The most depressing movie ever

cronxeh

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Movie http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113540/" [Broken] was extremely depressing
 
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Which one? The original?

It's not fair to watch a film decades old through modern-day-coloured glasses.
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I hope to hell that your aren't saying that someone did a remake! ****, man, the first one was bad enough.
And my assessment was on-the-spot, not a retrospective view. My friend and I were threatened with removal from the theatre by a usher because we couldn't stop laughing during the movie. I actually spewed cola through my nose when Linda puked the pea soup on the priest.
 

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Different critters entirely. "The Exorcist", like "The Amityville Horror" later on, was total ******** advertised as a true story.
Well, the Amityville horror was based on a hoax, and the Exorcist was not based on a single story. But to suggest that the notion of exorcism, or the idea of possession, was invented in the early 1970's, is pretty silly. In fact the primary story on which it was based took place in 1949.

Neither one ever happened, and yet to this day nobody involved in the productions admits that they were pure fiction.
The people involved in the production of the movies were not the source of the claims.

George Romero's stuff, along with blobs, werewolves, etc. were marketed as escapism, and served that role quite well.

edit: And once again the forum software replaced "bovine excrement" with asterisks. That is becoming annoying.
As opposed to movies about Custer, Lincoln, or almost any significant event in US history? I will have to put on some Beatles albums, take some LSD, tune in, turn on, drop out, chant while playing my satar, and think about that one for a bit. I'm sure the ghost of Timothy Leary will provide some guidance here.
 

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As opposed to movies about Custer, Lincoln, or almost any significant event in US history?
What on Earth possesses you to think that a Canadian could possibly give a **** about any of those?
 

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And my assessment was on-the-spot, not a retrospective view.
What I mean is: did you see it recently, or in the 70's?

The same thing could be said about Jaws, if you look at it through 21st-century eyes.
 

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I'd rate "Magnolia" as the most depressing movie I've seen.

"Hotel Rwanda" would probably rank second.

"Charlie" and "On the Beach" rank up there, as well.

If you expand from feature movies to documentary movies, then "Siege of Leningrad" has to be on the list. What a horrible experience for an entire city to go through! The documentary is very moving. It's kind of choppy since it's the compilation of several real life short films documenting the siege, but the choppiness just adds to the mood. Edward Murrow did the English language narration for the documentary.

Looking for the link, I just noticed there is a recent independent feature film about the siege: "Leningrad". That looks like it might be interesting.
 
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the wrestler and schindler`s list are at the top for me
 

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What Dreams May Come.

It is on my Movie List, under the heading:

"Movies to see if you want your heart pulled out of the your chest, tossed on the floor and stomped on."

I kid you not. It really is.
 
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precious was pretty depressing too now that I think of it.
 
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Ladder 49 (2004), Angels in America (2003) single best movie I ever saw. What Dreams May Come (1998) is very disturbing and thought provoking. And there was one about the trade center collapse that I remember I bawled all the way through, especially when a trapped fire fighter look up and saw Jesus.
 
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I agree with On the Beach, both versions, and would like to nominate Betty Blue.
 
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Oh yeah, and I Am Legend (2007), which I am watching for the second time in a row because I am allowed to watch tv and play on the computer on this day because I have depression. So I Am Legend twice in a row is making me feel wowie terrific. :frown: They also tied up our block (all the way around and the park for weeks to make that movie and no one I know even saw Will Smith.) Several of us got parts as extras though. No one from my building had to wear any makeup. :redface: :yuck:
 

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What Dreams May Come (1998) is very disturbing and thought provoking.
What is your fascination with Robin Williams?
 

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