Episode 847: Bleak Movies

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4 Responses

  1. Bobby says:

    fyi I think you used the music from The One Where I Met Your Mother by mistake lol

  2. Juhani Kenttä says:

    Funny how these things go. I absolutely love Scott’s anti-endorsement Angst and find it very thrilling even if it is an assaultive experience. Then again, I know so many people who can’t get enough of, say, The Sopranos whereas I find it sometimes very hard to watch because of how casually cruel Tony, Christopher or Paulie can be. The mundaneness and the lack of overt stylization drives it home so much harder as does the fact that it’s also a funny show. I respond to that much more strongly than to nonstop bleakness. Hell, Being John Malkovich is a very funny movie but it might be the most depressing comedy I’ve ever seen. Nothing but people who are desperate to be something else than themselves and hurting each other left and right to achieve it. And that last scene, oof.

  3. Yonah says:

    Having just seen “The Ox-Bow Incident” I am shocked that anyone could dislike that film. It has stuck with me for the past week, which is not something many movies do.

    But anyways, great discussion, folks!

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