History Creator / LarsVonTrier

5th Dec '17 12:46:00 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* {{Eagleland}}: A pretty strident Type #2. Negative reactions to his depiction of America in ''Film/DancerInTheDark'' inspired him to do a film that was EVEN MORE critical of America, ''{{Dogville}}'', the first part of his "USA, Land of Opportunity" Trilogy. However, von Trier himself has stated in interviews he did not intend Dancer in the Dark to be a criticism of America.

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* {{Eagleland}}: A pretty strident Type #2. Negative reactions to his depiction of America in ''Film/DancerInTheDark'' inspired him to do a film that was EVEN MORE critical of America, ''{{Dogville}}'', ''Film/{{Dogville}}'', the first part of his "USA, Land of Opportunity" Trilogy. However, von Trier himself has stated in interviews he did not intend Dancer in the Dark to be a criticism of America.



* InWhichATropeIsDescribed: "The film ''Dogville'' as told in nine chapters and a Prologue."

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* InWhichATropeIsDescribed: "The film ''Dogville'' ''Film/{{Dogville}}'' as told in nine chapters and a Prologue."
29th Sep '17 7:28:26 PM dlchen145
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Lars von Trier (born Lars Trier) is a Danish avant-garde writer-director, born 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.

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Lars von Trier (born Lars Trier) Trier, April 30, 1956) is a Danish avant-garde writer-director, born on April 30, 1956.writer-director. 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.
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.
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