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Tarnation
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8 years, 4 months ago at Oct 12 3:08
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I originally saw this because it had received so many rave reviews when it came out in theaters and on video, but honestly this has to be the most pretentious documentary I've probably ever seen.

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4 years, 3 months ago at Nov 6 15:10
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Everyone shouls see this movie just to realize where the future of cinema is headed. Certainly one of the strangest and most interesting movies of the year, and I suspect that in years to come a number of other strange and interesting movies will show traces of its influence.
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Filmmaker Jonathan Caouette's documentary on growing up with his schizophrenic mother -- a mixture of snapshots, Super-8, answering machine messages, video diaries, early short films, and more -- culled from 19 years of his life.
Release date: 10 November 2004
UPC: 720917545325
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"26.01.2015 Ja taas halusin masentua, nyt työpäivän jälkeen. Olen niin huono puhumaan ongelmistani. Tarnation antaa toivoa, että jonain päivänä pystyn kertomaan kaiken. Se on hyvä kuvaus mielisairaudesta, traumoista ja vähän kaikesta vaikeasta. Ulkoasu on rosoinen, se näyttää siltä kuin Araki olisi tehnyt dokumentin ja lisännyt siihen elementtejä kauhusta. En oikeastaan löydä mitään valittamista, mutta keskittymisen vaikeus ja pieni ahdistus tätä katsoessa pudottavat piste"


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