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Fri 18 Nov 16 #1 
jmaxg
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On occasion, Java likes to beat me about the head and shoulders about certain films I cannot watch.

"Arachnophobia" (1990) is her normal go-to film.

And she's right! I cannot watch that film. Even when inebriated, I still cannot watch it.

I KNOW I come from Australia and have lived with some big-assed spiders. But for some reason, a film about renegade spiders just creeps me out.

BUT, I am not alone. Java and one of her friends cannot watch "Alien" (1979) either.

They say it's all about it being a bad film. But "Alien" is hardly bad. It is, in fact, one of the most well respected and loved films of all time.

So why cannot Java and her friend watch it? Simple.....it creeps them out to a disturbing degree.

Java points to me about "Arachnophobia" and I point to her about "Alien".

Which movie is it that makes you uncomfortable? What movie can you simply not deal with?




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Fri 18 Nov 16 #2 
jmaxg
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It includes films you have watched once but cannot watch again.




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Fri 18 Nov 16 #3 
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"Schindler's List" (1993) as an example.

You may have watched it once but never again.

But you can still comment about it. It's a damn fine film.




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Sat 19 Nov 16 #4 
Helen McKenzie
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The Boy in Stripped Pyjamas........a good movie but one i couldnt watch again due to the content




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Tue 22 Nov 16 #5 
jmaxg
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chooky, I got bitten by an American house spider on my eye socket.

I'm not proclaiming anything except irony.




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Tue 22 Nov 16 #6 
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I remember when I watched "Schindler's List" and the lady engineer tried to explain the problems with constructing the camp.

To watch her coldly dispatched was beyond perversion, yet it must be part of that film.

Terry Gilliam once explained that a Steven Spielberg film is all about happiness and a result that is meant to make you feel positive like when the Jewish people put rocks on the gravestone of Oscar Schindler.

Either Terry Gilliam did not watch "Schindler's List" or he plain missed the point.

The death displayed in that film and the absolute pornography of malevolence toward innocence is something that I will carry for the rest of my life. I honestly think that was Steven Spielberg's point.

Maybe Mr. Gilliam finds it hard to talk about or he has another agenda.




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Tue 22 Nov 16 #7 
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People like that make me want to watch "Schindler's List" again and again.

Just so I screw it into my head and NEVER FORGET.




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Tue 22 Nov 16 #8 
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I respect Terry Gilliam. I do. He was part of the Monty Python team and has made some great films.

Having said that, it doesn't mean I have to agree with him all the time.




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