Why did he want to swim so badly?

Why did he want to swim so badly?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Gmod Anon

    Because he is literally me

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He's gotta win this competition with this rich jock to save the community center for negris and trains hard and wins. Typical 90s movie

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He was hiding from the reality of his situation.
    Kino film, btw.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Times you acted like The Swimmer?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      every single day
      my life is cope incarnate

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Times you acted like The Swimmer?
      I've never acted like the Swimmer because I'm not a 50 year old unmedicated schizophrenic breaking into people's backyards to swim in their pools.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        youd have to be schizo to not be envious of a man that knew his community well enough that he could drop by each of his old friends houses to say hello on the weekend

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      right now

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The other day I made a scene over a hotdog wagon and got kicked out of the party. But everyone there was such an NPC, and I carried myself with such power and presence, that they couldn't help but all line up and watch me stride away. Not that I noticed -- my princely head was already wreathed in clouds of thought.

      • 3 weeks ago
        THE_JEWS_KILLED_JESUS CHRIST

        >The other day I made a scene over a hotdog wagon and got kicked out of the party
        This is an A Confederacy of Dunces reference. Be honest now.

        I swim and I’m a WASP who’s having some financial issues currently. Is this a film I will relate to?

        >I’m a WASP who’s having some financial issues currently
        You are half of Cheever's characters, lol

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >drop in on family unannounced
      >eat their food
      >leave unexpectedly

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    those two chicks in the back said they only frick swimmers

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I WAS IN THE POOL!

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    this movie is basically the same plot as falling down if you think about it
    >delusional boomer makes his way across LA on a sweltering summer day

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Metaphor. The movie has a lot of symbolism and, like The Irishman, it's a bitter pill that the sooner you swallow the wiser your choices will be for the rest of your life bc you'll avoid the mistakes of their respective main characters

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Reminded him of his youth

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Burt Lancaster will forever remain the undisputed master of schizo kino.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I need to get around to watching Oysterman Weekend

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      executive action was so kino. We need more 60's conspiracy movies

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Burt Lancaster
      Is the star of one of my favorite "old man with nothing left to lose" movies.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Anyone else think Susan Sarandon is kinda sexy? I think she shows nipple in that movie too

        >Grindhouse Releasing
        Kek. By American standards this is practically an art film now.

        Happens a lot with films that aren't owned by a huge company like WB/paramount/etc and a boutique label ends up picking it up and getting a good scan of the print. They also have a nice release for The Big Gundown too.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          LEMON. BATH. LEMON BATH.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          if by “kinda sexy” you mean “extraordinarily, heart-beating-out-of-chest sexy”, then yeah.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I think she shows nipple in that movie too

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            SS goes full frontal

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Anyone else think Susan Sarandon is kinda sexy?
          I think that's a widely held belief.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Hnnnggggg

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I was actually just about to post about how much I hate that fugly c**t in any movie she's in

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Rude

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Sorry Susan but you have a serious case of butterface

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Louis "My Dinner with Andre" Malle?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yes, also Louis "Pretty Baby" Malle.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I liked him in Atlantic City

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >when you talk about 'The Swimmer' will you talk about yourself?
      What did he mean by this

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        the character of the titular Swimmer is literally me

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Grindhouse Releasing
    Kek. By American standards this is practically an art film now.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's always been an art film. Frank Perry and his screenwriter wife were very talented and meticulous. The movie's original source is a John Cheever short story.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yup. I keep forgetting to finish that 70s one with Tuesday Weld.
        https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1964/07/18/the-swimmer

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          He had a very perceptive psychological approached which was embedded in very specific examples of the American social milieu

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The seasons changing slowly in the background over the course of that single day is absolute genius.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yes. The movie oscillates between dreamy and nightmarish, triumphant and pathetic, well connected and ostracized in a way that is matched by all of these nuances, many of them unsaid and subtly present in his natural and social surroundings.
          It also has a type of haziness to it from his first somewhat odd/unexpected contact with this friends and ofc his pool to pool journey.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            i like how it starts off slice of life/comedic and then quickly become a movie of growing old and missing out on all these people and things you once cherished, that sequence outside his trashed mansion in the end is tragic

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >that sequence outside his trashed mansion in the end is tragic
              It's also kind of terrifying.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Yes. His social persona slowly falls apart as he (and the viewer) gradually realize he's burdened by past mistakes until that brutal final scene. It's very cathartic in that we can sense why he ends up like that. Frolicking can only go so far

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yup. I keep forgetting to finish that 70s one with Tuesday Weld.
        https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1964/07/18/the-swimmer

        I still need/want to see Diary of a Mad Housewife

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          There used to be a good quality torrent available

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's good despite that fricking homosexual Richard Benjamin. God I hate him.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Disrespectful little zoom zoom. Look at

      and how his body is actually tighter than hers.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Faustian Spirit

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He swam.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So he could be Burt Seacaster

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >thread reminds me of Burt Lancaster
    >remember my dad really like Burt Lancaster movies
    >wonder how he's doing
    >died the day I was born
    I am the reincarnation of Burt Lancaster.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ulzana's Raid 2 when?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It'll be out when it's out

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I liked the part where he swam

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm gooooonna swiiiiiiiiiiiiiiim

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is this a good movie to watch if I've swam before

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ironically no, Lancaster couldn't swim

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I just watched this last night... wtf.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He's swimming

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I guess the tagline is true

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Maybe so...

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          these are uncomfortably intimate shots of eyes and faces. I feel attacked just by a few seconds of footage. It shows a level of understanding way beyond most movies

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            There's recency bias on my part but I think its probably one of the best movies ever made.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              when i watched it earlier this year I had the same thought that was
              >this is the best new movie ive seen in a couple years
              since then ive been trying to pitch it door to door between internet, friends, and family

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I saw it over a year ago and thought the same but I purposely gatekept it. Don't want a thousand video essays and Reddit takes about it.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >OH MY GOD....
          >IS THAT A POOL FULL OF CHLORINATED WATER?!?
          >AGGGGHHHH
          >I THINK.... UGHHHHH
          >I THINK I'M GONNA SWOOOOM!!!!!!!!

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous
  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the guy was a hard-boiled orphan gymnast IRL nightwing, but hollywood actors always manage to be impractical somehow

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >If there's anything you need, anything at all, come to me. I'm your guardian angel.
    >techno beat starts

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >JOAN RIVERS: you're no different from any other guy.
      >THE SWIMMER: Oh but I am! I'm a very special human being, noble and splendid.
      *audience hooting and hollering*

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Oh shit. Juno Reactor sampled the Swimmer?

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    can’t flim flam the swim swam

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      My bad here's the bigger one

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It reflects the unreliable narrator's hazy recollections and outlook

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >muh psychedelic effects to mirror the inner struggles of characters
        the sixties were a mistake

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He was moronic

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    film nerdslop movies give me the ick

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    fricking love this movie been trying to have a thread sine i watched it 87 days ago, powerful movie with heavy emotions out of nowhere, tragic realizations too

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      youd have to be schizo to not be envious of a man that knew his community well enough that he could drop by each of his old friends houses to say hello on the weekend

      I swim and I’m a WASP who’s having some financial issues currently. Is this a film I will relate to?

      It's very masculine in a way that makes us realize the passage of time for men specifically and the accrued effect of uncertain past choices.
      The Swimmer's a cautionary lesson because it hints at mistakes made at the financial, marital/family and social levels, but the fact that these are just faint narrative sketches and implied aspects/fragments in the movie make it even more hard-hitting because the viewer is more empathetic towards Ned as we fill in the blanks with personal experiences or scenarios.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Ned is a man who on the surface level did everything right, he had a beautiful wife, a great job, great friends, good looks, from the outside he lived a perfect life but in reality at every turn in his life he made fatal mistakes that slowly unraveled his life from infidelity, to bad investments, losing job, to neglecting social relationships until he essentially went from having everything to having nothing without anyone even noticing, simple things like not checking in on old friends became the foundation for this failure in life and now he incomprehensibly has lost it all, part of it seems like the man failed to live in the moment back when his life meant something and now he just wants to live one day of his life back when things made sense but theres no going back not for long at least

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yes. It's hinted that he once had an affluent life, social standing and a family and lost it all. The way ppl treat him throughout the movie implies some were just oblivious to what went on, some were swindled/cheated by him, some had a vague idea of what had happened etc.
          He seems to have been institutionalized because of a mental breakdown or something like that at some point. And his self-assured facade gradually gives way to a crestfallen demeanor: the way he's rejected by the young woman for instance is not generational as much as a result of him no longer having the status and confidence he once had.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Ned is a man who on the surface level did everything right, he had a beautiful wife, a great job, great friends, good looks, from the outside he lived a perfect life but in reality at every turn in his life he made fatal mistakes that slowly unraveled his life from infidelity, to bad investments, losing job, to neglecting social relationships until he essentially went from having everything to having nothing without anyone even noticing, simple things like not checking in on old friends became the foundation for this failure in life and now he incomprehensibly has lost it all, part of it seems like the man failed to live in the moment back when his life meant something and now he just wants to live one day of his life back when things made sense but theres no going back not for long at least

        It's also about values. He lost it all because he values things completely different from the world. Strength, beauty, friendship, kindness -- as long as he has these things, what could go wrong? That's how he was raised as a WASP protege. The world actually values submission and "reliability", tests he failed because they're unimportant to a man.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          did he really value friendship? sounds like he let go of several friendships because he was busy with his "life", take away that from your list and he basically only cared about himself and what he controlled

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            depends on what you mean by friendship. He didn't "value being a good husband" because he couldn't handle the grind, the same certainly applies to friendship. But should friendship be a grind? It's the difference between a first impression and a personality, or a living being and a reputation. Everyone recognizes a great man by looks and bearing, but how's his economic efficiency? Do we care?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          He was a shitbag.
          Read the story, it's only two pages long.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            They sound like totally different art forms. In text, you're self inserting regardless of how moronic he acts.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >It's also about values. He lost it all because he values things completely different from the world. Strength, beauty, friendship, kindness -- as long as he has these things, what could go wrong?
          Values in the sense of possessing valuable assets, yes

          hes in hell, like sisyphus but with swimming

          Interesting. Or a purgatory

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Or a purgatory
            same difference. the ending of the swimmers story is what perpetuates the beginning of the story, leading to a cycle he can never escape from.
            to any anon who got the esoteric aspect of this movie you should check out Orson Welles' The Trial

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Hell is more objectively punitive, whereas the purgatory ordeal has a cyclic nature to it: when the breaks down in front of his abandoned former house reality seems to set in.
              In the Trial, it's a bit different because it's nothing that seems to have been caused by the main character, who is pursued rather than deciding on a journey as Ned does.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                the swimmer is being punished though, but i see your point, purgatory is probably the better description.
                as for The Trial, oh hes guilty and and his crime is obvious if you read between the lines. theres a reason the painter who's harassed by the kids finds him such a kindred spirit..

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >oh hes guilty and and his crime is obvious if you read between the lines
                I have to reread the novel bc I remember Joseph K as being genuinely confused by his ordeal. The Welles movie is great too

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                the movie stands alone due to welles unique take. give it a rewatch. hes sent to purgatory but unlike the swimmers version wheres hes alone it like a dream, The Trial sees Josef being punished alongside others. take special note of the painter guy and his circumstances.
                Josef knows what he did, and the mirror is held up to him many times, he just wont accept it. which is possibly why hes stuck there

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                if you havent already seen them, Jacobs Ladder and After Hours both share this same theme as The Swimmer and The Trial.
                obviously there's plenty more but they stand out too

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >It's very masculine in a way that makes us realize the passage of time for men specifically and the accrued effect of uncertain past choices.

        Which is another aspect of having a man almost naked for 95 minutes. If you completely abandoned your current life and its trappings, what could you do as a homeless vagabond with your muscles, skills, and mind. Could you prosper or would you starve. The unbound man is naked in a sense unclothed from his car, his home, his job, his hobbies, the distraction of TV & books.

        Holy Shit, This Guy Is Taking Roy Off the Grid! This guy doesn't have a SSN for Roy!

        If you remember THE INCREDIBLE HULK (1977) the vagabond genius is travelling from town to town, unfettered by society yet huddling close for survival. The dream of those too trapped by social demands and his unforgiving employer or greedy wife. To simply abandon the illusion of a dead end job and loveless marriage and flee elsewhere to another roll of the dice of fates. Why merely accept what society meagerly hands you like a housebroken dog? Strip off your suit, create a new identity and say a big, "frick you" to everyone that sucks the money from your pockets and joy from your soul. "I'm outta here, he says, middle fingers extended", and the door slams behind him.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Which is another aspect of having a man almost naked for 95 minutes. If you completely abandoned your current life and its trappings, what could you do as a homeless vagabond with your muscles, skills, and mind. Could you prosper or would you starve. The unbound man is naked in a sense unclothed from his car, his home, his job, his hobbies, the distraction of TV & books.
          The Naked Prey uses a similar premise but for objectively survivalist/action narrative purposes.
          >Why merely accept what society meagerly hands you like a housebroken dog? Strip off your suit, create a new identity and say a big, "frick you" to everyone that sucks the money from your pockets and joy from your soul. "I'm outta here, he says, middle fingers extended", and the door slams behind him.
          Sometimes but keep in mind Ned's objective was reconnecting with his neighbors/friends/acquaintances and ultimately family/household.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      let me be your guardian angel ill always be there for you even though ive been gone since you were little lets just go back to how things used to be

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      disgusting display of flabby flesh and sinful sensuality

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I swim and I’m a WASP who’s having some financial issues currently. Is this a film I will relate to?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This movie will make you have a nice day.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not if the hypothetical guy described here

        I swim and I’m a WASP who’s having some financial issues currently. Is this a film I will relate to?

        has the other aspects of his life under control. In the swimmer, the guy seemed detached from his family

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      have you grown detached from people you once warmly knew that are still in the community?

      How does this movie have any traction on Cinemaphile? Did an epic youtuber talk about it?

      ive been mentioning it every week since i saw it

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How does this movie have any traction on Cinemaphile? Did an epic youtuber talk about it?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      We're allowed to talk about 1 good movie a day that's not part of a multi billion dollar franchise.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I watched it because of a tweet I saw recently, but I think it had already been in my watch list. It's on Amazon Prime.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      someone posted about it here months ago and it’s snowballed because people think it’s funny to say “I swim” like driver and similar titled movies

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      if you knew Cinemaphile youd know this board collectively has an encyclopedic knowledge of all things film, that said its got a real classic dickykino scene with

      fricking love this movie been trying to have a thread sine i watched it 87 days ago, powerful movie with heavy emotions out of nowhere, tragic realizations too

      and its a film about an outsider guy who has a screw loose, besides being about wealth its very relevant to people on Cinemaphile

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >dickykino scene
        It's creepy but she was 20 years old

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          its the dynamic that makes it a borderline pedo sequence

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            That's true.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            That's true.

            It's mythological: the faun who can no longer seduce the nymph. It's above conventional morality and highly symbolic

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Gilbert Gottfried used to bring it up frequently on his podcast which put it on the radars of genX and boomers

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        what did he say about it?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          He loved it and thought it was under appreciated, which it was for too long, but as a 'strange' film.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Could have helped but podcasts are not that influential and The Swimmer is a very well-known cult movie.
        If anything, the Grindhouse Releasing beautifully remastered version is what gave it renewed attention

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the way the movie starts with him just showing up at his old neighbors house for a quick dip is priceless, reading the premise of the movie i thought the yards were gonna be more connected

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Could The Big Lebowski be a stealth sequel?

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >that nudist backyard and all the borderline acid imagery
    went in thinking it was gonna be an extraordinarily basic film, realized it was as 60s and hippie as they come

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I’ve heard it been referred to as a 60s movie that turns into a 70s movie

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I saw it when I was 13 on a movie channel. Honestly it stayed in my head awhile, but all movies are basically bullshit. Distraction masquerading as art.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this movie sums up the human condition and the passing of time artfully, it is certainly art

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It celebrates failure. Movies and TV are are anti-art=fake and gaywgh

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's an indictment of failure (defined, in this context, as not prioritizing your family and maintaining a good professional reputation)

  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This movie would be way better with a less cheesy soundtrack

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      just like you forgive an older movie for being black and white or having cliche direction you forgive older movies for cheesy soundtracks, i dont even remember what it sounds like im picturing enchanting orchestral bits

  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    hes in hell, like sisyphus but with swimming

  38. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i'll post more webms if there's a /film/ thread up later

  39. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  40. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >tummykino

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Soft tummy flesh.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What a tease

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      that's rape

  41. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >movie called the swimmer
    >none of the webm's posted have any swimming

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The 40 Year Old Swimmer
      >I'M GONNA SWIMMM I'M SWIMMING AAAHHHH

      One of its most famous formal aspects is that Lancaster literally spends the entire movie in his trunks and nothing else, and yes he does swim on some of the pools

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        and balanced with plenty of trim to advance its visual appeal to all audiences
        at the beginning he's burt fricking lancaster chilling in the heights of upper suburbia and boning the hot baby sitter... women want him and men want to be him.
        And by the end it's a painful reminder of reality as time introduces a painful clarity

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yes. His persona is dismantled/eroded with a complete economy of means, scene by scene.

          if you havent already seen them, Jacobs Ladder and After Hours both share this same theme as The Swimmer and The Trial.
          obviously there's plenty more but they stand out too

          Kino movies too! Though The Swimmer mostly takes place under the glaring summer sun, all of them have a type of journey into the night vibe

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            yeah, you get it

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        he swims in every pool

  42. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the Grindhouse Releasing blu ray release is fantastic and has a several hour long multipart documentary with some really interesting interviews, factoids and anecdotes

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        GOAT, to borrow the parlance of the youth

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's wonderful in form and content: the 3-disc edition also had a poster etc

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      [...]
      It's wonderful in form and content: the 3-disc edition also had a poster etc

      35 bucks (but USA/Canada only):
      https://shop.grindhousereleasing.com/products/the-swimmer-1968-3-disc-blu-ray-dvd-cd-soundtrack-embossed-slipcover

  43. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >The 40 Year Old Swimmer
    >I'M GONNA SWIMMM I'M SWIMMING AAAHHHH

  44. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  45. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I swear this bit in particular is the dance Crispin Glover does in Friday the 13th Part 5.

  46. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The way is face is shown upclose in this scene and previous one is unflinching

      Aside from the Autism Factor of the Swimmer.

      Let's shift perspective to first comprehend the bigger picture to understand the mindset of abandonment of social restrictions. First imagine or remember the worst flooding your town has experienced. If your town is seriously flooded, then what happens when the flooding is unrecoverable. Your basement is soaked, the first floor of your house is ruined. Power is out and the fridge is half submerged. A MENTAL SWITCH IS FLIPPED. Ever see guys frolicking on a flooded street, boating, laughing, doing waterskiing or fishing? There is a point where a sane man stops fighting the facts of the flood and says, "Frick it, everything is ruined, ain't got books or TV and sleeping upstairs is just depressing." Their brain just clicks and says, "Yep, I can't even try to fix this until the water drains away. So I'm going for a boat ride or getting the boys together to see what mischief we can do."

      So we reach the end of the story, the happy life he once had in a ruined mansion and pained memories of his lost family. Sort of an autist mindset of "Why cannot we do EVERYTHING?"

      The Swimmer is akin to a different kind of freedom following the horror of losing comfortable stability and reliable predictable life. When the flood comes and ruins all that you once prized, why despair entirely to the whims of nature? Renegotiate reality on your own terms. Change is inevitable and for those better off, usually unenviable. Even if your tiny "Empire of Dirt" is a soggy drowned anthill now, you still retain a belly of food, strong arms, strong back, a clever mind, and a sense of humor. The men that amuse themselves after a flood are the kind that the world cannot easily crush. Realize the power you still possess.

      Water skiing on a flooded farm field in Renville, Minnesota | FOX 9 KMSP

      Jet ski hero rescues Queensland flood victims | A Current Affair

      The Swimmer is a cautionary lesson

  47. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Aside from the Autism Factor of the Swimmer.

    Let's shift perspective to first comprehend the bigger picture to understand the mindset of abandonment of social restrictions. First imagine or remember the worst flooding your town has experienced. If your town is seriously flooded, then what happens when the flooding is unrecoverable. Your basement is soaked, the first floor of your house is ruined. Power is out and the fridge is half submerged. A MENTAL SWITCH IS FLIPPED. Ever see guys frolicking on a flooded street, boating, laughing, doing waterskiing or fishing? There is a point where a sane man stops fighting the facts of the flood and says, "Frick it, everything is ruined, ain't got books or TV and sleeping upstairs is just depressing." Their brain just clicks and says, "Yep, I can't even try to fix this until the water drains away. So I'm going for a boat ride or getting the boys together to see what mischief we can do."

    So we reach the end of the story, the happy life he once had in a ruined mansion and pained memories of his lost family. Sort of an autist mindset of "Why cannot we do EVERYTHING?"

    The Swimmer is akin to a different kind of freedom following the horror of losing comfortable stability and reliable predictable life. When the flood comes and ruins all that you once prized, why despair entirely to the whims of nature? Renegotiate reality on your own terms. Change is inevitable and for those better off, usually unenviable. Even if your tiny "Empire of Dirt" is a soggy drowned anthill now, you still retain a belly of food, strong arms, strong back, a clever mind, and a sense of humor. The men that amuse themselves after a flood are the kind that the world cannot easily crush. Realize the power you still possess.

    Water skiing on a flooded farm field in Renville, Minnesota | FOX 9 KMSP

    Jet ski hero rescues Queensland flood victims | A Current Affair

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    Anonymous
  49. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because he was not just A swimmer, he was THE swimmer

  50. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
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    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Checked I'm going to send this to my friends whenever they're drunk

  52. 3 weeks ago
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  54. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm very surprised by the amount of people on here who have seen this movie lol

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's got all the charm and meme appeal for people to give it a chance, and because it's a good movie people like it and continue to recommend it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I just happened to watch it when it was on criterion channel a few months ago

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I'm very surprised by the amount of people on here who have seen this movie lol
      The sooner you realize that Cinemaphile is mainly populated by 40 year old men making $200k+ a year with schizophrenic tendencies that see the beauty in a film about a former WASP protege that threw away his life chasing delusions and pussy that ultimately ends up destroying his life but it takes doing breaking and enterings into his former neighbors pools and almost running away with a 17 year old for you to realize that then the healthier you will be to either stop posting here or embrace your inner /swimmer/

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Cinemaphile is mainly populated by 40 year old men making $200k+ a year with schizophrenic tendencies
        This board would be much better if that was the case but we both know it isn't so anon. It's a zoom zoom and double digit iq brainlets mindbroken by the culture war jungle out there, it just doesn't seem that way when you're in one of the half a dozen or so boomer containment threads.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Maybe it's just because I'm a little out of it and I'm not in the mood for a drink or a discussion about the most recent RLM "review" or going to see a new "blockbuster" in theaters, but do you mind if I just take a lap in your pool?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The frens present in this thread are always welcome to the /film/ pool.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Same, never heard of it and usually when I talk about 50's/60's movies I've just watched I don't get many replies. Gonna give this a watch though looks interesting.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Same, never heard of it and usually when I talk about 50's/60's movies I've just watched I don't get many replies. Gonna give this a watch though looks interesting.

      Part of its enduring appeal is that it's visually dazzling (see the webms above), it's open ended/enigmatic, doesn't spell things out and it hints at issues that can and should be avoided. It's a movie that purges several types of fears and emotions

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      its on tubi

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      its a classic in the vein of falling down, any certified Cinemaphile user would know it or watch it after this thread

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      burt kino

  55. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >radical bleh!

  56. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Does he discover an abandoned pool and goes insane?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Watch the movie.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          maybe.. I will

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        the abandoned pool is his own mind

  57. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's like At World's End but with swimming pools

  58. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    read the short story and you'll understand

  59. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Diana Muldaur

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  60. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >when you're Ned but you had nothing to begin with

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