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This is Cinema Underground, created to explore films that exist off the mainstream's narrow scope of vision. Discuss cult classics, obscure and under-appreciated films and, of course, films and talent worthy of new-found or continuing praise and scrutiny.

Example genres: foreign (e.g., Italian neo-realism, French New Wave, German Expressionism), silent, surrealism, occult, indie/low budget, film noir, Hammer films, blaxploitation, avant-garde/experimental, anime, biker, Mondo, Giallo, psychedelic, educational/driver's ed/juvenile delinquency/Cold War (atomic paranoia) films.

Directors/talent: Ken Russell, Takashi Miike, Cassavetes, Corman, Fritz Lang, Ed Wood, Oscar Micheaux, Lina Wertmuller, Matthew Barney, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Werner Herzog, Fassbinder, Tarkovsky, Andy Warhol, David Cronenberg, Fulci, Kenneth Anger, Agnes Varda, Argento, Bava, Luis Bunuel, Derek Jarman, Leni Riefenstahl, Donald Cammell...

Example films: The Devils, Exterminating Angel, Freaks, El Topo, Santa Sangre, The Holy Mountain, Videodrome, The Brood, Welt am Draht, Dr. Mabuse, Seven Beauties, Caravaggio, The Blue Angel, Crowley, Vampyr, Performance, Repo Man, Stalker, Atomic Cafe, Zardoz, Meet the Feebles, The 400 Blows, Lucifer Rising, Down by Law, Nightcomers, Superfly, Django, Angel Heart, Through A Glass Darkly, Battle Royale, Omega Man, Seconds, Coffy, Shaolin Master Killer, Psych-Out, Suspiria, The Bed Sitting Room, Wild Angels, Cremaster Cycle, Demon Seed, Living In Oblivion, Eraserhead, The Tenant, Walker, Faces, Cutthroats 9, The Beyond, Carnival of Souls, Visitor Q, Satanic Rites of Dracula, Fantastic Planet, Red Asphalt, Triumph of the Will, Eyes Without A Face, Bande à part, Simple Men, Trust, Amateur (and on and on).

Post your cinematic conjecture, ruminations, complaints, accolades, recommendations, links, events, reviews, etc. What makes a film "cult," or a classic, or both? Let that proud inner film geek shine.

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  • 856
  • Cult and Classic
  • Oct 4, 2003
  • English

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