First off, Lars Von Trier’s movies have always been as intellectually stimulating as pornography, but though that sounds like I’m making a joke the thing is I’ve been tired of his “AND THIS IS HOW DEEP I’LL PENETRATE YOU THIS MOVIE!” schtick for a very, very long time. Us here talking about it? That’s all he’s trying to do. He’s succeeding because we’re doing it.
Secondly, Charlotte Gainsbourg has done things resoundingly more creepy than porn. Behold:
“Lemon Incest”, the duo between her and her father rolling on a bed singing about something called… lemon… incest….
Thirdly, re: “I’m actually starting to believe he’s losing his fucking mind……….”
He’s not. This is the same calculated provocateur career it’s always been.
YES ^ ^ ^ to all 3
The music that plays over the beginning has been leaked.
please tell me that’s a joke
Otherwise, I did say during Experiments in Cinema 7.9 that “any truly advanced experimental film is indistinguishable from porn”, only half-jokingly, so maybe Lars Von Trier truly is pushing the envelope by making arthouse film the pornography it aspires to be. But I’m still half joking and the serious half isn’t serious enough to watch his movies.
@ruby stevens: Not a NIN fan?
You don’t like Nine Inch Nails Ruby?
Knowing Lars? He’d do it just for you Ruby.
i was a fan of nine inch nails when u were in diapers, kiddies. i just have a feeling that’s ben’s idea of a bad joke
Lemon Incest clip might be NSFW – will refrain til i get home:)
@ben.: It’s kinda funny: a remixed version of Closer plays during the credits of Seven.
I like one album from Serge (Histoire de Melody Nelson) but that doesn’t change my opinion of him as the most awesome French pervert of all time.
EDIT: @ruby stevens: LOL I wasn’t even born yet during Closer…
Whoa. Snark today. I’d better watch out.
Don’t tell me that you would put it past it him though Ruby.
hey, where’s odi? has she abandoned us again? :(
hope everything’s ok. anyways, gotta go. talk at y’all later
edit: no ben, i wouldn’t put anything past him at this point
Everyone has his/her rest days from Mubi. (Mine is never…)
Odi has been struggling with health problems lately.
^ Is that for real?
“Lemon Incest clip might be NSFW – will refrain til i get home:)”
It’s not explicit visually, but you do need to listen to the song and there’s really no reason to be viewing it at work.
Yes, Dude, Odi has been struggling with health problems lately. If you don’t know, she has diabetes and sometimes it gets the better of her. She and I are working on the Ergodic Cinema Project together so when diabetes takes her down, she informs me.
I’m actually supposed to say something in the ECP thread but I’ve been spending the last two days regaining my feet from Experiments in Cinema 7.9. Tomorrow I have quite a bit to catch up with with my various projects and I’ll work it out, but I first have to look into a funding opportunity that may have fallen across our lap.
:( Send her my regards, I guess…
She’s been floating around the boards when she has time, she’ll probably pop up around here sooner or later.
I have to get the new UPA cartoon collection! Holy crap it looks amazing.
Brave comes out on my birthday! I win.
@samantha: that’s cool!
Iggy Pop wins.
Dammit I missed the Nymphomaniac discussion! Anyway, with all the hype Lars is giving about it being pornographic, I bet it’s just gonna feature like three penetration shots. :/ Laaaaaaaaame.
The report said full body penetration.
From what I know about girls is that you can penetrate more than one thing.
I just don’t think Nymphomaniac will meet my expectations – Given what he’s said about it, I’m expecting it to be pretty fucking nasty. Like, it should make In the Realm of the Senses look like I Love Lucy.
Also, I feel annoyed that Hitchcock didn’t even bother to find out the actor’s name. And he just kind of assumes that Truffaut will just fall over himself to get the actor’s autograph. What a self-important prick!
So did anybody else see super-bright Venus last night? I glimpsed it through the window and didn’t already know that it was supposed to be super-bright, and it really creeped me out until I looked it up because I thought it was Melancholia!