You know you probably won’t make it to the end, but these are the quintessential movies you pop in the dvd player after a night of partying with your buddies
The Big Lebowski
Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas
i hope the first 5 minutes of those films are good as that is all u will see :O)
I would just go to bed…
That cause you guys don’t have friends to stay up with
Yeah, that’s true. None of us have any friends.
I’ll be your friend little buddy…..
Anything with the soothing sound of French people talking.
Griffith’s Birth of a Nation and Kubrick’s Lolita for obvious reasons.
“Was nützt die Liebe in Gedanken” (“Love in Thoughts” in English) is available instant on Netflix. Beautifully shot film, relaxing, soothing, also containing some party scenes set in the 1920’s with which you can compare your modern-day partying.
this is actually a good topic because the sounds in movies can be heard during your unconscious state of sleep so the best films are probably ones that have a nice score and without noisy talking scenes
What’s really interesting is when you pass out and the music from the dvd menu plays continously throughout the night. The Music from the Shining has an unusually calming effect on me because of all the nights that it served as my lullaby. The Old DVD’s would repeat after u fell asleep so you would awake to some pretty far out sh&t in the middle of the night.
You’re the first person I’ve read since becoming a regular on this site (one year +) who’s mentioned “Love in Thoughts”. It is a seductively memorable film and, you’re right, the party scene that goes on for 20 minutes or longer is quite special in portraying the spontaneity and longing desires that often surface among young people when adults aren’t nearby.
I just wanted to commend you for bringing up this particular film.
Oh man, I totally love passing out to Cronenberg.
“That cause you guys don’t have friends to stay up with”
You’re here too, New Friend.
Is that part of the Happy Tree Family of excessively violent rodents?
I need to watch more of that show.
I might as well hijack this thread…
Do you guys ever find whatever you fall asleep to influences your dreams?
Nope, that’s Fluffmodeus from Something Positive
Drew: Always. And I have incredibly lucid dreams that I usually remember.
Are you ever a character in your the film in your dreams?
I’d love to try falling asleep to -The Dreamers- Raiders of the Lost Ark.
EDIT: Aww my joke was lost, because cross-outs no longer work… :(
Thanks! It’s nice to know someone else recognizes this film — there’s no page for it on this website…
I got a friend who puts on back to the future almost every night and falls asleep to that.
I don’t like putting on a movie I love and trying to go to sleep. Usually that keeps me awake because I get so in to the film I have to pay attention and watch it. Pulp Fiction and Badlands are two films I can not possibly fall asleep during.
So i tend to put on mediocre movies, things i can tune out but still hear vaguely. I think it comes from my childhood when i use to pass out watching movies on USA’s Up All Night. So drive in movies like The Pom Pom Girls, Van Nuy’s Blvd, Jocks, Weekend Pass, The Van, etc. 80’s horror movies like the Friday the 13th series, etc. Any movie put out by grindhouse releasing.
I remember reading an article once where Christina Ricci said she falls asleep every night watching The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship… because she found the opening half hour extremely soothing. This topic reminded me of that.
The last film we passed out to at a party was Willow… Was that the favorite choice at the moment or our drunken-stupor-doppelgangers’ favorite … we may never know.
i find Brazil great to fall asleep into
With a group, Lebowski. In college that was just an unspoken understanding among my roommates.
I usually put something in as I’m falling asleep, though. Usually a movie I know by heart. I just find it relaxing, I guess. Fellowship of the Ring is in regular rotation… Now I have an in with Christina Ricci!
I wonder if she’s also a fan of Rio Bravo, The Great Escape, and The Hound of the Baskervilles (Hammer)…
First note (in reference to the Muleyhaven comment)- after a night of partying- who would want to fall asleep watching a film with friends?
Films I love falling asleep to are: After Hours, Mystery Train, anything by Aki Kaurismaki, The Apartment, Taxi Driver, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Rebel Without a Cause, Shane, The Producers (1968), Cool Hand Luke, Paper Moon, Robinson Crusoe on Mars, Badlands, and The Graduate. A lot of these because of their soundtracks, pacing, and familiarity- it’s difficult for me to fall asleep watching a foreign film, because I want to keep opening my eyes to read the subtitles- (Aki, and Mystery Train are exceptions- they work the music and silence into a universal language).
The Lost Weekend or possibly Abel Ferrara’s The Blackout.
@kimberly and @cineaste … feels good to know other people liked this movie. i saw "Was nützt die Liebe in Gedanken” a little more than a month ago on cable and loved the film. first thing i did after i’ve watched the movie was to go online and tried to find it here on the auteurs. got disappointed to not find listed here or, at least, commented in the forum. the party scenes, the soundtrack, the whole vibe of the movie gave a nice portrait of being young in the 20’s. it feels so close of the reality of our days. reckless and hedonistic.