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Cannes ban Lars Von Trier after Nazi Comments.

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Eden, May 19, 2011.

  1. AliasJohnDoe

    AliasJohnDoe Headcase Addict

    Dunst looked sooooo uncomfortable. :slinkaway
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  2. Beefcake

    Beefcake Guest

    Good. :kickass: I love it when hateful people trip themselves up, especially when they do so while trying to exhibit their superiority.

    Speaking of hateful people tripping themselves up and speaking of Cannes ... Sean Penn. :blah: That lemur-faced, anti-Semetic, anti-American, pro-Communist, OTT ham of an actor and douchebag pig of a person.

    His “This Must Be the Place” is getting horrible reviews. So horrible that I wonder -- could his movie and his performance end up with "Showgirls" camp following?

    This reviewer leaves me in stitches ...
  3. WindSpirit

    WindSpirit OmnipresentAdmeanistrator


    I think his films are self-indulgent crap.
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  4. VALuvsMKwan

    VALuvsMKwan Wandering Goy

    I thought I remembered reading that he was born Lars Trier and added the "von" later - I had imagined that it was in homage to Erich von Stroheim, who did the same thing with his name, but IMDB states that it was done to emulate/honor Josef von Sternberg.
  5. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa discriminating and persnickety ballet aficionado

    Or just to be pretentious.
  6. AliasJohnDoe

    AliasJohnDoe Headcase Addict

    hmmmm.....Does AliasJohnVonDoe work? :p
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  7. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa discriminating and persnickety ballet aficionado

    It's lovely. I've been considering Ice d'Alisa myself.
  8. VALuvsMKwan

    VALuvsMKwan Wandering Goy

    Well, I certainly thought that, but I thought that I might be labeled a no-culture Ugly American (which no doubt I am, but still carrying the stigma...) :drama:

    Can I be VALuvsMvonKwan? :rofl:
  9. millyskate

    millyskate Well-Known Member

    MilyVonSkate? :lol: Clearly, this game provides hours of fun.

    Seriously though, another high-flyer manages to kill his own career in one sentence :shuffle: :wall:
    Idiot. There are no words.
  10. VALuvsMKwan

    VALuvsMKwan Wandering Goy

    That looks like Lily von Shtupp from "Blazing Saddles"... :gallopin1
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  11. Michalle

    Michalle New Member

    I used to think it was very important to try to understand the thought patterns of people who do terrible things in order to stop people from doing such terrible things in the future, but now I wonder how helpful that really is, because you're not actually understanding what those people were thinking, all that you're understanding is your own imagined version of how their thoughts were working. I think that those things are very different. And perhaps it is dangerous to think that you are understanding more about how evil happens and how a person could do something evil than you actually are.
  12. Eden

    Eden Well-Known Member

    Iran :yikes: slams Cannes Film Festival for Von Trier Nazi ban.
    In its official protest, Iranian deputy culture minister Javad Shamaqdari, says that Cannes had smirched its history and rendered its claims to defend free speech "a meaningless slogan."

    Iran, who is suddenly all about free speech, :rolleyes: has jailed several Iranian filmmakers for making movies that supported the country's reform movement.

    Von Trier, who probably understands that with friends like this, one doesn't need an enemy, said in respond to Iranian support that his remarks were "unintelligent, ambiguous and needlessly hurtful."
  13. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa discriminating and persnickety ballet aficionado

    Obviously, Iran doesn't appreciate the difference between state/legal prosecution and a ban from a film festival.
  14. PeterG

    PeterG Well-Known Member

    Von Trier seems to ramble when doing interviews/panel discussions. He really should get some training in how to be able to handle these situations differently. I wonder if he even likes doing them, but does so just in order to get promotion for his films. Or at the very least, he should let his producers and actors do more of the talking!
  15. Cheylana

    Cheylana Well-Known Member

    Does this mean he's going to cancel next week's golf outing with Mel Gibson? :saint:
  16. Satellitegirl

    Satellitegirl New Member

    ah crap...I was excited about Melancholia until you said it's the same Director of Dancer in the Dark. I loathed that movie. Horrible editing, too.
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  17. PeterG

    PeterG Well-Known Member



    Schwarzenegger to caddy!!! :D