August 10th, 2009 / 11:30 am
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Anyone know of any good movies in which a labyrinth or series of tunnels figures heavily (such as The Shining or Satyricon, or even, in its own way, Solaris)? Having fucked maze dreams lately and want to extend it into waking life.

97 Comments

  1. Ryan Call

      sorry i was being stupid…

  2. Nathan Tyree

      Alien

  3. Nathan Tyree

      Alien

  4. Kevin O'Neill
  5. Kevin O'Neill

      ‘European’ why didn’t I just say Hungarian? God.

  6. Kevin O'Neill
  7. Kevin O'Neill

      ‘European’ why didn’t I just say Hungarian? God.

  8. mark

      haha, i described a film to someone the other day as a “foreign film” and i was like, my gawd, what have i become…

  9. mark

      haha, i described a film to someone the other day as a “foreign film” and i was like, my gawd, what have i become…

  10. Lincoln

      love satyricon

  11. Lincoln

      love satyricon

  12. davidpeak

      have you watched scorcese’s After Hours? It’s crazed. Works on deranged maze-logic.

  13. davidpeak

      have you watched scorcese’s After Hours? It’s crazed. Works on deranged maze-logic.

  14. Nate

      hellraiser II

  15. Nate

      hellraiser II

  16. Nathan Tyree

      Genius. Love after hours, especially that ending

  17. Nathan Tyree

      Genius. Love after hours, especially that ending

  18. Blake Butler

      that might be the only scorsese i’ve never seen. will watch it tonight, thank you david.

  19. Blake Butler

      that might be the only scorsese i’ve never seen. will watch it tonight, thank you david.

  20. Blake Butler

      haha

  21. Blake Butler

      haha

  22. john sakkis

      blake,

      video game movie…eXistenz is amazing for that video game feel…e.g. panned dialogue, non-nonsensical scene segues (like the industrial fishing cannery (cut to) a chinese restaurant in the middle of a lush forest…)…i love that movie for how disorienting it all feels…

  23. john sakkis

      blake,

      video game movie…eXistenz is amazing for that video game feel…e.g. panned dialogue, non-nonsensical scene segues (like the industrial fishing cannery (cut to) a chinese restaurant in the middle of a lush forest…)…i love that movie for how disorienting it all feels…

  24. Blake Butler

      ah man, i forgot all about eXistenz. haven’t seen that since it came out. queued up… thanks john!

  25. Blake Butler

      ah man, i forgot all about eXistenz. haven’t seen that since it came out. queued up… thanks john!

  26. Nathan Tyree

      well worth the time. It is manic and funny in ways that you don’t connect with Scorses. Surreal and compelling. I just discovered it last year and have watched it three times

  27. Nathan Tyree

      Cronenberg is always worth the time

  28. Nathan Tyree

      well worth the time. It is manic and funny in ways that you don’t connect with Scorses. Surreal and compelling. I just discovered it last year and have watched it three times

  29. Nathan Tyree

      Cronenberg is always worth the time

  30. Tim Horvath

      “He Walked by Night” is LA noir that winds up in the sewer system under LA.

      David Bordwell in his book Poetics of Cinema has a whole chapter on “forking-paths narratives,” based on the Borges story from Labyrinths.

  31. Tim Horvath

      “He Walked by Night” is LA noir that winds up in the sewer system under LA.

      David Bordwell in his book Poetics of Cinema has a whole chapter on “forking-paths narratives,” based on the Borges story from Labyrinths.

  32. Adam Humphreys
  33. Adam Humphreys
  34. BAC

      Gerry by Gus Van Sant is good. Though it’s sort of an anti-labyrinth. Two guys lost in the desert trying to figure out the way back to their car.

      There aren’t any tunnels, but if you watch it through the cardboard center of a paper towel roll I think you’ll get everything you want out of a viewing experince.

  35. BAC

      Gerry by Gus Van Sant is good. Though it’s sort of an anti-labyrinth. Two guys lost in the desert trying to figure out the way back to their car.

      There aren’t any tunnels, but if you watch it through the cardboard center of a paper towel roll I think you’ll get everything you want out of a viewing experince.

  36. Blake Butler

      yes yes, Gerry! love that movie, dont even really know why. so hypnotizing. great one

  37. Blake Butler

      yes yes, Gerry! love that movie, dont even really know why. so hypnotizing. great one

  38. Tobias

      Tarkovsky’s “Stalker”…

  39. Tobias

      Tarkovsky’s “Stalker”…

  40. Caleb J Ross

      Someone mentioned a book, and while “movies” was your request, I feel permissed to mention “House of Leaves.” Then again, I’ll work “House of Leaves” into any conversation possible. You could have asked for Pan-Asian food dishes that look green in low light conditions and I would have found a way to fit “House of Leaves” in there.

  41. Caleb J Ross

      Someone mentioned a book, and while “movies” was your request, I feel permissed to mention “House of Leaves.” Then again, I’ll work “House of Leaves” into any conversation possible. You could have asked for Pan-Asian food dishes that look green in low light conditions and I would have found a way to fit “House of Leaves” in there.

  42. David

      Hi Blake. Three good ones come to mind that haven’t been mentioned yet: Orson Welles’ ‘The Trial’, Shane Carruth’s ‘Primer’ and Eric Villette’s Malefique. All very mind-bending, maze-like films in their structure, imagery and content: Malefique actually never leaves the one cell but I think it very much counts.

  43. David

      Hi Blake. Three good ones come to mind that haven’t been mentioned yet: Orson Welles’ ‘The Trial’, Shane Carruth’s ‘Primer’ and Eric Villette’s Malefique. All very mind-bending, maze-like films in their structure, imagery and content: Malefique actually never leaves the one cell but I think it very much counts.

  44. keith n b

      shit, i just watched after hours. as i watched it i kept getting giddier and giddier, and also sadder and sadder because i knew it had to end. that was butter for my soul. i started to think towards the end that it was going to loop back on itself like ‘the tenant’ did; actually it could easily have done so if the paper mache sculpture he was being mummified in turned out to be the one in the first apartment. i’m glad it didn’t though. i’m glad it stayed within the conventional bounds of reality while yet allowing for seemingly synchronous and distemporal references. thank you david. watching this movie made me feel better.

  45. keith n b

      shit, i just watched after hours. as i watched it i kept getting giddier and giddier, and also sadder and sadder because i knew it had to end. that was butter for my soul. i started to think towards the end that it was going to loop back on itself like ‘the tenant’ did; actually it could easily have done so if the paper mache sculpture he was being mummified in turned out to be the one in the first apartment. i’m glad it didn’t though. i’m glad it stayed within the conventional bounds of reality while yet allowing for seemingly synchronous and distemporal references. thank you david. watching this movie made me feel better.

  46. Blake Butler

      man, watched After Hours just now. amazing. best i’ve seen in a while. like Scorsese does Lynch. loved. thank you.

  47. Blake Butler

      man, watched After Hours just now. amazing. best i’ve seen in a while. like Scorsese does Lynch. loved. thank you.