What things have you watched that you'd like to wipe from your mind?

LuvMozzy

it hasn't
This thread is inspired by that other thread about that documentary 'the bridge' as it was just so depressing.

My friend also recommended the film Eden Lake to me recently, a horror film about killer chavs, which I feel scarred for life by; terrified of chavs, and terrified of forests.

The same (sick) friend told me to definitely not watch the film The Children then, as it was about a billion times more disturbing.

So what else should we save our brains and eyes from?
 

Oh my god. it's Robby!

spontaneously luminescent
My initial reaction is to say "the war" but I now know that does not work either.
Its amazing what our minds do to "protect" us. In my case, I clearly remembered all the hard targets(vehicles) I personally took out.
I remembered all the times when the vastness of the desert would be broken up by a solitary corpse here or there.
I still remember the truly indescribable carnage of "The Highway of Death".
Pictures alone do not do it justice. I do not flash on it when I see images of it. No, once you have been(at least for me) to a place where many died and the dead still lay, well, I just know now when I go to a place (without the bodies being there) if such has happened there.

Also, very tellingly, I remember, the sadness mixed with fear when we rode by the 2 mechs from my regiment that had been destroyed with all their crews aboard by our own Apache gunships*. I had trained with some of those men and others on my side had killed them. That was the only time I cried during the war, and I am sure I was not alone in this.

However, sometime in late 91, I "forgot" actions of my own. That is until I was watching footage from the then "new war" in Iraq. It showed a gunner (like I had been) shooting Iraqi soldiers as his mech attacked their position at night and the Iraqis either died before they could leave their trench or were mowed down as they ran for their lives. In one of the attacks we see the gunner is so proud he gets every single one. I remember thinking to myself that I did something like that too. That was the first time I could remember ever thinking that.
Then as I watched more, the recognition really hit me and not just in a thinking way, BUT IN A FEELING WAY it was like a bolt of lightning!
I too had done that to other people!
After that my migraines were just terrible for the longest time and I am certain that repressing memories is what lead to much of the mental strain I and others suffer through.
And for the record, I am not talking about just soldiers, but everybody, whether it be a rape, a car accident, or anything else.

But for me it was those images of men lit up by thermal sights then suddenly dropping as they were hit by either cannon fire or machine gun fire. Those images had left my mind for 12 years. Christ, for 12 years I had even forgotten firing our coaxial machine gun at all!
I know now that not remembering actually shooting people was the way my mind dealt with the unacceptable reality of killing people.
The fact is on the deepest of levels, I feel, think, whatever you want to call it. I know that inside me is a rejection of violence.
I choose to see it as undeniable truth for me now.
That simply, killing is wrong. And as long as I remember that, I will not do it again!

But as for the images of people being killed.
I am of two minds on that, almost each equally.
I think that early exposure to images of violence makes certain people(such as myself) more likely to commit these acts, in one form another, when we are older.
But that there are also a lot of people that want to ignore such "realities" without actually addressing any of the root causes of the violence they depict.



*=for years this act of "fraticide" from the Gulf War was kept quiet. Until, of course, much worse incidents happened in Iraq2 & Afghanistan.
Perhaps there is a lesson to be learned there?
 

Corrissey

lovable loser
I saw something this morning...

Had a friend stay over (as he often does) and I couldn't find my cat & thought maybe she had snuck under the bed in the guest room. I opened the door just a crack to look...I didn't see her (she wasn't in there :rolleyes:) but saw MUCH MORE than I had bargained for. :eek::o:squiffy:

*mind bleach plskthx*

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McLovin

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I saw something this morning...

Had a friend stay over (as he often does) and I couldn't find my cat & thought maybe she had snuck under the bed in the guest room. I opened the door just a crack to look...I didn't see her (she wasn't in there :rolleyes:) but saw MUCH MORE than I had bargained for. :eek::o:squiffy:

*mind bleach plskthx*

Was he...holding his sausage hostage? Roughing up the suspect? Giving himself a low-five?
 

EPbabe

Active Member
That scene from Pet Semetary when the girl talks about her seriously ill sister, and you can see the whole scene in the background. And when the dead sister returns. Thank god it has been wiped from my mind since I saw 16 or 17 years ago.... I thought I would never sleep again...
 

MindlessRuffian

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That scene from Pet Semetary when the girl talks about her seriously ill sister, and you can see the whole scene in the background. And when the dead sister returns. Thank god it has been wiped from my mind since I saw 16 or 17 years ago.... I thought I would never sleep again...

I agree. I had never seen that movie all the way through...until like last week. I doubt I will ever be the same again:squiffy:
 

Corrissey

lovable loser
Was he...holding his sausage hostage? Roughing up the suspect? Giving himself a low-five?

In hand & half asleep or perhaps it was just intermission. I shut the door as slowly & quietly as I could…but I think he woke up –then left the house while I was getting ready for work. I told my husband -once he was done laughing (and asking questions!) he said he’d say it was him if our friend asked… we’ll see him this weekend. Mercy. I’m traumatized. :p

Back to topic… Faces of Death.

Also Katie Couric’s colonoscopy and Carnie Wilson’s gastric bypass surgery. Sure, I could’ve changed the channel…
 

Hellie

Lost
I had a friend called Matthew and he was on his motor bike and was hit by a bus that threw him into the air and killed him.I saw it happen.:(
 

LuvMozzy

it hasn't
Well this has had a varied mixture of replies! :eek:
Like the cat above.
Certain kinds of porn definitely springs to mind as something I wish I'd unseen. Just certain naked bodies alone.
Luckily I've never seen anything too horrible in real life. Just disembowled mice when I used to have a cat.
 

Kewpie

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The Knack

This movie:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Knack_…and_How_to_Get_It

Terrible plot.
Terrible dialogue.
Very lame slapstick humour.
I fell asleep.

:eek:

It's one of my favourite British films!
I taped the theme tune from radio in 1982, but hadn't had a chance to watch it.

A Japanese pop guru Yoshuke Konishi (Pizzicato Five) persuaded a distributor to re-release it in 1992.
We had a fun night. :)

21st May this year Richard Lester and Rita Tushingham were interviewed in NFT after the screening of 'Bed Sitting Room'.
Unfortunately I was unable to attend because of Morrissey gigs.
 
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