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« Reply #165 on: February 03, 2005, 02:32:49 PM »
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It sounds way way cooler. And if you think that makes him egocentric....

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« Reply #166 on: February 03, 2005, 02:43:13 PM »
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That's not egocentric, that's really quite perceptive and creative.  Reminds me of some of the Coens' antics.

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« Reply #167 on: February 03, 2005, 02:48:14 PM »
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Of course. But one thing doesn't rule out the other.
I think that, however a horrible person he may be, he is one of the most intelligent and creative people in the business.
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« Reply #168 on: February 03, 2005, 02:49:59 PM »
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Of course. But one thing doesn't rule out the other.
I think that, however a horrible person he may be, he is one of the most intelligent and creative people in the business.

and that would be the business of lying about sicknesses.
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« Reply #169 on: February 04, 2005, 10:15:21 AM »
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Of course. But one thing doesn't rule out the other.


I agree it's a little immature to judge a piece of art by judging the artist.

Thankfully I have yet to lose a loved one to cancer.  But I have known others who have, and to watch someone's life crumble after losing someone they loved to such a disease is unbelievable.  I think for Lars to pull such a stunt is awful and really disrespectful.  Creativity and skill, done with integrity is how you get an audience to take your work seriously.  If you have to resort to cheap stunts to do so, you're no better than Tarantino.  

I've never been too impressed by most of his films with the exception of Dancer in the Dark which is absolutely incredible.

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« Reply #170 on: February 04, 2005, 11:56:41 AM »
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I've never been too impressed by most of his films with the exception of Dancer in the Dark which is absolutely incredible.


see The Idiots right now.

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« Reply #171 on: February 04, 2005, 12:00:05 PM »
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Of course. But one thing doesn't rule out the other.


I agree it's a little immature to judge a piece of art by judging the artist.

Thankfully I have yet to lose a loved one to cancer.  But I have known others who have, and to watch someone's life crumble after losing someone they loved to such a disease is unbelievable.  I think for Lars to pull such a stunt is awful and really disrespectful.  Creativity and skill, done with integrity is how you get an audience to take your work seriously.  If you have to resort to cheap stunts to do so, you're no better than Tarantino.  

I've never been too impressed by most of his films with the exception of Dancer in the Dark which is absolutely incredible.

it was his first film. a short film that no one will ever see or care about except as a curio.

who cares, sheesh.
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« Reply #172 on: February 04, 2005, 12:27:43 PM »
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Of course. But one thing doesn't rule out the other.
I think that, however a horrible person he may be, he is one of the most intelligent and creative people in the business.


I don't think von trier is in "the business."
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« Reply #173 on: February 04, 2005, 04:22:23 PM »
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He's not in the business of making films?  Then OMG, what the hell have I been watching?  :(

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« Reply #174 on: February 25, 2005, 12:07:15 AM »
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Wellspring loading 'Wendy' for U.S.

Wellspring, a division of American Vantage Media Corp., has acquired U.S. rights to "Dear Wendy," a film collaboration between Dogme 95 comrades Thomas Vinterberg and Lars von Trier. "Wendy," described as an acerbic commentary on American gun culture, appeared at this year's Sundance Film Festival and stars Jaime Bell, Bill Pullman and Mark Webber. It was directed by Vinterberg and written by von Trier. Nimbus Film and Zentropa produced.
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« Reply #175 on: February 25, 2005, 07:12:25 AM »
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Typical US Mother: "Remember what the MPAA says; Horrific, Deplorable violence is okay, as long as people don't say any naughty words."

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« Reply #176 on: February 25, 2005, 10:17:32 AM »
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Wellspring loading 'Wendy' for U.S.

Wellspring, a division of American Vantage Media Corp., has acquired U.S. rights to "Dear Wendy," a film collaboration between Dogme 95 comrades Thomas Vinterberg and Lars von Trier. "Wendy," described as an acerbic commentary on American gun culture,


I still find it interesting that Von Trier comments on a society he has never actually visisted.

what it really is, is a comment on his perception of America's gun culture, a perception that he has developed from exposure to American entertainment and news
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« Reply #177 on: February 25, 2005, 10:51:45 AM »
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Wellspring loading 'Wendy' for U.S.

Wellspring, a division of American Vantage Media Corp., has acquired U.S. rights to "Dear Wendy," a film collaboration between Dogme 95 comrades Thomas Vinterberg and Lars von Trier. "Wendy," described as an acerbic commentary on American gun culture,


I still find it interesting that Von Trier comments on a society he has never actually visisted.

what it really is, is a comment on his perception of America's gun culture, a perception that he has developed from exposure to American entertainment and news


But I think it's true that, to an extent, everyone knows America.
It's not just about the entertainment and news. It's about everything, it's about a culture that is, well I wouldn't go as far as to say America force their culture on the world, but close and the world embraces it as something godsent. It's easy to hate America, it's an easy target but it's old now. Why can't people take responsibility for their own life and live it their own way. Drink Coke, hate McDonalds...whatever. It doesn't matter.

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« Reply #178 on: February 27, 2005, 04:41:59 PM »
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context, context, context.

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« Reply #179 on: May 11, 2005, 06:56:04 PM »
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From Twitch Film

Von Trier Delaying Completion of America Trilogy To Shoot New Dogme Film

Some interesting news out of Cannes today from Screen Daily ... Danish auteur Lars Von Trier is reported stalling Wasington - the third film in his America trilogy - until 2007 so that he can shoot a new Dogme-style film in February titled Direktoren For Det Hele, which translates roughly to Managing Director Of It All. From the sounds of things it will be a film about people in the film industry, a topic Von Trier knows plenty about considering his production companies have a finger in just about every major production to come out of Scandanavia.

In other Von Trier news, the word on the street is that his Antichrist horror project is dead, though I can't find solid confirmation of that. It's sad if true ... his Kingdom mini-series is one of the strangest and most compelling horror entries of the past few years ...
We often went to the cinema, the screen would light up and we would tremble, but also, increasingly often, Madeleine and I were disappointed. The images had dated, they jittered, and Marilyn Monroe had gotten terribly old. We were sad, this wasn't the film we had dreamed of, this wasn't the total film that we all carried around inside us, this film that we would have wanted to make, or, more secretly, no doubt, that we would have wanted to live.

 

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