Uncomfortable or Unsettling TV Shows

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  • kevhed72
    kevhed72 Posts: 4,370
    daddyjt wrote: »
    kevhed72 wrote: »
    I am going to change gears from TV to Film.
    Prime has a William Dafoe movie called The Lighthouse. One of the grittiest, unsettling movies I have seen in a long time. Its shot in black and white but dont let that dissuade you. This may be Dafoe's masterpiece acting role....enjoy!

    I was excited to see this when it came out in theaters, as I’m a huge Defoe fan, and the film got rave reviews. The film is shot in a narrow 4:3 ratio, and is in black and white. These two factors made me feel cramped and unsettled from the get go - a great way to start a horror/thriller. Unfortunately, that’s about as close as it came. I will say that the film is masterfully shot - the textures and contrast in the black and white presentation are rich and well controlled, and the cinematography is outstanding. Shot selection and framing are superb, and perspective is used fluently to communicate with the viewer.

    The big miss is the story (or lack thereof). Unfortunately, I most certainly did NOT get it, and I’ll freely admit it. I was so confused, I went on line after, thinking I must have missed something big in the film. Nope. If you read the reviews and comments, it’s clear that no one really “gets it”. I did find a description that sums my own feelings up pretty well:

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    I understand where you are going....I would advise people who haven't seen it ....don't go in looking for your standard Hollywood formula for a story. With all that, everyone has different perspectives on certain movies. Ill stop there before I have to start having to throw out spoiler alerts. Great point about the format setting a tone for the setting of the movie.
    What did you think of Dafoes performance?
  • NotaSuv
    NotaSuv Posts: 3,165
    use to have Teletubbie nightmares.....
  • aiconn
    aiconn Registered User Posts: 277
    edited June 2020
    NotaSuv wrote: »
    use to have Teletubbie nightmares.....

    Time for Tubbie bye-bye,,,
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  • Jstas
    Jstas Posts: 14,279
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Jstas wrote: »
    I'm not sure why Moonshiners is an uncomfortable or unsettling show.

    Right? Because no one can be THAT dumb...

    I'm not sure what you're getting at.
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  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,318
    You'd have to be a moonshiner to get it
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  • Jstas
    Jstas Posts: 14,279
    audioluvr wrote: »
    You'd have to be a moonshiner to get it

    So you're a moonshiner?
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,369
    audioluvr wrote: »
    You'd have to be a moonshiner to get it

    or -- perhaps -- a spamshiner?

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  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,318
    Jstas wrote: »
    So you're a moonshiner?

    Yup
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  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,318
    edited June 2020
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    audioluvr wrote: »
    You'd have to be a moonshiner to get it

    or -- perhaps -- a spamshiner?

    ux3aenebhwme.png

    LOL Their bucket is in the wrong spot...
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    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January.

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  • daddyjt
    daddyjt Posts: 1,433
    kevhed72 wrote: »
    daddyjt wrote: »
    kevhed72 wrote: »
    I am going to change gears from TV to Film.
    Prime has a William Dafoe movie called The Lighthouse. One of the grittiest, unsettling movies I have seen in a long time. Its shot in black and white but dont let that dissuade you. This may be Dafoe's masterpiece acting role....enjoy!

    I was excited to see this when it came out in theaters, as I’m a huge Defoe fan, and the film got rave reviews. The film is shot in a narrow 4:3 ratio, and is in black and white. These two factors made me feel cramped and unsettled from the get go - a great way to start a horror/thriller. Unfortunately, that’s about as close as it came. I will say that the film is masterfully shot - the textures and contrast in the black and white presentation are rich and well controlled, and the cinematography is outstanding. Shot selection and framing are superb, and perspective is used fluently to communicate with the viewer.

    The big miss is the story (or lack thereof). Unfortunately, I most certainly did NOT get it, and I’ll freely admit it. I was so confused, I went on line after, thinking I must have missed something big in the film. Nope. If you read the reviews and comments, it’s clear that no one really “gets it”. I did find a description that sums my own feelings up pretty well:

    ga85lcus73il.jpeg

    I understand where you are going....I would advise people who haven't seen it ....don't go in looking for your standard Hollywood formula for a story. With all that, everyone has different perspectives on certain movies. Ill stop there before I have to start having to throw out spoiler alerts. Great point about the format setting a tone for the setting of the movie.
    What did you think of Dafoes performance?

    I completely agree (and enjoy) “non-standard” Hollywood stories - heII, I loved Lost - even the ending!

    Defoe’s performance was solid, as was Pattison’s - I just needed more plot (and less foghorn, lol).

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  • kevhed72
    kevhed72 Posts: 4,370
    Less foghorn.... and more cowbell!!
  • kevhed72
    kevhed72 Posts: 4,370
    Here is another one....not sure how 'real life' the story is based on, but interesting in a weird way:
    The Florida Project - filmed in the Orlando area I am assuming. William DaFoe is in this one also.
    Some people will hate this one Im sure but thats OK....
  • msg
    msg Posts: 6,459
    Ricardo wrote: »
    I watched Uncut Gems last night. More than uncomfortable I'd say it's a very stressful movie. Or...I'm getting old.

    Man, I was just coming on to write about this. Having a hard time getting through it. Very intense, yes, very uncomfortable. I'm feeling anxious watching this train wreck.
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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 18,570
    edited July 2020
    I've got to watch it then. I'm not a huge Adam Sandler fan but I've heard it is one of his better movie's
  • NotaSuv
    NotaSuv Posts: 3,165
    watching the daily numbers posted for the State of Florida
  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,322
    edited July 2020
    The movie" Love" on Netflix is uncomfortable comfortable :p
    If you want a movie to grab your attention from the get go, just fire this one up.
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  • muncybob
    muncybob Posts: 2,465
    I find the characters and the bootlegging process interesting. It's a mystery to me how they are on TV and yet not in jail.
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  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,318
    NotaSuv wrote: »
    watching the daily numbers posted for the State of Florida

    Lotto? Same here. Very disturbing!
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    by Dr. Sardonicus
  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,809
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  • NotaSuv
    NotaSuv Posts: 3,165
    verb wrote: »
    The Mrs loves 90-Day finance! Time for me to watch NASA TV on the computer! :)

    You will need to take a visit down here to Space City USA besides KSC there is a great space museum to keep busy for hours....fantastic beaches...
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    Gonna watch The Old Guard tonight. Might not be disturbing, but Charlize is definitely distracting.
  • kevhed72
    kevhed72 Posts: 4,370
    Someone mentioned Uncut Gems with Adam Sandler. As I have disliked everything Sandler has done including SNL. With the recommendation of "unsettling" though I watched it this week. Although a bit over the top, I actually liked it.
  • msg
    msg Posts: 6,459
    I started watching Rectify. It's pretty good, but ma'an, is it hard to watch in some parts. Makes you wanna jump into the TV to influence the story.

    Some good cinematography and mood, too. If you're into photography, you'll pick up on it easily.
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,369
    msg wrote: »
    ...

    Some good cinematography and mood, too. If you're into photography, you'll pick up on it easily.

    Wait, what? There are people who are into photography?

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  • sandworms
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  • F1nut
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    sandworms wrote: »
    Faux ( fox ) news

    Added to my list, bye.
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