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A Listmania! list by Jason Parkes (Worcester, UK)
(No. 1 Hall OF FAME REVIEWER)   
 
Fear and Trembling: Dialectical Lyric by Johannes De Silentio (Classics)
1.  Fear and Trembling: Dialectical Lyric by Johannes De Silentio (Classics) by Soren Kierkegaard
The list author says:
  "Bleak Scandinavian philosopher who predicted the territory later tagged existentialism...."
£7.19   Used & New from: £0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

By the Open Sea (Classics)
2.  By the Open Sea (Classics) by August Strindberg
The list author says:
  "And we'll stay in the same region with this writer - who also painted & is most famous for plays like 'The Ghost Sonata' & 'Miss Julie'...."
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1.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Darkness at Noon
3.  Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler
The list author says:
  "Koestler's book focuses on Stalin's gulags...."
£6.55   Used & New from: £1.03
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

Hiroshima (Penguin Modern Classics)
4.  Hiroshima (Penguin Modern Classics) by John Hersey
The list author says:
  "Sixty years since Hiroshima...when the U.S., it could be argued, dropped the biggest WMD as the first act in the Cold War -"
£7.99   Used & New from: £1.91
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

The Complete Dramatic Works of Samuel Beckett
5.  The Complete Dramatic Works of Samuel Beckett by Samuel Beckett
The list author says:
  "Includes Waiting for Godot, Happy Days, Krapp's Last Tape, Not I, Play, Catastrophe etc...."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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Night And Fog [DVD]
6.  Night And Fog [DVD] DVD ~ Alain Resnais
The list author says:
  "Alain Resnais' important documentary contrasting black and white images of a Nazi-deathcamp with a then contemporary, colour version of it. Haunting history..."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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The Silence [DVD] [1963]
7.  The Silence [DVD] [1963] DVD ~ Ingrid Thulin
The list author says:
  "Always found this one of Bergman's bleakest, along with The Hour of the Wolf and Persona...."
£7.79   Used & New from: £4.73
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Tonight's The Night
8.  Tonight's The Night by Neil Young
The list author says:
  "Part of Neil Young's so-called Doom/Ditch Trilogy, after 'Time Fades Away', before 'On the Beach' & related to the unreleased 'Homegrown'"
£5.95   Used & New from: £2.69
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

Lacombe Lucien [VHS]
9.  Lacombe Lucien [VHS] VHS Pierre Blaise
The list author says:
  "A film that asks the question, which side would you be on if?"
Used & New from: £19.99
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Closer
10.  Closer by Joy Division
The list author says:
  "Decades...A Means to An End...Passover...Heart & Soul...The Eternal....Isolation.....Twenty Four Hours...oh, all of it...."
£5.99   Used & New from: £3.13
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

The Visitors
11.  The Visitors by ABBA
The list author says:
  "Abba's bleak break-up LP with overtones of conflict : Slipping Through My Fingers, The Visitors (Crackin' Up), Like An Angel...plus The Day Before You Came...."
£5.61   Used & New from: £3.73
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (151 customer reviews)

Faith [Deluxe Edition]
12.  Faith [Deluxe Edition] by The Cure
The list author says:
  "The most depressing Cure-LP I think! : All Cats Are Grey, Faith, The Funeral Party, The Drowning Man...."
Used & New from: £22.47
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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Torment & Toreros
13.  Torment & Toreros by Marc Almond
The list author says:
  "Safe to say Mr.Almond wasn't a happy-soul! : Catch a Fallen Star, Torment, Your Love..., Once Was, Black Heart...."
£892.40   Used & New from: £67.99
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

A Short Film About Killing [1988] [DVD]
14.  A Short Film About Killing [1988] [DVD] DVD ~ Miroslaw Baka
The list author says:
  "Extended episode of the Dekalog - roots in works like 'Crime & Punishment', 'The Outsider' & 'Native Son'...."
£4.99   Used & New from: £3.48
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Everclear
15.  Everclear by American Music Club
The list author says:
  "This album won Mark Eitzel Rolling Stone Songwriter of the year! : The Dead Part of You, Ex-Girlfriend, Sick of Food, Jesus' Hands, Why Won't You Stay?"
£15.93   Used & New from: £5.65
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Red House Painters
16.  Red House Painters by Red House Painters
The list author says:
  "Sounds like a depressed Ride on valium singing Nick Drake's back-catalogue to an empty room-"
Used & New from: £20.39
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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The Holy Bible 10th Anniversary Edition [2CD + DVD]
17.  The Holy Bible 10th Anniversary Edition [2CD + DVD] by Manic Street Preachers
The list author says:
  "One that can make you depressed, if you aren't already: Yes, Die in the Summertime, Archives of Pain, 4st 7Ib, She is Suffering...."
£9.89   Used & New from: £6.65
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Leaving Las Vegas [DVD] [1996]
18.  Leaving Las Vegas [DVD] [1996] DVD ~ Nicolas Cage
The list author says:
  "The writer of the source novel killed himself shortly before the film was made. So it goes."
£6.67   Used & New from: £0.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

After Murder Park
19.  After Murder Park by The Auteurs
The list author says:
  "Luke Haines teams up with Steve Albini - you've been warned!: Unsolved Child Murder, Light Aircraft on Fire, Tombstone, After Murder Park-"
£21.03   Used & New from: £1.89
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

The Ice Storm [DVD] [1998]
20.  The Ice Storm [DVD] [1998] DVD ~ Kevin Kline
The list author says:
  "Downbeat take on Rick Moody's novel - death and sex and Richard Nixon....."
£4.99   Used & New from: £0.97
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

The Sweet Hereafter [DVD] [1997]
21.  The Sweet Hereafter [DVD] [1997] DVD ~ Ian Holm
The list author says:
  "Atom Egoyan's adaptation of Russell Banks' novel - dead children and incest and lawyers..."
Used & New from: £2.19
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Requiem for a Dream [DVD] [2001]
22.  Requiem for a Dream [DVD] [2001] DVD ~ Ellen Burstyn
The list author says:
  "Downbeat adaptation of Hubert Selby Jr's bleak novel - drugs and related circles of hell collide in a stylish manner-"
£4.00   Used & New from: £1.13
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (219 customer reviews)

Irreversible [DVD] [2003]
23.  Irreversible [DVD] [2003] DVD ~ Monica Bellucci
The list author says:
  "The film ends on a positive note, though you know what happens after - at the beginning...."
£14.99   Used & New from: £2.10
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews)

Blemish
24.  Blemish by David Sylvian
The list author says:
  "David Sylvian in bleak-mode, with the odd avant-jazz/ambient guest: Blemish, The Heart Knows Better, She is Not...."
£16.38   Used & New from: £6.37
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

Open Hearts [DVD] [2003]
25.  Open Hearts [DVD] [2003] DVD ~ Sonja Richter
The list author says:
  "I think this Dogme95 film was meant to be their idea of a romantic comedy? - see also Lilya 4 Ever, A Hole in My Heart & Festen...."
£3.96   Used & New from: £2.00
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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