Surrealism

The Mask. Dir. Charles Russell. New Line Cinema. 1994.

The Mask. Dir. Charles Russell. New Line Cinema. 1994. 150 150 Lauren Hurt

https://youtu.be/CnBLiLjBtV4 Scene in The Mask in which Milo comes to rescue Stanley from jail. This scene in the film The Mask shows the protagonist Stanley in prison after being caught…

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Blue Velvet. Dir. David Lynch. De Laurentiis Entertainment Group. 1986

Blue Velvet. Dir. David Lynch. De Laurentiis Entertainment Group. 1986 150 150 Lorna Mooney

Lynch has made a career out of the surreal, exploring the dark and often animalistic nature of human existence. His 1986 neo-noir mystery/psychological horror Blue Velvet centres around college student…

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Dir. Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones. EMI Films. 1975.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Dir. Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones. EMI Films. 1975. 150 150 Anya Portus

In the opening scene of Monty Python and the Holy Grail [1], a grassy hill is shown with the sound of horse’s hooves—only for a skipping King Arthur, and coconut-clomping…

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Oldboy. Dir. Park Chan-wook. Show East & Tartan Films. 2003.

Oldboy. Dir. Park Chan-wook. Show East & Tartan Films. 2003. 150 150 Archie Scott

Park Chan-wook’s 2003 film Oldboy is at its core a thriller, a revenge story of Oh Dae-su (played by Choi Min-sik) imprisoned in a room for 15 years without any…

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Twelve Monkeys. Dir. Terry Gilliam. Universal Pictures . 1996.

Twelve Monkeys. Dir. Terry Gilliam. Universal Pictures . 1996. 150 150 Alice Connolly

Twelve Monkeys begins: human beings whoop and rattle in cages, buried deep underground. Wild animals roam free in the streets; in the churches, on top of this underground prison. But who…

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Enemy. Dir. Denis Villeneuve. E1 Films. 2013.

Enemy. Dir. Denis Villeneuve. E1 Films. 2013. 150 150 Charles Walters

Denis Villeneuve’s Enemy follows Adam, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, a history professor, disillusioned with life and suffering from a feeling of social malaise, and Anthony, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, a wannabe actor…

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Enemy. Dir. Denis Villeneuve. E1 Films. 2013.

Enemy. Dir. Denis Villeneuve. E1 Films. 2013. 150 150 Charles Walters

Warning – Pictures of Spiders, if you hate spiders, stop reading now! Final Warning! The final scene of Enemy is the culmination of the spider motif that runs throughout the movie. Adam/Anthony…

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Dir. Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones. EMI Films. 1975.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Dir. Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones. EMI Films. 1975. 150 150 Anya Portus

This iconic scene fully exemplifies the film’s absurdist representation of the violence of the crusades, particularly the disproportionate violence of the Western invaders. It explores this using the similarly lopsided…

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Twelve Monkeys. Dir. Terry Gilliam. Universal Pictures . 1996.

Twelve Monkeys. Dir. Terry Gilliam. Universal Pictures . 1996. 150 150 Alice Connolly

Do you want a second chance, Cole?” In other words – Do you want your body experimented upon to benefit our research again, Cole? The film cuts to a scene…

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Black Swan. Dir. Darren Aronofsky. Fox Searchlight Pictures. 2010.

Black Swan. Dir. Darren Aronofsky. Fox Searchlight Pictures. 2010. 150 150 Valery Tokarev

The movie Black Swan could be assigned to a psychological horror movie that was directed by Aronofsky and released in 2010. The film deals with the main protagonist Nina who…

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