History Film / Melancholia

13th Nov '15 2:34:59 AM eroock
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* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
13th Nov '15 2:33:09 AM eroock
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* {{Book Ends}}: [[spoiler: The opening montage shows Earth crashing into Melancholia. The movie ends with a view from the surface.]]

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* {{Book Ends}}: {{Bookends}}: [[spoiler: The opening montage shows Earth crashing into Melancholia. The movie ends with a view from the surface.]]
13th Nov '15 2:32:32 AM eroock
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'''''Melancholia''''' is a 2011 SpeculativeFiction film written and directed by Creator/LarsVonTrier. It mainly focuses on the relationship between the [[SiblingYinYang two sisters Justine and Claire]], played by Creator/KirstenDunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg. The movie is divided into two parts, the first about Justine's wedding, the second about the upcoming fly-by of the rogue planet [[DoubleMeaningTitle Melancholia]] that's drifting through the solar system. The focus lies on how the characters relate to the events surrounding them, from the mundane event of a wedding to the possibility of a planetary collision.

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'''''Melancholia''''' ''Melancholia'' is a 2011 SpeculativeFiction film written and directed by Creator/LarsVonTrier. It mainly focuses on the relationship between the [[SiblingYinYang two sisters Justine and Claire]], played by Creator/KirstenDunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg. The movie is divided into two parts, the first about Justine's wedding, the second about the upcoming fly-by of the rogue planet [[DoubleMeaningTitle Melancholia]] that's drifting through the solar system. The focus lies on how the characters relate to the events surrounding them, from the mundane event of a wedding to the possibility of a planetary collision.
27th Aug '15 7:22:37 PM TitoMosquito
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* BlessedWithSuck: Von Trier basically explores the idea how people with depression can function better than other under certain circumstances.

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* BlessedWithSuck: Von Trier basically explores the idea how people with depression can function better than other others under certain circumstances.circumstances. Such as Justine and Claire, where the former is eerily calmed and the latter is breaking down [[spoiler:as Melancholia hits.]]



* OhCrap: [[spoiler: Claire's realisation that Melancholia is coming back around after its fly-by.]]

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* OhCrap: [[spoiler: Claire's realisation realization that Melancholia is coming back around after its fly-by.]]
14th Aug '15 11:49:34 PM JB0187
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* {{Bookends}}: [[spoiler: The opening montage shows Earth crashing into Melancholia. The movie ends with a view from the surface.]]

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* {{Bookends}}: {{Book Ends}}: [[spoiler: The opening montage shows Earth crashing into Melancholia. The movie ends with a view from the surface.]]
9th Aug '15 10:19:45 PM NWolfman
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The second installment of Von Trier's "depression" trilogy, between ''Film/{{Antichrist}}'' and ''Film/{{Nymphomaniac}}''.
2nd Feb '15 3:14:48 PM eroock
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* BookEnds: [[spoiler: The opening montage shows Earth crashing into Melancholia. The movie ends with a view from the surface.]]

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* BookEnds: {{Bookends}}: [[spoiler: The opening montage shows Earth crashing into Melancholia. The movie ends with a view from the surface.]]



* WriteWhatYouKnow: Von Trier got the idea for the movie while being treated for depression. Kirsten Dunst had also suffered from depression prior to the movie.
31st Dec '14 10:46:08 PM nombretomado
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'''''Melancholia''''' is a 2011 SpeculativeFiction film written and directed by Creator/LarsVonTrier. It mainly focuses on the relationship between the [[SiblingYinYang two sisters Justine and Claire]], played by KirstenDunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg. The movie is divided into two parts, the first about Justine's wedding, the second about the upcoming fly-by of the rogue planet [[DoubleMeaningTitle Melancholia]] that's drifting through the solar system. The focus lies on how the characters relate to the events surrounding them, from the mundane event of a wedding to the possibility of a planetary collision.

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'''''Melancholia''''' is a 2011 SpeculativeFiction film written and directed by Creator/LarsVonTrier. It mainly focuses on the relationship between the [[SiblingYinYang two sisters Justine and Claire]], played by KirstenDunst Creator/KirstenDunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg. The movie is divided into two parts, the first about Justine's wedding, the second about the upcoming fly-by of the rogue planet [[DoubleMeaningTitle Melancholia]] that's drifting through the solar system. The focus lies on how the characters relate to the events surrounding them, from the mundane event of a wedding to the possibility of a planetary collision.
21st Oct '14 2:46:26 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy: Von Trier has mentioned he was never interested in depicting the astronomical events accurately. In a nutsell: Melancholia couldn't have hidden behind the sun without being visible for very long, it couldn't have concealed Antares for more than a few moments, and even a flyby could potentially be disastrous.[[note]]It might "slingshot" the Earth out of orbit, and the tidal forces could also wreak havoc, depending on Melancholia's mass.[[/note]]
** Really, as ''Brows Held High'' pointed out, the whole idea of Melancholia passing through our entire solar system to hit the fairly small Earth rather than ''any'' of the other celestial bodies around it is so cosmically improbable as to be laughable, making Melancholia seem less like a rogue planet and more like tourist magically flying around space. In all honesty with what's portrayed on-screen, Melancholia should've just floated into the sun and been vaporized before it came ''anywhere'' near Earth.
** Melancholia's trajectory first crossing Earth's orbit in a flyby, then receding, only to approach Earth again, while Earth's orbit doesn't change at all suggests that Melancholia actually experienced sufficient gravitational pull while passing Earth to knock the former out of its orbit. This would imply that Melancholia's mass is ''much'' smaller than the Earth's (i.e. even smaller than that of Earth's moon). However, in the opening montage we see that [[spoiler:Earth ''shatters'' at the impact while Melancholia doesn't experience any sort of noteworthy deformation, which in turn would suggest that Melancholia is either massive, has a very dense crust or an atmosphere that's sufficiently dense that it could crush the Earth. Either possibility implies that Melancholia's mass is ''huge''. It also has sufficient mass to sap Earth's atmosphere even while flying by at a "safe" distance.]]

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* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy: Von Trier has mentioned he was never interested in depicting the astronomical events accurately. In a nutsell:
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Melancholia couldn't have hidden behind the sun without being visible for very long, it couldn't have concealed Antares for more than a few moments, and long.
** The film presents the only danger Melancholia poses to Earth is by direct collision. However,
even a flyby could potentially be disastrous.[[note]]It disastrous. It might "slingshot" the Earth out of orbit, and the tidal forces could also wreak havoc, depending on Melancholia's mass.[[/note]]
** Really, as ''Brows Held High'' pointed out, the whole idea of Melancholia passing through our entire solar system to hit the fairly small Earth rather than ''any'' of the other celestial bodies around it is so cosmically improbable as to be laughable, making Melancholia seem less like a rogue planet and more like tourist magically flying around space. In all honesty with what's portrayed on-screen, Melancholia should've just floated into the sun and been vaporized before it came ''anywhere'' near Earth.
mass.
** Melancholia's trajectory first crossing Earth's orbit in a flyby, then receding, only to approach Earth again, while Earth's orbit doesn't change at all suggests that Melancholia actually experienced sufficient gravitational pull while passing Earth to knock the former out of its orbit. This would imply that Melancholia's mass is ''much'' smaller than the Earth's (i.e. even smaller than that of Earth's moon). However, in the opening montage we see that [[spoiler:Earth ''shatters'' at the impact impact, while Melancholia doesn't experience any sort of noteworthy deformation, which in turn would suggest that Melancholia is either massive, has a very dense crust or an atmosphere that's sufficiently dense that it could crush the Earth. Either possibility implies that Melancholia's mass is ''huge''. It also has sufficient mass to sap Earth's atmosphere even while flying by at a "safe" distance.]]
21st Oct '14 2:34:32 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** It's never stated that Justine got her insight from or during depression. It's very possible that her special knowledge caused her depression.
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