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* The ending of ''Film/SnuffMovie'' makes it impossible to know if any of the events the viewer just watched actually happened, or if any of the characters are who they seem to be (or even exist in some cases).


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Huh?]] Big baby bubble?]]



** The movie was such a mind screw that the film adaptation of ''Film/TwoThousandTenTheYearWeMakeContact'' was largely devoted to ''[[MindScrewdriver trying to explain what had happened in the last movie]].'' You may not have heard of this sequel. There's an excellent reason for that.

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** The movie was such a mind screw that You may not have heard of the film adaptation of ''Film/TwoThousandTenTheYearWeMakeContact'' sequel, ''Film/TwoThousandTenTheYearWeMakeContact'', although--or perhaps because--it was largely devoted to ''[[MindScrewdriver trying to explain what had happened in the last movie]].'' You may not have heard of this sequel. There's an excellent reason for that.


** While essentially a straight forward story, ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina'' could be considered a minor version of this trope as well. The film gives only a bare minimum of exposition for what is going, which even then only comes midway into the film after numerous unexplained supernatural events have taken place. The BigBad Lo Pan has three different appearances throughout the film [[spoiler:(one as a decrypted old man, another as a normal middle aged man on the street, and yet another a 9 foot tall wizard)]] never explaining how or why he changes between each one. The film also seems to assume the audience will be able to figure out how Chinese Ghosts work on their own, while at the same time totally making up its own mythology.

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** While essentially a straight forward story, ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina'' could be considered a minor version of this trope as well. The film gives only a bare minimum of exposition for what is going, which even then only comes midway into the film after numerous unexplained supernatural events have taken place. The BigBad Lo Pan has three different appearances throughout the film [[spoiler:(one as a decrypted decrepit old man, another as a normal middle aged man on the street, and yet another a 9 foot tall wizard)]] never explaining how or why he changes between each one. The film also seems to assume the audience will be able to figure out how Chinese Ghosts work on their own, while at the same time totally making up its own mythology.


** The commentary on the DVD has the director [[CaptainObvious admit he was on drugs]] throughout filming.

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** The commentary on the DVD has the director [[CaptainObvious admit he was on drugs]] drugs throughout filming.


* ''Film/SuckerPunch'': It has an ImagineSpot (a brothel) which has one or three different [[ImagineSpot Imagine Spots]] within. During the imagine spot inside of the brothel, the characters participate in frenetic, over-the-top and [[RuleOfCool awesome]] action sequences full of hidden symbolism. [[UnreliableNarrator We're also not sure how much of what happened is the truth,]] and just who the protagonist is. And it subverts AllJustADream so many times that you're not sure just whose dream it is. Logically, whoever's dream it was would be the protagonist, but good luck figuring that out.


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* ''Film/LandOfTheBlind'': [[spoiler: Either Joe imagined most of the movie before he got put into the reeducation camp and then prison, or the regimes are ''very good'' at covering their tracks]]. Also, the reeducation itself.


*** The woman is JZ Knight, who claims to be ''channeling [[YouFailHistoryForever a 40,000 year old Indian spirit]]''. [[TranslationConvention Who speaks suspiciously good English]]. And [[YouFailPhysicsForever doesn't understand squat about quantum mechanics]].

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*** The woman is JZ Knight, who claims to be ''channeling [[YouFailHistoryForever [[ArtisticLicenseHistory a 40,000 year old Indian spirit]]''. [[TranslationConvention Who speaks suspiciously good English]]. And [[YouFailPhysicsForever [[ArtisticLicensePhysics doesn't understand squat about quantum mechanics]].


* ''Film/HeartOfDarkness1958'' is a weird, weird adaptation of the Creator/JosephConrad [[Literature/HeartOfDarkness novella]]. In a short runtime (around 80 minutes not counting commercials) it manages to pack in sadistic sailors, IncestSubtext, a creepy LargeHam doctor played by Creator/OskarHomolka, a CannibalTribe who are offensively stereotypical even by the standards of the day, a ManInWhite who claims to have no internal organs, a weird emphasis on Marlow's holding on to his bus fare (so he can get home from the Congo!), references to a harem of women who all have the same name, and a GainaxEnding in which Marlow seemingly teleports back to England. Parts of this (like the "no entrails" line) do come from the novel, but everything's been given a twist toward the strange. (The story ''probably'' involves a VisionQuest, which ''probably'' explains some of this, but that isn't confirmed.)

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* ''Film/HeartOfDarkness1958'' is a weird, weird an odd, odd adaptation of the Creator/JosephConrad [[Literature/HeartOfDarkness novella]]. In a short runtime (around 80 minutes not counting commercials) What makes it manages to pack in sadistic sailors, IncestSubtext, a creepy LargeHam doctor played by Creator/OskarHomolka, a CannibalTribe who are offensively stereotypical even by Mind Screw is the standards second half, which turns on a couple of weird, unexplained symbols (particularly the day, a ManInWhite who claims main character's ironclad determination to have no internal organs, a weird emphasis on Marlow's holding on to his hold onto the bus fare (so he can get home from brought to the Congo!), references jungle with him). It finally builds to a harem of women who all have the same name, and a GainaxEnding in which Marlow he seemingly teleports back to England. Parts of this (like the "no entrails" line) do come from the novel, but everything's been given a twist toward the strange. (The The story ''probably'' involves a VisionQuest, which ''probably'' explains some of this, but that isn't confirmed.)that's never made explicit.

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* ''Film/HeartOfDarkness1958'' is a weird, weird adaptation of the Creator/JosephConrad [[Literature/HeartOfDarkness novella]]. In a short runtime (around 80 minutes not counting commercials) it manages to pack in sadistic sailors, IncestSubtext, a creepy LargeHam doctor played by Creator/OskarHomolka, a CannibalTribe who are offensively stereotypical even by the standards of the day, a ManInWhite who claims to have no internal organs, a weird emphasis on Marlow's holding on to his bus fare (so he can get home from the Congo!), references to a harem of women who all have the same name, and a GainaxEnding in which Marlow seemingly teleports back to England. Parts of this (like the "no entrails" line) do come from the novel, but everything's been given a twist toward the strange. (The story ''probably'' involves a VisionQuest, which ''probably'' explains some of this, but that isn't confirmed.)


*** Completely... It's a ok although odd movie until the final battle and everything after. Then we were all WTF just happened?

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*** Completely... It's a an ok although odd movie until the final battle and everything after. Then we were all WTF just happened?


* ''Film/{{Suspiria}}'': the plot is nothing else than a "witches doing evil wizardry after being discovered" kind of thing. The bizarre lighting, scary soundtrack, eerie camera angles, buckets of blood, and macabre scenery, though...

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* ''Film/{{Suspiria}}'': ''Film/Suspiria1977'': the plot is nothing else than a "witches doing evil wizardry after being discovered" kind of thing. The bizarre lighting, scary soundtrack, eerie camera angles, buckets of blood, and macabre scenery, though...


* Jean-Luc Godard's film ''Weekend''.

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* Jean-Luc Godard's film ''Weekend''.''Film/{{Weekend}}''.


* ''Film/SuckerPunch'': It has an ImagineSpot (a brothel) which has one or three different [[ImagineSpot Imagine Spots]] within. During the imagine spot insidfe of the brothel, the characters participate in frenetic, over-the-top and [[RuleOfCool awesome]] action sequences full of hidden symbolism. [[UnreliableNarrator We're also not sure how much of what happened is the truth,]] and just who the protagonist is. And it subverts AllJustADream so many times that you're not sure just whose dream it is. Logically, whoever's dream it was would be the protagonist, but good luck figuring that out.

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* ''Film/SuckerPunch'': It has an ImagineSpot (a brothel) which has one or three different [[ImagineSpot Imagine Spots]] within. During the imagine spot insidfe inside of the brothel, the characters participate in frenetic, over-the-top and [[RuleOfCool awesome]] action sequences full of hidden symbolism. [[UnreliableNarrator We're also not sure how much of what happened is the truth,]] and just who the protagonist is. And it subverts AllJustADream so many times that you're not sure just whose dream it is. Logically, whoever's dream it was would be the protagonist, but good luck figuring that out.


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* The Swedish film ''Film/{{Persona}}'' features an actress who goes mute, except maybe she really isn't but wants to get away from her life. Her nurse wants to become the actress because she hates herself, and maybe she did. Or didn't. The actress also has a son that is involved... somehow. The opening scenes feature dead bodies, a sheep being stabbed with a knife, and [[WriterRevolt an erect penis]]. What does all this have to do with the rest of the film? [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment No idea]], as it's even more out of place than the rest of the movie. Anyone who says they get what's going on [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible is lying]].

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* The Swedish film ''Film/{{Persona}}'' ''Film/{{Persona 1966}}'' features an actress who goes mute, except maybe she really isn't but wants to get away from her life. Her nurse wants to become the actress because she hates herself, and maybe she did. Or didn't. The actress also has a son that is involved... somehow. The opening scenes feature dead bodies, a sheep being stabbed with a knife, and [[WriterRevolt an erect penis]]. What does all this have to do with the rest of the film? [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment No idea]], as it's even more out of place than the rest of the movie. Anyone who says they get what's going on [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible is lying]].


* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtJW1WRfRg4 The Color of Pomegranates]]'', a Soviet-Armenian film [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory loosely based]] on the life of 18th century Armenian poet Sayat-Nova. But instead of being a straight biography, it's an artistic film comprised mostly just a bunch of bizarre scenes that don't make much sense to anyone not familiar with Sayat-Nova's poems.

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* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtJW1WRfRg4 The Color of Pomegranates]]'', ''Film/TheColorOfPomegranates'', a Soviet-Armenian film [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory loosely based]] on the life of 18th century Armenian poet Sayat-Nova. But instead of being a straight biography, it's an artistic film comprised mostly just a bunch of bizarre scenes that don't make much sense to anyone not familiar with Sayat-Nova's poems.

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