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Depressed? - if not try....

Jason Parkes
 
Fear and Trembling: Dialectical Lyric by Johannes De Silentio (Classics)
Fear and Trembling: Dialectical Lyric by Johannes De Silentio (Classics)
"Bleak Scandinavian philosopher who predicted the territory later tagged existentialism...."
By the Open Sea (Classics)
By the Open Sea (Classics)
"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'...."
Darkness at Noon
Darkness at Noon
"Koestler's book focuses on Stalin's gulags...."
Hiroshima (Penguin Modern Classics)
Hiroshima (Penguin Modern Classics)
"Sixty years since Hiroshima...when the U.S., it could be argued, dropped the biggest WMD as the first act in the Cold War -"
The Complete Dramatic Works of Samuel Beckett
The Complete Dramatic Works of Samuel Beckett
"Includes Waiting for Godot, Happy Days, Krapp's Last Tape, Not I, Play, Catastrophe etc...."
Night And Fog [DVD]
Night And Fog [DVD]
"Alain Resnais' important documentary contrasting black and white images of a Nazi-deathcamp with a then contemporary, colour version of it. Haunting history..."
The Silence [DVD] [1963]
The Silence [DVD] [1963]
"Always found this one of Bergman's bleakest, along with The Hour of the Wolf and Persona...."
Tonight's The Night
Tonight's The Night
"Part of Neil Young's so-called Doom/Ditch Trilogy, after 'Time Fades Away', before 'On the Beach' & related to the unreleased 'Homegrown'"
Lacombe Lucien [VHS]
Lacombe Lucien [VHS]
"A film that asks the question, which side would you be on if?"
Closer
Closer
"Decades...A Means to An End...Passover...Heart & Soul...The Eternal....Isolation.....Twenty Four Hours...oh, all of it...."
The Visitors
The Visitors
"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...."
Faith [Deluxe Edition]
Faith [Deluxe Edition]
"The most depressing Cure-LP I think! : All Cats Are Grey, Faith, The Funeral Party, The Drowning Man...."
Torment & Toreros
Torment & Toreros
"Safe to say Mr.Almond wasn't a happy-soul! : Catch a Fallen Star, Torment, Your Love..., Once Was, Black Heart...."
A Short Film About Killing [1988] [DVD]
A Short Film About Killing [1988] [DVD]
"Extended episode of the Dekalog - roots in works like 'Crime & Punishment', 'The Outsider' & 'Native Son'...."
Everclear
Everclear
"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?"
Red House Painters
Red House Painters
"Sounds like a depressed Ride on valium singing Nick Drake's back-catalogue to an empty room-"
The Holy Bible 10th Anniversary Edition [2CD + DVD]
The Holy Bible 10th Anniversary Edition [2CD + DVD]
"One that can make you depressed, if you aren't already: Yes, Die in the Summertime, Archives of Pain, 4st 7Ib, She is Suffering...."
Leaving Las Vegas [DVD] [1996]
Leaving Las Vegas [DVD] [1996]
"The writer of the source novel killed himself shortly before the film was made. So it goes."
After Murder Park
After Murder Park
"Luke Haines teams up with Steve Albini - you've been warned!: Unsolved Child Murder, Light Aircraft on Fire, Tombstone, After Murder Park-"
The Ice Storm [DVD] [1998]
The Ice Storm [DVD] [1998]
"Downbeat take on Rick Moody's novel - death and sex and Richard Nixon....."
The Sweet Hereafter [DVD] [1997]
The Sweet Hereafter [DVD] [1997]
"Atom Egoyan's adaptation of Russell Banks' novel - dead children and incest and lawyers..."
Requiem for a Dream [DVD] [2001]
Requiem for a Dream [DVD] [2001]
"Downbeat adaptation of Hubert Selby Jr's bleak novel - drugs and related circles of hell collide in a stylish manner-"
Irreversible [DVD] [2003]
Irreversible [DVD] [2003]
"The film ends on a positive note, though you know what happens after - at the beginning...."
Blemish
Blemish
"David Sylvian in bleak-mode, with the odd avant-jazz/ambient guest: Blemish, The Heart Knows Better, She is Not...."
Open Hearts [DVD] [2003]
Open Hearts [DVD] [2003]
"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...."