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Re: Lars Von Trier
« Reply #270 on: May 19, 2011, 10:25:12 AM »
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This incident makes me realize something.

We have heard the man and we have seen the quotes and they are two completely different things. I mean what Pubrick just exposed is scandalous.

How many times do you guess this happens? How many times are we told X guy said Y things when really it was Z.

Scary times we live in.

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Re: Lars Von Trier
« Reply #271 on: May 19, 2011, 10:55:05 AM »
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Remember when film journalists at film festivals used to write about films?

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Re: Lars Von Trier
« Reply #272 on: May 19, 2011, 12:53:41 PM »
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I didn't know this and was surprised:

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Two films by young directors premiered in Un Certain Regard today: "Oslo, August 31st" by Joachim Trier (son of Lars von Trier), and "Loverboy" by Catalin Mitulescu
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Re: Lars Von Trier
« Reply #273 on: May 19, 2011, 01:35:09 PM »
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Joachim Trier and Lars von Trier are distant cousins, according to what I've read--not son and father.

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Re: Lars Von Trier
« Reply #274 on: May 19, 2011, 01:43:22 PM »
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Joachim Trier and Lars von Trier are distant cousins, according to what I've read--not son and father.

According to Joachim himself in this interview:  http://www.phase9.tv/moviefeatures/repriseq&a-joachimtrier1.shtml

Thanks for spotting that.  I got it from here:  http://blogs.suntimes.com/scharres/2011/05/_another_much-anticipated_film_by.html#more
“If I had to hold up the most heavily fortified bank in America,” Bolaño says, “I’d take a gang of poets. The attempt would probably end in disaster, but it would be beautiful.”

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Re: Lars Von Trier
« Reply #275 on: May 19, 2011, 04:01:59 PM »
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Lars von Trier: 'I'm a Little Proud' of Cannes Ban (Cannes 2011)
After being ousted by the festival for remarks about Hitler and Nazis, the "Melancholia" director tells THR he's "no Mel Gibson."
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CANNES –Lars von Trier has accepted his ban by the Cannes Film Festival but said he’s no Mel Gibson. The Danish director was named persona non grata by the Cannes Festival after provocative remarks in a press conference for his Competition title Melancholia in which he called himself a Nazi and said he “sympathized a bit” with Hitler.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Von Trier said he was sorry for any damage his comments, which he says were meant as a joke and misunderstood, have done to the Cannes Festival’s reputation. “It’s a pity because (Jewish festival head) Gilles Jacob is a close personal friend of mine,” Von Trier said. “What I said was completely stupid but I am absolutely no Mel Gibson … What I meant was I could imagine what it was like for Hitler in the bunker, making plans. Not that I would do what Hitler did. But it’s a pity if it means I will lose contact with Cannes.” Von Trier pointed to his own background -his stepfather is Jewish and he grew up thinking he had Jewish roots –to indicate how ridiculous it would be to call him an anti-Semite. But Lars Von Trier wouldn’t be the enfant terrible of the European cinema scene if he didn’t spice his mea culpa with another zinger. “I have to say I’m a little proud of being named a persona non grata. I think my family would be proud,” he quipped. “I have a French order. Now they will likely tear it off my chest.” It is still unclear what Cannes ban, the first applied to a director in living memory, will mean for Von Trier. The director said he would not be allowed “within 100 meters” of the Festival Palais and red carpet, meaning he will not attend the Cannes awards ceremony on Sunday, but was not certain if his films would also be banned. “I hope not,” Von Trier commented. “Because even if I was Hitler –and I must now state for the record I am not Hitler –but even if I was Hitler and I made a great film, Cannes should select it.” It seems unlikely that Cannes will ban Von Trier’s films. The Festival has kept Melancholia in Competition even as it has banned the controversial Danish director. But his comments, and the reaction to them, are certain to have long-lasting effects, both on the reception of Melancholia and Von Trier’s career. Already the Argentine distributor of the film, citing Von Trier’s comments, said it would not release Melancholia. The director himself admitted he may now have trouble “raising money or getting certain actors to work with me” because of the incident. Von Trier however played down the reaction of Melancholia stars Kirsten Dunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg, who were sitting to either side of him at the press conference and seemed shocked by what he was saying. “I think Kirsten sees me as very European and crazy,” he said. “But I don’t think Charlotte was shocked. Her father (singer/songwriter Serge Gainsbourg) was known for being provocative. She said to me ‘My father would have been proud of you.’” Von Trier said he has not yet talked to Martin Scorsese, with whom he is planning a collaborative documentary: The Five Obstructions: Scorsese vs Trier. Von Trier said he is confident the project, which Magnolia pre-bought for North America just hours before the controversial Melancholia press conference, will go ahead. “I haven’t spoken to him yet but Martin is very open minded,” Von Trier said. Trying to explain his press conference comments, Von Trier admitted that, in part, he was playing his old role as Cannes’ agent provocateur. “It sounds strange but I don’t like conflict. When I went into the press conference I felt like I should entertain people there,” he said. “Everyone comes to see what crazy thing Lars is going to say. And then I started a sentence which I couldn’t get out of. At the time I didn’t think much about it. Everyone seemed to understand and they was laughter. It’s only afterwards, when you read it: ‘I sympathize with Hitler’ that I thought ‘oh boy.’”
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Re: Lars Von Trier
« Reply #276 on: May 19, 2011, 05:37:19 PM »
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Other filmmakers aren't going to take this shit seriously, but I don't think anyone wants to come to his aid at the moment for fear of becoming part of Kafka's Trial.

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Re: Lars Von Trier
« Reply #277 on: May 19, 2011, 05:50:16 PM »
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Other filmmakers aren't going to take this shit seriously, but I don't think anyone wants to come to his aid at the moment for fear of becoming part of Kafka's Trial.

very well put

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Re: Lars Von Trier
« Reply #278 on: May 19, 2011, 06:10:30 PM »
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Yeah especially after they already wasted their credibility defending Polanski.

Already the Argentine distributor of the film, citing Von Trier’s comments, said it would not release Melancholia.

Come on kal, don't be like that!
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Re: Lars Von Trier
« Reply #279 on: May 19, 2011, 10:51:27 PM »
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Hqhahhaha it might be true! If it's Kal I flip

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Re: Lars Von Trier
« Reply #280 on: May 20, 2011, 12:42:25 PM »
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Beef Watch: Nicolas Winding Refn ‘Repulsed’ By Lars Von Trier! Von Trier Says ‘Fuck Him’! Porno!
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Another day, another right turn to the ridiculously stupid fall-out from Lars Von Trier‘s “nazi” statements. Good old humorless reporters at Cannes loved raking noted provocateur Lars Von Trier over the coals for his joking “pro-Nazi” stance before the organization dubbed him persona non grata. The next step, of course, is the reaction from other filmmakers. This should be fun.

Reportedly, Nicolas Winding Refn, who debuted “Drive” on the Riviera recently, was “repulsed” by Von Trier’s comments. What that means, we don’t know. Maybe Refn actually said the words, “how repulsive.” Maybe he shook his head and verbally denounced Von Trier in a more specific manner. Maybe he simply made a “repulsed” facial expression, which could suggest someone misinterpreted how the “Bronson” filmmaker holds in a fart. Whatever the case, Von Trier, who apparently goes way back with Refn, thinks very little of the guy’s opinion.

When informed of Refn’s repulsion in an interview, Von Trier told IndieWIRE, “I’ve known him since he was a kid! Fuck him.” Refn is the son of Anders Refn, who edited “Breaking The Waves” and “Antichrist,” so there’s definitely a relationship there. While we wouldn’t be surprised if Von Trier has made several professional enemies, we also wouldn’t be surprised to one day see LVT and fellow Dane Refn arm in arm. In case you weren’t aware of this, Von Trier says things off the cuff, and in Hollywood, people keep their friends close, but keep total fucking assholes closer.

It’s a fascinating interview, which should be expected from Von Trier. Along with another prolonged, dry mea culpa for his Hitler comments (peppered with the sentiment that everyone reacted inappropriately - which is true), he reveals that Paul Thomas Anderson suggested Kirsten Dunst for “Melancholia,” that his next film, “The Nymphomaniac,” would be only a “softcore” pornographic affair (wimp!), and that he was deterred from adapting Wagner‘s “The Ring” because of Wagner’s associations with… wait for it… Hitler. Oy vey!

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Re: Lars Von Trier
« Reply #281 on: May 20, 2011, 12:43:42 PM »
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Did i miss the link to the video? i can't find it, can someone help a brotha out?
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Re: Lars Von Trier
« Reply #282 on: May 20, 2011, 01:04:57 PM »
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See below:

Has everyone seen the video of the press conference? http://www.festival-cannes.com/en/mediaPlayer/11391.html

It's so clear that he was just trying to make a very dark and provocative point (of questionable merit) about sympathising with evil, realised he was making a hash of it, then tried to diffuse it with a joke about how he knew his words would be spun ("Okay, fine, yes: I'm a Nazi - that's how you're all going to write it up anyway..."). If you haven't already, it's worth checking out the video for Dunst's hilarious awkward reactions alone. The question that kicks it off comes at 34:30.

While the mics are still running after the the conference has ended you hear Dunst saying "Oh, Lars... That was intense." To which he replies, "Oh, come ooon..." I concur.
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Re: Lars Von Trier
« Reply #283 on: May 20, 2011, 01:08:26 PM »
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When informed of Refn’s repulsion in an interview, Von Trier told IndieWIRE, “I’ve known him since he was a kid! Fuck him.”

Now that was funny.
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Re: Lars Von Trier
« Reply #284 on: May 20, 2011, 01:16:06 PM »
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Beef Watch: Nicolas Winding Refn ‘Repulsed’ By Lars Von Trier! Von Trier Says ‘Fuck Him’! Porno!
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This whole article reads like something TMZ would do. Gross.  :doh:

This whole LVT thing has been blown way out of proportion. He basically bombed on stage and then got banned from everything for it. Just throw some tomatoes at his face, call him an idiot and move on.  :splat: :splat: :splat:
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