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Post by Furburt on Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:53 am

Well, I just watched the pilot episode of Twin Peaks, David Lynch's early 90's TV show about a murder in a small rural American lumber town.

And I have to say, I'm absolutely amazed. I've never seen a TV show that's packed so much intrigue, mystery and suspense into 90 minutes (Extra long for the pilot). Hell, I've seen precious few movies that have managed to do the same.

Every shot is golden, every character is so distinctive, that despite the fact there's tons of them, you remember every single one. It's a masterclass of suspense, and being a Lynch fan (Blue Velvet remains one of my favourite films, hence the sig), I'm amazed I didn't watch it earlier. I hear that later in the series, it goes through somewhat of a decline, but even if it was only 10% as good as the pilot episode, it would still be brilliant.

Now, this is somewhat of a pointless thread, mainly because I needed to tell someone how absurdly good it was, but to add discussion, does any particular film or TV series stand out in your mind as being so good that you were literally in shock as to how high its quality was? I don't mean thought was good, or even great, I mean something that was so amazing you couldn't stop watching until it was done, and remained flabbergasted by its brilliance even once the credits had finished rolling?

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Re: Totally blown away...

Post by Dude on Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:24 am

I've only had that experience with anime, and I feel condescension if I were to post that sort of stuff Razz

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Re: Totally blown away...

Post by GrinningManiac on Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:34 am

I'd have to say, at the time, the first season of Heroes blew my mind away

But then came the other series

It was like the first season was a lean, mean athelete running on a track, doing very well. He makes a successful first lap and everyone loves him, but his coaches are worried his next lap is going to look the same, so they shoot him in the legs to make it more interesting. When they realise this makes him a really bad runner, they put him in crutches, making him able to walk but no longer run. Then they shoot him again, because the Heroes producers are morons

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Re: Totally blown away...

Post by Pararaptor on Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:47 am

Skins.

I was with a friend, we were bored of Resi 5 & so decided to watch something.

"Hey, what about this?"
8 one-hour episodes later...

"THIS IS THE BEST SHOW EVER!"
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Re: Totally blown away...

Post by Unabletothinkofname on Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:48 pm

Misfits on E4. It's a bit like Skins meets Heroes, but at the same time, it's fucking awesome.

Plus, Nathan, one of the main characters, is Irish, and has an eerily similar sense of humor to me.

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Re: Totally blown away...

Post by Furburt on Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:15 pm

teh_pwning_dude wrote:I've only had that experience with anime, and I feel condescension if I were to post that sort of stuff Razz

Go ahead, anime is more than welcome here.

As long as it doesn't do that thing that happened on an old forum I was on, where the annoying branch of anime fans (Weeaboos, is it?) would literally derail every thread to talk in Japanese on (Bad Japanese), I'm absolutely fine with it!

Granted, there is a very small chance of that happening here.

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Re: Totally blown away...

Post by Furburt on Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:17 pm

GrinningManiac wrote:snip

Heroes.

Pararaptor wrote:snip

Skins.


Unabletothinkofname wrote:snip

Heroes meets Skins.

Interesting.

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Re: Totally blown away...

Post by Hubilub on Sat Nov 06, 2010 5:21 pm

They call David Lynch a modern renaissance man.

Do you know who else they call that?



David Lynch gets my respect, dawg.

I have to watch Twin Peaks now.

Speaking of Kitano by the way...

HANA-BI is the shit! Blew me right out of my seat

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Re: Totally blown away...

Post by Furburt on Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:47 am

Hubilub wrote:
David Lynch gets my respect, dawg.

I have to watch Twin Peaks now.

Yes, and Blue Velvet,



And Mulholland Drive,



And Dune,



And Eraserhead,



And The Elephant Man,



And Wild at Heart,



And finally the Straight Story, his one normal film.



So yeah, watch em all.

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Re: Totally blown away...

Post by Hubilub on Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:56 am

Furburt wrote:schnorp
Well, at least now we have something to do when I come over during the summer.

A David Lynch marathon.

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Re: Totally blown away...

Post by Furburt on Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:06 am

Hubilub wrote:
Furburt wrote:schnorp
Well, at least now we have something to do when I come over during the summer.

A David Lynch marathon.

We'll leave Eraserhead till last.

I tell you, if you thought Takeshi's was weird, Eraserhead makes it look like Pride and Prejudice by comparison.

Not saying Takeshi's isn't weird though!


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Post by Hubilub on Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:08 am

Furburt wrote:
Hubilub wrote:
Furburt wrote:schnorp
Well, at least now we have something to do when I come over during the summer.

A David Lynch marathon.

We'll leave Eraserhead till last.

I tell you, if you thought Takeshi's was weird, Eraserhead makes it look like Pride and Prejudice by comparison.

Not saying Takeshi's isn't weird though!

Ah, but is it weirder than Glory to the Filmmaker?



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Post by Furburt on Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:09 am

Hubilub wrote:
Ah, but is it weirder than Glory to the Filmmaker?



You never know

Well, they're different types of weird.

Kitano's weird is almost happy, taking great joy in confusing you.

Lynch's weird, however, is specifically designed to make your skin crawl.

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Re: Totally blown away...

Post by Hubilub on Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:11 am

Furburt wrote:
Hubilub wrote:
Ah, but is it weirder than Glory to the Filmmaker?



You never know

Well, they're different types of weird.

Kitano's weird is almost happy, taking great joy in confusing you.

Lynch's weird, however, is specifically designed to make your skin crawl.
Actually, all this talk about weird films reminded me of a film we have to watch.

You know the Professor Layton games, right? You know they made a film of him.

Well, that film is terrible.

It's also FUCKING AWESOME!

Seriously, there is shit in that film that makes a Michael Bay film seem uneventful.

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Re: Totally blown away...

Post by Furburt on Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:19 am

Hubilub wrote:
Actually, all this talk about weird films reminded me of a film we have to watch.

You know the Professor Layton games, right? You know they made a film of him.

Well, that film is terrible.

It's also FUCKING AWESOME!

Seriously, there is shit in that film that makes a Michael Bay film seem uneventful.

They made a film about a game mostly about maths puzzles?

WAAAAAAH?

That sounds like a film for this.


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Post by Hubilub on Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:28 am

Furburt wrote:
Hubilub wrote:
Actually, all this talk about weird films reminded me of a film we have to watch.

You know the Professor Layton games, right? You know they made a film of him.

Well, that film is terrible.

It's also FUCKING AWESOME!

Seriously, there is shit in that film that makes a Michael Bay film seem uneventful.

They made a film about a game mostly about maths puzzles?

WAAAAAAH?

That sounds like a film for this.

I watch it three times with the guys at Escapism UK.

We laughed our asses off through the entire film.

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Post by Furburt on Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:30 am

Hubilub wrote:
I watch it three times with the guys at Escapism UK.

We laughed our asses off through the entire film.

I LOOK FORWARD TO THIS WITH GLORIOUSLOOKFORWARDNESS!

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Post by Hubilub on Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:30 am

Furburt wrote:
Hubilub wrote:
I watch it three times with the guys at Escapism UK.

We laughed our asses off through the entire film.

I LOOK FORWARD TO THIS WITH GLORIOUSLOOKFORWARDNESS!
I TOO LOOK FORWARD TO LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING IT

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Post by Furburt on Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:32 am

Hubilub wrote:
I TOO LOOK FORWARD TO LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING IT

WEREN'T WE TALKING ABOUT DAVID LYNCH JUST THERE OH WELL WHO CARES PRESENTS!!


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Post by Hubilub on Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:33 am

Furburt wrote:
Hubilub wrote:
I TOO LOOK FORWARD TO LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING IT

WEREN'T WE TALKING ABOUT DAVID LYNCH JUST THERE OH WELL WHO CARES PRESENTS!!

SANTA, I WANT A TOY GUN, AND A MINIVAN, AND A RAMMSTEIN DILDO SET, AND SOME SINK BOMBS TO BLOW UP THE GERMAN U-BOATS

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Post by Furburt on Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:35 am

Hubilub wrote:
SANTA, I WANT A TOY GUN, AND A MINIVAN, AND A RAMMSTEIN DILDO SET, AND SOME SINK BOMBS TO BLOW UP THE GERMAN U-BOATS

I'll get you a toy Rammstein, a Mini-dildo, a Bomb gun, and some German vans!

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Post by Hubilub on Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:37 am

Furburt wrote:
Hubilub wrote:
SANTA, I WANT A TOY GUN, AND A MINIVAN, AND A RAMMSTEIN DILDO SET, AND SOME SINK BOMBS TO BLOW UP THE GERMAN U-BOATS

I'll get you a toy Rammstein, a Mini-dildo, a Bomb gun, and some German vans!

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We should work there.

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Post by Furburt on Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:41 am

Hubilub wrote:
We should work there.

TO THE IRISH MOBILE!

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Re: Totally blown away...

Post by MilkyFresh on Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:52 am

I read an article about that in the green guide the other day, thought about checking it out. Haven't yet, but I did watch Blue Velvet a couple of weeks ago (and saw Eraserhead years ago). David Lynch is brilliant.

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Post by Furburt on Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:48 pm

MilkyFresh wrote:I read an article about that in the green guide the other day, thought about checking it out. Haven't yet, but I did watch Blue Velvet a couple of weeks ago (and saw Eraserhead years ago). David Lynch is brilliant.

If you like Blue Velvet, you'll like this, because they're very similar.

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