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« Reply #45 on: October 09, 2003, 08:28:30 AM »
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I just read the script for 'Dear Wendy,' which is shooting now.  It stars Jaime Bell and some chick I've never heard of (Alison Pill I believe is her name?).  LVT wrote it, but turned over directing duties to Thomas Vinterberg to he could finish the USA trilogy.
Basically-- Dear Wendy is LVT's 'love letter' to the US regarding gun control, and kids shooting adults.  It's pretty absurd... and strangely wonderful.  Basic premise: a 17 year old w/ no family falls in love w/ a gun, becomes empowered by it, then encourages the other outsiders in his small town to join him.  They all pack heat and create a child-like club-- built on studying guns and the damage they inflict.  They make a pact to never use their guns.  And once a new member enters the group, everything changes...
The whole thing is scored to music by The Zombies, and has an incredibly shocking climax.  This guy knows how to provoke audiences.  People will be talking about this one in a year or two.


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« Reply #46 on: October 09, 2003, 03:29:06 PM »
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So what exactly does this mean?

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« Reply #47 on: October 09, 2003, 03:47:48 PM »
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Hot bouncy thing?

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« Reply #48 on: October 09, 2003, 05:57:19 PM »
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I guess it means something close to this:

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« Reply #49 on: October 10, 2003, 10:44:24 PM »
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I guess it means something close to this:

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Glad we cleared that up.

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« Reply #50 on: November 11, 2003, 03:54:26 PM »
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Since friday I have seen two von trier films that I had never seen before:

Medea- This is a visually beautiful film. I felt that I was watching a dogme-film made by tarkovsky. Note that this is pre-pre dogme, however has some of the movement's elements. It tells the greek myth of Medea in a scandinavian setting, based on a carl t. dreyer script that never got made, and with a fantastic performance by udo kier. Once again I could count on lars to shock me and make all my limbs numb as the raw dramatic climax took place. Those of you who liked breaking the waves and the element of crime should watch this. I believe there is a new dvd edition out.

Epidemic- von Trier's horror documentary comedy drama film-within-a-film. A very interesting experiment in story-telling. We follow lars and niels vorsel as they try to write a film about a disease that is wiping out all of europe. I think of it basically as a prequel of the kindom (which I believe is the hospital that lars visits in epidemic). It has some very funny parts, as they were thinking of how to make the blister effects and their vision of a america based on pen-pals they had when they were 14. Also some very dramatic and scary moments. also highly recommended
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« Reply #51 on: November 12, 2003, 05:25:50 AM »
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i must be lost or something, but when is 'dogville' coming to theaters, or did i completely miss it, i've heard it's being moved back and so on.  does anyone know the truth?  i'm lost in the dark.

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« Reply #52 on: November 12, 2003, 07:43:12 AM »
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I think sometime in the spring -- I think I heard March mentioned somewhere, but  I don't remember where.

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« Reply #53 on: December 02, 2003, 12:52:29 PM »
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Howard Heads to 'Manderlay' with Von Trier

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Stepping into a role that had originally been earmarked for Nicole Kidman, Bryce Dallas Howard is in negotiations to play the lead character in "Manderlay," Lars von Trier's newest film, sources said.

Howard, oldest daughter of director Ron Howard, is making her feature film debut in M. Night Shyamalan's "The Village" (formerly known as "The Woods"), which is scheduled for release in August.

"Manderlay" is the second installment in a trilogy that began with "Dogville," which stars Kidman and Paul Bettany and is scheduled for release next year via Lions Gate. It is expected to pick up thematically where "Dogville" leaves off, telling a story of slavery in the American South.

Shooting is scheduled to begin in March in Denmark. Von Trier will direct from his own script.

At this year's Cannes Film Festival, von Trier publicly offered the role to Kidman at the "Dogville" news conference, and she appeared to accept. But she declined the role two months later because of scheduling conflicts.

Before "The Village," Howard had compiled a theater resume, including Manhattan Theater Club's "House/Garden," the Roundabout Theater's "Tartuffe" and the Public Theater's "As You Like It."
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« Reply #54 on: December 02, 2003, 08:48:04 PM »
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i must be lost or something, but when is 'dogville' coming to theaters, or did i completely miss it, i've heard it's being moved back and so on. does anyone know the truth? i'm lost in the dark.

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« Reply #55 on: December 02, 2003, 11:30:40 PM »
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Howard Heads to 'Manderlay' with Von Trier

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Stepping into a role that had originally been earmarked for Nicole Kidman, Bryce Dallas Howard is in negotiations to play the lead character in "Manderlay," Lars von Trier's newest film, sources said.

i see, von trier is finally going to address the issue of ugly chicks.
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« Reply #56 on: December 02, 2003, 11:53:24 PM »
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Howard Heads to 'Manderlay' with Von Trier

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Stepping into a role that had originally been earmarked for Nicole Kidman, Bryce Dallas Howard is in negotiations to play the lead character in "Manderlay," Lars von Trier's newest film, sources said.


Does that even make sense? Isn't Howard like 19 and Kidman 30 something? Howard will be playing Kidman's role from 'Dogville', right?

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« Reply #57 on: December 03, 2003, 01:29:11 AM »
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It'll make sense.

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« Reply #58 on: December 03, 2003, 07:38:23 AM »
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I was under the impression that the three films of the trilogy would be connected only by von Trier's commentary on the country and nothing else...
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« Reply #59 on: January 02, 2004, 05:50:13 PM »
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I've always been dying to see The Kingdom miniseries he made for Danish TV (I believe there were two separate miniseries...?). I wonder if anyone has seen them, and if there's any chance of a DVD release someday? MacG?

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