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I'm looking for more of this type, particularly similar in style to those of the films in the images and funeral parade of roses.


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I love these types of films too.

Here are some others worth checking out

The Atrocity Exhibition – Based on a fragmentary novel by JG Ballard

Dreams that Money Can Buy – A rare instance of 1940s dada/surrealism in film


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Natvris khe AKA The Wishing Tree – Poetic filmmaking about the eccentrics inhabiting a Georgian village 100 years ago

Sanatorium pod klepsydra AKA The Hourglass Sanitorium – More fragmented storytelling, mentioned by a couple people in the last Film Club


i get that they're sylistic but how are they an experiment?

inb4 some vague reference to narrative


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If you strictly define "experimental" they might not qualify, but I think I'm capturing the "anarchic, provocative" vibe of the OP with these suggestions.

A couple more

Vtackovia, siroty a blazni and Eden et apres


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many of these sorts of titles are included in Amos Vogel's Film as a Subversive Art


one of the more interesting "film lists" you'll find



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Can't really think of many films that would fit this bill at the moment. But maybe something along the line of Singapore Sling?


nice dubs bro


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this one is pretty wild

try it and see what you think



I had trouble focusing on that one. Maybe it was the amount of dialogue.



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emperor tomato ketchup, saw this one a few days ago and i'd say it's fairly provocative.. don't watch this with your mom

also the source of the title of a great stereolab album


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Can't believe Andrej Zulawski hasn't been recommended. He hit the ceiling on hyperanarchic subversion. I'm confident no director has surpassed him in that respect, you kind of lose a taste for base extremity in other movies knowing he's not only taken it so much further, but also explored chaos with lot more narrative impact, as well as sheer physical force in a direction similar to carax with denis lavant's acrobatics

Possession is his most accessible and popular but for the same reason that it offers less than l'amour braque - whose main character is an incomprehensible constantly mobile clumsy autist - or On The Silver Globe - just look it up the whole thing is frankly fucking nuts - also what makes it less appealing than them: its couched in the horror genre.

Ignore whatever you might have heard about Possession from dumb wannabe net moguls cashing in on the trendy new cult hit in the last few years, besides his movies being fucking nuts, by the way. There's a lot more to it than base relationship metaphors, political symbolism and body horror which seems to be the only thing YT reviewers have the capacity to recognize in any movie. It's not some one-off oddity, Zulawski's a proper good director. L'amour braque takes on a destruction of heist similar to Possession's of psychological horror but does it with more pervasive self-annihilation. I think it's his best overall and just as fine a place to start, but none of his are really perfect.


Watch Fruits of Passion, later by the same director. Amps it up, if you couldn't tell with Klaus Kinski in the lead. Very grateful to have gotten to see it screened last summer


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I'll check that out, thanks. in fact I'll take a look through all his movies, I only found that one because of the Stereolab album, lol. looks like he has quite an extensive filmography

also, I'll add to the thread. these are sort of obvious but Luis Bunuel's stuff (I'm thinking primarily L'Age D'Or but I know lots of his stuff is valid) fits in well with this thread, though it isn't all especially 'extreme' by today's standards



also, interesting to see that that one's an adaptation of The Idiot. will give it a watch soon and report back with my thoughts



Holy shit I've seen On The Silver Globe before but never followed the trail to his other films. I just watched a clip montage on YT and am now torrenting his filmography. Fuck yes.


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> L'amour braque takes on a destruction of heist similar to Possession's of psychological horror but does it with more pervasive self-annihilation. I think it's his best overall and just as fine a place to start, but none of his are really perfect.

I think L'amour braque will be harder for the uninitiated to digest. Prolonged chaos accompanying a tidal wave of dialogue can easily be overwhelming for the average person. I'd point them toward Possession and Diabel first. But it definitely embodies this thread.


I notice many Slavic films have scenes with a long table full of many kinds of food. The table has more food than the person could eat (or realistically prepare). Daisies has the scene indoors, but The table is often outside on grass. It brings with it a feeling of disarray, excess, gluttony. It makes me think of a medieval feast. Do you know what I'm talking about? I wonder where this idea comes from. Do film scholars have anything to say about it? From now on l will note examples when I see them.

An inverse of the outdoor table is the indoor farm/forest animals. Goats, chickens, birds roam free in someone's house. The characters usually ignore the animals. Again this provides a feeling of disorder and makes any scene more interesting.


Bumping for interest, what else is there?



Ironically Pierrot le Fou.



Considering that Vogelbaum is dead, is there any place to download it? I've checked local distributors bot none seem to have it and buying from (((google))) zero-and-ones or from (((amazon))) I am certainly not.


nevermind I guess, totally forgot about monoskop https://monoskop.org/images/8/87/Vogel_Amos_Film_as_a_Subversive_Art.pdf


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I think that pdf is not so good because it comes from html rather than a scan of the pages. It's like reading a 1990s website. While it's better than nothing, it needs an upgrade.

The actual book was surprisingly rare last I checked. Hardcover pretty expensive. It's not the greatest writing in the world, and the descriptions of each film are rather brief. But I'd still like to find a physical copy in good condition. It's a significant exploration of films outside the mainstream.



>not the greatest writing in the world

totally agree

I know why I don't read americans. I was sceptic a lot after discovering he's actually Vogelbaum and New Yorker, but didn't expect it to be sometimes more painful than cringey/funny. Anyway it's interesting to see that in '74 he seemed more than optimistic about collapse of capitalistic regimes

>a significant exploration of films outside the mainstream

it still is

I still can't find any reason whatsoever how could film devolve into video and further into shit.


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Don't tell me you forgot about Themroc?


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This thread reminded me of the Viennese Actionists. Their performance art is rather distasteful and I could only stand to watch for a few minutes when I first heard of them. My memory is that naked people were flopping around slapping chicken meat on themselves.

Maybe I'd feel differently about watching this garbage now, who knows.

I remembered the name Otto Muhl, so I decided to read about the man. Wikipedia says, "Otto Muehl (16 June 1925 – 26 May 2013) was an Austrian sex offender and artist, who was known as one of the co-founders as well as a main participant of Viennese Actionism and for founding the Friedrichshof Commune." Sounds like a class act.


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Looking into it more, it's an interesting movement despite some of the disgusting aspects. The Kurt Kren shorts on Index 01 gives the performances added impact via rapid editing. Selbstverstümmelung is particularly effective.

The commune is another topic altogether. A Marxist sex cult. Throw out the natural order and replace it with whimsical new rules.


>In 1970 Otto Mühl founded a commune in Vienna. The experiment was an offshoot of the ‘Aktionismus’, a Viennese version of the happenings in New York, lead by meanwhile legendary artists such as Nitsch, Schwarzkogler, and Brus. The happenings – in German ‘Aktionen’ – were an effort to lift all kinds of taboo in art. Many an artist proceeded to complement the revolution in art with a revolution in life itself. Life as the ultimate work of art, so to speak.

>The ideal of life-long fidelity was replaced by the ideal of absolute promiscuity. It was forbidden to make love with the same partner more than once a week. And also the frequency had to be reconsidered accordingly. With ‘bourgeois couples’ the frequency of copulation, grown to daily drudge, dropped to an alarming 2,57 times a week, at least according to the then widely known statistics of Kinsey. In Friedrichshof one was supposed to make love as often as a Muslim bows to Mecca. Whoever would like quality to prevail over quantity was reminded of the fact that ‘sex’ had to be unlinked from mere bourgeois ‘love’: foreplay and similar ‘romantic nonsense’ were unacceptable. Ideally, the job had to be done in a few minutes. To protect the communards from the dangers of bourgeois inertia, a rather efficient measure was introduced: men were not allowed their own bed. So they had to look for a shelter every night. Thus, even a slowly moving wheel had to turn at least one round a day.


Maybe try Climax by Gaspar Noe, or irreversible.

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