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Director: Lars Von Trier

Postby raygun on Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:17 pm

I've seen two of his morality plays, Dogville and Manderlay. I didn't like them.
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Re: Director: Lars Von Trier

Postby enframed on Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:30 pm

dogville is ok because of paul bettany. manderlay tried way too hard.

breaking the waves is very good, probably his best film.

the boss of it all i found very interesting and entertaining. i can't recall much but it had my wife and i talking for a while.

epidemic is artsy crap at best, IIRC.

dancer in the dark is ok.

much of his oeuvre to date is forced and in many ways silly.

not crap, but not great.
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Re: Director: Lars Von Trier

Postby Chromodynamic on Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:31 pm

I thought Dogville had an incredible ending for how long it took to get there and all of the resulting build-up.

Dancer in the Dark.. I really like this movie, but I don't think I could actually stomach watching it again on my own.

I haven't seen Breaking the Waves.

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Re: Director: Lars Von Trier

Postby iembalm on Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:43 pm

I have seen Dogville, Dancer in the Dark and Breaking the Waves. Dogville, meh. Dancer in the Dark, very good. Breaking the Waves, masterpiece.
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Re: Director: Lars Von Trier

Postby muzorewi's daughter on Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:42 am

riget is great

idioterne is great

direktøren for det hele is very funny

dancer in the dark is ok
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Re: Director: Lars Von Trier

Postby Benny on Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:29 am

Not Crap. seen a lot of his movies. he's a good filmmaker.
Lots of waffles tough, because he fucking creeps me out. Almost all his movies are about a girl that suffers terrible shit, terrible shit til the end. what's up man?
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Re: Director: Lars Von Trier

Postby enframed on Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:32 am

Benny wrote:Not Crap. seen a lot of his movies. he's a good filmmaker.
Lots of waffles tough, because he fucking creeps me out. Almost all his movies are about a girl that suffers terrible shit, terrible shit til the end. what's up man?


i heard an interview in which he says he essentially feels like those women. he's a strange cat who as a child had NO direction whatesoever. he's also agoraphobic or something.
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Re: Director: Lars Von Trier

Postby tallchris on Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:02 pm

Breaking the Waves is a great, cringe inducing film. For that film alone, he still gets a NOT CRAP from me.
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Re: Director: Lars Von Trier

Postby Get dog costumes on Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:18 pm

Gruppe knell! Gruppe knell!

I haven't seen any of his other movies, but not crap.
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Re: Director: Lars Von Trier

Postby oxlongm on Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:24 pm

This C/NC reminds me of a conversation I once had. It was about whether a typical porno would be considered Dogme 95-compliant.
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Re: Director: Lars Von Trier

Postby enframed on Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:27 pm

oxlongm wrote:This C/NC reminds me of a conversation I once had. It was about whether a typical porno would be considered Dogme 95-compliant.


if it was amateur, maybe.
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Re: Director: Lars Von Trier

Postby Ace on Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:52 pm

i like what i've seen by him, but only enough to not dislike it.
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Re: Director: Lars Von Trier

Postby choppy on Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:59 pm

I've never seen any of his movies.

I have seen the Five Distractions, though, and I liked that.
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Re: Director: Lars Von Trier

Postby D./Eksvplot on Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:24 am

Surely this has been done before.
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Re: Director: Lars Von Trier

Postby Marsupialized on Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:13 am

CRAP. Complete asshole. Movies are really awful for the most part.
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Re: Director: Lars Von Trier

Postby iembalm on Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:06 am

big_dave wrote:Garbage. No merit whatsoever.

I'm sorry. Katrin Cartlidge was in Breaking the Waves. The film is meritorious for that reason alone.
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Re: Director: Lars Von Trier

Postby heavydoom on Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:29 am

some movies may be misleading as they can bore you to tears, the dogma stuff, but watch THE IDIOTS, DANCER IN THE DARK, THE KINGDOM....great, funny and moving movies. the latter is a danish made for tv series.
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Re: Director: Lars Von Trier

Postby Brett Eugene Ralph on Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:39 am

I love The Idiots and The Five Obstructions, and I was blown away by Breaking the Waves when I first saw it. Knowing what becomes of Emily Watson's character, however, I have found myself unable to watch it again although I've tried a couple of times. I thought Dancer in the Dark was good, too, particularly for a musical (which I tend to despise).
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Re: Director: Lars Von Trier

Postby choppy on Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:01 pm

Obstructions!

I meant Obstructions.

Dammit.
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Re: Director: Lars Von Trier

Postby scntfc on Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:58 pm

europa is awesome. if you're a fan of noir - night of the hunter, the third man, etc - you might find it worthy. the photography and music are fantastic. most everything else i've seen by him has been tedious.
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