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Smell- a sense that gets overlooked

Smell- a sense that gets overlooked

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TrilobiteMember8212 XPSep-29-2017 4:50 PM

Many movies don't address the issue of smell and for practical reasons to be fair. However, in a deleted scene from AC, David suggests that Oram rub something under the nose to mask the apparent stench in the scene above. If Oram and others would have hurled in these environments, maybe it could have added an extra level of disgust- sympathetic nausea. I do not recall a movie exploring the concept. Theater clean up crews are probably glad.

22 Responses to Smell- a sense that gets overlooked


TrilobiteMember8212 XPSep-29-2017 5:14 PM

At least Kentucky Fried Movie mentioned Feel Around.


NeomorphMember1541 XPSep-29-2017 5:41 PM

There is a movie called "Perfume: Story of a Murderer", based on a very famous book by Patrick Suskind.


TrilobiteMember8212 XPSep-29-2017 5:49 PM

joylitt Interesting- is the movie any good?


NeomorphMember1541 XPSep-29-2017 5:51 PM

I imagine when you first set foot on an alien planet you would be assaulted by all sorts of olfactory impressions. For instance the first time I've been inside of an underground cave I sensed that strange smell unlike anything I had experienced before, I guess the rocks and the stagnant air.


NeomorphMember1541 XPSep-29-2017 5:52 PM

dk The book is better but the movie is pretty good actually.


TrilobiteMember8212 XPSep-29-2017 6:02 PM

Smell is interesting especially considering how it is wired to the brain- also how it can trigger memories. 

I will see if Netflix has Perfume.


PraetorianModerator2414 XPSep-29-2017 7:18 PM

Ill just leave this here.....



TrilobiteMember8212 XPSep-29-2017 7:28 PM

IRaptus We can go further back than Trey and Parker.



PraetorianModerator2414 XPSep-29-2017 7:31 PM

ahhh, Touche my friend!!!  XD



TrilobiteMember8212 XPSep-29-2017 7:47 PM

Sorry- Parker/Stone.


PraetorianModerator2414 XPSep-29-2017 7:49 PM

here we go.

movies that made viewers sick

Interestingly Prometheus made it in there but not the original chestburster scene from Alien......

hahaha Avatar is in there too O_0


FacehuggerMember164 XPSep-29-2017 7:51 PM

Try working on a pig or chicken farm.  The day the smell doesn't bother you is the day your brain has accepted the awfulness as normal.  So we do conform after a time.  Pig is the worst because they eat what we eat for the most part.  Although birds stink also.  Pheasants aren't pleasant (sounds like an 80's rap line)..  but I can imagine those egg pods wreaking.  That is a bacterial nightmare.  That's why all of the team should have had FLIR, to detect heat signatures as possible danger. And Walter should have had that installed from the factory. 


TrilobiteMember8212 XPSep-29-2017 7:59 PM

Hmmm. Been a long time since I saw Reservoir Dogs- brutal movie.  Blair Witch was creepy but not sickening.  Freaks was pretty real because the actors were the real deal (one of us)- I have it and the movie is about an hour long. The others I have either not seen or wasn’t made to feel ill. None addressed the OP of smell though. Devil’s Rejects ranks pretty high imo.


TrilobiteMember8212 XPSep-29-2017 8:04 PM

Spearfish I know the smells you mean raising those animals as a kid. I have to say in my line of work- gangrene is the worst- it cuts through everything and although difficult to describe, it is a smell that once encountered it will not be forgotten. 


PraetorianModerator2414 XPSep-29-2017 8:09 PM

hmmm alot on that list are from motion sickness (Blair Witch) or the effects of 3D (Avatar) 

not really what are are after

my bad


TrilobiteMember8212 XPSep-29-2017 8:32 PM

IRaptus That is ok- got an interesting thread going on. It will go wherever it goes unless someone locks it.

Something Real

TrilobiteMember5639 XPSep-29-2017 8:34 PM

DK - " smell something?" ;)


TrilobiteMember8212 XPSep-29-2017 8:43 PM

Something Real Good one! Can you taste that sound?

Something Real

TrilobiteMember5639 XPSep-29-2017 8:47 PM

DK - Hahaha! Indeed! :)


PraetorianAdmin4319 XPSep-30-2017 5:39 AM

@joylitt and @dk, that movie is really good, I loved it. Alan Rickman is in it and he was incredible as usual.


PraetorianMember3381 XPSep-30-2017 10:38 AM

I love Alan Rickman as well Lilly (Svanya).

I bet Hans Gruber's pants emitted a loud smell at the end of Die Hard.


PraetorianMember3378 XPSep-30-2017 11:35 AM

Awesome comments.

Ingeniero - '...emitted a loud smell...' :D :D :D

Please, don't do that! :D

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