Monday, February 12, 2007

The Paper that Wouldn't Die

Let me just say this: if I were to choose a movie to watch when the mood struck me to sit down and watch a movie (you know - with all my free time), Requiem for a Dream would not be it.

Yet 2 weeks ago, I found myself sitting in class, watching this disturbing film, all the while taking notes so that I could write a paper on it. For those of you who haven't had the pleasure of watching this movie some highlights include: an obscene amount of drug use, electro-shock therapy, prostitution for drugs, manic episodes, a refrigerator that comes to life, and an amputation. Yeah, good times.

So sorry about the lack of updates. I've been too busy retraumatizing myself by replaying the scenes over and over in my head in order to be able to write about them, and haven't been able to post anything fun, lighthearted, and entertaining for you all to read.

For those of you who are interested in rediculousness, feel free to check out the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra Website.

4 comments:

legallyblonde29 said...

is this the one that has a long scene with someone wheeling a tv set down the street? I think I had a long fight with a friend about "what is art" after watching this movie... but maybe I only saw part of it. If it's the movie I think it was, I'm very sorry you had to write a paper about it!

dasein668 said...

If it's the tv set movie, I walked out. And I usually like art-house-type flicks...

phoebe said...

Yup. That's the one. Paper's done, and now I can work on forgetting it all...

jme said...

TRAFFIC. that's the movie we saw the same weekend as RFAD. very forgettable, aside from the fact that both freaked us out and taught us the lesson we should all learn from movies: heroin = bad idea.

um, why is there a handicap symbol next to the word verification box? i've never seen one on the internets before. somebody call al gore.