How could you not have "Z" on the Auteurs???
This film seems quiet and humble on the surface but it has a beautiful story that's universal and incredibly sad! You're right Tyler, seriocomedy is some kind of a mistake. Unless I missed something.
I'm afraid that looking forward to seeing this film as much as I am makes me some sort of masochist. The fear, brutality, despair, and sheer anger that most of Trier's other films illicit somehow in the end make me feel hysterically, nearly rapturously, alive... I hope that this one continues to do so as well.
This movie is a riot: A crazed, sexy as always, Isabella Rossellini, that dude from kids in the hall, and glass prosthetic legs filled with beer...what's not to like?!!!
This isn't the easiest film to watch, and Jordan H got it right when he said that you'll feel exhausted by the end of it - but it's more than worth it. Portraying the violent corruption of children is a difficult and brave thing to do. A gorgeous spectacle.
Where's "Metropolis" and "The Big Heat"?
Hitchcock always had knack for casting some irresistible leading men in his comic-caper films, and Michael Redgrave's persistently cheeky and charming musician is no exception. The bedroom scene between Lockwood and his character is hysterical.
I just saw 'Lust,Caution' and it was beautiful - I'm disappointed that it doesn't have it's own entry! (especially since I don't even think that The Ice Storm is as good as Lust,Caution or Brokeback even!) Shouldn't there be a way for members to suggest the addition of films to the library?
As long as hegemonic occupations and opposing insurgencies continue to occur anywhere in the world, this film is a relevant reflection. The day that any insurgency is silenced, this film will still hold the seeds of future provocation to resist.