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Susan Duhig <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 31 Mar 1998 12:40:27 -0600
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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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