Melancholia (2011)

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    Sep 30, 2011 4:01 AM GMT
    Dear Lars von Trier: No. Hell no. FUCK no. I am the most open minded and accepting person when it comes to abstractly conceived, out of the box film. But this movie is a piece of crap. The seven minute intro was kind of cute. And then shit. Discuss?
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    Sep 30, 2011 10:06 PM GMT
    venue35 saidKirsten Dunst got the top acting prize at Cannes for this. Isn't her performance good? I've read good reviews about this film was gonna see it but saw Drive instead. I've heard it's his most mainstream film.


    There's nothing wrong with Dunst's performance. The film is ludicrous and doesn't make sense, and not in the good "this is so abstract is doesn't make sense" kind of way. But in the "I get this completely, but WHY were these choices made for the film!?" In some ways it reminds me of M. Knight Shyamalan's later films where everything was so face value it was insultingly stupid.
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    Sep 30, 2011 10:22 PM GMT
    All I thought about was Cousin Melancholia, from the original Addams Family US sitcom in the 1960s.

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    Sep 30, 2011 10:30 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidAll I thought about was Cousin Melancholia, from the original Addams Family US sitcom in the 1960s.

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    WIN.
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    Oct 19, 2011 7:58 PM GMT
    The first half was a bit boring... too fly-on-the-wall for me. I thought the second part was brilliant, though. The moonbathing scene was sublime!
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    Oct 19, 2011 8:11 PM GMT
    Selma Hayek approached him to adapt Genet's The Maids for her. This was the result - for better or worse.

    He has rather famously battled depression as well as anxiety and wanted viewers to have a very literal taste. He also wanted to play with the idea that depressed individuals deal with the pressure of impending doom far more efficiently than "normal" people.

    I liked the film more than I expected to but felt like it was a very slow journey.

    I also was not aware that Dunst had such a nice set of cans.
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    Oct 19, 2011 8:29 PM GMT
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    Cash saidI also was not aware that Dunst had such a nice set of cans.

    Oooh, get her! So butch.


    Those oysters were just begging for a thick pearl necklace.
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    Oct 19, 2011 10:43 PM GMT
    Alexander Skarsgard is in it.

    So I have to see it.

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    Oct 29, 2011 4:25 PM GMT
    although i loved this film, i do feel like i was kissed by a dementor after it
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    Oct 29, 2011 5:24 PM GMT
    Never got around to seeing it.. was too distracted by the Hitler stuff. My 16mm Cinemtography instructor saw it at Cannes, though, and raved about it. That just reinforced my decision to not see it.