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    Default Films / Books that simulate psychosis

    Mentions of Cronenberg's "Spider" made me think of films / books that simulate psychosis, not just preesenting it thematically but effectively bringing you into that state of a faulty consciousness. Other examples that come to mind..

    Kafka, The Metamorphosis
    Evelyn Waugh , The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold
    Polanksi, The Tenant
    Terry Gilliam, Tideland (more about a child's imagination but presents allot of parallels between a childs overactive imagination and a psychotic state imo)
    Adrian Lyne , Jacobs Ladder

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    Repulsion. A Scanner Darkly.

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    Insomnia (2002) with Al Pacino
    Protagonist mentally unstitches during an Arctic summer

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    Clean, Shaven
    Arguably several David Lynch films, incl Mulholland Drive and Lost Highway

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    also current uk news reports are a future archive for this kind of thing

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    the qur'an
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    It says bless the lads and it means bless the lads.
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    i don't know, probably some marxist cultural theory or something
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    gabber terrorism is fun but not all the time, sometimes you gotta be sophisticated or sulky for the ladies.
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    The Crying of Lot 49 - trembles on the bring of revelation

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    Synechdoche, New York gave a pretty good representation of a trip going horribly wrong, I thought. The inescapable infinite loop.
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