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Re: Unrewatchable movies

#21  Postby Calilasseia » Dec 31, 2016 2:15 pm

Reservoir Dogs and Pulp fiction. I'm no longer as desensitised to graphic violence as I once was, even fictional.

Schindler's List is indeed an epic, and was easily worthy of the Oscars it acquired, but I'd have great difficulty watching it a second time, not least because I suspect we're entering a period of history where some have to re-learn the lessons the hard way.
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Re: Unrewatchable movies

#22  Postby The_Piper » Dec 31, 2016 5:03 pm

Calilasseia wrote:Reservoir Dogs and Pulp fiction. I'm no longer as desensitised to graphic violence as I once was, even fictional.

Schindler's List is indeed an epic, and was easily worthy of the Oscars it acquired, but I'd have great difficulty watching it a second time, not least because I suspect we're entering a period of history where some have to re-learn the lessons the hard way.

Funny Cali, I'd list both of those in the rewatchable movie thread. I am desentized to most movie violence, especially when it's fictional.

Speaking of Schindler's List, which I haven't seen, a different WWII drama that I thought was emotionally profound, but not sure I'd watch again is Adam Resurrected with Jeff Goldblum and Willem Dafoe.
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Re: Unrewatchable movies

#23  Postby archibald » Dec 31, 2016 5:11 pm

'The Sheltering Sky'. It felt like a perfect experience and as such any rewatch would have to be a lesser one.
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Re: Unrewatchable movies

#24  Postby Fallible » Dec 31, 2016 9:33 pm

I've re-watched Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction soooooooooooo many times it's unnatural.

I also agree with Lars von Trier except for Melancholia.

Usually any film which is harrowing involving children, one watch is enough.
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Re: Unrewatchable movies

#25  Postby crank » Dec 31, 2016 9:59 pm

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The Hunt is it's English title, I think. Such a good movie (and it has Mads Mikkelsen!), but I had to pause and calm down twice when I watched it, it was so hard on me. I don't know if I'd want to watch it a second time.

I haven't seen it, just now watched the trailer and read the description, a real nightmare experienced by way too many. How much more likely is it for such things to happen in our new post -fact culture? It's what scares me the most I think in the coming admin, which seems will be quite willing to participate in witch hunts, probably better to say ready to start them.
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Re: Unrewatchable movies

#26  Postby surreptitious57 » Dec 31, 2016 10:10 pm

I have not seen Melancholia but his others are for me not worth rewatching. Although having said that I have seen
two of them twice. I had to force myself to watch Antichrist but never again. Now I usually like dark psychological
cinema but for some reason he just does not do it for me. Sorry Lars
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Re: Unrewatchable movies

#27  Postby Fallible » Dec 31, 2016 10:38 pm

Same here. Melancholia is different though. It is to me a masterpiece.
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Re: Unrewatchable movies

#28  Postby aban57 » Mar 08, 2017 11:06 am

crank wrote:Schindler's List is fantastic a movie, for me, though, it's a little too gut-wrenching to watch again.


I feel the same way about Breaking Bad.

I know, not a movie.
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Re: Unrewatchable movies

#29  Postby zulumoose » Mar 08, 2017 12:55 pm

Titanic

Watchable once as a spectacle, even entertaining, but twice, especially since it features the most overplayed song in history?

I think not!

Pearl Harbour - as above except for the song part.
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Re: Unrewatchable movies

#30  Postby TopCat » Mar 08, 2017 3:54 pm

American Beauty.

Though I didn't really like the ending the first time, thought it was lazy writing.
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Re: Unrewatchable movies

#31  Postby Scot Dutchy » Mar 08, 2017 4:21 pm

TopCat wrote:American Beauty.

Though I didn't really like the ending the first time, thought it was lazy writing.


Agree. Once was definitely enough. I seldom watch films twice. Even the great 60's social films dont make it on second viewing. The Knack, Up the Junction, Saturday night and Sunday Morning were too much of their time.

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Re: Unrewatchable movies

#32  Postby Alan B » Mar 08, 2017 5:38 pm

Ah, but, "Plan 9 from Outer Space" - now, there's a film...


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#33  Postby BlackBart » Mar 08, 2017 5:42 pm

The Elephant Man. Awesome film but I don't think I could watch it again.
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Re: Unrewatchable movies

#34  Postby Scot Dutchy » Mar 08, 2017 6:23 pm

Alan B wrote:Ah, but, "Plan 9 from Outer Space" - now, there's a film...


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Sounds like a real 50's sci-fi with cardboard scenery. :lol:
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Re: Unrewatchable movies

#35  Postby BlackBart » Mar 08, 2017 6:26 pm

Ya think?
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#36  Postby Scot Dutchy » Mar 08, 2017 6:59 pm

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#37  Postby Alan B » Mar 08, 2017 9:09 pm

Bela Lugosi's last film. He died during the making so they had to use another actor with a cape and a big hat covering his face. Really corny.
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