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Melancholia

5 Ratings: 4.4
A movie by Lars von Trier.
5 reviews about Melancholia
review by . April 02, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
**** out of ****    "Melancholia" begins with a stunning montage of beautiful images, all somehow connected. They are meant to act as a sort of moving scrapbook for the end of the world; at the end of it all, we see a planet collide with our own, incinerating everything on it, perhaps even the water. Before that, we get extreme slow motion imagery such as a woman clutching her infant child as she walks across what looks like a golf course, another woman observing as a mysterious …
review by . October 01, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
   Due to the stylized similarities within the story and the ethic and pragmatic visual poem, Melancholia feels like The Tree of Life's little brother. That's just a feeling though and nothing accurate as you cannot really put these two movies in the same bowl. Melancholia is a frivolled appearance in the art of filmmaking. It's an interesting concept that deals with smooth nuances of flamboyant storytelling and magical colors. An ambiance between, music, soul and film. While …
review by . November 06, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
'Melancholia' 'Two Jews On Film' Are Worlds Apart On This Big Blue Planet (Video)
      When 'Melancholia' directed by the always controversial, Lars Von Tier, opens...there is a montage of impressionistic stills set to Wagner's 'Tristan and Isolde...      Dead birds slowly rain down from the sky, while Kirsten Dunst, dressed in a long, flowing white wedding gown, wearing a dazed expression on her face, runs through a lush, dark forest...A horse silently falls to the ground as the opera reaches a crescendo...Then we cut …
review by . November 12, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Star Rating:         If Melancholia is indeed a science fiction film, as Wikipedia tells us it is, it’s one that only Lars von Trier could have made. Its depiction of a rogue planet on a collision course with Earth is joined at the hip with the story of two sisters, one of whom is deeply depressed. Trier, widely known within film circles for his bouts of severe depression, claims the idea came to him during one of his therapy sessions, in which he was told that, …
review by . September 17, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Beautiful Destruction
MELANCHOLIA Written and Directed by Lars von Trier Starring Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Keifer Sutherland and Alexander Skarsgard   Justine: The Earth is evil. We don’t need to grieve for it. Nobody will miss it.   Leave it to one of the world’s most infamously melancholic directors, Lars von Trier, to open a film with Earth as we know it coming to an abrupt demise. Dead birds drop from the sky, roots come out from the ground and people sink into the dirt beneath …
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