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Thread #110495 Message #2320199
Posted By: Bonnie Shaljean
19-Apr-08 - 02:56 PM
Thread Name: BS: Films I just cannot watch easily!!
Subject: RE: BS: Films I just cannot watch easily!!
Not films I cannot watch easily, but films (or scenes from) that I cannot watch at all:
The end of Ken Russell's The Devils, where Oliver Reed gets burned to death and you see every revolting detail second by second. I had no problem with the sexual hysteria and sacrilege and general weirdness, but that shot-in-closeup execution-at-the-stake scene still sickens me, even in memory. (The fact that the real-life Father Grandier suffered far worse tortures doesn't do wonders for my mind either.) Superbly made, stunningly acted, first rate theatre-of-shock - and I'm never ever going NEAR the damned thing again.
Dustin Hoffman strapped down into that dentist's chair runs it a close second.