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10 October 2011

MELANCHOLIA

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I find it the hardest to write about the things that move me the most. Like Melancholia. Of which I really want to write, like a bible or two. For the time being though, I can't.
  Except for The Kingdom II I haven't been a von Trier fan, though I've always appreciated that he's there, making an exquisite fleshy mess. Watching movies I break down easily, and after Breaking the Waves and Dancer in the Dark I temporarily lost all will to live. Movies sometimes give me mini depressions that last for like an hour or two. So stupidly I've some to realize that unless I want to deal with that, I have to monitor what I watch. Antichrist I've so far decided to avoid because of the sexual violence. Melancholia I was pensive about, but I couldn't resist it.
  So, Melancholia. I'll give you my review in four sentences:

I didn't know depression could be this devastatingly beautiful. The destruction of the world - oh yes. Melancholia is one of those films that I wish I hadn't watched so I could watch it again for the first time. I won't compare it to no other (at least not within this post).
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4 comments:

Lisa said...

We have yet to see it. Looking forward to it!

Kirstin is one of few american beautiful female actresses I can fully stand. (There are maybe five or six of them) Perhaps because she is German/Swedish.

There is something about her mouth/teeth/smile that I love.

And "the end of the world" is a great theme.

Ella said...

On IMDB it says Penélope Cruz turned Kirsten Dunst's role down for Pirates of the Caribbean - !(OMG!)

Kirsten is magnificent in Melancholia. But. Penélope and Charlotte Gainsbourg as sisters would have been magnificent. And kinda made more sense, in regards to looks and accents.

I hope you had a maaarvelous time! And I'm glad you're back!

Ella said...

Wait - which other American actresses do you "fully stand"?

Lisa said...

Good question!

There are some, that with a good muscript works for me. At this moment, the only names that pop up in my head are Patricia and Rosanna Arquette, but maybe Natalie Portman, Winona Ryder and sometimes Juliette Lewis and Christina Ricci?

I can come up with more names of the ones that I don't like (not all americans I know, but Hollywood big name actresses like Jessica Biel, Keira Knightley, Renée Zellweger, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Selma Blair, Angelina Jolie and Halle Berry...

Puh! A lot of googling to get the names right! :)