History Creator / LarsVonTrier

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.
20th Feb '16 3:40:52 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* [[HeAlsoDid And Also]]:

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17th Jan '16 12:52:06 PM MarkLungo
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->"Welcome to the universe of Lars von Trier, where babies falling out of windows is the LEAST of your problems!"

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->"Welcome ->''"Welcome to the universe of Lars von Trier, where babies falling out of windows is the LEAST of your problems!"problems!"''



As a director, von Trier is well-known for his extensive use of BlackComedy, his weird ability to make [[EnforcedMethodActing actors perform way beyond]] [[DyeingForYourArt their personal boundaries]], and being one of the writers of the {{Dogme 95}} Manifesto. He also has a tendency to group his films into Trilogies involving similar themes.

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As a director, von Trier is well-known for his extensive use of BlackComedy, his weird ability to make [[EnforcedMethodActing actors perform way beyond]] [[DyeingForYourArt their personal boundaries]], and being one of the writers of the {{Dogme UsefulNotes/{{Dogme 95}} Manifesto. He also has a tendency to group his films into Trilogies involving similar themes.



* {{Dogme 95}}: Co-founder and author of the [[http://pov.imv.au.dk/Issue_10/section_1/artc1A.html Dogme 95 Manifesto and "Vow of Chastity"]] along with fellow Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg. Vinterberg directed the first Dogme film -- Dogme #1 -- ''Film/TheCelebration'', while von Trier directed Dogme #2, ''Film/TheIdiots''.

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* {{Dogme UsefulNotes/{{Dogme 95}}: Co-founder and author of the [[http://pov.imv.au.dk/Issue_10/section_1/artc1A.html Dogme 95 Manifesto and "Vow of Chastity"]] along with fellow Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg. Vinterberg directed the first Dogme film -- Dogme #1 -- ''Film/TheCelebration'', while von Trier directed Dogme #2, ''Film/TheIdiots''.
17th Jan '16 2:41:56 AM BronyoftheOctaves
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* '''HobbesWasRight / HumansAreBastards''': ''''''NO SHIT''''''.

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* '''HobbesWasRight / HumansAreBastards''': ''''''NO SHIT''''''.'''''NO SHIT'''''.
17th Jan '16 2:41:42 AM BronyoftheOctaves
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* '''HobbesWasRight / HumansAreBastards''': ''''''NO SHIT''''''.
29th Nov '15 8:15:55 AM Ghidra15
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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.

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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.
29th Nov '15 8:14:26 AM Ghidra15
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** The "Golden Hearts" Trilogy each features an [[TheCutie innocent, pure]] [[AlwaysFemale female protagonist]] pitted against [[BreakTheCutie insurmountable odds]].
** The "USA, Land of Opportunity" Trilogy follows Grace, another Cutie continuously broken throughout a skewed, [[{{Minimalism}} Minimalist]] America.
** And The "Depression" Trilogy stars Charlotte Gainsbourg and is about, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin well, guess.]]

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** The "Golden Hearts" Trilogy eschews the technical precision of the "Europa" Trilogy and refocuses on, to use Lars' words, "Honesty"; each film is shot with rough cinematography with a hand-held, restlessly moving camera, and features an [[TheCutie innocent, pure]] [[AlwaysFemale female protagonist]] pitted against [[BreakTheCutie insurmountable odds]].odds]]. It's probably for these films that Lars is the most famous.
** 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.

** The "USA, Land of Opportunity" Trilogy follows Grace, another Cutie continuously broken throughout a skewed, [[{{Minimalism}} Minimalist]] America.
** And The "Depression" Trilogy utilizes the most technical wizardry since the "Europa" Trilogy, stars Charlotte Gainsbourg Gainsbourg, and is about, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin well, guess.]]
28th Nov '15 11:42:23 PM Ghidra15
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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 used by TheNarrator Creator/MaxVonSydow...and is used to [[MassHypnosis hypnotize the audience]].

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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 used by TheNarrator Creator/MaxVonSydow...and is used to [[MassHypnosis hypnotize the audience]].



** The "Europa" Trilogy deals with, yes, Europe, specifically the precarious sociopolitical positions it was left in in the aftermaths of WWII and the Cold War. The films also work as a deconstruction of FilmNoir, and contain a recurring theme of Hypnotism.

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** The "Europa" Trilogy deals with, yes, Europe, specifically the precarious sociopolitical positions it was left in in the aftermaths of WWII and the Cold War. The films also work as a deconstruction of FilmNoir, and contain a recurring theme of Hypnotism.Hypnotism as a storytelling device.
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