Julyan Davey
Musings on Life, Philosophy and Technology

MindFuck Films

Here is a selection of 5 of my favourite mind-fuck films.

Title: Persona

Artist: Ingmar Bergman

Best Quote: "The hopeless dream of being - not seeming, but being. At every waking moment, alert. The gulf between what you are with others and what you are alone. The vertigo and the constant hunger to be exposed, to be seen through, perhaps even wiped out."

Title: Waking Life

Artist: Richard Linklater

Best Quote: "The trick is to combine your waking rational abilities with the infinite possibilities of your dreams. Because, if you can do that, you can do anything."

Title: Old Boy

Artist: Park Chan-wook

Best Quote: "Laugh and the world laughs with you. Weep and you weep alone."

Title: Memento

Artist: Christopher Nolan

Best Quote: "I have to believe in a world outside my own mind. I have to believe that my actions still have meaning, even if I can't remember them. I have to believe that when my eyes are closed, the world's still there. Do I believe the world's still there? Is it still out there?... Yeah. We all need mirrors to remind ourselves who we are. I'm no different."

Title: Twelve Monkey's

Artist: Terry Gilliam

Best Quote: "There's no right, there's no wrong, there's only popular opinion."