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6th Nov '17 5:14:14 PM jamespolk
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* Creator/LuchinoVisconti occasionally, with ''La Terra Trema'' and ''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: ''Rocco and His Brothers'' 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 ''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: ''Rocco and His Brothers'' ''Film/RoccoAndHisBrothers'' and ''The Leopard'', say, are certainly long but relatively conventional on a narrative and photographic level.
4th Nov '17 1:14:31 AM Shadoboy
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* An ''infomercial'' was one of these in ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''.

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* An ''infomercial'' was one of these in ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''. Fittingly, it was made by the French division of the KND.
22nd Oct '17 4:36:23 PM nombretomado
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* In ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh'', Joan of Arc made "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10zbtbJh07E The Truth Side Burns]]" for the student film festival. Said film is comprised of stereotypical symbolism and also weird noises, such as "Whisper Whisper", and, oddly enough, "CelineDion... Celine Dion..." The funniest part of that was at the end, only Freud got it.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh'', Joan of Arc made "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10zbtbJh07E The Truth Side Burns]]" for the student film festival. Said film is comprised of stereotypical symbolism and also weird noises, such as "Whisper Whisper", and, oddly enough, "CelineDion..."Music/CelineDion... Celine Dion..." The funniest part of that was at the end, only Freud got it.
19th Oct '17 12:02:59 AM Ulathon1
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* Parodied in the ColdOpening of the episode of ''Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations'' where Bourdain visits Sweden:
--->'''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?
17th Oct '17 6:19:14 PM jtierney50
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* Any of Sander Cohen's movies from ''VideoGame/BioShock'' qualify. Black and white, incomprehensible symbolism, random noises and discordant music - they're sometimes scarier than the game itself. [[spoiler:Especially when you finish watching one in ''BioShockInfinite/BurialAtSea'', when a voice asks "Why do you stand there? When someone is right... BEHIND YOU." and Elizabeth turns around to be face-to-face with one of Sander's mannequins.]]
9th Sep '17 5:16:48 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied in the ''ANTFarm'' episode "the [=ANTagonist=]", in which Fletcher's initial attempt at filmmaking turns out to be one of these films.

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* Parodied in the ''ANTFarm'' ''Series/ANTFarm'' episode "the [=ANTagonist=]", in which Fletcher's initial attempt at filmmaking turns out to be one of these films.
9th Sep '17 2:29:12 PM nombretomado
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* ''The Lovers'', a well-made 1958 drama by Louis Malle about upper-middle-class alienation, ennui, and the ''liaisons'' of bored housewives, managed to be permanently recorded in [[AmericanCourts United States judicial history]] by being the subject of ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacobellis_v._Ohio Jacobellis v. Ohio]]'', which thanks to a sex scene ran afoul of Ohio's obscenity laws. The US Supreme Court determined that [[ItsNotPornItsArt movies and other works with explicit content but redeeming artistic merit]] cannot, under the First Amendment, be censored. However, it is most noted for Justice Potter Stewart's [[MemeticMutation famous statement]] about "hard-core pornography", viz., "I know it when I see it". Stewart went on to say that this film ''does'' have artistic merit and thus is not porn, making ''The Lovers'' one of the few works ever to officially be declared to be of serious artistic value in a government document.

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* ''The Lovers'', a well-made 1958 drama by Louis Malle about upper-middle-class alienation, ennui, and the ''liaisons'' of bored housewives, managed to be permanently recorded in [[AmericanCourts [[UsefulNotes/AmericanCourts United States judicial history]] by being the subject of ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacobellis_v._Ohio Jacobellis v. Ohio]]'', which thanks to a sex scene ran afoul of Ohio's obscenity laws. The US Supreme Court determined that [[ItsNotPornItsArt movies and other works with explicit content but redeeming artistic merit]] cannot, under the First Amendment, be censored. However, it is most noted for Justice Potter Stewart's [[MemeticMutation famous statement]] about "hard-core pornography", viz., "I know it when I see it". Stewart went on to say that this film ''does'' have artistic merit and thus is not porn, making ''The Lovers'' one of the few works ever to officially be declared to be of serious artistic value in a government document.
7th Jul '17 4:06:43 PM GoatGod
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* ''[[Film/CelineAndJulieGoBoating Céline et Julie vont en bateau]]'' (''Celine and Julie Go Boating'') is a perfectly straight example of this trope. It's French, three hours long, includes seemingly completely unnecessary scenes, has a plot (when you get to it) whose closest comparison would be ''Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind'', and the ending... borrows heavily from Theater of the Absurd, that's all we'll say. It's actually un film très charmant, if you're patient with it. In fact it is director Jacques Rivette's most commercially successful and accessible film. If you want a real challenge, see if you can sit through all 13 hours of "Out 1" if you can find a screening that is.

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* ''[[Film/CelineAndJulieGoBoating Céline et Julie vont en bateau]]'' (''Celine and Julie Go Boating'') is a perfectly straight example of this trope. It's French, three hours long, includes seemingly completely unnecessary scenes, has a plot (when you get to it) whose closest comparison would be ''Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind'', and the ending... borrows heavily from Theater of the Absurd, that's all we'll say. It's actually un film très charmant, if you're patient with it. In fact it is director Jacques Rivette's Creator/JacquesRivette's most commercially successful and accessible film. If you want a real challenge, see if you can sit through all 13 hours of "Out 1" if you can find a screening that is.



* French director Creator/RobertBresson has a SignatureStyle that involves meticulous attention to mechanical motions and the use of nonprofessional actors who give intentionally lifeless and mechanical performances. His themes are almost always depressing, to top it off. Nonetheless, he's very highly regarded by critics who often tout ''Au hasard, Balthasar'' as the greatest movie ever made with an animal as the main character (a donkey); other notable films of his include ''Pickpocket'', a study of crime and guilt, and ''L'argent'' another crime drama where the passing of a forged banknote inadvertently leads to multiple murders.

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* French director Creator/RobertBresson has a SignatureStyle that involves meticulous attention to mechanical motions and the use of nonprofessional actors who give intentionally lifeless and mechanical performances. His themes are almost always depressing, to top it off. Nonetheless, he's very highly regarded by critics who often tout ''Au hasard, Balthasar'' ''Film/AuHasardBalthazar'' as the greatest movie ever made with an animal as the main character (a donkey); other notable films of his include ''Pickpocket'', ''{{Film/Pickpocket}}'', a study of crime and guilt, and ''L'argent'' another crime drama where the passing of a forged banknote inadvertently leads to multiple murders.



* ''[[http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perceval_le_Gallois_(film) Perceval le Gallois]]'' from Eric Rohmer is very much this. In a attempt to stay faithful to Chrétien de Troyes's text (and to be as literary and unrealistic as possible), it's very distanced : all the effects are intentionally obvious, all the decors are made of monochrome painted cardboard and aren't on scale (to emulate Medieval illustration), the background is plain blue etc.To be more up to the trope, Rohmer modernized the text of Chrétien de Troyes in a way that it is technically modern French, but with the original syntax and metric (octosyllabic versification) and often with an archaic (but correct) vocabulary.

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* ''[[http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perceval_le_Gallois_(film) Perceval le Gallois]]'' from Eric Rohmer Creator/EricRohmer is very much this. In a attempt to stay faithful to Chrétien de Troyes's text (and to be as literary and unrealistic as possible), it's very distanced : all the effects are intentionally obvious, all the decors are made of monochrome painted cardboard and aren't on scale (to emulate Medieval illustration), the background is plain blue etc.To be more up to the trope, Rohmer modernized the text of Chrétien de Troyes in a way that it is technically modern French, but with the original syntax and metric (octosyllabic versification) and often with an archaic (but correct) vocabulary.
17th Jun '17 2:22:49 PM MCanter89
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* Mark from ''Theatre/{{Rent}}'' begins the show by announcing that he is no longer shooting with a script, instead deciding he is making a documentary. He ends up documenting the year in the friend's lives, even quitting his high paying job to do so, and the end result is basically a montage of the characters/actors smiling at the camera.
** In the movie version the film has more to it, including being more about the HIV certain members are dying from and being dedicated to Angel, [[spoiler: who passes away from AIDS]], but the end result is still mainly a montage.

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* Mark from ''Theatre/{{Rent}}'' begins the show by announcing that he is no longer shooting with a script, instead deciding he is making a documentary. He ends up documenting the year in the friend's friends' lives, even quitting his high paying high-paying job to do so, and the end result is basically a montage of the characters/actors smiling at the camera.
** In the movie version the film has more to it, including being more about the HIV certain members are dying from and being dedicated to Angel, [[spoiler: who [[spoiler:who passes away from AIDS]], but the end result is still mainly a montage.
15th Jun '17 3:33:49 PM jormis29
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* Most of Peter Greenaway's ''oeuvre'' fits this trope. While some films, such as ''The Draughtsman's Contract'' and ''Literature/ThePillowBook'' are fairly well rooted in reality and understandable (for the most part) to the average audience, works like ''Prospero's Books'' take neo-baroque to an [[MindScrew incomprehensible]] new level.

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* Most of Peter Greenaway's ''oeuvre'' fits this trope. While some films, such as ''The Draughtsman's Contract'' ''Film/TheDraughtsmansContract'' and ''Literature/ThePillowBook'' are fairly well rooted in reality and understandable (for the most part) to the average audience, works like ''Prospero's Books'' take neo-baroque to an [[MindScrew incomprehensible]] new level.



* ''TheTreeOfLife'' fits this trope, possibly being the most abstract film to get such major stars and a $30 million+ budget.

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* ''TheTreeOfLife'' ''Film/TheTreeOfLife'' fits this trope, possibly being the most abstract film to get such major stars and a $30 million+ budget.
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