- Oct 14, 2007
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I'd say Waking Life fits that description.I was just re-watching Tarkovsky's The Mirror, which is one of the most beautiful and poetic films I know of, and this time I didn't really focus on cinematography and actually tried to experience what the film had to offer.
I was stunned. The way the story seems to go nowhere, depicting random life events one after the other, going back and forth between present and past, eventually binding them all in a beautiful visual essay on life, love and memories really got to me, and I think its sheer strength was the way all those scenes were edited together in one seamless way, yet totally freed from any chronology issue. It's like the narrator has put his stream of consciousness into images and sounds.
I am now looking for other similar movies, and I figured some of you cinemaniacs out there might want to enlighten me.
Of course, please spare me any film which follows a linear structure save for a final flashback of flash-forward... I'm actually looking for films who totally rely on their lack of chronology or absence of classical narrative to tell their story.
I already know of Memento, and Tree of Life of course. Any lesser-known gems I should seek out?
Thanks for clarifying. It kind of came off as a hipster saying everything was too mainstream. Makes more sense now.That's not what I meant. Mainstream is good. Some of the films listed that I qualified as "too mainstream" are in my Top 10 best movies of all times (The Fountain for example).
When I say that some films are too "mainstream", it means that they are so well-known there is just no way I could have not seen them yet.
I am looking for films I have never heard of, and therefore more "obscure films", because I watch dozens of films every week. Very often, the films I never hear of are more experimental, small budget films that don't get released to the "GA" on a large scale. The "mumblecore" genre seems to fit that description perfectly.
That's all I meant by "too mainstream". And 500 days of Summer was very good.