The House That Jack Built - (Lars von Trier; November 29, 2018) Movie • Page 2

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by OhTheWater, May 14, 2018.

  1. TJ Wells

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    It’s weird, I feel like this was getting fucking savaged after it premiered but now all the notices I’ve seen are pretty surprisingly positive.
     
  2. Kuri44

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    It’s crazy (stupid) that’s it’s easier for me to purchase a semi automatic in America than it is to watch/purchase a directors cut of this movie. Anyways, excited to check this out today
     
  3. username

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    Festival reception, especially negative reception at Cannes, is always pretty whack. I get why people would write this film off, in 2018, upon initially watching it. It’s hard to really reckon with the weightier ideas of a film when you’re watching 4/5 a day. I’m glad the consensus has shifted with a wider audience.
     
  4. SpyKi

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    I felt similarly.
     
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  5. Syre Dream

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    Should I rent this on Amazon or wait for the directors cut?
     
  6. TJ Wells

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    From what I understand the directors cut is four minutes longer; cannot be that much different.
     
  7. SpyKi

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    Yeah I'm curious what the extra footage is in the directors cut.
     
  8. username

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    My understanding with the director’s cut is that there is more gore and it was cut to appease the ratings board (s).

    I’m curious which version of the film I saw in October because the festival didn’t advertise it one way or another.
     
  9. Joe

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    Well, I probably can't casually listen to "Fame" ever again.
     
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  10. dash64

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    Watched this on Saturday and it was everything I wanted, and more with that ending. If they ever remake American Psycho I'd appreciate something more along the lines of this.
     
  11. riotspray

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    This was great.
     
  12. Kuri44

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    I really liked this movie, but didn't love it like I expected to.
     
  13. CarpetElf

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    Yeah this was very well done.
     
  14. yung_ting Jan 11, 2019
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    I’m still wrestling with how to approach LVT and am apprehensive about praising him at this point but that being said

    That was such a wild experience and that ending was so unexpected. It is a difficult watch but I think it’s unfair to call it gratuitous. It wasn’t as vile as I expected and the philosophical musings make up as much of the film as the graphic parts do. He’s obviously wrestling with his past work and in provoking the viewer I feel like he’s letting us in on the conversation. I still don’t feel like I have any answers to the ideas of decay, violence or the nature of art but I think it was bold to both implicate and invite us into the dialogue

    I’ll be thinking about this for a while. If anybody has interesting articles besides the one on the first page plz link em
     
  15. username

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    Haven't actually read these yet but they're from the two publications that I view as the most insightful wrt film writing. One is an interview with LVT and the other is an essay/review.

    The House That Jack Built
    http://cinema-scope.com/cinema-scop...ca-likes-me-an-interview-with-lars-von-trier/
     
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    Definitely gotta read more about Dante’s Inferno