History Creator / LarsVonTrier

13th Sep '17 8:10:01 PM dlchen145
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Lars von Trier is a Danish avant-garde writer-director, born in 1956. A notorious proponent of {{Melodrama}}, his works are often considered to be heavily on the cynical side of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism, often to the point of nihilism. His films are often considered to have emotional pain and depression as their central themes, and just as often portray [[HobbesWasRight humankind as inherently evil creatures]] that are more than happy to exploit, torment and ultimately destroy the few kind and selfless individuals in the world. [[NeverLiveItDown Do bear in mind that this is the popular stereotype of his work]], and in fact his films have taken a variety of approaches, though a focus on [[TrueArtIsAngsty Angst]] is frequently present.

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Lars von Trier (born Lars Trier) is a Danish avant-garde writer-director, born in on April 30, 1956. A notorious proponent of {{Melodrama}}, his works are often considered to be heavily on the cynical side of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism, often to the point of nihilism. His films are often considered to have emotional pain and depression as their central themes, and just as often portray [[HobbesWasRight humankind as inherently evil creatures]] that are more than happy to exploit, torment and ultimately destroy the few kind and selfless individuals in the world. [[NeverLiveItDown Do bear in mind that this is the popular stereotype of his work]], and in fact his films have taken a variety of approaches, though a focus on [[TrueArtIsAngsty Angst]] is frequently present.
16th Jul '17 6:40:19 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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The "[[TheVonTropeFamily von]]" in his name does not come from German nobility, but is in fact an in-jokish nickname von Trier had amongst his fellow students in film school. He ultimately decided to keep the nickname to pay homage to Erich von Stroheim and Josef von Sternberg, who also added their "von" later in life.

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The "[[TheVonTropeFamily von]]" in his name does not come from German nobility, but is in fact an in-jokish nickname von Trier had amongst his fellow students in film school. He ultimately decided to keep the nickname to pay homage to Erich von Stroheim Creator/ErichVonStroheim and Josef von Sternberg, Creator/JosefVonSternberg, who also added their "von" later in life.
8th May '17 2:24:43 PM Golondrina
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* LeFilmArtistique: Lars nearly always has a strong Narrative, and he tends to go lighter on the [[{{Surrealism}} more]] [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible esoteric]] stereotypes of this trope, but he gets enough mileage out of the CameraTricks, [[TrueArtIsAngsty maudlin subject matter]] and [[RefugeInAudacity controversy]] associated with the trope for three directors.



* LeFilmArtistique: Lars nearly always has a strong Narrative, and he tends to go lighter on the [[{{Surrealism}} more]] [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible esoteric]] stereotypes of this trope, but he gets enough mileage out of the CameraTricks, [[TrueArtIsAngsty maudlin subject matter]] and [[RefugeInAudacity controversy]] associated with the trope for three directors.
6th May '17 3:44:29 PM dlchen145
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* PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad: He's criticized the American media for this, saying that political correctness was another way of saying "fear of talking."



* TheVonTropeFamily
6th May '17 3:42:42 PM dlchen145
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* CreatorBreakdown: A rather nasty bout of Depression was the main impetus for his aptly named "Depression Trilogy": ''Film/{{Antichrist}}'', ''Film/{{Melancholia}}'' and ''Film/{{Nymphomaniac}}''. ''Melancholia'' is about a woman with crippling depression, [[WriteWhatYouKnow mirroring the director's]].



* MisanthropeSupreme: Lars may be this. [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Alternately]], the misanthropy of his work may just be a stylistic device borne out of RuleOfDrama. [[TakeAThirdOption Or]] he may just be a {{troll}}. It's difficult to be sure.
* MissingEpisode: ''Wasington'' [sic], the third film in The "USA, Land of Opportunity" Trilogy. von Trier's depression forced him to make ''Film/{{Antichrist}}'' instead. Jury's out if he'll ever make it, especially after he stated that ''The House That Jack Built'' might be his last film.
3rd Apr '17 4:19:59 AM mitcher
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* MissingEpisode: ''Wasington'' [sic], the third film in The "USA, Land of Opportunity" Trilogy. von Trier's depression forced him to make ''Film/{{Antichrist}}'' instead. Jury's out if he'll ever make it.

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* MissingEpisode: ''Wasington'' [sic], the third film in The "USA, Land of Opportunity" Trilogy. von Trier's depression forced him to make ''Film/{{Antichrist}}'' instead. Jury's out if he'll ever make it.it, especially after he stated that ''The House That Jack Built'' might be his last film.
20th Mar '17 5:20:33 AM mitcher
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** He has stated (with a ''cynical tone'') that his latest film, ''The House That Jack Built'', will be an allusion to the rise of Creator/DonaldTrump.

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** He has ''cynically'' stated (with a ''cynical tone'') that his latest film, ''The House That Jack Built'', will be an allusion to the rise of Creator/DonaldTrump.
9th Mar '17 3:32:44 AM mitcher
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* ControlFreak: Every actor he's ever worked with has characterized von Trier as this. Some (StellanSkarsgard, WillemDafoe, Creator/CharlotteGainsbourg) [[TeethClenchedTeamwork seem to tolerate this enough to work with him again]], while others (Music/{{Bjork}}, Creator/NicoleKidman, Creator/JamesCaan) [[WeUsedToBeFriends do not]].

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* ControlFreak: Every actor he's ever worked with has characterized von Trier as this. Some (StellanSkarsgard, WillemDafoe, Creator/CharlotteGainsbourg) [[TeethClenchedTeamwork seem to tolerate this enough to work with him again]], while others (Music/{{Bjork}}, Creator/NicoleKidman, Creator/JamesCaan) [[WeUsedToBeFriends do not]]. Then there are some (Jean-Marc Barr, Creator/JohnHurt, Udo Kier) who admires him enough to become part of his ProductionPosse, despite this trope.
17th Feb '17 6:07:19 AM mitcher
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** He has stated that his latest film, ''The House That Jack Built'', will be an allusion to the rise of Creator/DonaldTrump.

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** He has stated (with a ''cynical tone'') that his latest film, ''The House That Jack Built'', will be an allusion to the rise of Creator/DonaldTrump.



* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: [[http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/lars-von-trier-breaking-silence-worries-he-can-t-make-films-sober-1.2854739?cmp=fbtl&utm_content=bufferd2671&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer His works actually]], Lars has stated that they came from drug and alcohol abuse, and that he may have to stop since he is a recoverring addict.
17th Feb '17 2:41:54 AM mitcher
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** The "USA, Land of Opportunity" Trilogy pares things down further, verging on {{Minimalism}} as sets and most props are eliminated. We follows Grace, another Cutie continuously broken throughout a skewed, [[{{Satire}} satirical]] America. As of 2015, only two films of the trilogy have been made, making this perhaps an OrphanedSeries.

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** The "USA, Land of Opportunity" Trilogy pares things down further, verging on {{Minimalism}} as sets and most props are eliminated. We follows Grace, another Cutie continuously broken throughout a skewed, [[{{Satire}} satirical]] America. As of 2015, 2017, only two films of the trilogy have been made, making this perhaps an OrphanedSeries.
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