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Re: Atypical Movies

Postby Masha » March 27th, 2015, 1:22 pm

The Collector (1965)

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Re: Atypical Movies

Postby Masha » March 31st, 2015, 12:13 am

Dreams (1993).
It is Amalia Mordvinova as respectable young countess living in 1893.
She becomes troubled by dreams in which she is common guttersnipe living in 1993.
The most learned doctor of the era is unsure if she is mentally ill of if her dreams are prophecy.

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Re: Atypical Movies

Postby Masha » April 6th, 2015, 1:35 am

I feel: The Notorious Sophie Lang (1934) is very atypical movie of its time.

Sophie Lang is played by wonderful: Gertrude Michael. She is intelligent, urbane and adventurous lady jewel thief. There had been many suave gentlemen jewel thieves since early days of movies but she was first wholly-rounded lady in this profession.

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Re: Atypical Movies

Postby Masha » April 11th, 2015, 1:16 am

I found: The Lounge People (1992) to be atypical even for surreal movies.

It is: Buck Henry and: Christine Ebersole as idle rich seeking meaning in their life. He decides to stage: Moby Dick to relieve boredom. Roy Dotrice is dutiful butler. Amanda Plummer and BD Wong give wonderful performances.

I am sorry to say that I can find not even trailer for this wonderful little movie.
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Re: Atypical Movies

Postby Masha » April 11th, 2015, 1:19 am

Aelita (1924). I will risk spoiler in saying that at the end it is revealed that all events were a dream only. I risk saying that because it is not important to story. They had advantage then that none could call them copycat because they were first! :)

I find one aspect of this movie to be very atypical in that wardrobe of Martians has retained its charm and mystique. Most wardrobes from early science fiction movies look now to be grotesque and clunky. I believe that much of the wardrobe in this movie could be worn in Los Angeles and be accepted as within limits of eccentricity. I do not know how well it might be accepted among normal people but I am sure the reaction would be less than for wardrobe from nearly any other early science fiction movie.

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Re: Atypical Movies

Postby Masha » April 11th, 2015, 1:23 am

It feels nearly as if it is cheating to bring into this discussion a movie written and directed by: Edward D. Wood Jr. but I feel that: Glen or Glenda (1953) is so very atypical on so many levels that it warrants mention.

I find it difficult to speak of this movie because there are so many loose threads which would be good place to start but it is uncertain if any of them are truly relevant to the movie.

It may be best if I say only that it has Bela Lugosi, men in drag and Satan and that it does not have intelligent dialogue, coherent plot or exceptional performances.

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Re: Atypical Movies

Postby Masha » April 11th, 2015, 1:43 am

I feel that: any discussion of atypical movies would be shallow if it did not include: L'Age d'Or (1930). What should one expect from teaming of: Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali? The very last adjective which one would apply is: "typical."

It was scandalous even in pre-code times because it challenged all social norms. It has sense of dark humor which is rarely rivaled.

I believe that it is very much atypical because no other filmmaker has ever been so foolish as to try to duplicate it!

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