History Creator / LarsVonTrier

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.
17th Feb '17 2:37:41 AM mitcher
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** This continues in ''Film/DancerInTheDark'', which deconstructs Hollywood Musicals and the medium of film itself as means of escapism. And ''Film/{{Manderlay}}'', which specifically deconstructs the Main/WhiteMansBurden trope.
17th Feb '17 2:24:54 AM mitcher
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** ''Film/{{Epidemic}}''
** ''Film/{{Europa}}''

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** ''Film/{{Epidemic}}''
''Epidemic''
** ''Film/{{Europa}}''''Europa''



** ''TheBossOfItAll''

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** ''TheBossOfItAll''''The Boss Of It All''
** ''The House That Jack Built''



* ControlFreak: Every actor he's ever worked with has characterized von Trier as this. Some (StellanSkarsgard, WillemDafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg) [[TeethClenchedTeamwork seem to tolerate this enough to work with him again]], while others (Music/{{Bjork}}, Nicole Kidman, James Caan) [[WeUsedToBeFriends do not]].

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* ControlFreak: Every actor he's ever worked with has characterized von Trier as this. Some (StellanSkarsgard, WillemDafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg) Creator/CharlotteGainsbourg) [[TeethClenchedTeamwork seem to tolerate this enough to work with him again]], while others (Music/{{Bjork}}, Nicole Kidman, James Caan) Creator/NicoleKidman, Creator/JamesCaan) [[WeUsedToBeFriends do not]].


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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.
5th Aug '16 8:33:55 AM MCanter89
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* CompellingVoice: Used in ''The Element of Crime'' by an unnamed Hypnotist on the protagonist, [[HowWeGotHere who proceeds to relate the story]]. In ''Europa'', it's by TheNarrator Creator/MaxVonSydow...and is used to [[MassHypnosis hypnotize the audience]].
* ControlFreak: Every actor he's ever worked with has characterized von Trier as this. Some (StellanSkarsgard, WillemDafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg) [[TeethClenchedTeamwork seem to tolerate this enough to work with him again]], while others (Music/{{Bjork}}, Nicole Kidman, James Caan) [[WeUsedToBeFriends do not.]]

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* CompellingVoice: Used in ''The Element of Crime'' by an unnamed Hypnotist on the protagonist, [[HowWeGotHere who proceeds to relate the story]]. In ''Europa'', it's by TheNarrator Creator/MaxVonSydow...Creator/MaxVonSydow… and is used to [[MassHypnosis hypnotize the audience]].
* ControlFreak: Every actor he's ever worked with has characterized von Trier as this. Some (StellanSkarsgard, WillemDafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg) [[TeethClenchedTeamwork seem to tolerate this enough to work with him again]], while others (Music/{{Bjork}}, Nicole Kidman, James Caan) [[WeUsedToBeFriends do not.]]not]].



* CreatorBreakdown: A rather nasty bout of Depression was the main impetus for his aptly named "Depression Trilogy": ''{{Antichrist}}'', ''{{Melancholia}}'' and ''{{Nymphomaniac}}''. ''Melancholia'' is about a woman with crippling depression, [[WriteWhatYouKnow mirroring the director's.]]
* {{Main/Deconstruction}}: The ''Europa Trilogy'' is a deconstruction of Idealism.

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* CreatorBreakdown: A rather nasty bout of Depression was the main impetus for his aptly named "Depression Trilogy": ''{{Antichrist}}'', ''{{Melancholia}}'' ''Film/{{Antichrist}}'', ''Film/{{Melancholia}}'' and ''{{Nymphomaniac}}''. ''Film/{{Nymphomaniac}}''. ''Melancholia'' is about a woman with crippling depression, [[WriteWhatYouKnow mirroring the director's.]]
director's]].
* {{Main/Deconstruction}}: {{Deconstruction}}: The ''Europa Trilogy'' is a deconstruction of Idealism.



** Bizarrely, von Trier is the product of a RealLife example, as well. He was born to a pair of Communist Nudist parents -- [[SincerityMode You read that right]] -- and was raised in an environment where "Everything was permitted, except for Religion, Feelings, or Enjoyment," to use the man's words. The lack of rules his parents set for him caused him to go strongly in the opposite direction, sowing the seeds for the ControlFreak he grew up to be. In addition, his Father used to routinely condemn "Golden Hearts" like Jesus Christ, eventually causing him to embrace Christianity in an act of rebellion (This also inspired the title of his second Trilogy, all of which involve self-sacrificting heroines). It's been said that Lars is one of the few filmmakers with a backstory as singular as his films.

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** Bizarrely, von Trier is the product of a RealLife example, as well. He was born to a pair of Communist Nudist parents -- [[SincerityMode You you read that right]] -- and was raised in an environment where "Everything was permitted, except for Religion, Feelings, or Enjoyment," to use the man's words. The lack of rules his parents set for him caused him to go strongly in the opposite direction, sowing the seeds for the ControlFreak he grew up to be. In addition, his Father used to routinely condemn "Golden Hearts" like Jesus Christ, eventually causing him to embrace Christianity in an act of rebellion (This (this also inspired the title of his second Trilogy, all of which involve self-sacrificting heroines). It's been said that Lars is one of the few filmmakers with a backstory as singular as his films.



* '''HobbesWasRight / HumansAreBastards''': '''''NO SHIT'''''.
* InsaneTrollLogic / AllGermansAreNazis: Apparently, the reason why he can't be a Jew (despite really wanting to) and instead being a Nazi was solely because he was German.

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* '''HobbesWasRight / HumansAreBastards''': '''HobbesWasRight[=/=]HumansAreBastards''': '''''NO SHIT'''''.
* InsaneTrollLogic / AllGermansAreNazis: InsaneTrollLogic[=/=]AllGermansAreNazis: Apparently, the reason why he can't be a Jew (despite really wanting to) and instead being a Nazi was solely because he was German.



* 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}} 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 ''{{Antichrist}}'' instead. Jury's out if he'll ever make it.

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* 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}} troll.]] {{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 ''{{Antichrist}}'' ''Film/{{Antichrist}}'' instead. Jury's out if he'll ever make it.



* TransAtlanticEquivalent: Odd as the comparison may sound, Lars is this to Creator/JossWhedon. Both are visually distinctive Writer-Directors with an ear for dialogue and an ability with actors. Both have worked in the mediums of both Television and Film. And, most importantly, both are ''great big'' believers in [[TrueArtIsAngsty Angst for Angst's Sake]], in addition to being [[TrollingCreator Trolling Creators]] that like to rub their fans' noses in all the misery.

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* TransAtlanticEquivalent: Odd as the comparison may sound, Lars is this to Creator/JossWhedon. Both are visually distinctive Writer-Directors with an ear for dialogue and an ability with actors. Both have worked in the mediums of both Television and Film. And, most importantly, both are ''great big'' believers in [[TrueArtIsAngsty Angst for Angst's Sake]], in addition to being [[TrollingCreator Trolling Creators]] {{Trolling Creator}}s that like to rub their fans' noses in all the misery.



* ThereAreNoTherapists: In all his work, there is [[{{Antichrist}} one]]. [[FromBadToWorse And he just makes things worse.]]

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* ThereAreNoTherapists: In all his work, there is [[{{Antichrist}} [[Film/{{Antichrist}} one]]. [[FromBadToWorse And he just makes things worse.]]



** And The "Depression" Trilogy utilizes the most technical wizardry since the "Europa" Trilogy, stars Charlotte Gainsbourg, and is about, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin well, guess.]]

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** And The "Depression" Trilogy utilizes the most technical wizardry since the "Europa" Trilogy, stars Charlotte Gainsbourg, and is about, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin well, guess.]]guess]].
31st Jul '16 12:25:58 PM TheFallofElDorado
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* InsaneTrollLogic / AllGermansAreNazis: Apparently, the reason why he can't be a Jew (despite really wanting to) and instead being a Nazi was solely because he was German.
28th Jun '16 8:14:37 PM TheFallofElDorado
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25th Apr '16 12:57:21 AM aye_amber
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* ControlFreak: Every actor he's ever worked with has characterized von Trier as this. Some (StellanSkarsgard, WillemDafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg) [[TeethClenchedTeamwork seem to tolerate this enough to work with him again]], while others ([[Music/{{Bjork}}, Nicole Kidman, James Caan) [[WeUsedToBeFriends do not.]]

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* ControlFreak: Every actor he's ever worked with has characterized von Trier as this. Some (StellanSkarsgard, WillemDafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg) [[TeethClenchedTeamwork seem to tolerate this enough to work with him again]], while others ([[Music/{{Bjork}}, (Music/{{Bjork}}, Nicole Kidman, James Caan) [[WeUsedToBeFriends do not.]]
25th Apr '16 12:56:41 AM aye_amber
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* ControlFreak: Every actor he's ever worked with has characterized von Trier as this. Some (StellanSkarsgard, WillemDafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg) [[TeethClenchedTeamwork seem to tolerate this enough to work with him again]], while others ([[{{Bjork}} Björk]], Nicole Kidman, James Caan) [[WeUsedToBeFriends do not]].

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* ControlFreak: Every actor he's ever worked with has characterized von Trier as this. Some (StellanSkarsgard, WillemDafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg) [[TeethClenchedTeamwork seem to tolerate this enough to work with him again]], while others ([[{{Bjork}} Björk]], ([[Music/{{Bjork}}, Nicole Kidman, James Caan) [[WeUsedToBeFriends do not]].not.]]
21st Apr '16 4:48:29 AM Akriloth2160
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** Bizarrely, von Trier is the product of a RealLife example, as well. He was born to a pair of Communist Nudist parents -- [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer You read that right]] -- and was raised in an environment where "Everything was permitted, except for Religion, Feelings, or Enjoyment," to use the man's words. The lack of rules his parents set for him caused him to go strongly in the opposite direction, sowing the seeds for the ControlFreak he grew up to be. In addition, his Father used to routinely condemn "Golden Hearts" like Jesus Christ, eventually causing him to embrace Christianity in an act of rebellion (This also inspired the title of his second Trilogy, all of which involve self-sacrificting heroines). It's been said that Lars is one of the few filmmakers with a backstory as singular as his films.

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** Bizarrely, von Trier is the product of a RealLife example, as well. He was born to a pair of Communist Nudist parents -- [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer [[SincerityMode You read that right]] -- and was raised in an environment where "Everything was permitted, except for Religion, Feelings, or Enjoyment," to use the man's words. The lack of rules his parents set for him caused him to go strongly in the opposite direction, sowing the seeds for the ControlFreak he grew up to be. In addition, his Father used to routinely condemn "Golden Hearts" like Jesus Christ, eventually causing him to embrace Christianity in an act of rebellion (This also inspired the title of his second Trilogy, all of which involve self-sacrificting heroines). It's been said that Lars is one of the few filmmakers with a backstory as singular as his films.
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