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Old 01-08-2010, 05:31 PM   #156
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I thought El Topo was vastly overrated. Very meandering and trying too hard to be weird and "surreal" (in the pop sense of the word, not the actual thing). It had some striking visuals, but the plot was a pretentious pseudo-mystic mess. Never got around to watching Holy Mountain because of how much it let me down.

I feel similarly about many David Lynch films, but I actually still enjoy a number of the better ones, even if they're still overrated.

Now Bunuel's early films, anything Svankmajer (again), the Quay Brothers, and even some Ken Russell movies I find mindblowing.
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