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18th Jun '18 5:58:16 AM JamesAustin
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--->'''Bourdain''' : Everything I know about Sweden Iíve learned from the films of Creator/IngmarBergman.
---> ''The camera pans slowly over a gloomy, snow-covered forest. CreepyMonotone voiceovers in subtitled Swedish''
---> '''Male voiceover''': When does the bus come?
---> '''Female voiceover''': The bus never comes.
---> '''Male voiceover''': Then I want to die.
---> '''Female voiceover''': Everyone wants to die. ''(beat)'' I heard Music/{{ABBA}} is considering a reunion tour.
---> '''Male voiceover''': Really?
* The ''Series/LastWeekTonight'' episode that focused on the French presidential elections had John Oliver deliver the closing monologue [[GratuitousFrench in French,]] while [[RandomSmokingScene smoking a cigarette]] in a bistro that [[EiffelTowerEffect overlooks the Eiffel Tower]], with an accordion player standing next to him, and the whole thing was filmed in [[DeliberatelyMonochrome black and white.]]

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--->'''Bourdain''' -->'''Bourdain''' : Everything I know about Sweden Iíve learned from the films of Creator/IngmarBergman.
---> --> ''The camera pans slowly over a gloomy, snow-covered forest. CreepyMonotone voiceovers in subtitled Swedish''
---> --> '''Male voiceover''': When does the bus come?
---> --> '''Female voiceover''': The bus never comes.
---> --> '''Male voiceover''': Then I want to die.
---> --> '''Female voiceover''': Everyone wants to die. ''(beat)'' I heard Music/{{ABBA}} is considering a reunion tour.
---> --> '''Male voiceover''': Really?
* The ''Series/LastWeekTonight'' ''Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver'' episode that focused on the French presidential elections had John Oliver deliver the closing monologue [[GratuitousFrench in French,]] while [[RandomSmokingScene smoking a cigarette]] in a bistro that [[EiffelTowerEffect overlooks the Eiffel Tower]], with an accordion player standing next to him, and the whole thing was filmed in [[DeliberatelyMonochrome black and white.]]
5th Jun '18 7:57:52 AM DeepRed
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It has to be said that though that this trope applies to people with SmallReferencePools. For instance although Creator/IngmarBergman is regarded as an "arty" director, in his lifetime his films were consistent box-office hits as were some of Creator/FedericoFellini's and Film/AkiraKurosawa's films along with films from Film/FrancoisTruffaut, Film/JeanLucGodard, etc. Also there's Cultural differences in that high concepts and artistic influences as well as education levels may make some audiences have larger reference pools than others, though RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment applies there as to which is which. Put it simply, what's obscure to some is common in other places and vice versa (which doesn't mean ViewersAreMorons or ViewersAreGeniuses unless you're a TrueArt snob or AntiIntellectualism slob).

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It has to be said that though that this trope applies to people with SmallReferencePools. For instance although Creator/IngmarBergman is regarded as an "arty" director, in his lifetime his films were consistent box-office hits as were some of Creator/FedericoFellini's and Film/AkiraKurosawa's films along with UsefulNotes/FrenchNewWave films from Film/FrancoisTruffaut, Film/JeanLucGodard, etc. Also there's Cultural differences in that high concepts and artistic influences as well as education levels may make some audiences have larger reference pools than others, though RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment applies there as to which is which. Put it simply, what's obscure to some is common in other places and vice versa (which doesn't mean ViewersAreMorons or ViewersAreGeniuses unless you're a TrueArt snob or AntiIntellectualism slob).
4th Jun '18 2:43:59 PM TheAlmightyCastform
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* Blatant attempts to offend anyone who watches it. Be it via [[{{Gorn}} gore]], [[ViolenceIsDisturbing violence]], [[NudityTropes nudity]], [[EverybodyHasLotsOfSex sex]], [[ClusterFBomb language]], etc.

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* Blatant attempts to offend anyone who watches it. Be it via [[{{Gorn}} gore]], [[ViolenceIsDisturbing violence]], [[NudityTropes nudity]], [[EverybodyHasLotsOfSex [[SexIsInteresting sex]], [[ClusterFBomb language]], etc.
30th May '18 7:45:57 PM GranChi
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* In ''Film/(500)DaysOfSummer'', after Tom and Summer break up, Tom is shown sadly watching a movie like this in the theater by himself. It's a strange, black-and white French film about a depressed man who, like Tom, is played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

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* In ''Film/(500)DaysOfSummer'', ''Film/FiveHundredDaysOfSummer'', after Tom and Summer break up, Tom is shown sadly watching a movie like this in the theater by himself. It's a strange, black-and white French film about a depressed man who, like Tom, is played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
30th May '18 7:44:43 PM GranChi
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* In ''Film/500DaysOfSummer'', Tom watches one of these alone in the theater after he and Summer break up. It's a French, black-and-white film about a sad man (like Tom, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) with a balloon.

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* In ''Film/500DaysOfSummer'', Tom watches one of these alone in the theater ''Film/(500)DaysOfSummer'', after he Tom and Summer break up. up, Tom is shown sadly watching a movie like this in the theater by himself. It's a French, black-and-white strange, black-and white French film about a sad depressed man (like who, like Tom, is played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) with a balloon.Gordon-Levitt.
30th May '18 7:41:16 PM GranChi
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* In ''Film/500DaysOfSummer'', Tom watches one of these alone in the theater after he and Summer break up. It's a French, black-and-white film about a sad man (like Tom, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) with a balloon.
7th May '18 6:18:38 AM jormis29
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* The Soviet Armenian film ''The Color of Pomegranates'', which you might be familiar with from the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5144-MQV0bU clips]] that were used in a Juno Reactor music video. It's a biopic, kind of, about a famous medieval Armenian wool-dyer/courtier/monk/poet/troubador/martyr (in approximately that order). It's filmed to resemble an illuminated manuscript, there's almost no dialogue, and a female actor plays six roles, including the poet himself at one point. It's undeniably a work of integrity, and of significant artistic and spiritual accomplishment, as well as a fascinating ethnography of Armenian costume, art, music, textiles, folklore, monastic life, and religious custom. (A lot to get done in an hour and a half!). Quite beautiful, too. But if you aren't at least vaguely familiar with Sayat Nova's life, the film will make no sense, and if you are, it'll only make maybe 85% sense on a good day. It was initially banned in the USSR it because they couldn't figure out what the hell it was about, and decided that therefore it was probably some kind of dangerous nationalist parable. So they cut a few minutes from it at random, and released it under the title ''Red Pomegranates''.

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* The Soviet Armenian film ''The Color of Pomegranates'', ''Film/TheColorOfPomegranates'', which you might be familiar with from the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5144-MQV0bU clips]] that were used in a Juno Reactor music video. It's a biopic, kind of, about a famous medieval Armenian wool-dyer/courtier/monk/poet/troubador/martyr (in approximately that order). It's filmed to resemble an illuminated manuscript, there's almost no dialogue, and a female actor plays six roles, including the poet himself at one point. It's undeniably a work of integrity, and of significant artistic and spiritual accomplishment, as well as a fascinating ethnography of Armenian costume, art, music, textiles, folklore, monastic life, and religious custom. (A lot to get done in an hour and a half!). Quite beautiful, too. But if you aren't at least vaguely familiar with Sayat Nova's life, the film will make no sense, and if you are, it'll only make maybe 85% sense on a good day. It was initially banned in the USSR it because they couldn't figure out what the hell it was about, and decided that therefore it was probably some kind of dangerous nationalist parable. So they cut a few minutes from it at random, and released it under the title ''Red Pomegranates''.
22nd Mar '18 2:37:00 AM jormis29
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* Much of Creator/PierPaoloPasolini's work, especially ''Film/SaloOrThe120DaysOfSodom'' and ''Teorema''.

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* Much of Creator/PierPaoloPasolini's work, especially ''Film/SaloOrThe120DaysOfSodom'' and ''Teorema''.''Film/{{Teorema}}''.
21st Mar '18 1:52:48 PM Breakermorrant
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* Creator/LuchinoVisconti occasionally, with ''La Terra Trema'' and ''Literature/DeathInVenice'' as outstanding examples. The latter could be a trope codifier (slow-paced, ponderous arguments on art and beauty, little dialogue) if not for its modest length. Not necessarily his better-known films though: ''Film/RoccoAndHisBrothers'' and ''The Leopard'', say, are certainly long but relatively conventional on a narrative and photographic level.

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* Creator/LuchinoVisconti occasionally, with ''La Terra Trema'' and ''Literature/DeathInVenice'' ''Film/MorteAVenezia'' as outstanding examples. The latter could be a trope codifier (slow-paced, ponderous arguments on art and beauty, little dialogue) if not for its modest length. Not necessarily his better-known films though: ''Film/RoccoAndHisBrothers'' and ''The Leopard'', ''Film/TheLeopard'', say, are certainly long but relatively conventional on a narrative and photographic level.
10th Mar '18 3:31:41 PM jamespolk
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* Creator/AndyWarhol's ''Empire'' is an exterior shot of the Empire State Building for 24 hours. He made dozens upon dozens of films like these, many of them static shots of one person. Remember the "Oscar-winning" movie ''Ass'' from ''Film/{{Idiocracy}}''? Consider that Warhol did a film called "Taylor Mead's Ass" (albeit as a TakeThat at a film critic who complained about his films being - you guessed it - based on shots of Taylor Mead's ass).

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* Creator/AndyWarhol's ''Empire'' ''Film/{{Empire|1964}}'' is an exterior shot of the Empire State Building for 24 hours. He made dozens upon dozens of films like these, many of them static shots of one person. Remember the "Oscar-winning" movie ''Ass'' from ''Film/{{Idiocracy}}''? Consider that Warhol did a film called "Taylor Mead's Ass" (albeit as a TakeThat at a film critic who complained about his films being - you guessed it - based on shots of Taylor Mead's ass).
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