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Dancer in the Dark
You don't need eyes to see.
Selma, a Czech immigrant on the verge of blindness, struggles to make ends meet for herself and her son, who has inherited the same genetic disorder and will suffer the same fate without an expensive operation. When life gets too difficult, Selma learns to cope through her love of musicals, escaping life's troubles - even if just for a moment - by dreaming up little numbers to the rhythmic beats of her surroundings.
And thus, the chorus repeats.
Again, Lars von Trier uses an homage/satire of conventional Hollywood genres to close another thematic trilogy - film noir with Europa, and musicals here in Dancer in the Dark. Using a genre setting allows for a more inviting film, a chance to simplify the focus - the striking visual sensibilities of Europa and audial banquet of Dancer in the Dark. Although, even though the genre may be familiar, von Trier is able to spin them just a bit off-center, without having to waste time setting up the conceit or the conceptual adjustment period to more radically unique films like The Element of Crime and The Idiots. Both here and in Europa, he presents something known,…
I was going to write something lengthy about how Dancer in the Dark is a deconstruction of the classic Hollywood musical structure and a thoughtful examination of music and cinema as a means of escapism. But, as is always the case with Von Trier films, it destroyed my emotions and threw my perceptions completely off kilter, leaving me in a depressing trance that refuses to allow me to conjure up enough cohesive thoughts to really form something worth reading. But I'll postscript this with a brief remark that is no way, shape, or form any type of hyperbole. Dancer in the Dark is a masterpiece. The best film of the 2000's. The best musical ever made. Von Trier's greatest achievement.…
This is by far the saddest movie I have ever seen. I could not stop crying for the entire last hour of the film. Dancer in the Dark is such a horrible film, and I hate Lars for making a movie so fucking manipulative. I would call this film overly emotional and that it exists solely to get a response from the audience, however it feels authentic. I enjoyed that Lars was taking me on this emotional journey, and although I don't agree with Lars' pessimistic ideology, I still appreciate how depressing this film is.
What I really like about this film is that it is really hard to watch. Not just in its subject matter, Lars makes the film…
I get it. I finally know what the hell Lars is doing.
Okay. So firstly, this so-called conclusion to the "Golden Heart Trilogy" is basically the standard by which all polarizing films should be measured. It's just that divisive. I felt my star rating dropping from five to zero and back again, more times than I could count. Of course by this point the star rating is unnecessary and silly, and it's obvious that we have a winner. Lars von Trier insisted that a film should be like "a stone in your shoe", and he is a man of his word. Any film that finds its way past your mind's proverbial shoe and pokes directly into your unprotected subconscious deserves…
this is the worst movie ive ever seen
Dancer In The Dark is a difficult film to watch. We witness the story of a Czech mother struggling to get by in America, clinging onto her job and hoping to provide a future for her son. Life is hard for young Selma as we see her saving each cent she can find for a much more noble cause, sacrificing herself in the process. A bleeding heart story for sure fully exploited by Lars Von Trier and his motion sick camera.
There are two problems that are hard to overcome in the first third of the film. One being the sharp editing that keep us within the scene but jumps a couple of seconds ahead…
All I can say is I'm writing a 1000 word reason why.
If you can tolerate Bjork for near enough two and a half hours, you will uncover a masterpiece.
favourite Von Trier of what I've seen so far (and I defenitely plan on watching more) This film is so bare that it really just allows you as a viewer to hone in on the characters and the simple plot. The end result is one of the most intense, devastating yet simplest experiences I've ever had watching a film. I was really afraid I was going to hate this film and it turns out I actually really loved it. Bjork delivers such a grounded and breathtaking performance and is well supported by co star Katherine Deneuve. I also love the juxtaposition and derisive satire of the musical genre in this film. Really clever stuff. Love Mr Von Triers derisiveness in general.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
In times of darkness, we shine the light of our mind. The issue is - that light beams no further than within us. Innocence and internal goodness mean nothing in a world of darkness, and in Selma's case - a world of silence. Each footstep, each chugging of the train - they were the beats of her heart. The world was her enemy, but the world was also where she got her life. The hardship of her reality became lessened when she escaped into her own mind, allowing a selflessness and love that went against everything her reality would suggest. When we love something enough - we fight and sacrifice parts of us that we may not have even been…
I very rarely get a whole body experience like Dancing in the Dark just made possible.
Anger, euphoria, wonder, satisfaction, empathy, sadness, appreciation, strength, pure opening of the mind... (not in any particular order)
Tears.... yet they were tears of almost in awe of such courage & tragedy all at the same time.
This film managed to break through my insecurities & hit me right in the heart at full pelt...
Bjork... you lovely, smiley human bean you. I'm so impressed... I could cry some more...
Also...I LOVE LARS VON TRIER!!!! *boooom*
No more music
حركة دوغما 95 المفروض أنها واحدة من أشد الحركات السينمائية معارضةً لمفهوم البهرجة ... فى المقابل فالفيلم الغنائى بيعتمد أساساً على البهرجة ... صناعة فيلم غنائى بمقاييس الدوغما مش شايفها خلطة متوازنة أوى رغم أن الفيلم بيحاول يبرر النفس الغنائى بجملة أن (قسوة الواقع ممكن تخليك تفلت لعالم الأحلام ) ... المشكلة الأخرى أن ولا الأغانى حلوة و لا الموسيقى حلوة و لا المؤدين كويسين ... مفيش و لا أغنية أو مشهد غنائى علّق معايا ... الحكاية حتى مش مثيرة للإنتباه و فيها نقاط إفتعال كثيرة ... لا يمكن مقارنته برائعة (فون ترير) الأخرى تكسّر الأمواج 1996
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