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Scott Hutchins <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 25 Mar 1998 17:36:36 -0500
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If we're going this route, anything by Sam Raimi is mindbending.  How
about Josh Becker's _Lunatics:  A Love Story_?
On Tue, 24 Mar 1998, Murray Pomerance wrote:
> My own mind is bent whenever I watch Charles L. Jones's RABBIT OF SEVILLE
> (1949).  It's also a film.  So I guess it's a mindbending film.
> Now that I think of it, my mind is bent when I watch so very many films
> it would be unthinkable to list them.
> My mind was *not* bent when I watched TITANIC, until the one scene where
> Jack Dawson dies.  That scene--not the film--bent my mind.
> But now that I think of it, my mind really isn't in fact or in metaphor a
> tensile strip of any kind; and so nothing really *bends* my mind.  But
> I'm a failed hippie so I do know what the questionner means.  MOUSEHUNT
> bent my mind.  Jerry Lewis films have a tendency to bend my mind.  Agnes
> Varda's LE BONHEUR bent my mind good.  (Even well.)  DEAD MAN bent my
> mind, IN A LONELY PLACE bent my mind, 2001 bent my mind (but it was my
> first marijuana and I was sitting in the FRONT row), obviously Hitchcock
> bends my mind (no point in mentioning this), THE GREEN ROOM bends my
> mind, and--yes, I'm going to say it--G. I. JANE bent my mind some.
> To the many discerning members of the J U R Y who voted Demi Moore a
> razzie for worst performance of the year in that last film, "Really!
> Really!  She really got to you, then!"  That's me speaking.  She really
> does manage to be utterly believable at the point where the filmpolitik
> needs her to be, sweating on the "battlefield" as an "unladylike" type.
> Yes, she bent my mind, and because the film perfectly contained her it
> did, too.
> I'm really disappointed in myself.  I've been reading this thread for
> weeks now vowing to stay off it.
> Michael Snow's WAVELENGTH bent my mind.
> All this is succeeding in doing is show me how bendable my mind is.  I'm
> nothing but an impressionable wimp.
> Murray
> Toronto
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