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14 Oct 2019, 8:08 pm

kraftiekortie wrote:
The woman was beyond getting offended. She had too much class for that.

People have to stop getting offended over every little thing.

Don’t forget: Jenny wanted Forrest to be the daddy of her kid.



Well the woman was also kind of ignoring him (at least that's how it looked to me).

But I guess you're right, there's too many easily offended people in this world.

I still think Forrest (and Holmer) are perfect representations of The Fool card though. The Fool may be mocked by the rest of the world, but he has his own unique kind of wisdom. :jester:



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14 Oct 2019, 8:16 pm

Forrest became a very rich man.



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14 Oct 2019, 8:22 pm

kraftiekortie wrote:
Forrest became a very rich man.

By pure luck.

His optimism and faith in God got him through some really bad things like the Veitnam War, but it also put him at risk at the same time.



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14 Oct 2019, 8:44 pm

He could take care of himself if he had to.



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15 Oct 2019, 7:53 am

kraftiekortie wrote:
He could take care of himself if he had to.


True...

Speaking of Gone With the Wind, I have mixed feelings about that particular movie. On the one hand the way they portrayed slavery was pretty offensive (and not surprising for a movie that came out in the 1930's), but also the main character Scarlett was so endearing. She was essentially a spoiled rich white girl who was selfish and shallow and used to having everything handed to her on a silver platter, but she was also redeemable because of the way she survived the war after Atlanta was burned to the ground. She had to work hard to grow her own food so that she would not starve to death "With Gawd as my witness I'll never go hungry again!", and I think a lot of women applauded her when she shot a Union soldier dead who came into her home and attempted to rob and rape her. That sort of thing did in fact happen in the south during the Civil War (not to mention every war where a country or region was being invaded and the women left behind were often subjected to that treatment from the invading soldiers).

Scarlett O'Hara had her flaws, but she was also the epitome of a strong female lead. And unlike most leading ladies in today's Hollywood movies there was nothing Mary Sue about her.



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18 Oct 2019, 7:26 pm

I've actually made it a point to see as many controversial films as possible. This is only a partial list.

I Spit On Your Grave
Irreversible
Baise Moi
Lucifer Valentine films - Slaughtered Vomit Dolls, Regoregitated Sacrifice, Slow Torture Puke Chamber
Meloncholie der Engel
Cannibal
A Serbian Film
The Last Temptation of Christ
Gutterballs
Salo
A Clockwork Orange
Freaks
Last Tango in Paris
In the Realm of the Senses
Guinea Pig: Flower of Flesh and Blood
Men Behind the Sun
Cruising
Crash
Kids
Henry & June
Midnight Cowboy
Antichrist
The Last House on the Left
Ken Park
Brown Bunny
The August Underground films (Mordum, etc)
The Devils
Cannibal Holocaust
Cannibal Ferox
Human Centipede - all 3 films
Snuff
Aftermath
Caligula
9 Songs
Short Bus
Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS
Laboratory of the Devil



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19 Oct 2019, 3:54 am

JFK.
A Serbian Film.
Freaks.
The Last Temptation Of Christ.
Human Centipede.

Doubtlessly there are others.


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21 Oct 2019, 12:22 pm

Out of people's previous lists I've seen:

The Da Vinci Code (thought it was OK, haven't got round to reading the book yet)
The Exorcist (loved it and the book)
A Clockwork Orange (loved it and the book)
Monty Python's The Life Of Brian (love anything Monty Python)
Night Of The Living Dead (loved it)
Antichrist (hated it)
The Last House on the Left (can't really remember it)
Human Centipede (liked the first but haven't watched the other two yet)


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21 Oct 2019, 1:56 pm

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22 Oct 2019, 4:04 pm

I rewatched most of Gone With the Wind and the blatant racism in the portrayel of slavery was very shocking to me, but the movie itself still grew on me. Scarlett is still such an endearing character despite her many flaws. Also for a movie as old as it is they portrayed some of the violence and horrors of war rather realistically.



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24 Oct 2019, 5:57 pm

I also like The Ox Bow Incident.



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25 Oct 2019, 10:31 am

I think maybe Scarlett O'hara and Rhett Butler were narcissists.



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25 Oct 2019, 4:34 pm

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25 Oct 2019, 4:40 pm

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25 Oct 2019, 10:18 pm

I've probably posted these in a very similar thread a while ago, but hey....


WR: Mysteries Of The Organism

Birth Of A Nation

Deep Throat

The Devil In Miss Jones

The Exorcist

Triumph Of The Will

Eraserhead

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Straw Dogs

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29 Oct 2019, 10:07 pm

I wonder if George Romero's "Day of the Dead" is controversial? It had themes of racism and sexism, not to mention all the gory zombie violence.

Like all of Romero's zombie movies it was a commentary on the darkside of American culture, in this case it was about the uneasy relationships between the military and government scientists. It was also the perfect commentary for the Reagan era All those 80's zombies in their once bright pastel clothes turned to dirty blood-stained rags. It's like how the "age of decadence" left so many Americans poor or homeless with Ronald Reagan's trickle-down economics. :skull: