Understanding the plot.
Apologies for cross-listing
Un chien Andalou, The Big Sleep, Seven, The Usual Suspects, The Matrix, Velvet Goldmine, Gummo, Mulholland Drive – all films that have incoherent or, to some, incomprehensible plots and storylines. (For some reason I am always completely baffled by films about counter espionage.) Does it matter? Do we need to understand the plot of a movie to enjoy it? Could you let me know more titles of incomprehensible films, any academic articles on the subject , and your views on the subject?
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