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(The Atlantic Wire)   The promotional photo for Lar von Trier's new film "Nymphomaniac" looks like a cross between a high Rennaisance religious painting and a very kinky "where's Waldo""? puzzle   (theatlanticwire.com) divider line 82
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2013-05-17 01:01:02 PM
That is some terrible photoshop. And they could have at least posted a link to a hi-res version.
 
2013-05-17 01:03:42 PM
...Udo Kier...


I'm in.
 
2013-05-17 01:07:33 PM
Here
 
2013-05-17 01:09:12 PM
Having only seen about 30 minutes of Melancholia, and having only heard about Antichrist, Lars Von Trier scares the shiat out of me.
 
2013-05-17 01:12:07 PM
A Lars Von Trier movie?  I wonder if it'll be about a woman who is abused for the entire length of the movie?  He's never done that before!

/seriously, dude has issues
 
2013-05-17 01:12:10 PM

Crewmannumber6: Having only seen about 30 minutes of Melancholia, and having only heard about Antichrist, Lars Von Trier scares the shiat out of me.


His films aren't what I'd call "fun" or even "entertaining", but they do stick with you after you've seen them.
 
2013-05-17 01:21:24 PM

Tyrone Slothrop: Crewmannumber6: Having only seen about 30 minutes of Melancholia, and having only heard about Antichrist, Lars Von Trier scares the shiat out of me.

His films aren't what I'd call "fun" or even "entertaining", but they do stick with you after you've seen them.


No kidding but Dancer in the Dark is in my top 10 list of movies. But seriously, the first time I watched that film I sat through the credits all the way through sobbing and lacking the energy to move. My roommate came home to me still weeping while the homescreen dominated the TV. Then I sat down to start concepting a movie poster (it was actually an assignment for an illustration class and DitD was the only movie on the list I hadn't seen) and I sobbed again. This movie rips your still beating heart from your chest, man. And about once a year or every couple of years I inflict it upon myself again and still cry. I know how it ends every time and I know it's going to ruin my week but I do it anyway.
 
2013-05-17 01:28:26 PM
Lar?
 
2013-05-17 01:29:17 PM
Those are clearly paper towels.
 
2013-05-17 01:39:06 PM

AspectRatio: Lar?


cineplex.media.baselineresearch.com

Lar.
 
2013-05-17 01:40:04 PM

KatjaMouse: And about once a year or every couple of years I inflict it upon myself again and still cry. I know how it ends every time and I know it's going to ruin my week but I do it anyway


Why would you do that to yourself????  That is probably THE most depressing movie ever made.
 
2013-05-17 01:41:02 PM
Wow. Tough call, on the one hand, Uma Thurmond and Charlotte Gainsburg in sexual situations...on the other hand...naked Shia LeBoeuf.....yikes...
 
2013-05-17 01:43:38 PM

genepool lifeboat: KatjaMouse: And about once a year or every couple of years I inflict it upon myself again and still cry. I know how it ends every time and I know it's going to ruin my week but I do it anyway

Why would you do that to yourself????  That is probably THE most depressing movie ever made.


i heard a film critic once say the weirdest thing on earth.  he said lars von trier is the optimist, in juxtaposition to the pessimism of ingmar bergman.

/ i don't even.
 
2013-05-17 01:44:57 PM
I loved Antichrist and Melancholia. Dogville was great too.
 
zez
2013-05-17 01:45:55 PM
The wife cried for about an hour after we saw Breaking the Waves at the theater.
 
zez
2013-05-17 01:47:54 PM
The first movie I ever say by him was zentropa. amazing looking film if you haven't seen it. I wish he would make more things like that again instead of his Dogma stuff.
 
zez
2013-05-17 01:50:05 PM
Kingdom Hospital is great too
 
2013-05-17 01:58:39 PM

zez: Kingdom Hospital is great too


I assume you're not referring to the Stephen King remake - that was incredibly disappointing.

The original, on the other hand , which is just called Kingdom (or Riget), yeah, fantastic. Shame he'll never finish it.
 
2013-05-17 01:59:56 PM

Crewmannumber6: Having only seen about 30 minutes of Melancholia, and having only heard about Antichrist, Lars Von Trier scares the shiat out of me.


I saw Melancholia on Netflix.  It was tough to watch all the way thru, but the cinematography was beautiful, and in the end, I thought it was worthwhile.

/ Will see again
 
2013-05-17 02:00:32 PM

genepool lifeboat: KatjaMouse: And about once a year or every couple of years I inflict it upon myself again and still cry. I know how it ends every time and I know it's going to ruin my week but I do it anyway

Why would you do that to yourself????  That is probably THE most depressing movie ever made.


Because I couldn't be a cutter like the cool goth girls in high school?
 
2013-05-17 02:03:02 PM

AeAe: Crewmannumber6: Having only seen about 30 minutes of Melancholia, and having only heard about Antichrist, Lars Von Trier scares the shiat out of me.

I saw Melancholia on Netflix.  It was tough to watch all the way thru, but the cinematography was beautiful, and in the end, I thought it was worthwhile.

/ Will see again


My only Von Trier exposure is "Dogville", which sometimes I think I hate, but I always stop to watch when its on because it's so compelling, and essentially a deeply twisted remake of "Our Town".  Fricking Love Nicole Kidman;s performance in it, and even James Caan is suprisingly subtle
 
2013-05-17 02:03:19 PM
Von Trier movies are a "watch once" thing for me...

Seen "Antichrist", "Melancholia" and "Dancer in the Dark".

No desire to see them again.

/Thought that both "Melancholia" and "Dancer..." where pretty good...
//"Antichrist"... Eeeh... didn't really liked...
 
2013-05-17 02:08:16 PM

Emperor_Tod: AspectRatio: Lar?

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Lar.


that is prehisterical!
 
2013-05-17 02:17:06 PM

zez: The wife cried for about an hour after we saw Breaking the Waves at the theater.


I still can't believe that Emily Watson didn't win an Oscar for that one.
 
2013-05-17 02:31:41 PM
Dancer in the Dark is my only exposure to him, though I didn't know who he was, I do recognize several movies by they title....

Was a wonderful, but very saddening movie.  Glad I watched it.
 
2013-05-17 03:08:00 PM
Tried to watch Melancholia, but couldn't make it past the first 40 minutes.
 
2013-05-17 03:16:22 PM

Surly U. Jest: Tried to watch Melancholia, but couldn't make it past the first 40 minutes.


I got really bored with the Wealthy White People Problems, and had to skip to the second half of the story. Kirsten Dunst's character just came off as a really annoying Sansa Stark kind of whiny privileged woman who is morose despite having a prefect little life. It is hard to really relate.

Yes, it is supposed to be about how depression strikes even the best of us, but it really left me cold. Intellectually, I understood what he was going for, but emotionally I hated her character with the fire of a thousand exploding Earths.
 
2013-05-17 03:17:58 PM
Is this one of those foreign "ART" films you take a first date to (if she's like in college) and then after wards, don't express any opinion about, just ask her what she thinks, and listen intently, over a bottle of wine, and let her do all the talking, Then open another bottle of wine and put on some  Thelonious Monk and say, Do you like Jazz? Then go back to listening to her and wait until she finally runs out of stupid stuff to say, then lean in for the kiss, and get laid for having done all that work? Cause if so, them I might go watch it.
 
2013-05-17 03:21:49 PM

AspectRatio: Lar?


www.wearysloth.com

Lar
 
2013-05-17 03:26:50 PM
I don't know if I 'd call Lars von Trier as much "art" as it is "depressing sledgehammer to your head". The chances of getting laid after one of his movies... maybe not the greatest. And if you do, she'll probably boil your pet rabbit later.

/I really want to see Melancholia, and I'd like to see this movie, but I don't know if I want to subject myself to that kind of abuse.
 
2013-05-17 03:29:06 PM
Lars?

suckerpunchcinema.com
 
2013-05-17 03:32:35 PM

legion_of_doo: I don't know if I 'd call Lars von Trier as much "art" as it is "depressing sledgehammer to your head". The chances of getting laid after one of his movies... maybe not the greatest. And if you do, she'll probably boil your pet rabbit later.

/I really want to see Melancholia, and I'd like to see this movie, but I don't know if I want to subject myself to that kind of abuse.


I avoided/carefully paid attention to what my wife was doing for about four hours after Antichrist. Jesus.

Melancholia is not quite that kind of sledgehammer. And its definitely horribly depressing. Just as much the second time around also. But a beautiful movie nonetheless.
 
2013-05-17 03:33:39 PM
Swore off LVT movies after breaking the waves and dancer in the dark. Like watching someone beat a puppy for four hours.
Broke my vow for melancholia and glad I did. The first 30 mins of that are breathtaking. Loved the entire movie. Understand, however, that I am the one person in the world that likes kirsten dunst.
 
2013-05-17 03:35:34 PM

legion_of_doo: I don't know if I 'd call Lars von Trier as much "art" as it is "depressing sledgehammer to your head". The chances of getting laid after one of his movies... maybe not the greatest. And if you do, she'll probably boil your pet rabbit later.

/I really want to see Melancholia, and I'd like to see this movie, but I don't know if I want to subject myself to that kind of abuse.


You should see melancholia. It's grim, but not abusive. And as I mentioned above it is incredible to look at.
 
2013-05-17 03:35:46 PM

johnny queso: Swore off LVT movies after breaking the waves and dancer in the dark. Like watching someone beat a puppy for four hours.
Broke my vow for melancholia and glad I did. The first 30 mins of that are breathtaking. Loved the entire movie. Understand, however, that I am the one of two people person in the world that likes kirsten dunst.


FTFY
 
2013-05-17 03:44:42 PM

zez: The wife cried for about an hour after we saw Breaking the Waves at the theater.


I understand why.  That's two hours of her life that she's NEVER going to get back.
 
2013-05-17 03:46:13 PM
So I guess Charlotte Gainsbourg  has acting employment for life as long as LVT keeps pumping out films?
 
2013-05-17 03:47:40 PM

Mad_Radhu: Lars?

[suckerpunchcinema.com image 800x404]


Wrong guy.  If Von Trier remade that movie, the Real Doll's getting a drill to the forehead and Gosling spends and hour skull-farking her.
 
2013-05-17 03:50:20 PM

johnny queso: Swore off LVT movies after breaking the waves and dancer in the dark. Like watching someone beat a puppy for four hours.
Broke my vow for melancholia and glad I did. The first 30 mins of that are breathtaking. Loved the entire movie. Understand, however, that I am the one person in the world that likes kirsten dunst.


I'm on the KD bandwagon with you.  She just keeps getting better and better.
 
2013-05-17 03:53:10 PM

TheChaosPath: johnny queso: Swore off LVT movies after breaking the waves and dancer in the dark. Like watching someone beat a puppy for four hours.
Broke my vow for melancholia and glad I did. The first 30 mins of that are breathtaking. Loved the entire movie. Understand, however, that I am the one of two people person in the world that likes kirsten dunst.

FTFY


So what happens now, do we have to wrestle for her? Paper, rock, scissors?
 
2013-05-17 03:53:54 PM

johnny queso: Understand, however, that I am the one person in the world that likes kirsten dunst.


I like her a lot. She was fantastic in Melancholia, Elizabethtown and Interview with the Vampire.
 
2013-05-17 03:59:45 PM
The most angry people I have seen on review boards are people who went and watched Melancholia thinking that it was a Sci-fi flick.

I personally thought it was very good.
 
2013-05-17 04:03:19 PM

Magorn: My only Von Trier exposure is "Dogville", which sometimes I think I hate, but I always stop to watch when its on because it's so compelling, and essentially a deeply twisted remake of "Our Town". Fricking Love Nicole Kidman;s performance in it, and even James Caan is suprisingly subtle


When Dogville began and I realized there were no sets or props, I thought there would be no way to get lost in the story. And then just like the people who snap awake saying "you'll never hypnotize ME!" I was completely absorbed less than a minute later. There were a number of great performances there, but I agree, Nicole Kidman was excellent.

Still, as much as I enjoyed Dogville I don't have any interest in seeking out any of Lars Von Trier's other films. He needs help.
 
2013-05-17 04:03:49 PM

johnny queso: TheChaosPath: johnny queso: Swore off LVT movies after breaking the waves and dancer in the dark. Like watching someone beat a puppy for four hours.
Broke my vow for melancholia and glad I did. The first 30 mins of that are breathtaking. Loved the entire movie. Understand, however, that I am the one of two people person in the world that likes kirsten dunst.

FTFY

So what happens now, do we have to wrestle for her? Paper, rock, scissors?


We'll have to let Kirsten decide the terms.
 
2013-05-17 04:08:37 PM

calm like a bomb: Mad_Radhu: Lars?

[suckerpunchcinema.com image 800x404]

Wrong guy.  If Von Trier remade that movie, the Real Doll's getting a drill to the forehead and Gosling spends and hour skull-farking her.


No a true LVT movie would be the guy being completely convinced it real, but the townsfolk, instead being supportive, kidnap the doll and then gang rape it while Lars watches.   And then afterwards Lars tries to love the doll still but can come to grips with the rape and  in the end screams at her and calls her a plastic whore before throwing her in a furnance
 
2013-05-17 04:10:18 PM

Mad_Radhu: Lars?

[suckerpunchcinema.com image 800x404]


Is that any good?
 
2013-05-17 04:11:14 PM

The Why Not Guy: When Dogville began and I realized there were no sets or props, I thought there would be no way to get lost in the story. And then just like the people who snap awake saying "you'll never hypnotize ME!" I was completely absorbed less than a minute later. There were a number of great performances there, but I agree, Nicole Kidman was excellent.


If you like minimalism, you should check out some of the other Dogma 95 directors.    Particularly Vinterberg's The Celebration.    Proof that you don't need splatter porn and depictions of drills going through knee caps to make audiences incredibly uncomfortable.
 
2013-05-17 04:19:23 PM
If you want to see another side of Von Trier's work...

pixhost.me


It's a very amusing, surprisingly conventional black comedy.
 
2013-05-17 04:31:37 PM
After Antichrist I've never been able to look at scissors the same way ever again.
 
2013-05-17 04:32:09 PM
That's about as kinky as a pair of fuzzy handcuffs attached to a bed, but never used. It implies kink that isn't actually there.
 
2013-05-17 04:47:21 PM

Magorn: calm like a bomb: Mad_Radhu: Lars?

[suckerpunchcinema.com image 800x404]

Wrong guy.  If Von Trier remade that movie, the Real Doll's getting a drill to the forehead and Gosling spends and hour skull-farking her.

No a true LVT movie would be the guy being completely convinced it real, but the townsfolk, instead being supportive, kidnap the doll and then gang rape it while Lars watches.   And then afterwards Lars tries to love the doll still but can come to grips with the rape and  in the end screams at her and calls her a plastic whore before throwing her in a furnance


Okay, you win.
 
2013-05-17 04:49:57 PM

s2s2s2: Those are clearly paper towels.


That wouldn't be nearly as sexy to Von Trier. I'm sure it's just an oversight.
 
2013-05-17 04:56:28 PM

TheChaosPath: AspectRatio: Lar?

[www.wearysloth.com image 320x240]

Lar


I had a crush on her throughout middle school.  Still a small place in my heart for her.  The New Blood...was in my pants, for sure.

/well, not exactly in my pants
//that would be...rather messy and unattractive
///look, you know what I'm talking about
 
2013-05-17 05:01:40 PM
I don't get the where's Waldo reference.

what are we supposed to be looking for in those pictures?
 
2013-05-17 05:05:09 PM

mcmnky: I don't get the where's Waldo reference.

what are we supposed to be looking for in those pictures?


All the things that are supposed to be kinky, but in reality, are so commonplace that a nymphomaniac with Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder would be nonplussed.
 
2013-05-17 05:09:08 PM

InmanRoshi: johnny queso: Swore off LVT movies after breaking the waves and dancer in the dark. Like watching someone beat a puppy for four hours.
Broke my vow for melancholia and glad I did. The first 30 mins of that are breathtaking. Loved the entire movie. Understand, however, that I am the one person in the world that likes kirsten dunst.

I'm on the KD bandwagon with you.  She just keeps getting better and better.


Count me in too.  She's a good actress and I think she's sexy as hell.


/'Turning Japanese' video ftw
 
2013-05-17 05:17:04 PM

InmanRoshi: If you like minimalism, you should check out some of the other Dogma 95 directors.    Particularly Vinterberg's The Celebration.


The Celebration blew my mind, and not in a Lars Von Trier shock-value type of way, but in a very good way. I think it is the best of the Dogma movement films.
 
2013-05-17 05:26:22 PM
That reminds me of an ad I saw once. Can't remember the product, though. Perfume? Beer?
 
2013-05-17 05:48:38 PM

fusillade762: That reminds me of an ad I saw once. Can't remember the product, though. Perfume? Beer?


You're either thinking of this ad: 1.bp.blogspot.com

Or the one on the beach for the same company.

They were the first things I thought of when I saw the poster.
 
2013-05-17 05:59:57 PM

Carth: fusillade762: That reminds me of an ad I saw once. Can't remember the product, though. Perfume? Beer?

You're either thinking of this ad: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 750x479]

Or the one on the beach for the same company.

They were the first things I thought of when I saw the poster.


That's the one! I knew I could count on someone to come up with it.
 
2013-05-17 06:04:50 PM
Well based on what Ive read here, I'm going to queue up Antichrist and Melancholia on Netflix.  Should be a fun night!
 
2013-05-17 06:16:07 PM

zez: The first movie I ever say by him was zentropa. amazing looking film if you haven't seen it. I wish he would make more things like that again instead of his Dogma stuff.


He hasn't done Dogma stuff in a while. His last two movies are the opposite of that.
 
2013-05-17 06:18:50 PM

Snapper Carr: zez: Kingdom Hospital is great too

I assume you're not referring to the Stephen King remake - that was incredibly disappointing.

The original, on the other hand , which is just called Kingdom (or Riget), yeah, fantastic. Shame he'll never finish it.


"C T Scannen"!
 
2013-05-17 06:19:50 PM

Igor Jakovsky: Well based on what Ive read here, I'm going to queue up Antichrist and Melancholia on Netflix.  Should be a fun night!


Are you stable? Medicated?

/Semi serious. People who suffer from depression should not watch Melancholia alone. It is to depression what leaving Las Vegas is to Alcoholism.
 
2013-05-17 06:23:28 PM

genepool lifeboat: KatjaMouse: And about once a year or every couple of years I inflict it upon myself again and still cry. I know how it ends every time and I know it's going to ruin my week but I do it anyway

Why would you do that to yourself????  That is probably THE most depressing movie ever made.


Until LVT remakes "Grave of the Fireflies".
 
2013-05-17 06:43:06 PM

Shadow Blasko: Igor Jakovsky: Well based on what Ive read here, I'm going to queue up Antichrist and Melancholia on Netflix.  Should be a fun night!

Are you stable? Medicated?

/Semi serious. People who suffer from depression should not watch Melancholia alone. It is to depression what leaving Las Vegas is to Alcoholism.


Yes, No

In all seriousness though,  Melancholia has been on my radar for a while, I would have gotten around to it eventually.  Was not aware of Antichrist but the reviews make it sound interesting and bizarre all at the same time.
 
2013-05-17 07:19:46 PM
I finally watched Meloncholia a little while after my brother's wedding, right when it turned out his new wife bailed on him due to her recent infidelity (luckily, paperwork wasn't signed and while ugly, there were no financial consequences).

That pushed buttons by itself; my past intertwinment with a bipolar gal (and my ensuing depression) pushed more, and then the whole "world ending" thing completely unhinged me.

I haven't seen more than a few LVT films, but every single one has been some form of emotional abuse.  I totally completely respect what he's doing and think he's doing it quite well, but it pisses. me. off. so. much... [grit teeth] that I really can't bring myself to explore his work any further.  I'm sure he'd think "mission accomplished", but I'm done with that.

And this is from a long-time Fellini fan. Yeesh.
 
2013-05-17 07:23:33 PM
Doesn't really look particularly high Renaissance. Too many diagonal spaces and the structure is off-balance. More Mannerist or Baroque.
 
2013-05-17 07:27:02 PM

DarkPascual: Von Trier movies are a "watch once" thing for me...

Seen "Antichrist", "Melancholia" and "Dancer in the Dark".

No desire to see them again.

/Thought that both "Melancholia" and "Dancer..." where pretty good...
//"Antichrist"... Eeeh... didn't really liked...


I tried watching Antichrist.. I couldn't get thru it... I'll give it another try.
 
2013-05-17 07:30:40 PM
oh shiat. .. Von Trier directed Breaking the Waves.  Wow.  Didn't know that.
 
2013-05-17 07:38:26 PM

Carth: fusillade762: That reminds me of an ad I saw once. Can't remember the product, though. Perfume? Beer?

You're either thinking of this ad: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 750x479]

Or the one on the beach for the same company.

They were the first things I thought of when I saw the poster.


The best part of that picture is the guy (upper left) who is supposed to be catching a beach ball, but instead looks like he's blatantly groping the woman in front of him.
 
2013-05-17 07:48:47 PM

Bubrubb: Carth: fusillade762: That reminds me of an ad I saw once. Can't remember the product, though. Perfume? Beer?

You're either thinking of this ad: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 750x479]

Or the one on the beach for the same company.

They were the first things I thought of when I saw the poster.

The best part of that picture is the guy (upper left) who is supposed to be catching a beach ball, but instead looks like he's blatantly groping the woman in front of him.


Look at it again. There's WAY more sexual innuendo in that photo. That's just the most obvious.
 
2013-05-17 08:02:46 PM

Igor Jakovsky: Well based on what Ive read here, I'm going to queue up Antichrist and Melancholia on Netflix.  Should be a fun night!


If by "fun", you mean "not fun", then yes.  Hide all the sharp things in the house first.
 
2013-05-17 08:14:17 PM
Dogville is a masterpiece. It is definitely one of Nicole Kidman's best performances.
Christian Slater is now old enough to play Charlotte Gainsborough's dad?!? fark I feel old.
 
2013-05-17 08:25:22 PM

Tyrone Slothrop: zez: The first movie I ever say by him was zentropa. amazing looking film if you haven't seen it. I wish he would make more things like that again instead of his Dogma stuff.

He hasn't done Dogma stuff in a while. His last two movies are the opposite of that.


Dogville was about as anti-Dogme as you can get. I suspect that was intentional.
 
2013-05-17 08:40:33 PM

Carth: fusillade762: That reminds me of an ad I saw once. Can't remember the product, though. Perfume? Beer?

You're either thinking of this ad: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 750x479]

Or the one on the beach for the same company.

They were the first things I thought of when I saw the poster.


This one is good, too:

www.anorak.co.uk
 
2013-05-17 10:12:38 PM

Fellini8.5: I haven't seen more than a few LVT films, but every single one has been some form of emotional abuse. I totally completely respect what he's doing and think he's doing it quite well, but it pisses. me. off. so. much... [grit teeth] that I really can't bring myself to explore his work any further. I'm sure he'd think "mission accomplished", but I'm done with that.


I also do think it's emotional abuse, what Lars van Trier does. He abuses his audience.

And I like it.  I even bought the DVD for Dancer in the Dark (having previously watched it in the hipster movie theatre). I'm a fan of Bjork, but I also knew what I was getting into with Dancer in the Dark. Full scale emotional warfare/abuse.

I'm not normally a masochist, though. I don't even have piercings, or cut myself, or anything like that. I just love his movies when I don't hate the shiat out of them.

So I will see Melancholia at some point because I know I will like it and hate it. It's just part of his sadism as an artist, I think.

I can understand why he thinks Hitler is misunderstood. I don't agree with him, and I think he's nuts, but I like his movies.

AeAe: oh shiat. .. Von Trier directed Breaking the Waves.  Wow.  Didn't know that.


Yeah, that was a fun movie, too.

Any time you want to scream, "NO! DON'T farkING DO THAT! NOOOO!" at the movie screen, that's some kind of brilliance.

/"NO YOU DUMB WHORE! DONT DO THAT!!! NOOOOOO!"
 
2013-05-18 06:42:10 AM

calm like a bomb: Mad_Radhu: Lars?

[suckerpunchcinema.com image 800x404]

Wrong guy.  If Von Trier remade that movie, the Real Doll's getting a drill to the forehead and Gosling spends and hour skull-farking her.


You say that as if it's a bad thing...
 
2013-05-18 09:17:00 AM
Clearly I'm not strong enough emotionally to subject myself to one of his films. Hell, I really want to see Taking Shelter, but feel a little too fragile to subject myself to that portrait of mental instability.
 
2013-05-18 10:04:34 AM

legion_of_doo: I can understand why he thinks Hitler is misunderstood.


I wouldn't read too much into what he says.   He's  a provocateur who likes to say a bunch of crazy shiat to the media to troll for attention.   The Danish Press stopped taking him seriously a long time ago.
 
2013-05-18 10:47:19 AM

Crewmannumber6: Having only seen about 30 minutes of Melancholia, and having only heard about Antichrist, Lars Von Trier scares the shiat out of me.


Antichrist is a very difficult movie to watch.
 
2013-05-19 02:07:21 AM

legion_of_doo: Fellini8.5: I haven't seen more than a few LVT films, but every single one has been some form of emotional abuse. I totally completely respect what he's doing and think he's doing it quite well, but it pisses. me. off. so. much... [grit teeth] that I really can't bring myself to explore his work any further. I'm sure he'd think "mission accomplished", but I'm done with that.

I also do think it's emotional abuse, what Lars van Trier does. He abuses his audience.

And I like it.  I even bought the DVD for Dancer in the Dark (having previously watched it in the hipster movie theatre). I'm a fan of Bjork, but I also knew what I was getting into with Dancer in the Dark. Full scale emotional warfare/abuse.

I'm not normally a masochist, though. I don't even have piercings, or cut myself, or anything like that. I just love his movies when I don't hate the shiat out of them.

So I will see Melancholia at some point because I know I will like it and hate it. It's just part of his sadism as an artist, I think.

I can understand why he thinks Hitler is misunderstood. I don't agree with him, and I think he's nuts, but I like his movies.

AeAe: oh shiat. .. Von Trier directed Breaking the Waves.  Wow.  Didn't know that.

Yeah, that was a fun movie, too.

Any time you want to scream, "NO! DON'T farkING DO THAT! NOOOO!" at the movie screen, that's some kind of brilliance.

/"NO YOU DUMB WHORE! DONT DO THAT!!! NOOOOOO!"


That was a rough movie.  The end was devastating.
 
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