The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Friday, 15 July 2005]

Uncomfortable movie moments

After our experience with having Andrea watch Bambi, I’ve been thinking about those moments in movies that you really like that you can’t watch again. The kind where if you’re channel surfing and come across the movie, you’ll watch the movie, and knowing that the scene is coming up, spend some quality time on C-SPAN until you’re sure it’s over, then flip back to the movie.

Possibly due to my leading a sheltered existence, only three come to mind:

1 Deliverance. “Squeal like a pig, boy.” Shudder. I think I was twelve or thirteen when I first saw this movie. Oh, the mental scarring.

2 Reservoir Dogs. For my money, Quentin Tarantino’s best movie. The ear-cutting scene is so gleefully sadistic it’s impossible to watch.

3 Pulp Fiction. Tarantino strikes again. “Bring out the gimp.” No, let’s not, please.

Anyone out there have their own uncomfortable moments?

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