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What are your favorite movies/tv episodes with walls of crazy?

Date: 2011-05-21 12:34 am (UTC)
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Define "Walls of Crazy."

Date: 2011-05-21 02:19 am (UTC)
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Definitely Leverage. Castle's is cool, and I think Fringe had a good one at some point.

Date: 2011-05-21 03:20 am (UTC)
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I guess Glen Beck doesn't count...

Hmmm....mostly comedic stuff:

-"The Shinning" episode from the Simpsons Halloween Special from waaaay back. "No TV and no beer make Homer go crazy!"
-The end of The Return of the Pink Panther, where the insane Commissioner Dreyfuss is writing "Kill Clouseau" on the walls of his padded cell, using a crayon between his toes.
-Doctor Strangelove, though "Purity of Earth/Essence" stuff might have been written on sheets of paper, not a wall.
-The scene with Steve Buscemi in Billy Madison (¤t=steve_buscemi_billy_madison.png&newest=1)

More seriously:

-Seven had the whole dark creepy apartment of crazy (walls included)

Interestingly The "Wall of Weird" on Smallville was actually a anti-Wall of Crazy, 'cause Chloe was actually right and sane.

Date: 2011-05-21 03:37 am (UTC)
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There was a movie (that I cannot remember the name of) where a guy wallpapered his apartment with pages from the bible to keep demons out. Unsuccessfully.

Now that's going to bug me. WHAT IS THE NAME OF THAT MOVIE!!!!!

Date: 2011-05-21 09:54 am (UTC)
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I think all of Terry Gilliam's films have at least one reference The Wall at some point, as a nod to his creative process. The most obvious examples are in Time Bandits, 12 Monkeys and Fear and Loathing. The Brother's Grimm works it in by having the romantic interest be an artist who has a curio cabinet.

Date: 2011-05-21 02:14 pm (UTC)
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Is a wall of crazy by definition crazy? Lester Freamon's bulletin board in The Wire is for me an ur-example of the conspiracy map - but he wasn't crazy.

I like when movie/TV characters do elaborate calculations on glass or transparent plastic (A Beautiful Mind, The Social Network, Numbers, BSG I think...). Because that's soooo much more convenient than a blackboard.

Didn't somebody in Heroes have a big crazy map involving time travel and string?

Date: 2011-05-27 12:02 am (UTC)
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In the recent Doctor Who episodes "Impossible Astronaut" and "Day of the Moon", the characters had to deal with aliens who were constantly erasing their memories. So there was a lot of Momento-style writing on themselves.

However, in "Day of the Moon" some characters visit a not quite abandoned orphanage, where the director is busy trying to clean up the huge "Get Away!" graffitis that he himself had obviously done, before forgetting that he had done it.

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