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Guest Frank L.

Every once in a while you see something in a TV-series, a movie, or hear something in music that stays with you for a while. A moment that haunts your mind. I'd like to ask you what these moments are for you. Does anybody else here has this to a degree that you can hardly function anymore? When I see something that I love in the deepest of my heart, I'm totally consumed by it.

Some moments that did this for me:

One of the first things ever to completely knock me out was watching the movie "The Wall" by Pink Floyd. It was so depressing, but beautiful. I saw it before I went to school, because I taped it the night before and I could hardly get myself to go to school.

The X-Files. The more I saw, the more I got sucked in. I couldn't stop thinking about it.

The opening credits scene from David Lynch's "Lost Highway". The music, the visuals. I could die satisfied after watching that.

The Russian-roulette scene in "The Deer Hunter". The pure emotion from this scene is mindblowing. I was crying and trembling after that scene. Chills...

MillenniuM ofcourse. "The Time Is Now"

A few weeks back I saw the Twin Peaks finale. There has never been anything quite like it on TV, and it will never happen again. I didn't sleep the entire night. You really have to see it to understand it, plus I don't want to spoil it for people who haven't seen it yet.

There are more of these moments, but I don't want to take too much of your time. Maybe I'll write a book about my feelings regarding moments in TV, movies and music someday. :oneeyedwinK:bigsmile:

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The beginning of Apocalypse.Now (on second thought, maybe the whole movie) was one of those moments for me. The End by the Doors, which I loved so much (and still do) is simply perfect for the scene and also for the scene near the end of the movie. :death:

The music was one of the reasons the film made me mute and numb for about an hour or so after seeing it. I saw it for the first time about 20 years ago, and it still gets me.

More later..

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Thanks for your post. I love Apocalypse Now. I still have to see the Redux version. Martin Sheen efficiently used 'method-acting'. I use 'method-viewing' for that movie. I always consume alcohol when watching it. The movie is like an endless nightmare. I also like the scene with the helicopters attacking with Wagner in the background. Ofcourse you can't like it, it's terrible...

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Any time the main orchestral theme plays in Mulholland Dr. It accentuates Betty's emotional journey perfectly. Simply gorgeous, melancholy music.

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Any time the main orchestral theme plays in Mulholland Dr. It accentuates Betty's emotional journey perfectly. Simply gorgeous, melancholy music.
The Redux of Apocalypse Now is certainly worth owning. There is i believe nearly an hour of additional footage. Some of it adds to the storyline and others i think are put there as sort of "shock value"...anyway, the first thing that comes to mind is Catherine walking past Frank in "The Sound of Snow" while at the yellow/white house. The 2nd on is Catherine fading into oblivion at the end, the snow gently falling in the background, a scene of serenity and peace...and of course Mark Snow's score just adds to the emotion..

I would also have to agree as well in regards to the Doors "The End" at the beginning of Apocalypse Now, but for far different reasons. Two very powerful moments...

The Fourth Horseman...

"And behold, a pale horse, and he who sat on it, his name was Death. Hades followed with him. Authority over one fourth of the earth, to kill with the sword, with famine, with death, and by the wild animals of the earth was given to him." REV 6:8

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Any time the main orchestral theme plays in Mulholland Dr. It accentuates Betty's emotional journey perfectly. Simply gorgeous, melancholy music.

Angelo Badalamenti is a great composer. As for Mulholland Dr, I had to consult the good old internet to fully understand it. Wonderful movie. I like your taste in movies and TV-series a lot, chrisnu! You're also a fan of Twin Peaks, aren't you? Looking forward to Lynch's new movie "Inland Empire"? He said it would have a Twin Peaks feel to it. I can't wait.

...anyway, the first thing that comes to mind is Catherine walking past Frank in "The Sound of Snow" while at the yellow/white house. The 2nd on is Catherine fading into oblivion at the end, the snow gently falling in the background, a scene of serenity and peace...and of course Mark Snow's score just adds to the emotion..

"The Sound Of Snow" is definately one of my favorite episodes from the third season. But mostly because of the Frank/Catherine parts in it. And The Sound of (Mark) Snow...:rofl:

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"The Curse of Frank Black" gets to me like that. As does "Luminary", especially the very first time I saw it.

The Matrix has the same effect on me.....

(not saying what effect MM and the Matrix has....LOL everyone will think I'm as crazy as I already do!)

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Frank, you're right, Apocalypse Now really is like a nightmare. "Can you picture what will be, so limitless and free, desperately in need of some stranger's hand in a desperate land.." IMO, the movie is an excellent depiction of fear and what it can make us do.

I agree with 4H about the Redux version. You haven't actually missed terribly much although you haven't seen it yet.

And as far as the "method viewing" :bigsmile: is concerned, have you tried it with The Wall? I have and it was well worth it! Not that I wouldn't like the movie a lot anyhow.

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And as far as the "method viewing" is concerned, have you tried it with The Wall? I have and it was well worth it! Not that I wouldn't like the movie a lot anyhow.

Yes, I have. Not that I'm an alcoholic, and have to be drunk to watch a movie :oneeyedwinK:drunk:

But I do believe that one can better "feel" those movies when drinking alcohol. It doesn't have to be massive quantities, just some to draw you further into the story. "Taxi Driver" and "Hurlyburly" are some other examples.

I could never drink alcohol when watching The X-Files, MillenniuM or especially Twin Peaks. A whole different experience (at least to me) :bigsmile: With Twin Peaks I usually drink coffee. Fans of the show know why... "black as midnight on a moonless night..." You just gotta love Agent Cooper :rofl:

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Anyone remember the first time they saw star wars episode 4? how about this, its 1977, the first time ive been to a indoor movie theater in my life, 5 years old, my dad takes me 50 miles to the "big city" of hot springs, Arkansas to see Star Wars, the part of that movie that still gives me chills is when they are attacking the death star, you see an above view of the trench that leads to the portal shaft, the x-wing fighter group inverts then drops into the trench for their attack run, i can still remember the way that was filmed, im not sure what it was, the cinematic music that gave the attack the aire of desperation, the laser cannons firing at the xwings, the sense of incredible speed....... i could have sworn i was flying right alongside of Red 5 in that trench........anyway, snap back to reality, did anyone else of my age era think that was the coolest damned thing in the world at that moment in time???

"Have I run too far to get home?"

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