Saturday, December 1, 2012

Movies 1-2 Requiem For A Dream/A Serbian Film

Day 1-2

Movie 1 Day 1 (Nov. 30th - 30/11/2012)

Movie title: Requiem For A Dream

Description of movie: The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island individuals are shattered when their addictions become stronger.

IMDB rating: 8.4

I first started this movie figuring it would be like most other drug involved movies. Probably about some fiends and their shitty lives and how they just end up near dead or dead by the end of the movie. I was very wrong. As the movie progressed and you learned more about Harry and Tyrone and their lives, just trying to find a way to gain enough money to play out most of the rest of their lives, you feel sympathy for them. Even as you watch them both get high, or shoot up you still feel like a part of you is with them, and you can almost in a way connect with them.  Even with Harry's mother, Sarah and his girlfriend, Marion you feel a strong connection with all of these main characters, and by the end of it all, personally I felt very appreciative of my life and all that I have and the people around me. I became thankful for everything. A movie that will stick with me for a very long time to come, no doubt about it.

Movie 2 Day 2 (Dec. 1st - 01/12/12)

Movie title: A Serbian Film

Description of movie: An aging porn star agrees to participate in an "art film" in order to make a clean break from the business, only to discover that he has been drafted into making a pedophilia and necrophilia themed snuff film.

IMDB rating: 5.6

Wow. Words couldn't begin to describe just what this movie does to a person, but I'm going to do my best to try. (SPOILER ALERT) From the beginning of the movie, the first thing you see is a man (who turns out to be the main character) fucking a woman hardcore. Knowing it was a foreign film I didn't think or care too much. I really had no idea what I was getting myself into. As the camera pans out, you see it's a pornography on the television, a video tape. A little boy is watching. A little boy, about 7 years old, is watching his father fucking a woman hardcore on a motorcycle. His parents walk in and the father takes out the tape, making it seem like no big deal and that he saw his first pornography film when he was his son's age. It's said though that this man is no ordinary porn star though, he is the ultimate porn star. This man goes hard, and stays hard (metaphorically and physically) He has a family though now of course and is quite poor. His wife is okay with him making other pornography movies when money gets too tight, and says that if she really wanted to leave him, she would have already left for his 'bad cop' brother, Marko. The movie goes on and he gets an offer from a man named Vukmir, to make an 'art film' of pornography, because what MiloŇ° (the main character) does, is not just fuck, but makes an art of the fucking he does. He agrees to do the movie without knowing anything about it and signs a contract with Vukmir. He gets taken to an abandoned orphanage on the first day of filming to witness some verbal abuse and then leaves. I won't tell the story of the entire movie, but once you witness all that happens throughout it, let me just put it this way, will make you want to puke. You won't want to see another pornography for a very long time after watching this movie. That's the best way I can describe it. The acting wasn't even half bad, not a quarter bad. It was all just so horrific to see, and to imagine anyone on this earth could come up with such a movie, from beginning until the very end before the credits roll, will have you thinking for days and days just what kind of sick mind does it take to put those thoughts onto a DVD and sell it, more or less those thoughts to have even entered ones' mind. Incredibly horrifying to watch.

In the end, how I felt after this movie, I can't look at any person the same again. Where I was just thankful for everyone around me the day before, I can't even begin to describe how I feel or think when I see just any other human being. This movie truly fucked with me.

30 days and 30 movies to go.


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