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Title: the house that jack built
Post by: KJ on November 02, 2016, 01:26:53 PM
USA in the 1970s. We follow the highly intelligent Jack over a span of 12 years and are introduced to the murders that define Jack's development as a serial killer. We experience the story from Jack's point of view, while he postulates each murder is an artwork in itself. As the inevitable police intervention is drawing nearer, he is taking greater and greater risks in his attempt to create the ultimate artwork. Along the way we experience Jack's descriptions of his personal condition, problems and thoughts through a recurring conversation with the unknown Verge - a grotesque mixture of sophistry mixed with an almost childlike self-pity and psychopathic explanations. The House That Jack Built is a dark and sinister story, yet presented through a philosophical and occasional humorous tale.


Matt Dillon To Play Serial Killer In Lars Von Trier’s ‘The House That Jack Built

Lars von Trier has never been short on ambition, but even he must’ve wondered what he could possibly do next after his two-part, button-pushing epic “Nymphomaniac.” Well, he’s decided to turn from sex to death. First announced in 2015, “The House That Jack Built” was originally pitched as an 8-part TV series, but along the way, it has been retooled into a feature film, with Von Trier’s producer saying earlier this year that it’s structurally in line with “Nymphomaniac.” Either way, it sounds like yet another effort that will see the director take audiences to the edge. And with production slated to begin soon, he’s starting to put his cast together.

Matt Dillon has signed up to play the lead role in the film as a serial killer, with legendary actor Bruno Ganz as Verge who will be a sounding board of sorts for the murderer. It actually sounds not unlike the relationship Charlotte Gainsbourg‘s character in “Nymphomaniac” had with Stellan Skarsgård, and the format of ‘Jack’ does sound similar.

Set in Washington during the ’70s and ’80s, and stretching out across twelve years, the story will be told from Jack’s point of view as he develops into a serial killer, and tries to create his grand work of “art” as the police draw closer to capturing him.

“[Von Trier] calls it the five incidents, which is the murder cases and then he has a lot of digressions in between to connect the story, in a similar way as in ‘Nymphomaniac,’ ” producer Louise Vesth said in the spring. “It will be a serial killer movie like you’ve never seen before.”

There’s much more casting to come including four prominent female roles, and cameras will roll soon in Denmark and Sweden. [Deadline]

http://theplaylist.net/matt-dillon-play-jack-ripper-lars-von-triers-house-jack-built-20161102/
Title: Re: the house that jack built
Post by: KJ on September 29, 2017, 02:50:42 PM
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Title: Re: the house that jack built
Post by: KJ on September 29, 2017, 03:12:37 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHiJJoYSeqI

Also, some other stuff:
-He has talked to the people at Cannes and there's a chance that the film will premier there.
-It's apparently his most expensive film to date.
-Riley Keough, that chick from american honey is casted as one of the girls!
Title: Re: the house that jack built
Post by: KJ on September 29, 2017, 03:25:05 PM
I guess I can post this as well, i'm just thirsting news.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-vPVJ7W1VQ

On the creative process, roughly translated:
"It's hell. I have so much anxiety. I think i'm starting to get too old to figure out how I will shot a film or work with actors...it's a challenge of dimensions. I don't think I will survive another film after this."
Title: Re: the house that jack built
Post by: wilder on October 26, 2017, 12:26:44 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/XpTBmqm.jpg)
Title: Re: the house that jack built
Post by: KJ on May 01, 2018, 08:28:22 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTydc-P1JQw

Premier at Cannes.
Title: Re: the house that jack built
Post by: KJ on May 01, 2018, 08:39:08 PM
(https://cdn.flickeringmyth.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/House-That-Jack-Built-1-600x338.jpg)
(https://cdn.flickeringmyth.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/House-That-Jack-Built-2-600x338.jpg)
(https://cdn.flickeringmyth.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/House-That-Jack-Built-3-600x338.jpg)

I have a feeling Matt Dillon will be surprisingly good in this.
Title: Re: the house that jack built
Post by: eward on May 01, 2018, 09:05:04 PM
oh fuck yes
Title: Re: the house that jack built
Post by: KJ on May 02, 2018, 12:20:16 AM
do anyone know if films outside competition usually do press conferences and all that?

because trier at cannes is always exciting, and some of his funniest moments was born there... "I am the best director in the world", the press conference with kidman, etc.
Title: Re: the house that jack built
Post by: Something Spanish on May 02, 2018, 10:57:17 AM
He’s hilarious: “What can I say? I understand Hitler. He did some wrong things, absolutely, but I can see him sitting there in his bunker at the end ... I sympathise with him, yes, a little bit.”
“I am very much for Jews; well not too much because Israel is a pain in the ass. But still, how can I get out of this sentence ... OK I’m a Nazi.”

Title: Re: the house that jack built
Post by: KJ on May 02, 2018, 12:20:24 PM
it's hard to tell if you are being sarcastic or not...

if someone is interested, he talks about the hitler comment in this recent interview (from 17:00).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZmAizZgeQU
Title: Re: the house that jack built
Post by: KJ on May 14, 2018, 04:15:13 PM
trailer
https://vimeo.com/269485725
Title: Re: the house that jack built
Post by: eward on May 14, 2018, 05:32:11 PM
Looks fantastic!
Title: Re: the house that jack built
Post by: KJ on May 14, 2018, 06:20:49 PM
"I’ve never seen anything like this at a film festival. More than 100 people have walked out of Lars von Trier’s ‘The House That Jack Built,’ which depicts the mutilation of women and children. “It’s disgusting,” one woman said on her way out.", "Lars has gone too far this time", “should not have been made.” etc, etc

from twitter
Title: Re: the house that jack built
Post by: Drenk on May 14, 2018, 06:57:20 PM
That tweet made me laugh:

"so so soooooo many walkouts during THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT but jeez louise the people that stayed launch into massive applause at the end. I smoked my first ever cigarette after lol"
Title: Re: the house that jack built
Post by: KJ on May 14, 2018, 07:19:01 PM
I can't wait to dramatically walk out my living room while watching this. like, I just watched maps to the stars, and could barely stomach the violence in that film.
Title: Re: the house that jack built
Post by: eward on May 14, 2018, 07:22:24 PM
Could not be more hyped for this. The ridiculous outrage that seems to accompany every von Trier release only intensifies my excitement.

Let the pearl clutching begin!
Title: Re: the house that jack built
Post by: KJ on May 15, 2018, 06:34:47 AM
Lars von Trier’s Serial Killer Epic Is Horrifying, Sadistic, Possibly Brilliant [Indiewire] (http://www.indiewire.com/2018/05/the-house-that-jack-built-review-lars-von-trier-1201964207/)

Lars Von Trier’s ‘The House That Jack Built’ Is Repulsive, Toxic Trash [ThePlaylist] (https://theplaylist.net/lars-von-trier-house-jack-built-review-20180514/)
Title: Re: the house that jack built
Post by: eward on May 15, 2018, 11:09:31 AM
Okay, the apparent structural and tonal similarities to Nymphomaniac (especially Vol. 2) now have me checking my excitement a bit. Pretty lukewarm on those films.
Title: Re: the house that jack built
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on May 15, 2018, 11:58:05 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYF2tfdD1fA
Title: Re: the house that jack built
Post by: eward on May 15, 2018, 09:44:07 PM
Lars Von Trier Film Triggers Outrage at Cannes…Or So Twitter Would Have You Believe

http://observer.com/2018/05/was-cannes-really-shocked-by-lars-von-trier-movie-the-house-that-jack-built/
Title: Re: the house that jack built
Post by: Just Withnail on October 12, 2018, 03:47:53 AM
I had a hard time with this, not really because of any of the supposedly shocking things (that are really only shocking in the context of an arthouse film), but mostly I was just bored. 80% of the film was pretty blandly constructed thriller scenes amounting to little more than "how will he do it this time?". It's at it's best when it's funny (and it's occasionally hilarious) and baroque, but mostly it consists of pretty worn out serial killer tropes. The contextualizing of these do add something, but not enough, I feel.

The film is basically a big confession from von Trier, "this is who I am and there's worth in portraying it". But it adds little new that he hasn't already shown in the other films, except pushing his imagery to new bombastic/pompous/ridiculous/funny heights towards the end, and a feeling that wanting to shock is really a compulsion for him. This both worked for the film (when the compulsion is so blatant it's just funny) and against it (when it wasn't bombastic enough to be interesting and ended up being merely trope'y).

At it's best it's von Trier at his best, at it's worst it's just boring.
Title: Re: the house that jack built
Post by: eward on October 12, 2018, 01:13:41 PM
Kinda how I feel about Nymphomaniac. And the trailer makes the whole thing seem stylistically very much in that vein. It's kind of a shame - pre-Nymphomaniac, von Trier was really on a roll. He'd likely blame sobriety.