I recently heard a certain YouTube user comment about Nic Cage, “I will never forgive you for raping my soul with the end of Knowing.” That made me think of an idea for a thread.
What movies do you think of when you think of that description.
honestly, when I saw the title of this thread, I thought, “The Knowing”. But you’ve already said that, so…. I have to say, even if a bit embarrassing, “Kit Kittredge, an American Girl”
Can we cut it with threads that have “rape” in the title? Please? It’s insensitive. Thanks.
Otherwise, to honor your question, the end of Fassbinder’s “In a Year with 13 Moons” and Delphine Seyrig sitting at the table at the end of “Jeanne Dielman.”
You should be flagged or flogged for being so sensitive Greg.
“Endings That Sexually Harrased Your Soul” would be more appropriate.
The ending to “BLOWOUT.”
Sorry to call you on the “rape” thing. I forgot how many twelve year-olds are on this site. That is why I visit this site less and less.
Yeah guys, I’m not like a big “keep it clean” guy, but what if someone on this site has been raped? That wouldn’t be too funny for them. Make all the cum jokes you want, but rape is quite insensitive.
the movie gummo is for sure
I really don’t have a problem with the word rape in this particular context. It’s only meant to bring about thoughts of monstrosity and severity of effect. Salo definitely raped my soul. I felt sick for days after watching it. Same with most Haneke films.. but it’s a pretty consensual harassment and awakening by all means
and abren los ojos, the real/spanish version of vanilla sky by cameron crowe
I don’t have a problem with it either, but i think if I had been raped I would find it offensive.
I’m gonna have to agree with the anti-rape sentiment here. Rocky makes a good point. But also, what the hell does “rape your soul” mean anyway? I think using a little less vague terms or phrases might help elicit better responses.
4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days!
“Taint” your soul would make more sense but I think the use of the word rape is clearly not meant to be offensive and if you are dealing with the effects of such an assault threads on The Auteurs are probably the least of your worries. Practically all mainstream movies taint and rape your soul with the endings, middles, and beginnings.
breaking the waves.
Maybe Requiem for a Dream, just because everyone in that gets a pretty bad doing over, but it doesn’t quite cut it. Old Boy was sort of a ‘raping of the soul’ but I don’t know… Maybe the ending of Kids, what’s Casper say again?
By the way, the original version of Vanilla Sky, “Open your eyes”, last words, love that ending.
“Don’t worry, Jenny. It’s me, K-k-kaspah.”
“but I think the use of the word rape is clearly not meant to be offensive”
But it still was. Oops.
Much as I liked Kiarostami’s “A Taste of Cherry”, and much as I tried to understand his reasoning for the ending shots, I still find the ending a huge letdown (both in terms of story and estehtics) after such a meditative journey. It left me feeling ‘betrayed’ in the way you feel when you like a film-maker and he then pulls the rug on you in an inexplicable way.
Had the film faded out about 2-3 minutes earlier, with the rain falling (if you have seen it, you know what I mean) it would have ended in a way that did justice to the character’s journey.
Well, I have been raped & I didn’t find the thread title offensive.
“Rape” does have other meanings than the sexual one … in fact it originally meant a forcible abduction, not a nonconsensual penetration, if I recall correctly.
And given that the OP was loooking for examples of films whose endings affected viewers in a certain way, I think the choice of words was apt. “Movies that blew you away” does not suggest quite the same impact, for instance.
I’ll offer THE RULING CLASS and THE DEVILS.
(And since I saw both on original release, I’m obviously not 12 years old …)
the end of Kids, Casper says, " jesus christ, what happened"
i love that ending..
The Reflecting Skin. Love it.
Would anyone care to tell me why my post in this thread was deleted? I’m guessing not.
Because your irony was unbecoming and offensive to people lacking irony. To the users who get sad imagining rape victims chancing upon this thread and having their world instantly up-ended with the word “rape” not being treating with straightforward seriousness, your irony was just far too much. These users no doubt flagged the hell out of your comment. Flagged you good.