Chaotic Cinema

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I came across an interesting, self-proclaimed "Chaotic Cinema" list on Letterboxd (https://letterboxd.com/afracious/list/chaotic-cinema) of over 2,600 surreal/experimental/cult/horror films and wanted to transport it here. But inputting all those films was an enormous task, and gigantic ICM lists are always so cumbersome to load and use. So, I compromised and only entered the films I haven't seen. Which initially amounted to just about half of them. This makes the list less useful to others, but it's certainly SOME use to other fans of this warped cinematic realm.

Entering this list also led to adding a number of films to the ICM database. But unfortunately, there was also a surprising number of films that don't even have IMDb pages:

Atomic Bombs on the Planet Earth 2012 / Blood Sky 1986 / Chasse des Touches 1959 / Circumcision of Participant Observation 2013 / Conditions 2014 / Dead Dance 2009 / Double 2001, a.k.a. Bunshin / Earth Pulse 1975 / Embodiment of Darkness 2018 / Epiphany 1984 / Excavations 1979 / Forbidden Symmetries 2014 / Ganeden 2003 / Geflecht 1976 / General Motors 1976 / Gewebe 1976 / Good Morning, Mr. Orwell 1984 / He Walked Away 2006 / Highbushes Burning 2018 / Hollis Well 2012 / Horror Film 1 1971 / Intoxicated by My Illness 2001 / Joseph’s New Coat 1998 / Lanzarote 2014 / Light Music 1975 / Light of the Body 2004 / Loretta 2003 / Love Reinvented 1979, a.k.a. L'Amour Réinventé / Magic Mirror 2013 / Measures of Volatility 1979 / Moonblack 1968 / Number Two 2019 / Paul Sharits Interview with Gerard O'Grady 1976 / Performance of Video Imaging Tools 1970-1978 (a compilation of 17 video clips by various directors) / Phenomenon 2019 / Pictures of the Lost 1978 / Primarily Speaking 1983 / Primary Time 1974 / Quarry 2015 / R-G-B 1974 / Reverberlin 2006 / Scan Processor Studies 1973 / Set of Co-incidence 1974 / Snows 1967 / Songs for Synthesized Soprano 1990 / Spinout 1983 / Ten Years in the Sun 2015 / The Extinct Suite 2017 / The Matter Propounded, of Its Possibility and Impossibility, Treated in Four Parts 2011 / The Seismic Form 2020 / Theme Song 1973 / Tokyo Loop 2006 / Unbalance 2006 / Up to and Including Her Limits 1976 / Weird Weird Movie Kids Do Not Watch the Movie 2013 / Why Do Things Get in a Muddle? (Come On Petunia) 1984 / Wildfire 2003 / Window Painting 1982

I'm going to create IMDb pages for as many of these films as my patience allows -- we'll see how I do. I believe I'm up to 129 adds now, and that's not counting some existing IMDb items that only needed to be imported to ICM. I'll delete titles from the above block of text as I add them to ICM.

I continue to remove films that I see. The list initially was 1,108 films but is smaller now. But there's an extra wrinkle: The Letterboxd user continues to expand the list, so I'm adding films as well as subtracting them.

PS Two substantial misgivings about this list: 1) Too many trashy horror movies included, just because they're gory or shocking. 2) The list's creator has a creepy fetish about arty women in film. Especially Tilda Swinton -- he runs Facebook pages about her and apparently hoards hundreds of photos of her. And this kink infects the list, which has loads of marginal, female-directed films and, of course, extra Swinton films. He's fixated on Cate Blanchett too.

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    4

    2004, in 0 top lists Check
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    66

    1966, in 1 top list Check
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    $9.99

    2008, in 0 top lists Check
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    (Entlastungen) Pipilottis Fehler

    1988, in 0 top lists Check
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    *Corpus Callosum

    2002, in 2 top lists Check
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    13 Lakes

    2004, in 5 top lists Check
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    3x3D

    2013, in 0 top lists Check
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    71 Fragmente einer Chronologie des Zufalls

    1994 — a.k.a. 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance, in 1 top list Check
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    964 Pinocchio

    1991 — a.k.a. Screams of Blasphemy, in 0 top lists Check
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    A Casing Shelved

    1970, in 1 top list
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    Un lac

    2008, in 0 top lists Check
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    A Life in Suitcases

    2005, in 0 top lists Check
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    Una lucertola con la pelle di donna

    1971 — a.k.a. A Lizard in a Woman's Skin, in 1 top list Check
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    La vie nouvelle

    2002 — a.k.a. A New Life, in 1 top list Check
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    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    1984, in 7 top lists Check
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    Rokugatsu no hebi

    2002 — a.k.a. A Snake of June, in 2 top lists Check
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    A TV Dante: Cantos 1 and 2

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    A TV Dante: Cantos 3 and 4

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    A TV Dante: Cantos 5 and 6

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    A TV Dante: Cantos 7 and 8

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    A TV Dante: Canto 9

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    A TV Dante: Canto 10

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    A TV Dante: Canto 11

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    A TV Dante: Canto 12

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    A TV Dante: Canto 13

    1991, in 0 top lists Check
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    A TV Dante: Canto 14

    1991, in 0 top lists Check
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    Posetitel muzeya

    1989 — a.k.a. Visitor of a Museum, in 1 top list Check
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    ABCs of Death 2

    2014, in 0 top lists Check
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    Aaaaaaaah!

    2015, in 0 top lists Check
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    Adieu Philippine

    1962, in 4 top lists Check
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    Adrénaline

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    After Midnight

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    Screen Two: After Pilkington

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    Akran

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    All the Vermeers in New York

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    Höhenfeuer

    1985 — a.k.a. Alpine Fire, in 6 top lists Check
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    Altiplano

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    Alucarda, la hija de las tinieblas

    1977 — a.k.a. Alucarda, in 1 top list Check
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    Amateur

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    Amer

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    American Perfekt

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    Issunboshi o kijutsu suru kokoromi

    1977 — a.k.a. An Attempt to Describe the Measure of a Man, in 0 top lists Check
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    Angel Mine

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    Ángeles y querubines

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    Angelus

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    Angustia

    1987 — a.k.a. Anguish, in 3 top lists Check
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    Tierische Liebe

    1996 — a.k.a. Animal Love, in 1 top list Check
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    Menuju rembulan

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    Anti-Clock

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