History YMMV / LarsVonTrier

15th Oct '17 9:56:24 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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** ''All'' his films being the enforced DarknessInducedAudienceApathy and HobbesIsRight mentality.

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** ''All'' his films being the enforced DarknessInducedAudienceApathy and HobbesIsRight HobbesWasRight mentality.
15th Oct '17 9:56:03 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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* NeverLiveItDown: Hooo boy...how about the infamous "I understand [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler]]" comment at the Cannes Film Festival.
** ''All'' his films being the enforced DarknessInducedAudienceApathy and HobbesIsRight mentality.
** His very cruel treatment of Music/{{Bjork}} in ''Dancer in the Dark'', something Bjork fans have never let him forget (which is shocking since Bjork actually has stated that while she hated her time working with him, she has stated she knows Trier can be a good man).
2nd Oct '17 4:19:48 AM Scifimaster92
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* BrokenBase: Lars von Trier is a major candidate for the most divisive filmmaker in the history of cinema. Either you think he's a brilliant underrated genius who singlehandedly reinvented the very art of filmmaking or you think he's an arrogant pretentious hack who lives to make audiences as bitter and miserable as his films.
** To drive this point home, ''The Movie Show's'' Margaret Pomeranz gave ''Dancer in the Dark'' 5 stars out of 5, while her partner, David Stratton, gave it ''zero stars''. That was the only time that'd happened in the history of the show. To say that Lars is a polarizing figure is an understatement.
** ''Film/{{Melancholia}}'' is either a real heart-wrenching film enforcing the idea of HobbesWasRight, or it makes the characters so unlikable [[spoiler:[[RootingForTheEmpire you just want the damn planet to kill everyone]]]]. This is of course assuming you can get behind that premise.



* LoveItOrHateIt: Lars von Trier is a major candidate for the most divisive filmmaker in the history of cinema. Either you think he's a brilliant underrated genius who singlehandedly reinvented the very art of filmmaking or you think he's an arrogant pretentious hack who lives to make audiences as bitter and miserable as his films.
** To drive this point home, ''The Movie Show's'' Margaret Pomeranz gave ''Dancer in the Dark'' 5 stars out of 5, while her partner, David Stratton, gave it ''zero stars''. That was the only time that'd happened in the history of the show. To say that Lars is a polarizing figure is an understatement.
** ''Film/{{Melancholia}}'' is either a real heart-wrenching film enforcing the idea of HobbesWasRight, or it makes the characters so unlikable [[spoiler:[[RootingForTheEmpire you just want the damn planet to kill everyone]]]]. This is of course assuming you can get behind that premise.
20th Mar '17 5:17:10 AM mitcher
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* SmallNameBigEgo: In addition to his reputation as a filmmaker, the amount of things that von Trier has said in the past certainly doesn't help. But notable examples have included telling Creator/PeterJackson that he would have made a better ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' adaptation and saying he understood UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler while at the Cannes Film Festival (Nazism is a touchy subject in France) which led to a lifetime ban from the festival.

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* SmallNameBigEgo: In addition to his reputation as a filmmaker, the amount of things that von Trier has said in the past certainly doesn't help. But notable examples have included telling Creator/PeterJackson that he would have made a better ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' adaptation and saying he understood UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler while at the Cannes Film Festival (Nazism is a touchy subject in France) which led to a lifetime lifetime[[note]]though, [[http://www.indiewire.com/2017/03/lars-von-trier-the-house-that-jack-built-cannes-1201791773/ this might change]][[/note]] ban from the festival.
17th Feb '17 6:03:00 AM mitcher
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* 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.
2nd Dec '16 8:12:28 PM TheJayman49
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Most of his films are prone to fall into this.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Most Due to the ''extremely'' angsty tone of his work, most of Trier's films are prone to fall into this.
22nd Nov '16 8:55:26 AM Crino37
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Most of his films are prone to fall into this.
6th Feb '16 11:00:21 AM Freshmeat
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* MagnumOpus: Generally agreed upon to be ''Breaking the Waves''. At the very least, it's one of his few works that has actually achieved a good consensus from critics.
** Some may cite ''Dancer in the Dark'' or even ''Nymphomaniac'' as this as well.
1st Feb '16 8:11:46 PM harryhenry
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** ''Film/{{Melancholia}}'' is either a real heart-wrenching film enforcing the idea of HobbesWasRight ''or'' it makes the characters ''so'' unlikable [[spoiler: [[RootingForTheEmpire you just want the damn planet to kill everyone]]]]. This is of course assuming you can get behind that premise.

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** ''Film/{{Melancholia}}'' is either a real heart-wrenching film enforcing the idea of HobbesWasRight ''or'' HobbesWasRight, or it makes the characters ''so'' so unlikable [[spoiler: [[RootingForTheEmpire [[spoiler:[[RootingForTheEmpire you just want the damn planet to kill everyone]]]]. This is of course assuming you can get behind that premise.
24th Jan '16 12:14:10 PM TalonsofIceandFire
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* LoveItOrHateIt: Lars von Trier is a major candidate for the most divisive filmmaker in the history of cinema. Either you think he's a brilliant underrated genius who singlehandedly reinvented the very art of filmmaking or you think he's an arrogant pretentious misanthrope that lives to make audiences as bitter and miserable as his films.

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* LoveItOrHateIt: Lars von Trier is a major candidate for the most divisive filmmaker in the history of cinema. Either you think he's a brilliant underrated genius who singlehandedly reinvented the very art of filmmaking or you think he's an arrogant pretentious misanthrope that hack who lives to make audiences as bitter and miserable as his films.
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