The House That Jack Built (Lars von Trier, 2018)

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Re: The House That Jack Built (Lars von Trier, 2018)

#76 Post by swo17 » Mon May 14, 2018 6:26 pm

DarkImbecile wrote:Obviously anyone tweeting about it now didn’t stay through the whole thing, so not necessarily representative, but here’s one: “”Gross. Pretentious. Vomitive. Torturous. Pathetic.”
"Vomitive" is a pretty pretentious way to say "gross"

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Re: The House That Jack Built (Lars von Trier, 2018)

#77 Post by black&huge » Mon May 14, 2018 6:30 pm

The one thing that turned me off about the trailer is that it looks like Trier is making Dillon as an action hero version of a serial killer. He not only kills by hand but by gun. It seems like incorporating too many different types of serial killers into one. The gun stuff seems cheap and really, polished as in a Hollywood movie trying too hard to push the edge of how disturbing this man must be. Maybe that's the point? But I also am guilty of having the expectation that Trier would portray a less comical killer.

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Re: The House That Jack Built (Lars von Trier, 2018)

#78 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon May 14, 2018 6:44 pm

LVT has never set foot on US soil, let alone Hollywood - and almost all of his past work has had a great sense of often self-deprecating humor

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#79 Post by black&huge » Mon May 14, 2018 6:55 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:LVT has never set foot on US soil, let alone Hollywood - and almost all of his past work has had a great sense of often self-deprecating humor
Yup, I'm aware of the first thing. Yeah, perhaps I was thinking too much that this would have the same tone as antichrist.

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Re: The House That Jack Built (Lars von Trier, 2018)

#80 Post by swo17 » Mon May 14, 2018 6:57 pm

People are saying this revels in
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the mutilation of women and children
so yeah, Hollywood

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#81 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon May 14, 2018 7:02 pm

I was about to post the tweet that description came from. I question anyone saying they've "never seen anything like this at a film festival" - walkouts and intensely violent films are a constant at a ton of film festivals. Fuck, I saw A Serbian Film at a film festival. There is no way the von Trier will be as nauseating an experience as that film.

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#82 Post by Randall Maysin » Mon May 14, 2018 7:13 pm

That's quite the recommendation

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Re: The House That Jack Built (Lars von Trier, 2018)

#83 Post by DarkImbecile » Mon May 14, 2018 7:20 pm


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#84 Post by domino harvey » Mon May 14, 2018 7:23 pm

Actors culpable
Perfect pullquote for the poster

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#85 Post by black&huge » Mon May 14, 2018 7:26 pm

swo17 wrote:People are saying this revels in
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the mutilation of women and children
so yeah, Hollywood
As long as most of those cases in the movie aren't by boring old guns.

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Re: The House That Jack Built (Lars von Trier, 2018)

#86 Post by Big Ben » Mon May 14, 2018 7:28 pm

You don't mutilate people in the way they're talking about with guns my dude. I can't imagine they'd highlight that tidbit if it was like the opening scene to Robocop.

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#87 Post by domino harvey » Mon May 14, 2018 7:30 pm

It received a standing ovation by those who stayed

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#88 Post by black&huge » Mon May 14, 2018 7:34 pm

domino harvey wrote:It received a standing ovation by those who stayed
Icing on the cake.

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Re: The House That Jack Built (Lars von Trier, 2018)

#89 Post by black&huge » Mon May 14, 2018 7:35 pm

Big Ben wrote:You don't mutilate people in the way they're talking about with guns my dude. I can't imagine they'd highlight that tidbit if it was like the opening scene to Robocop.
I maybe wrote that out wrong. I was trying to express my satisfaction that it sounds like gun violence wont be a big part of the killer's methods.

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Re: The House That Jack Built (Lars von Trier, 2018)

#90 Post by swo17 » Mon May 14, 2018 7:37 pm

*walks out on thread*

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#91 Post by Big Ben » Mon May 14, 2018 7:42 pm

ANYWAY.

The thing about the reactions is is that Lars isn't a new director. Every single one of them knew what they were getting into when they sat down. I agree with domino that all this is really going to do is make for great marketing material. I mean one critic, Robbie Collin said this film feels like a suicide note. Can't wait for that to be emblazoned on the poster in neon.

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#92 Post by black&huge » Mon May 14, 2018 7:45 pm

I fully agree. There was no way this wasn't going to get some good promotion. And yes, 1000000% I don't understand what there is to complain about in terms of depciting violence when it's a 1) Lars von Trier film 2) about a serial killer.

Seems like people want this to get recognition.

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#93 Post by domino harvey » Mon May 14, 2018 7:56 pm

domino harvey wrote:It received a standing ovation by those who stayed
Hollywood Reporter now saying the standing O lasted six minutes, the same as for Spike Lee

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Re: The House That Jack Built (Lars von Trier, 2018)

#94 Post by Noiretirc » Mon May 14, 2018 8:28 pm

This will be his Peeping Tom.

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Re: The House That Jack Built (Lars von Trier, 2018)

#95 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon May 14, 2018 8:39 pm

The haters....
Big Ben wrote:One report saying over one hundred people have walked out as of now.

...and the haters of the haters.
domino harvey wrote:
domino harvey wrote:It received a standing ovation by those who stayed
Hollywood Reporter now saying the standing O lasted six minutes, the same as for Spike Lee
What more can you ask of Lars Von Trier.

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Re: The House That Jack Built (Lars von Trier, 2018)

#96 Post by Hopscotch » Mon May 14, 2018 9:08 pm

I gather the first wave of walkouts was over
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child murder/mutilation
That's, um, not something you see every day. (I hope.)

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Re: The House That Jack Built (Lars von Trier, 2018)

#97 Post by Big Ben » Mon May 14, 2018 9:15 pm

This article goes into more detail regarding the scene that caused the walkouts. Spoilers obviously.
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There's been no shortage of resurgence in dead kids in media (It, Stranger Things) so this must be pretty violent.

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Re: The House That Jack Built (Lars von Trier, 2018)

#98 Post by black&huge » Mon May 14, 2018 9:55 pm

Alright I'm ready for actual reviews now. Hopefully someone talks about the digital effects which I read were "complicated".

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Re: The House That Jack Built (Lars von Trier, 2018)

#99 Post by Werewolf by Night » Mon May 14, 2018 10:09 pm

DarkImbecile wrote:These festivals really appeal mostly to those with equal doses of cinephilia and masochism.
And any time you’re not sitting in a screening, you’re either literally running to one or standing in line to get into one. I hate film festivals.

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Re: The House That Jack Built (Lars von Trier, 2018)

#100 Post by black&huge » Mon May 14, 2018 10:39 pm

Read a tweet earlier where some woman..

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who walked out said she found the film disgusting because watching children get killed is neither entertaining or art.
But who said it was either one in regards to this film? I can easily see her statement being turned against her: "why did you think it would or could be either?" :lol:
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