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  • #46
    Originally posted by Jack the Pin View Post
    I happened to get my first viewing of Antichrist on The Sundance Channel last night. Very solid film in terms of acting and story. The imagery was very artful if perhaps a little too preening and high concept. I'm not sure if I should have been confused by the film or not. In one respect, the story is a very simple fable, yet it seems as if the film--that is the images that make up the film--was telling a different story. Visually there were some beautiful moments, some harrowing moments, some grotesque moments. I admire anyone who can depict nudity and coitus in a way that is ugly and unappealing rather than erotic. I'm sure it's easy to do, but it is so rarely done (intentionally) that it gave me pause. I really like how the film builds a very typical sense of foreboding and expectation and then jumps the rails entirely about two thirds of the way in. I was expecting a typically atypical supernatural story where it would seem that the story is building toward some inevitable disclosure of supernatural horror. What I got was....well....what I got, which was perfect.
    This was my main problem with that film. If I have to wiki what the hell the images in your film mean (because they have no context in terms of the films plot), then it was a failure, imo. Images of mutilated animals, and such, all required to have extensive knowledge of the bible, to even understand why they are on the screen, at all. No thanks. just seemed pretentious, to me.

    Have Melancholia in my instaque for prob a year or so, now. Just can't get that sour taste Anti-Christ left me with, out of my mouth. I know I need to revisit it, though, so maybe soon. Or maybe I need to just check out some of his other films.
    Last edited by BeRightBack; 05-04-2013, 09:56 AM.

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    • #47
      Chapter 1
      -The Compleat Angler -

      How does an ordinary bag of chocolate sweets become a symbol of sexual victory?

      As Joe and her experienced friend B embark on a train trip, they bet on how many men they can seduce on the ride.

      The grand prize is a delicious bag of chocolate sweets, and it soon becomes clear to Joe that in order to win, she needs to lure the prey into biting the hook like a skilled fisherman.



      [YOUTUBE]CMnJDyv2a1Y#at=55[/YOUTUBE]

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      • #48
        Originally posted by BeRightBack View Post
        Have Melancholia in my instaque for prob a year or so, now. Just can't get that sour taste Anti-Christ left me with, out of my mouth. I know I need to revisit it, though, so maybe soon. Or maybe I need to just check out some of his other films.
        For what it's worth I found Melancholia to be superior to AC in nearly every conceivable way.

        I'm not too jazzed on the synopsis, I might check it out when it inevitability makes it's way to Netflix but I can't see myself paying for it, at least not directly.

        inhale
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        exhale

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        • #49
          [YOUTUBE]LSOONAsCG0U[/YOUTUBE]

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          • #50
            I am so pumped for this movie, Lars Von Trier is one of the best directors around.

            Originally posted by BeRightBack View Post
            This was my main problem with that film. If I have to wiki what the hell the images in your film mean (because they have no context in terms of the films plot), then it was a failure, imo. Images of mutilated animals, and such, all required to have extensive knowledge of the bible, to even understand why they are on the screen, at all. No thanks. just seemed pretentious, to me.

            Have Melancholia in my instaque for prob a year or so, now. Just can't get that sour taste Anti-Christ left me with, out of my mouth. I know I need to revisit it, though, so maybe soon. Or maybe I need to just check out some of his other films.
            I thought the imagery in Antichrist was outstanding and it fitted perfectly with the context of the plot. It deals with the idea that women are inherently evil which is an idea strongly linked to Eve in the garden of Eden.

            If you want to check out one of his other films then I highly recommend Dogville, it's a straight forward story told in such a unique style.

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            • #51
              I'm not a big fan of AC, It felt like weirdness for weirdness' sake. But Melancholia is pretty damn good.

              I didn't really know what to think of it at first, and after the first 15 minutes or so I thought I was going to hate it, but it ended up being a pretty cool Sci/Fi apocalyptic movie.


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              • #52
                Originally posted by Wonderlust View Post
                [YOUTUBE]LSOONAsCG0U[/YOUTUBE]



                I'm there.

                god dammit it's been removed now

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by Midnight-Kroovy View Post
                  I am so pumped for this movie, Lars Von Trier is one of the best directors around.
                  ...and one of the biggest asholes as well.

                  Originally posted by The Revelator View Post
                  god dammit it's been removed now
                  Another try.
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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by Santa View Post
                    ...and one of the biggest asholes as well.


                    Another try.
                    Yeah you can find it a few different places.

                    Trier is a prick but he's very talented.

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                    • #55
                      This looks great and just what we have come to expect from Von Trier.

                      I'm soooooo there.

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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by The Revelator View Post
                        Yeah you can find it a few different places.

                        Trier is a prick but he's very talented.
                        He's a complete tit, but a fantastic director.

                        I don't know what to think of this. The hardcore porn seems totally unnecessary for me. I have no idea why big names are in this, and I don't know why Charlotte Gainsbourg keeps coming back for more! This could be quite intense though. I just won't be watching it with my parents.
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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by horrorking95 View Post
                          He's a complete tit, but a fantastic director.

                          I don't know what to think of this. The hardcore porn seems totally unnecessary for me. I have no idea why big names are in this, and I don't know why Charlotte Gainsbourg keeps coming back for more! This could be quite intense though. I just won't be watching it with my parents.
                          Can't really watch any Von Trier flick with your parents around.

                          I'm indifferent on the sex discussion as I don't see how it takes away from the quality of the actual film but I don't really see how it adds anything either. Isn't this movie like four hours? Looks dark as fuck and I'm so hype to watch this ASAP. Hopefully we get an extended version later on.


                          Put "2 Fast 2 Furious" in B&W and Se7en thinks he's watching a Bergman film.
                          I find the Metal Gear Solid series to be mediocre at best.

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                          • #58
                            If people are already whinging about the sex scenes and if they're going to be appropriate or not, then I suggest you shouldn't be watching a movie called Nymhomaniac, at least not one directed by Lars Von Trier.

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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by Rusted View Post
                              If people are already whinging about the sex scenes and if they're going to be appropriate or not, then I suggest you shouldn't be watching a movie called Nymhomaniac, at least not one directed by Lars Von Trier.
                              Well from the red band, they're obviously not very appropriate.

                              I'm glad though, I'm sure Trier could find more accessible work in Hollywood (He doesn't seem to have any trouble finding big names who want to work with him) but It's cool to see someone who tries to be more & more controversial & abstruse as his filmography progresses.


                              Put "2 Fast 2 Furious" in B&W and Se7en thinks he's watching a Bergman film.
                              I find the Metal Gear Solid series to be mediocre at best.

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by Se7en Sins View Post
                                Well from the red band, they're obviously not very appropriate.

                                I'm glad though, I'm sure Trier could find more accessible work in Hollywood (He doesn't seem to have any trouble finding big names who want to work with him) but It's cool to see someone who tries to be more & more controversial & abstruse as his filmography progresses.
                                Von Trier doesn't need Hollywood. He has the big name talent lining up to work with him because he's not mainstream.

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