of movie
EDIT: My faves.. I don't know. I think they all tie. House is great for the above, Dark City is great for a creepy, gothic scifi suspense (and a unique movie experience IMO), and Requiem is great for its visceral impact and 'shocking' material. Requiem to me is like Fight Club without the philosophy. Good times