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#1721 - 11/10/07 09:31 PM Consciousness-altering movies
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Has anyone here ever seen a section of a film which transformed their consciousness, giving a temporary glimpse into new ways of looking at reality which jolts you out of your habitual way of perceiving the world?

A section in Matrix Reloaded had that effect on me.
The scene where Neo flies at break-neck speed just before he catches Trinity.
It's just digital effects, but the whole aesthetic effect of the scene brought me into a temporary trance-like state.

With my background in hypnosis, I can see how those movies incorporate a practical application of psychology to create the maximum psychological buzz in the viewer - whether the movie is viewed as just a fun action flick, or something deeper...

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#1925 - 11/15/07 06:28 PM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: Meq]
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A movie out at the moment called endgame has fucked with my head totally.Was such a good documentary I'm beginning to turn into a conspiracy theory nut....suppose it didn't help I was stoned at the time.You should check it out if you get a chance.Its all about the new world order and kinda go about proving their theory by using actual footage of politicans talking about it and their plans.
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#2058 - 11/19/07 10:15 PM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: jesusbeater]
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For sheer headfuck, try Freddy Got Fingered.

I found What The Bleep! to be a consciousness-altering movie (treat it with a grain of salt, though). The Butterfly Effect also had a very hypnotic effect.

As for conspiracy, check out The God Who Wasn't There.
It explores the theory that Jesus never existed as a human being, and the Church covered this up by fraud.

This one, however, does seem credible. It certainly casts doubt on the Church's official history of early Christianity, and reveals the ignorance of modern Christians of their religion's real origins.

A testament to the success of the Roman Church's propaganda?

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#2080 - 11/20/07 11:20 AM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: Meq]
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I do believe there is one unmentioned movie here, Fight Club, need I say more?
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#2082 - 11/20/07 12:25 PM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: Meq]
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Even though it was a semi-Christian concept, I liked "Jacob's Ladder". Anyone remember "A Clockwork Orange"?
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#2085 - 11/20/07 02:17 PM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: Sinistar]
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A Clockwork Orange is a good one too, how about Requiem for a Dream?
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#2098 - 11/20/07 11:34 PM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: Meph]
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after wathcing requiem i had a viod in me for a good part of the night so blank, was an intesting feeling and the climax of that movie, epic to say the least. that movie takes you on a ride ,ups ,downs then nothing. so deffintly consciousness altering for me at least. and still one of my all time favorite shows
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#2119 - 11/21/07 07:13 PM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: Meph]
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Fight Club is pretty good, the headfuck rating is high and it has a lot of philosophical content and nonconformist social commentary to boot.

The Sixth Sense was pretty good too... the mind-bending twist goes without saying, especially if one realises its implications!

I also liked Twelve Monkeys. Great use of flashback, and more than a little mind-bending.

Though getting on a bit now in terms of political commentary, South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (1999) remains a classic comedy to be enjoyed on many levels, from sophisticated satire to its more puerile moments.
As for its effects on human consciousness - well, it haunted my dreams for years!

(Team America brought the political commentary up to date post 9/11, as did later South Park episodes, but BLU remains my undeniable favourite from that stable...)

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#2132 - 11/22/07 05:07 AM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: Meq]
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Anybody seen Donnie Darko. I thought it is a very thought-provoking movie and had a pretty innovative concept.
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#2135 - 11/22/07 09:22 AM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: Traversez589]
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Not mention it has an awesome soundtrack.
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#2148 - 11/23/07 12:30 AM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: Meph]
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I think Donnie Darko was really cool. It was kinda twisted and different to see how people make choices when given a chance to change things if given that option. I liked the directors cut better because it gave more meat to the story.

Fight Club was amazing on many different levels. I recommend reading the book too. I just really enjoyed it, and liked the whole "may I never be complete thing". I don't know if it was life changing, but it certainly added to my way of looking at things.

Requiem for a dream, well... I watched it tonight because of stuff that was mentioned here. I just don't get the whole affect it had on people. Granted it showed what people will do/the lengths they will go when they have a psychological/physical drug addiction. Maybe because it was kinda real life, real situations, real results. Maybe I'm just jaded cause I worked with a girl whos arm looked almost like that.

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#2162 - 11/23/07 08:01 AM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: Morgan]
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Fight Club definetly captured a sense of how people were and still are feeling and portrayed it in such a creativly brilliant way.Never heard of Chuck before that but have been a fan ever since and have read most of his books.I've heard that Fincher or Roth could be directing the adaptation of Lullaby soon.
Altered State was a weird but good movie too , haven't seen it in years so don't know how well or bad it dated
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#2826 - 12/19/07 10:30 PM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: jesusbeater]
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Blue Planet (BBC)
A Huey P. Newton Story
What the bleep do we know (Further Down the Rabbit Hole)
Brazil
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#2830 - 12/20/07 03:30 PM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: Meq]
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The selections have been very good so far.

Fight club was easily one of the best comedies of all time. "What the %#*&!(bleep) do we know? is another worthy mention.

No one mentioned pay it forward. For me that was the ultimate "headfuk" so much so that even today its mention brings me right back to that same frustration I felt when I watched it. That movie was beautiful because the unfortunate end was a shocker. Secondly it showed me what a sap I am in even giving a shit about the kid, which is awsome when a film can crack into your being and show you something about yourself you didn't see. Big tough Satanist ;\)

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#2833 - 12/20/07 09:04 PM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: delusion]
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"I Am Legend" fucked with my head quite a lot more than I'd expected it to. Oh, I figured it would be a typical horror movie, what with the infected humans turning into vampires and all. But really, the combination of Will Smith's acting (really, I think he's gotten better and better with each movie), and the setting of the movie, all combine to make one feel as if they are the ones who are completely alone.

I ended up not being able to fall asleep for several hours after going to bed. Three nights in a row. I think that if I watch it again, I could better prepare myself and rewrite the initial paranoia that the movie caused in my subconscious. I've never had this kind of reaction from a movie, not counting seeing "It" when I was 7 years old. Clowns.....
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#2882 - 12/23/07 08:02 PM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: Meq]
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Yes.

Mullholland Drive, Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Lost Highway, Wild at Heart, all by David Lynch.

A Clockwork Orange, 2001:A Space Odyssey, Eyes Wide Shut-Stanley Kubrick

Rosemary's Baby, The Ninth Gate-Roman Polanski

Performance-Nicolas Roeg

The Song Remains the Same

Those are a few of my favourite mind-altering celluloid trips.

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#2884 - 12/23/07 11:00 PM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: Soluna666]
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Full Metal Jacket, The Mephisto Waltz, Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, Memento, Traces Of Death, Lost Highway, Tommy, Kwaheri:island of the witch doctor (doc), Frailty, Strangeland, The Hills Have Eyes (remake), The Exorcist, The Hitch-Hikers Guide To The Galaxy, Sinthia the Devil's Doll, Down The Rabbit Hole (What The *Bleep* Do We Really Know?), Natural Born Killers, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, The Hole.
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#2885 - 12/24/07 12:24 AM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: Meq]
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Here are a few movies no one has mentioned yet… Including links to there respected pages on IMDB…

The Red Violin follow this instrument through time…

PI by the same director as Requiem for a dream…

Clean Shaven makes you know what its like to be schizophrenic…

Falling Down Just re-watched this today good as ever…

The Doom Generation Starla is that you?

Nowhere also by director Gregg Araki…

Enjoy

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#2890 - 12/24/07 08:07 AM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: ta2zz]
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"A Beautiful Mind" with Russell Crowe is a vivid portrayal of a genius mind struggling with schizophrenic psychosis, as well as (largely) a true story.
This guy still suffers from schizophrenic symptoms (such as hallucinations of people), but manages to keep the effects of this under control.

"Pi" is also a mind-bending look at the human mind, with its story of a genius mathematician and references to the Pythagoreans (correctly mentioning how they used to worship numbers).


Some classic Disney stuff can also be a bit headfuck, if you think about it (think of the 'pink elephants' scene in Dumbo - later printed on LSD tabs)...

I also witnessed foreign students at Leeds University watch "The Wizard of Oz" whilst playing the album "Dark Side of the Moon" by Pink Floyd (while indulging in a little herbal beverage). Apparently this involves incredible synchronicities...

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#2898 - 12/24/07 02:20 PM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: Meq]
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Oh, I forgot a couple of short films, namely Kenneth Anger's Lucifer Rising and Invocation of My Demon Brother.
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#2902 - 12/24/07 03:17 PM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: Meq]
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One of my favorite movies has always been Dark City and if anyone hasn’t seen it, I would highly recommend it. It really gives you something to think about in terms of your own concept of reality and it has a great aesthetic appeal. I think anyone who watched The Truman Show would naturally been hit with a temporary sense of paranoia, and of course The Matrix also had that tendency to make people question the nature of their own existence.

If anyone remembers the movie eXistenZ it was about a futuristic video game that you actually plugged into your own body and the technology was biologically based. The alternate reality became so real and things got messed up to the point that you could no longer tell what was real. Naked Lunch and Lost Highway were incredibly thought-provoking as well.

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#2997 - 12/30/07 03:50 AM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: Nemesis]
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Movies have a deeper baseline than that of aesthetic effect. However, aesthetic effect is a very desirable characteristic of movies. For example, Alien is a film about a family who's father has an incestuous relationship with his children and impregnates his female siblings. Once the mother figures out what is going on, she begins to commit infanticide. That is why the Nostromo's onboard computer is called Mother. The matrix is manifestation of Rene Descartes philosophical statement, “I think so therefore I am”. Movies will change your entire physique and also give details of events and circumstances your only familiar with.
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#3196 - 01/07/08 06:18 PM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: Lilith]
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Bitter Moon and the original Wicker Man are both great movies to entertain and also get you thinking outside the box as such.

Actually Bitter Moon would have to be the only decent film Grant Hugh's has been in. Good ole Polanski.

They are the only two I can think of off the top of my head that haven't already been mentioned.

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#4403 - 02/20/08 11:02 PM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: ZephyrGirl]
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I don't think any movie has had that effect on me, i hate to say it but i think i've seen every movie list, most where good movies. The closest thing i can think of is maybe,

American beauty, for its almost harsh but true look at the human animal.
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#6399 - 03/26/08 01:34 AM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: Nemesis]
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Animatrix was a trip...
I agree with all the listed movies...Especially the directors cut of Donnie Darko.
Jacob's ladder: Fucking badass. A rare gem. I actually found out about it from a vampire role playing game guide on..."Movies to read as resources to grasp what it is like to be crazy."
Fear and loathing.
Why are we forgetting Trainspotting?
I saw clockwork orange...The first time I was really really fucking high. In fact the first time I EVER got high. And I must admit it is completely twisted.
A scanner Darkly also gets progressively more twisted and is much much more interesting than another animated film called
"The Waking life." which should have been called "Conversations about existentialism."

And a recent one.
The Secret science of sleep. It touches on some common thought tricks. And relies on them.
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#6400 - 03/26/08 01:42 AM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: ZephyrGirl]
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were talking about the original Wicker man right?

The twist was beautiful in that movie.(not to mention the ass shaking.) I think the director should have tried to make a adaptation of "The Magus".
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#6404 - 03/26/08 03:11 AM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: Engel08]
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I agree with most of the movies posted here and I'll add a few of my own off the top of my head.

The Cube
In the Mouth of Madness
Sunshine
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#6433 - 03/26/08 06:35 PM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: rubaestellae]
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I just remembered another.
The Cell
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#6439 - 03/26/08 09:06 PM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: Engel08]
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Yes, henceforth me writing 'the original Wicker Man' not that piece of crap with Nicholas in it.

I loved the song in the pub! That just cracked me up.

I didn't really like the remake at all. Bees? WTF has that got to do with anything?

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#6519 - 03/28/08 01:03 AM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: ZephyrGirl]
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Mr.Sweeney todd welcomes you with a big burton weirdo-music fest.Im going to buy this movie when it hits the shelf.I watched in theatre,but was distraced by the universe that faithful brain buzzing day.Johhny you are the screen hero of the month.One of my prize collections inside the movie scene.From The nightmare on Elm original.To Gilbert Grape,and one to Find Neverland.Here's to you......

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#6640 - 03/29/08 05:14 PM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: Meq]
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I watched ALTERED STATES for the first time very recently and found some of he trippy dream sequences timeless and very hypnotic.
As for conspiracy stuff.. check out ZEITGEIST.
Split into 4 parts the first focus's on Christianity.. VERY easy to absorb and presented superbly.

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#6743 - 03/30/08 12:29 PM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: BaphNoir]
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"Christine" for me was a mind altering movie. Its a movie about a red car that was fixed up by this nerd nobody liked. The car becomes his only friend and he give it a lot of love and attention; and the car shows her love back thru music... and killing.

But this reminds me of Pigmelion - that greek guy who wanted a wife so bad he carved one out of stone and she comes to life.

Ever since then, when i hear a certain song come on the radio, at the right moment, i feel as thoe it was meant to be played by 'something' for me, to always remind me, that i am always cared for and provided for. It sounds unsatanic in a way... but ask me if i give a shit?

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#6817 - 03/31/08 07:18 AM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: LUCIFERIFIC]
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I watched that movie Requiem for a Dream when i was stoned. It was really great, worth a look for sure.
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#6825 - 03/31/08 10:26 AM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: TheMask]
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You really don't need to get stoned to watch "Requiem For a Dream". It was trippy without the weed, although I do admit that it probably makes the experience worthwhile.

I used to love smoking and then watching "Half Baked", which also had a few psychedelic scenes and was hilarious as Hell.
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#6830 - 03/31/08 10:45 AM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: Sinistar]
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Oh it suuuure did. But yeah, the first time i saw it i wasnt on anything and it was good then too.

Man, Half Baked is awesome. xD You gotta love some of the so called "moral" points in the movie. Which go something like
1. If you havent sucked dick for marijuana youre not addicted
2. Weed is great. But pussy is better.

I didnt find it that trippy tho, more funny.

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#6958 - 04/01/08 06:52 PM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: Isaak w shipley]
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Many great movies mentioned in here so far.
My picks for consciousness altering movies include (and I know some have been mentioned already):
The God Who Wasn't There- Brilliant documentary, some real good stuff in there
What The Bleep Do We Know- Nice take on Quantum Mechanics though I agree do not take this to seriously
Zeitgeist- Ever wonder what truth really is?

As far as fiction goes:
Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas is a fantastic ride into drug binge fantasy
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory- nothing beats an everlasting gobstopper
and the top pick for head trip flick:
House of 1000 Corpses- it takes all the typical horror film characters and throws them all into one twisted pile and throws some nice curves at you.
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#6997 - 04/01/08 11:39 PM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: Meq]
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There have been a couple movies that made me feel like this, but i never could get the feeling into words. you did a pretty good job there Mequa.
although i wouldn't be so sure that it's just the digital affect because a movie called "Nowhere" by Greg Araki reached that same mind-altering buzz you spoke in a scene where an adolescent boy is watching an evangelist show on t.v. which reads "dial 1800-555-Je$u$" and is overdosing at the same time.
it's a low budget indie film so it used very little special effects.
it has a couple other scenes but the one i mentioned earlier being the most powerful.
it's viewable in 9 pieces on youtube so feel free to pm me for the 9 urls if you're interested.


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#7258 - 04/05/08 05:11 PM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: L Fern Tej]
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Anything by Fritz Lang.

You would perhaps know him for his movie "metropolis" but he did many great films.

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#7472 - 04/10/08 09:55 PM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: Xutech]
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A big one for me was when I watched "Sybil" for the first time. If you haven't seen it I'd suggest it, but it’s very emotionally intense movie *at least for me*.
1984 was another mind altering movie, although I read the book and knew what to expect, the movie just blew me away.


The refrigerator and the TV show in Requiem for A Dream was the thing that really got me.
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#8173 - 04/25/08 06:00 PM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: Nemesis]
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"The Last Temptation of Christ"

Its that weird movie about how jesus is taken off the cross by a girl angel, and lives an alternative life. My favorite character in the movie was John the Baptist, this crazy naked old man whose in the river with all these entranced naked people and he screaming crazy things.

What altered my mind was something "Satan" said to Jesus when he was reconsidering taking all those Marries as wives:

"There is only one woman with many faces."

I liked Satan in that movie.

The coolest looking Satan on film, for me has to be from Legend:



http://youtube.com/watch?v=bLTTKwE_Lho


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#8182 - 04/25/08 11:59 PM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: LUCIFERIFIC]
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Actually, the girl angel who saves Christ from the Cross in the Last Temptation is Satan.
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#8282 - 04/29/08 09:51 PM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: Octavius]
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I have never heard about it,nor seen.
What is it all about. His life,like the passion,yet
more with lust and nude,or something to that
effect.




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#8411 - 05/05/08 06:33 PM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: Meq]
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I don't know if anyone here has already mentioned it or not, but if you want "consciousness-altering", then I would suggest that you watch the film Zardoz. A 1974 science fiction film, it stars Sean Connery and is set in the year 2293, a post-apocalypse Earth. It's directed by John Boorman (the director of the film Deliverance).

The trailer for the film can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbGVIdA3dx0

It's one of my favorite films of all time.

Truly "consciousness-altering", if I may say so myself.


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#8661 - 05/14/08 06:14 AM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: Meq]
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I've had some mental inspiration in the past from movies...
Though I would not consider them to be that altering.

I will share two...

1) Recently, The movie "Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind"
-For its creativity...

2) When I was younger, The movie "Last Of The Mohicans"
-For the last scene...
Where the older man destroys everyone in his path
to reach the warrior who killed his son.
The music fit perfectly
while he just lets that poor bastard have what was coming!

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#8714 - 05/16/08 04:19 AM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: Meq]
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I'm of the opinion that all movies should in some way be consciousness altering. within the first 10 minutes if I dont feel my soul rising, falling, or spinning, I turn it off.

thats said, heres a quick and dirty few that do it for me:

Santa Sangre. directed by the Master Alejandro Jodorowsky. it defies description. also Holy Mountain and El Topo by the same. incredible.

Alucarda, directed by Juan Moctezuma, who was actually an acolyte of Jodorowsky. mexican bloody nun horror.

The Saddest Music in the World. directed by Guy Maddin. this guy has a HUGE catalog of features, shorts, collaborations, and writing credits. he is apparently not only a work machine, but also funded by the canadian government or something. if you like going WTF, then find his films.

Dead Man. directed by Jim Jarmusch. the whole movie is like looking through a trunk of old junk with tears in your eyes and you dont quite know why or if you even awake. best soundtrack ever too.

Dellamorte Dellamore, directed by Michele Soavi. also known in the states as Cemetery Man, this is the last and arguably the greatest of the Italian Giallo masterpieces. If you ever think about having sex with a corpse, and who doesnt, then put it on the top of your list. its surreal and beautiful.

the 300.
I am considering this as consciousness altering because no matter how many times I see it, I want to do sit-ups and beat someone down afterwards. this is a movie for Men. despite its mainstream slickness it speaks to our inherent bloodlust and urges us all to grow gnarly beards.

Night of the Living Dead by Romero. Dawn of the Dead, the more recent 2004 version. its hard to narrow down the most mind blowing zombie movies, because they are all just special in their own ways, but these 2 embody the bleakness and utter hopelessness of an impending apocalypse. I felt both of the 28 days/weeks Later movies were excellent as well, but there is still an element of order and sanity that runs through them. the 2 "dead" films mentioned capture what happens when the world dies, the dead rise, and the survivors exist solely by instinct alone.

Mulholland Dr. david lynch. its all trippy and weird and better than his last, Inland Empire, but not as good as Blue Velvet, as far as narrative and cohesiveness. I don't think Lynch cares about such concepts anymore. I certainly don't. I do wish he would get off his "films about films and set in southern california" thing though. whatever. its an awesome movie.

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#9304 - 06/01/08 01:16 AM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: Nemesis]
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Waking Life
Fear & Loathing
No Country For Old Men
Apocalypse Now
300!

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#12719 - 10/15/08 06:08 PM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: BloodHorn]
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This is a repost. I couldn't edit it. So I am reposting it. Sorry about the horrible spelling. I dunno what happened last night.

Sense this comes from a good source i will have to check out I Am Legend. I Haven't really liked Will Smith sense the Fresh Prince Of Bell Air. I always found that show very amassing. He was good in Independence Day. Hell him and Jeff Goldlom{don't remember how to spell his last name} saved that movie. Something about it rubbed me the wrong way. Maybe it was the way they presented the aliens. I dunno.
That reminds me, Remember Spaceballs? I found that movie so fucking funny, It was ridicules.
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#12720 - 10/15/08 06:10 PM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: BloodHorn]
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That said...

300. Without question. It makes me want to go pump iron, scream like a madman, and slaughter the persian invaders as their blood flows through the land like a mighty river; before I realize that I'm a scrawny nerd with no muscles.

I am Legend was pretty decent. The ending sorta ruined it though (but the original cut ending was better).

Sickhouse was a notable conscious-altering movie for me that I saw recently. It's not the best thing ever made and is a bit hard to follow, but the atmosphere is incredibly dark and VERY trippy. It kinda warps your sense of reality.

Fausto 5.0 as well, except it's a much better movie, despite being an obscure, low-budget film from Spain. It's sort of a modern take on the Faust legend, and with a very surreal and moody feel despite taking place in a "normal" urban setting.
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#12721 - 10/15/08 06:27 PM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: The Zebu]
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300 was a good movie.*It makes me want to go pump iron, scream like a madman, and slaughter the Persian invaders as their blood flows through the land like a mighty river* Makes me feel that way to...HaHa..
The Rocky movies are about the only movies that put me in a altering states. I enjoy them most when I feel very down. They lift my spirit and make me want to keep pushing on through life. My favorite Rocky's was 2 and the last one. When I was a kid I did not watch cartoons. Rocky,Rambo and Conan where what I liked.
Sounds lame but the Rocky movies were the only movies that really get in my head.
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#12725 - 10/15/08 07:08 PM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: BloodHorn]
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The Usual Suspects
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#12730 - 10/15/08 07:38 PM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: Fabiano]
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I dunno why but Pulp Fiction just didn't do anything for me. Best travolta film in my opinion was Face off. Helped that Nick Cage was in that.
Don't think i have heard of The usual suspects. Who is in that?
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#18140 - 01/14/09 02:30 AM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: BloodHorn]
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"The Lawnmower Man" put me in a rather strange place for a few hours after I watched it.

'Freddy Got Fingered" also did it for me big-time as well... that movie is so revolting, it's brilliant.

"An American Werewolf In London" was one I saw when I was about 8, and scared me shitless (thanks Ma) I haven't seen it since, but I can still remember the creepy parts- I reckon it was my ECI moment of formation for everything that has spooked (and thrilled) me from then on...


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#18208 - 01/14/09 11:24 PM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: spiderbreeder]
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As a teen I dropped acid and saw "Scanners" and the first "Alien" movie with my mom. She had to get me into each. Probably not good decisions on my part. I still love "Scanners" to this day. "Alien" kind of gives me the creeps. I think I did too much acid for "Alien". I ended up staying up all night and listening to KISS-Unmasked the whole night. Now avoid that album altogether. Or maybe it just sucked that much. I also had to run a marathon the next day for charity. Which I was unable to do.
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#18215 - 01/15/09 12:14 AM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: fakepropht]
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"Leaving Las Vegas" made my brain melt. I called the friend who told me to watch it and said, "that was the most fucked up love story I have ever seen in my life"

It seriously haunted/fucked with me for weeks afterwards.

Everything else I would add to this list is already present.

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#18315 - 01/16/09 04:43 PM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: ceruleansteel]
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"Phone booth"
Pretty nice movie and intriging.
It has some psychological aspects in it. Since I'm not that of a good reviewer I'll post a little link with the review for those interested.

--> http://movies.about.com/cs/phonebooth/a/phoneboothrev.htm
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#18355 - 01/17/09 12:09 PM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: Dimitri]
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Movies that left me with that 'whoa' feeling(list not exhaustive);

Requiem for a Dream


Cannibal Holocaust


Irreversible


Dawn of the Dead (70s)
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#18366 - 01/17/09 04:41 PM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: Dan_Dread]
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A Face In The Crowd - 1957
The Man Who Would Be King - 1975
The Gangster - 1947
The Ruling Class - 1972
Dr. Zhivago - 1965
The Bitter Tea of General Yen - 1933
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#18405 - 01/18/09 11:17 AM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: Jake999]
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Dr. Zhivago - 1965

Timeless one this is. Nice choice Jake.
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#20683 - 02/18/09 03:10 AM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: Dan_Dread]
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 Originally Posted By: Dan_Dread
Movies that left me with that 'whoa' feeling(list not exhaustive);

Requiem for a Dream


Cannibal Holocaust


Irreversible


Dawn of the Dead (70s)












Second everything except RFAD and Dawn. They left me entirely apathetic, and pissed off at being alive. Irreversible and Cannibal Holocaust, however, made me pissed off at being human.
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#20951 - 02/21/09 12:14 PM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: NihilisticMystic]
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Texas chainsaw massacre II
Dazed and confused played backwards scene by scene (no plot alteration?)

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#22819 - 04/02/09 08:39 PM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: joseph oreilly]
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I agree with whoever said Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas was a consciousness-altering movie. I'd also put Dr. Strangelove and V for Vendetta on that list. I don't know if animated movies count, but if they do, Ghost in the Shell and Akira expanded my mind like nothing else.
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#23658 - 04/22/09 05:40 AM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: Nemesis]
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jacob's ladder and a clockwork orange are two of my favorite movies. they certainly make one think about our shameful present (the former film) and terrifying future (latter).

as far as something that actually changed my perception of the world, videodrome has to be it. a lot of movies have changed my world view, enlightened me, made me think really hard, etc. cronenberg's videodrome made me physically see things in the outside world that aren't there. at least i think they're not. they're not, right? i still sometimes think there are televisions inside me. they're everywhere.
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#23660 - 04/22/09 06:22 AM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: miriam]
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some people were discussing last temptation of christ as well, and wanted to know it's basis. it's based off the book of the same name by kazantzakis (zorba the greek). a sort of fantasy: what if satan offered christ a chance at a normal life with mary? jesus, like all people, was subject to temptation. naturally this concept provoked extreme censorship of the novel and film.

i also saw someone really liked sweeney todd, and was considering purchasing the movie. i realize i'm responding a year too late, but before you go out and buy the johnny depp movie, get your mitts on a copy of the 1982 production with george hearn and angela lansbury. this is the original cast, and hearn is the greatest sweeney that ever lived. your ears will thank you.
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#86412 - 04/10/14 04:07 PM Re: Consciousness-altering movies [Re: Meq]
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I’ve seen Scorses’s Cape Fear over 50 times in the past few weeks. I guess you can say this produced a desired effect on me. I’m gonna watch it again within a few minutes, it’s not over…, Max is your do right man! Later.
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