I would like to hear about moments in film or TV that totally shocked you. I mean, un-spoilered, real time surprised you.
Because I have a story that is a total fucking downer and I will probably never be able to talk about in live recording, so...here we go.
To this day, the only piece of filmed entertainment in any medium that I have ever had to walk out on (and I've seen A Serbian Film, mind you) was the episode of Soprano's where Dr. Melfi is raped. I've seen rape in cinema plenty of times before and since, but in that moment where i watched it, I literally got up, walked out of the room, and sobbed heavily for about an hour.....
...because 3 days prior I had found out that my friend from high school Roberta Happe had been carjacked, abducted, tortured, raped, and murdered.
In the scene, Dr. Melfi is walking to her car alone, and right then I knew where this was going. I not only braced myself, I gave myself a little pep talk about how this is the world of the show, not my real life, and that I could stomach this because it undoubtedly served the story somehow. Once it starts and Lorraine Bracco shouts out "I HAVE MONEY!" that was it for me. I later watched the rest of the episode, and it was indeed good, and unlike too many depictions of rape, this one had a point to the larger story. But to this day I cannot even hit select on the DVD menu for that episode.
**edit for clarity, I should note that neither I nor Roberta were in High School when this happened. I was finishing college and she was working in Loz Feliz at the time. We hadn't talked in a couple years, and this was before social networking, really.
Last edited by Eddie (2012-02-16 17:36:50)