The mutant instruments


How could you not laugh during that scene when he lays out these bizarre instruments to his colleagues as they were about to operate on a patient? Their reaction was hilarious.

Y'know, I could eat a peach for hours

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Laugh was one thing I did not do.

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Wait a minute... who am I here?

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I found it hilarious.

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How could you not laugh


Simple. I realized how he could disfigure and mutilate his patient.

Seize the moment, 'cause tomorrow you might be dead.

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I understand that, that isn't funny no, but like the guy in the movie when Bev showed him the drawings of the mutant instruments he chuckled b/c of how crazy it sounded, that is what I meant. I don't think disfigurement is funny.

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I understand what you meant. The whole situation was bizarre.
I didn't laugh the first time I saw the film because it was just so weird. I couldn't help laughing at that scene the second time I saw it though. Bev was so intense and the guy's reaction was pretty much what mine would have been.

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Very strange movie, although all of Cronenberg's films are weird. Believe it or not, it was based on a true story, although heavily fictionalized.

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Yes. I have a taste for weird. I liked his version of The Fly too.
I had read that this, Dead Ringers, was based on a true story some years ago. That was one of the reasons I wanted to see this.... that and Jeremy Irons. I just knew that Cronenburg would take a story and run wild. He certainly did!

I feel that this is one of his best. It stays with you for days after seeing it. I can only watch it maybe once a year.

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