- David Lynch (via xaqly)
"I had a dream. In fact, it was on the night I met you. In the dream, there was our world, and the world was dark because there weren’t any robins and the robins represented love. And for the longest time, there was this darkness. And all of a sudden, thousands of robins were set free and they flew down and brought this blinding light of love. And it seemed that love would make any difference, and it did. So, I guess it means that there is trouble until the robins come." - Blue Velvet (1986, dir. David Lynch)
“Lars von Trier only has one protagonist, and Nymphomaniac is her story. The heroines of his “Golden Heart Trilogy,” (the informal triptych Breaking The Waves, The Idiots, and Dancer In The Dark) are punished for their virtues, while the women in the Gainsbourg era (Antichrist, Melancholia, and Nymphomaniac) punish themselves for their vices. But all of them—including Grace from the unfinished “U.S.A.” trilogy (Dogville and Manderlay) and the bumbling male leads of von Trier’s Danish-language films—are united by the same terrible loneliness. They’re isolated by internal idealism and external morality, but most fundamentally, they’re isolated by their bodies. The variable that makes each new von Trier film such an exciting addition to the corpus is how his protagonists try—and invariably fail—to conquer the crushing solitude of being human.”
Beyond the attention-grabbing graphic sex scenes, Lars von Trier’s latest film, Nymphomaniac, is a magnum opus that unites all his past themes about how people search for fulfillment, and how impossible it is to find it. David Ehrlich explains… [Read more…]
"Breaking the Fourth Wall."
[ Breaking the Waves - 1996 / Lars von Trier / DP: Robby Müller ]
But remember to be a good girl, Bess, for you know I giveth and I taketh away.
12/30 directors ⇢ Lars von Trier
“Basically, I’m afraid of everything in life, except filmmaking.”