Monday, September 13, 2010

Which movie...

...do you put on if you can't sleep? (or maybe you just channel surf?)
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33 comments:

Anonymous said...

FIRST CLIPS OF "THE TOURIST":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ETYXfwGUlg

A. Duncan Carson said...

I find that the first half hour of "Wall-E" usually finds the right balance between distracting me enough to fall asleep and not keeping me awake with dialogue and stuff.

nynga said...

Anything Tyler Perry.

jess said...

OT :

Kidman's performance in Rabbit Hole lauded left and right after Toronto screening.

I knew she would kill in that role

tesh said...

30 Rock Instant Watch Netflix. Puts me to sleep, in a good way.

The Film Junkie said...

I'm actually having this problem right now, but it never really works for me because I always end up watching the movie! I'm thinking maybe I should try something with subtitles, that way when I get tired of reading I'll just drift off. Le Samouraï might work since it's also quite slow.

MrW said...

Koyaanisqatsi.

I love this film, but it took me three attempts to stay awake through it. Must be Philip Glass' score, which is brilliant (as his scores tend to be), but also quite soporific.

Christine said...

I usually flip between channels so that I can fool myself into thinking that I'm not actually going to be up for the time it would take to watch a whole movie and then I play movie trivia in my head with whatever films I'm watching as a way to count sheep.

Right now, I'm flipping between "Dressed to Kill" and, coincidentally "A Face in the Crowd," which has just started. Current trivia question: how many De Palma movies has Dennis Franz been in?

Dylan said...

Planet Earth puts me to sleep every time

Rachel said...

Death Becomes Her/Too Wong Foo.../Mean Girls

Alex said...

"Lost in Translation" always does the trick for me, but it's a compliment to the film, as opposed to, say, my falling asleep during "National Treasure 2"...

Dylan said...

I've never tried this, but I bet a Weerasethakul would do the trick, particularly Syndromes & a Century, particularly the dialogue-less last fifteen-or-so-minutes.

...not to mention Tropical Malady's wordless entire second half.

Anonymous said...

some terrible romantic comedy works sometime. if i put a good movie on it keeps me up longer.

Philip said...

Donnie Darko or Crazy/Beautiful. There was a time where I put on Ghost many, many nights.

Idk. I guess they have a darker tone to them that makes them more 'nighttime' or 'before sleep' movies.

Julian Stark said...

As Good As It Gets

Rebecca said...

I've never tried it to fall asleep on purpose, but 'Waking Life' has always made me fall asleep at some point. I tried using 'The Assassination of Jesse James' to fall asleep, but I just got way into all the amazing cinematography and ended up more awake.

City_Of_Lights said...

Honestly tv does it for me more than movies. Put on the PBS Create channel and I am good to go. Knit and Crochet Today...I know how to do neither. The professorial but friendly voice of Rick Steves traveling around Europe. Painter Bob Ross is heavenly to fall asleep to.

Henry said...

Lord of the Rings helps immensely. Has been effective numerous times.

/3rtfu11 said...

Married with Children reruns on TBS

Dan said...

After Hours or Into The Night.

Katie said...

haha, like City_of_Lights I also prefer Bob Ross' The Joy of Painting :)

my husband's choice would be ET.....he's tried to watch it multiple times over the years but never made it through without falling asleep

Volvagia said...

At this moment, I could never fall asleep watching a movie. But I can lull myself to sleep listening to Primus. (Try following their 30 note rhythms late at night and not fall asleep.)

sars said...

Before Sunrise. It always feels appropriate that Jesse, Celine, and I are all not sleeping.

Patrick said...

Werner Herzog's Fata Morgana. I woke up on the coutch to with the menu-music playing 3 times already.

MJXII said...

Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas. The film feels like it goes on for a very long time (in a good way!), so I feel like I have all the time in the world to drift off to sleep. It works every time.

pomme said...

"benjamin button" or better the commentaries by David Fincher:his voice is so calm ,quiet and regular
AND every Tim Burton movie(except "Ed Wood"),it's simply i sleep every time

Pope said...

Au hasard Balthazar.

porno izle said...

donnie darko, 45, Noviembre, Zombieland

Andrew R. said...

Doesn't work...it just keeps me up.

Joe said...

"The Hours."

I actually put it on, turn away from it in bed, and close my eyes. The music is amazing and always calms me down and the rhythms of the dialogue work perfectly to lull me to sleep. Not sure why because it's a film I enjoy watching (even though I think it has many many faults), but it always does the trick.

FranklinBluth said...

Dirty Dancing... haha!

adri said...

Oddly enough, "Dexter". I feel like someone else is taking care of all the activity and thinking that needs to be done, and I can just rest.

badmofo said...

Blade Runner,
Blade Runner,
Blade Runner!

Great movie ... but I'd need uppers to stay awake for that one.