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Old 03-13-2017, 07:27 PM
 
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I saw the original release of 2001: A Space Odyssey, didn't get a lot of it, read the book, then saw the movie again. So many in the theatre - both times - were lost. But I ended up explaining the ending to quite a few people at the second viewing.

I can't say why, but it took me three seating's to finally understand "The Dark Knight Rises." The first two times I hated it, the third time, I loved it.

Are there any movies you don't fully understand and would like and explanation of what was actually going on?

I may not be able to explain it, maybe someone else here can?
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Old 03-14-2017, 08:02 AM
 
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Under the skin - scarjo was weird.
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Old 03-14-2017, 09:14 AM
 
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I understood 2001 on first viewing ONLY because I read the book first. 2001 is a great example of cinematic art. A great story? No. It's a 30 minute story stretched into a 9 hour movie.

It took me two viewings to understand PRIMER. It's a good movie, but almost too clever for its own good.
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Old 03-15-2017, 09:52 PM
 
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The Big Short was a little above my pay grade.
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Old 03-17-2017, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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I saw the original release of 2001: A Space Odyssey, didn't get a lot of it, read the book, then saw the movie again. So many in the theatre - both times - were lost. But I ended up explaining the ending to quite a few people at the second viewing.

I can't say why, but it took me three seating's to finally understand "The Dark Knight Rises." The first two times I hated it, the third time, I loved it.

Are there any movies you don't fully understand and would like and explanation of what was actually going on?

I may not be able to explain it, maybe someone else here can?
I thought that it was rather the film equivalent of a Pollack painting; in terms of interpretation, the viewer is in the driver's seat, and no two people see the same thing.

As for me, this was a great big WTF and I never really understood the accolades.

The Piano (1993) - IMDb
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Old 03-17-2017, 06:13 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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So funny how people's opinions are so different. I hated Star Wars, 2001 - A Space Oddity, Lord of the Rings but I loved The Piano. I can see why Holly Hunter won the Academy Award that year, however it is an odd movie - one you either love or hate - don't think there is any in between with The Piano.
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Old 03-17-2017, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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Fear X. John Tuturro starred. Was seemingly about a man investigating his wifes murder. Some conspiracy was implied, but it was not clear what. Film had strange visuals, silent moments hinting at a stalker of some kind and an ending that made no sense.

Chasing Sleep-Equally strange Jeff Daniels film that is not well known. Character is home with a missing wife. He gets a few visitors including a pill popping detective while dealing with hallucinations. One scene involving a large baby in the bathroom is disturbing.

Great films, just hard to determine the story with them.
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Old 03-17-2017, 02:29 PM
 
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I Heart Huckabees. Good movie but it's as if the writers and directors were purposely trying to confuse you.
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Old 03-17-2017, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Western MN
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Red Road (2006) - IMDb
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Old 03-17-2017, 03:10 PM
 
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I admit that I had a "Wait, what just happened?" moment after seeing Arrival.
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