GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13211 posts, RR: 77
Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1293 times:
I loved how 'Heathers' gleefully subverted the whole US teen/school genre.
Love the Tennebaums.
Dr Strangelove too.
'Election' skirts around darkness, but a great film.
'American Pyscho', thought to be an unfilmable book (which happens to be a favourite read of mine) but the 2000 film did a fine job, brought out what the book was really about, not a gorefest, but a savage satire on 80's yuppiedom.
'Go' Nicely dark in places.
While not a comedy as such, 'Natural Born Killers' is satire, Ollie Stone pitched it as 2 weeks of US TV in 2 hours, mind you, he was on mushrooms, wine Jack Daniels and Meixcan weed while making it, why am I not surprised by that! Even Robert Downey Jr thought there was way too much excess on the set.
Kay From France, joined Mar 2002, 1884 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1256 times:
and some others by the Cohen brothers, I forget the name of that 80's movie where everybody dies WITHOUT knowing what really happened. Try to follow:
- a jealous husband hires a killer to kill his wife and her lover
- the killer kills the husband instead and takes the money
- the lover finds the body and thinks the wife did it because she chose him
- he goes to her to thank her, but before they talk he gets shot by the killer who's been following him and thinks the guy has proof against him
- the wife chases the killer down thinking it is her husband (who's actually dead) and shoots him down through a wall
- the killer shoots her back through the wall and dies. She dies too, still thinking it is her husband on the other side of the wall.
so FOUR characters die each one thinking something different. Hilarious. Cohen brothers..
Ryanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1226 times:
I agree with Fargo - that was great. O Brother where art thou? was surprisingly dark in places, although I wouldn't say it was a dark comedy. Basically the Cohen Brothers are the masters of this genre.
I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
Mr Spaceman From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 2787 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1223 times:
> Kay, I'm going crazy trying to figure out or remember the movie that you're describing. Sorry I don't have an answer.
> DesertJets, the movie "The Big Lebowski" is an amazing movie. One of my all time favorites! The Cohen brothers really put it together with that one. Jeff Bridges - aka "The Dude" played a great roll.
That movie is a DARK COMEDY.
Nothing like lines that say ......
"Hey man, they pissed on my carpet!"
"Nobody Fu*ks with the Jesus. I'll take that gun and shove it up your ass!!
*** "I'll suck your co*K for a thousand. He can't watch unless he pays me a hundred".
I Love that movie.
> Srbmod, the movie Raising Arizona is untouchable. It is such a mellow/funny movie. I know that if you ever need to just sit back & kick your boots off, watch Raising Arizona, and you will be a happy man. F*cking GREAT movie!!!
Gentlemen. are we not forgeting another excellent Cohen brothers movie that is a DARK COMEDY? Yes we are.
"Brother Where Art Thou?" with George Clooney (spelling?). That movie was an absalute riot!!! I Love the Cohen brother's work.