There was a really interesting discussion in a thread about films that, once seen, need never be seen again because they're just agonizing, uncomfortable, or whatever. Your Neil LaButes, your Todd Solondzs, your Grave Of The Fireflies, etc.
Now that we've covered films, I'm interested in hearing about anything else you're one and done with - anything that, while a well-done piece of art, made you uncomfortable enough that you'll never see/hear/read it again. For those of you who didn't read the thread, here's my movie one and dones:
Grave Of The Fireflies
In The Company Of Men (any LaBute film, really, but this one's the most extreme example)
Hunger (the Steve McQueen one about Bobby Sands)
The Ice Storm
Requiem For A Dream
I also have a song I need never hear again: The Boiler - Rhoda with the Special AKA. It's a lovely little song about a night on the town, which is nothing spectacular until you realize it's about a date rape. The end is bone-chilling.
As far as books goes, the one that leaps to mind, even though I haven't read it since junior high school, is Old Yeller. Talk about a book that rips your heart out and stomps it to little pieces.
What about you? Any songs/books/movies you saw once, appreciated as art, but were so disturbed by that you'll never interact with it again?
What else is on your mind this week?