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    Emotionally disturbing images or films

    Are there any images or films that you found emotionally disturbing? I found the film "The Deer Hunter" disturbing.

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    I like that film very much.

    It's difficult for me to define "disturbing" but in general I suppose most of the films I'm drawn to would be considered disturbing or depressing etc. Interestingly though I can't think of any photographs that have really disturbed me emotionally.

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    Images of the Internal Revenue Service are difficult for me to view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wy2l View Post
    Images of the Internal Revenue Service are difficult for me to view.
    +1

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    Films can be disturbing for very different reasons. Tetsuo the Iron Man wigs me out for very different reasons than Pink Flamingos - both are disturbing films, but at least I can laugh at Pink Flamingos at the same time I'm revolted. And Lord of the Flies is another disturbing film on yet another level, not because of anything cinematic but because of the nature of humanity that it exposes.
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    Yea, lots of em. It is a hallmark of a good film if you 'feel' it.

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    I thought Deer Hunter was interesting in that it dives into how damaging war can be to individuals. It is a real world problem, with lots of people who suffer psychologically and can never adjust back to normal life. They live among us and many of them fare ill and end up unable to lead a normal life again. It's particularly sensitive since the support network for these men and women is not enough to help them, and the movie at least gives people a little bit of a glimpse into what that brutal reality can be like.
    Therefore I view that movie more in context of carrying social value.

    Most films that disturb me are those with unnecessary violence where it's used just to impress and for effect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wy2l View Post
    Images of the Internal Revenue Service are difficult for me to view.
    ...and a "certain" very high up politician

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwd722 View Post
    ...and a "certain" very high up politician
    +1 million

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    Freaks. Eraserhead. The Sound of Music.

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