Strictly speaking, I'm never supposed to do this.
February 5, 2013 8:49 AM Subscribe
I like movies that mostly reflect reality (er...let's say enhanced
reality) but have a pop of wtf-was-that. Like the square
that Mia draws in Pulp Fiction.
posted by phunniemee to media & arts (90 answers total) 53 users marked this as a favorite
I think the Coen brothers do a really great job of capturing what I love.
Like, in the Hudsucker Proxy, everything teeters riiiight on the edge of being completely over the top, but then there's that scene at the end where (spoiler) time stops and angel Charles Durning comes floating down.
Or in Raising Arizona, same thing. The whole movie is right on the verge of insanity, but nothing impossible, except for apparent helldemon Leonard Smalls.
What I'd like is some movie recommendations that feature that kind of thing: a movie mostly full of things that could technically possibly happen, but with one or two little touches of crazy.
I would also like to know what that touch of crazy is. I don't care about spoilers.
Let's say that things like the Sixth Sense don't count, where the entire movie is premised on the fact that said crazy thing exists, even though you only find out about it at the end.