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Re: Top 5 Movies About Evil
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2009, 10:45:55 AM »
1. The Exorcist
2. Natural Born Killers
3. Henry: Portrait of A Serial Killer
4. Se7en
5. The Killing Fields

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Re: Top 5 Movies About Evil
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2009, 01:34:58 PM »
Thanks for the heads up. I swear I've looked through Morris's filmography a couple times, but for some reason I've never heard of this. I'll check it out.

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--There are two forms of evil on display in this picture, the evil of war and the evil of immaturity. The war parts are bad enough, but once you realize that the fate of the children could have been avoided simply by Setsuko taking one on the chin and admitting he was wrong to his aunt you realize how evil immaturity can make the world around you.

That's a really good observation, Setsuko and his sisters troubles were partially his fault (not to diminish the horrible things that happened to them through no fault of their own).  He should have stayed at the relatives home despite being treated badly.  I think his sin is not so much immaturity which he cannot be faulted for but pride.  You see him caught up in Japanese militarism and the myth of inevitable victory.  He is too proud to stay in a home where he is treated badly.

I think that in a way he is a stand in for the entire nation of Japan; both in his ignorant pride, and his terrible suffering.   

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Re: Top 5 Movies About Evil
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2009, 06:51:25 PM »
Religulous  :o
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Re: Top 5 Movies About Evil
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2009, 08:27:59 PM »
Chinatown, for sure.
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Re: Top 5 Movies About Evil
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2009, 09:36:31 PM »
Have they made a movie about roujin yet?
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Re: Top 5 Movies About Evil
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2009, 11:18:24 PM »
 :D
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Re: Top 5 Movies About Evil
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2009, 02:22:55 AM »
Have they made a movie about roujin yet?
Yes!  And I'm looking forward to reading Melvil's review of it tomorrow.

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Re: Top 5 Movies About Evil
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2009, 01:21:35 AM »
Dr. Horrible's Sing-along Blog - Dr Horrible becomes so much more evil than anyone could ever dream  ;D
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Re: Top 5 Movies About Evil
« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2009, 01:28:08 AM »
Dr. Horrible's Sing-along Blog - Dr Horrible becomes so much more evil than anyone could ever dream  ;D

The evil league of evil is indeed quite evil.

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Re: Top 5 Movies About Evil
« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2009, 03:51:21 PM »
in no order

antichrist - evil in nature
salo - evil in man
apocalypse now - evil in self
the exorcist - its the devil damnit
gummo - evil in society
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