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Films with philosophical/ideological value

Discussion in 'The Philosopher' started by no country for old wainds, Apr 22, 2005.

  1. no country for old wainds

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    I can't say I've seen many at all, but I'm interested in doing so. Simple lists would be welcome.
     
  2. -Desecrated-

    -Desecrated- Two-Spirited

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    I don't know if this is what you're looking for exactly, but try Ikiru by Akira Kurosawa. It's about 'evaluating the meaning of one's existence in the face of death.' A very beautiful film.
     
  3. Kenneth R.

    Kenneth R. Cináed

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    american history x. though you've probably seen it.
     
  4. no country for old wainds

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    I'm just looking for something more profound than the entertainment which dominates most of the industry. I appreciate that these are going to be subjective picks as I used the term "value" rather than simply "philosophical films", and there's no need to try and cater for my worldview.
     
  5. Darth Kur

    Darth Kur Misanthropic Naysayer

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    I DESPISE that fucking movie with an unholy passion! :puke:It is such a blatant work of leftist propaganda that it forces me to revaluate the already low opinion I had on the general I.Q. in society and to grudgingly give credit to the unbelievable level of slyness employed by "those" empowered in the media.
     
  6. Kenneth R.

    Kenneth R. Cináed

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    what's wrong with it?
     
  7. IanDork107

    IanDork107 I wrote a book! Buy it!

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    It's unbelievably sensationalized. Skinhead kills black guy, goes to jail, befriends other black guy, decides "i'm not racist anymore," leaves jail, helps little brother to leave the path to racism for a much more hollywood ending. This shit never happens.
     
  8. Demiurge

    Demiurge This user has no title

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    "Judge people by their personalities, not the color of their skin."

    I just saved the guy however long it would've taken him to watch the film.

    Now for some recommendations:

    The Seventh Seal
    Tarkovky's Stalker
    Ugetsu Monogatari
    Himatsuri
    Eyes Without a Face
    Aguirre: The Wrath of God
    Rashomon
    Onibaba
    Tetsuo: The Iron Man
    Charisma
    The Sun's Burial
    El Topo
    Satantango
     
  9. Goreripper

    Goreripper Metal as fuck

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    Romper Stomper was better.
     
  10. spaffe

    spaffe Geisterglut

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    Waking Life is pretty cool. It's basically about a guy who walks around in a lucid dream meeting people of different worldviews/thoughts.
    It's pretty unique esthetically since all frames in the movie are handpainted, which really adds to the overall dreamy feeling
     
  11. unknown

    unknown fuck ftagn

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    A Clockwork Orange if you really look into it
     
  12. no country for old wainds

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    I'm studying A Clockwork fucking Orange at AS level, I've not only "really looked into it" but I can now speak fluent nadsat. It's not a masterpiece, somewhat interesting though.

    Waking Life I have seen, and the philosophies explained either contradict themselves in silly ways, or are just really undeveloped. It was an interesting idea though, and the animation is great.

    The Seventh Seal is super-fabulous, of course.

    I'll look into the rest.
     
  13. Kenneth R.

    Kenneth R. Cináed

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    meh, maybe. but have you seen the end? its anything but hollywood.
     
  14. speed

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    since Demiurge mentioned Stalker Ill add Tarkovski's Andrei Rubylev and The Sacrifice.
    Wild Strawberries

    The Barbarian Invasions by Denys Arcand

    The three colors trilogy by the polish guy whose name I temporarily forget.

    Bananas, Sleeper, Love and Death, and Crimes and Misdemeanors by woody allen

    8 1/2, La Dolce Vita, by fellini

    i thought Sideways was quite excellent in terms of philosophy etc.
     
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    Darth Kur Misanthropic Naysayer

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    If you or anyone else has to seriously ask that question then you're a lost cause. Did you not read my original statement? If you see nothing at all wrong with that cinematical piece filth then you have obviously bought into the "program" hook, line and sinker.
    That "movie" is nothing but a vehicle for propaganda with a much deeper, sinister and long reaching plan in mind. Everything presented in it are absolute lies. And what is truly insidious is that shreds of actual truth are presented in some of the dialogue with the sole purpose to discredit it.
    Pure genius really. Got to hand it to the rotten bastards. They sure know how the weave a web of deception. All one has to do is look at present day society to see that their ploy is working.
     
  16. Kenneth R.

    Kenneth R. Cináed

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    i still don't see your point. and no, i do not feel "misled" by what was presented, fictional or otherwise.
     
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    unknown fuck ftagn

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    if you want a lesson in nihilism, Fight Club (obvious)
     
  18. Zack

    Zack charting my way to top :)

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    I heard fight club was really bad, but that was ofcourse from VH1. What did you think of it?
    -Zack
     
  19. Fourka

    Fourka Forget it

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    Try
    -"Institute Benjamenta" ("This Dream People Call Human Life")
    -"Eraserhead"
    -"Songs From The Second Floor" ("Sånger från andra våningen")

    Well, you can check out some reviews first to see if you are interested really in those kind of movies I suggested you, cause I'm not quite sure whether it's this that you asked for or not. Try amazon.
     
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    unknown fuck ftagn

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    I thought it was pretty good...it was certainly more entertaining than the majority of the crap that floats around theaters. Plus, I enjoy Chuck Palahniuk and his books.

    I also second 'Eraserhead'...also check out Videodrome.
     

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