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November 10, 2005



Cube was terrible. Passion of the Christ, on the other hand, was great if only for its music (Peter Gabriel). And for the record I've never understood what was so great about THX-110385292. Lucas' first film but also quite boring.


Texas Chain Saw Massacre was indeed a classic; I'm with you on animal cruelty; Mel is a kook; The Passion of The Christ is nothing but a religious-themed snuff film with some anti-semitism thrown in for good measure; Blair Witch wasn't all that scary, but when I saw it I was under the impression that they weren't actors (long story about how gullible I am); Night of the Living Dead is a classic that no true film buff should miss; Donnie Darko was good, too.

And please tell your friend Paul that men are not scum.


Drugstore Cowboy has a great cameo appearance by William S. Burroughs. I have not watched Slacker in years but I loved it years ago.


Chris, you are confusing "Last Temptation of Christ", which is well worth seeing, with Gibson's "Passion of the Christ". And just see "Amores Perros", already. It should be much farther up on the list! Believe me, the grossest scene in there doesn't have anything to do with the dog fights, it's the car accident.

Scott, you should see "In the Company of Men" No, not all men are scum. But some are.


I'm sure I wouldn't enjoy it. And some women are no prizes, either.


I know, Scott. And no, it's not a particularly enjoyable movie, but it is very interesting. I like LaBute (director), he makes very thought provoking stuff. And of course, none of Karen's readers, male OR female would be considered the least bit scummy.


Na ga da.


Nosferatu - don't think of this as horror, so much as an icon of cinematography. Horror in the 1920s is not horror (e.g. Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween whatever) that we think of today. This is small-g gothic horror. Quaint. Evocative. Emotive.

Murnau's treatment of the story, use of color filters and narrative is amazing and influenced subsequent generations of directors.

If you don't watch this for the movie, watch it for the technicality. Hokey, perhaps. But one of the first movies to open my eyes to cinematic possibilities. Please don't cross this off you list, Karen! in fact, I'm going to watch my copy now.....

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