Lars Von Trier: Interviews

Lars Von Trier: Interviews

by Jan Lumholdt
     
 

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A collection of interviews with the most intriguing film director to emerge in Denmark since the days of his great mentor in spirit Carl Theodor DreyerSee more details below

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A collection of interviews with the most intriguing film director to emerge in Denmark since the days of his great mentor in spirit Carl Theodor Dreyer

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Library Journal
Nicknamed the "Antichrist of Celluloid," Dane Lars von Trier has had a long and controversial film career in Europe, earning four awards at the Cannes Film Festival, including the Palme d'Or for his most widely known work, Dancer in the Dark (2000), starring singer Bjurk. Lumholdt, a freelance film journalist based in Stockholm, attempts to trace the maverick director's development, but the result is not very enlightening. Dating from 1968 to 2001, the interviews-all but two previously published in other languages-are mundane and the interviewee's answers devoid of sincerity; von Trier seems to be trying too hard to live up to his confrontational reputation, so whether discussing his life, typical problems with stars, or the deep meaning of his films, he grates. Most American moviegoers will not recognize von Trier, and these interviews will not inspire them to check him out. Not recommended, though serious foreign film students may be interested.-Rosalind Dayen, Broward Cty. South Regional Lib., Pembroke Pines, FL Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781578065325
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Publication date:
06/16/2003
Series:
Conversations with Filmmakers Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
268
Sales rank:
1,382,559
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

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