And be honest. The more critically acclaimed or widely praised the film is, the better.
The Color of Pomegranates
The Last Wave
The Tales of Hoffmann
The Servant (Dirk Bogarde, you failed me!)
… and I am ashamed to say that I fell asleep while watching Beau Travail. I wanted so badly to like the film but the ending just makes up for the rest of the film.
Oooh, SUBTLE Trolling. Nice try though.
Koyaanisqatsi, definitely. I almost forgot that one.
Also, Lost Highway.
And Ivan’s Childhood. But it was one in the morning and I rewinded the DVD and saw what I missed.
transformers: the loudest and dullest movie ever made….
MOMENT OF TRUTH: HAVE YOU EVER GONE TO THE MOVIES AND FALLEN ASLEEP DURING THE FILM?
I was working a lot at the time and fell asleep several times over 2 or 3 days when I first tried to watch Ghandi. I loved the film when I finally made it through.
Anyone could admit to sleeping while watching Hollywood shit.
To arthouse, avant-garde and classic films, film buffs can’t.
I dosed off during “Synecdoche, New York” for two seconds. The film, while great, has a long wind-up to the mind-blowing portion. It was snowing that day and my friend’s car wouldn’t start. Terrible day.
I fall asleep often while watching movies, it’s nothing against the films, sometimes I just underestimate how tired I am. plus, I LIKE to put movies on before I go to sleep, an old habit since childhood, it’s comforting…like a nightlight. Usually I pick up from where I left off the next morning. Are you asking what films are boring, a chore to sit through…?
It doesn’t matter if you dozed off because you were just tired, you were not in the right mood or you just lost interest in the film. As long as you slept or dozed off anyways.
Le Samurai – First Viewing
Sin City – First, Second, and Third Viewings
Star Trek 4 – First Viewing
8 1/2 – First Viewing
Amelie – First Viewing
The Last Wave – First Viewing
Sparticus – Second Viewing
Citizen Kane – Third Viewing
Sans Soleil – but its one of my top films.
Recently I fell asleep while watching Husbands and of course Ben Gazzara, Peter Falk and John Cassavetes all showed up in my dream. It was nice.
Man, I love me some Miyazaki, but Kiki’s Delivery Service always knocks me out, in a warm blanket kind of way. It’s a beautiful poem of a film, a moving coming-of-age tale about finding yourself at the moment you feel most lost, but damn, that thing just tranquilizes me every bloody time.
Oh yeah: “2001: A Space Odyssey,” almost every time I watch it. Ridiculous how much that movie asks for it. I know, I know, it’s space!
I’ve dozed off to a lot of films — Shinji Aoyama’s Eureka, The Wreckmeister Harmonies and Sátántangó (like drowning in a Tarr pit), In Praise of Love, The Bird People of China, Intolerance, among others. Of course, the oxycodone didn’t help, not to mention the Wild Turkey…and Xanax.
On a side note, I once watched all fifteen-plus hours of Berlin Alexanderplatz in one sitting. By the time it was over I was dangerously dehydrated and hallucinating. I don’t recommend it.
Man on Wire
Brand Upon the Brain
Jules and Jim
What can I say? I enjoy sleeping.
haha Samuryan, Kiki’s Delivery Service is my favorite Miyazaki.
but yes I do understand,i fell asleep to Howl’s Moving Castle (for 5 minutes I think)
I have fallen asleep EVERY time I have attempted to watch DIARY OF A COUNTRY PRIEST (5 attempts so far.)
@SCORPIORISING – Ha-ha! I could totally relate. Although I really enjoyed Beau Travail- saw it the first time it came out on a giant screen, that ending was quite a "What the Fu..‘’ moment. Well, he’s already brewing through the whole film. Rhythm of My Life al’right!
I fall asleep all the time during movies. It’s no measure of how boring a movie is or anything, it’s just that I tend to get too comfortable and doze off.
Most recently, I’ve twice fallen asleep trying to watch Vampyr. It’s only an hour and fifteen minutes, so I keep thinking I’ll get through it, but not yet.
Solaris – That like 20 minute car ride down a random Japanese highway gets me every time.
I fell asleep a few years ago to “Chicago.” Needless to say, I thought it was a terrible film and pretty boring. Maybe it’s a good Broadway play, but I don’t think it transfers well to film.