History Film / Melancholia

16th Jul '17 6:47:38 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* {{Deuteragonist}}: Either Claire or Justine.



* {{Deuteragonist}}: Either Claire or Justine.
16th Jul '17 6:47:19 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Upon realizing that Melancholia is ''not'' going to pass harmlessly by, but is rather coming back to crash into Earth, John gives into despair and takes a lethal dose of sleeping pills.]]
20th Mar '17 5:16:00 AM mitcher
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Like Von Trier's [[{{Film/Antichrist}} previous movie]], '' Melancholia'' was surrounded by some consternation at the Cannes Film Festival. Von Trier's jokes about UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and UsefulNotes/NaziGermany resulted in him being declared a ''[[DudeNotFunny persona non grata]]''[[note]]In 2017 however, [[http://www.indiewire.com/2017/03/lars-von-trier-the-house-that-jack-built-cannes-1201791773/ this ban might be lifted]][[/note]]. Dunst's performance was praised, however, and she walked away with the Best Actress Award.

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Like Von Trier's [[{{Film/Antichrist}} previous movie]], '' Melancholia'' was surrounded by some consternation at the Cannes Film Festival. Von Trier's jokes about UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and UsefulNotes/NaziGermany resulted in him being declared a ''[[DudeNotFunny persona non grata]]''[[note]]In 2017 however, [[http://www.indiewire.com/2017/03/lars-von-trier-the-house-that-jack-built-cannes-1201791773/ this ban might be have been lifted]][[/note]]. Dunst's performance was praised, however, and she walked away with the Best Actress Award.
20th Mar '17 5:15:40 AM mitcher
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Like Von Trier's [[{{Film/Antichrist}} previous movie]], '' Melancholia'' was surrounded by some consternation at the Cannes Film Festival. Von Trier's jokes about UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and UsefulNotes/NaziGermany resulted in him being declared a ''[[DudeNotFunny persona non grata]]''. Dunst's performance was praised, however, and she walked away with the Best Actress Award.

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Like Von Trier's [[{{Film/Antichrist}} previous movie]], '' Melancholia'' was surrounded by some consternation at the Cannes Film Festival. Von Trier's jokes about UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and UsefulNotes/NaziGermany resulted in him being declared a ''[[DudeNotFunny persona non grata]]''.grata]]''[[note]]In 2017 however, [[http://www.indiewire.com/2017/03/lars-von-trier-the-house-that-jack-built-cannes-1201791773/ this ban might be lifted]][[/note]]. Dunst's performance was praised, however, and she walked away with the Best Actress Award.
24th Nov '16 1:35:15 AM mitcher
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* {{Homage}}: The image of Justine floating down the stream in her dress with a bouquet is inspired by John Everett Millais' 1852 painting "Ophelia"
24th Nov '16 1:27:28 AM mitcher
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** The name 'Justine' was taken from the (in)famous Creator/MarquisDeSade novel, ''Justine, or the Misfortunes of Virtue''
22nd Nov '16 2:08:22 AM mitcher
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* ApocalypseHow: Class X (Physical Annihilation)
24th Jul '16 12:34:29 PM kyeo
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** BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Everyone dies, but Justine is able to come to a kind of peace with herself in the face of the apocalypse, and create a way for her sister and nephew to be together at the end. Von Trier has said it's the happiest ending he's ever written.]]
6th Jul '16 8:54:00 AM Movienut376
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* EverybodyDies: ''Duh...''
29th Jun '16 8:59:38 PM Fireblood
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Pretty much breaks the scale on the cynicism side. It doesn't really matter that the world is going to end and possibly all life in the universe will be extinguished; Life is so shitty and devoid of meaning that it's a good, perhaps even beautiful thing. Sort of justified, in that the whole scenario is a metaphor for depression, except that the director is pretty much romanticizing it with this film.

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Pretty much breaks the scale on the cynicism side. It doesn't really matter that the world is going to end and possibly all life in the universe will be extinguished; Life life is so shitty and devoid of meaning that it's a good, perhaps even beautiful thing. Sort of justified, in that the whole scenario is a metaphor for depression, except that the director is pretty much romanticizing it with this film.
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