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Making the Waves: Cinema as Performance

Linda Badley

in Lars von Trier

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252035913
eISBN:
9780252095429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252035913.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents a commentary on Lars von Trier's film career. It argues that unlike auteurs shaped by existing conditions, trends, or movements within or outside the mainstream industry, Trier ... More


  Breaking the Waves: The Cry That Finds the Ear of the Heart

Michael Patrick Murphy

in A Theology of Criticism: Balthasar, Postmodernism, and the Catholic Imagination

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195333527
eISBN:
9780199868896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333527.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 4 isolates several essential aspects of Balthasar's theodramatic theory and discusses how they “play” in and through Lars von Trier's dramatic film Breaking the Waves (1996), the first ... More


Introduction: Lars von Trier and the “Clichés of Our Times”

Bonnie Honig and Lori J. Marso

in Politics, Theory, and Film: Critical Encounters with Lars von Trier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190600181
eISBN:
9780190600211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190600181.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

Lars von Trier is often accused of being clichéd, and sometimes he is. He certainly risks the too-close embrace of cliché in scripting characters for his films. However, von Trier’s films can also be ... More


Rebel and Martyr: The Medea of Lars von Trier 1

Annette M. Baertschi

in Ancient Greek Women in Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199678921
eISBN:
9780191760259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678921.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Lars von Trier's early TV production Medea (1988) which was based on an unrealized script by renowned Danish filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer. It first situates the film within von ... More


All Thoughts Are Equal: Laruelle and Nonhuman Philosophy

John Ó Maoilearca

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816697342
eISBN:
9781452952291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697342.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

All Thoughts Are Equal is an introduction to the work of French philosopher François Laruelle and an experiment in nonhuman thinking. For Laruelle, standard forms of philosophy continue to dominate ... More


Lars von Trier's Dogville: A Feel-Bad Film

Nikolaj Lübecker

in The New Extremism in Cinema: From France to Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641604
eISBN:
9780748651221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641604.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on Lars von Trier's Dogville (Denmark, 2003) and argues that the film is really all about the spectator. More precisely, it is a film that seeks to manipulate the spectator and ... More


A Theology of Criticism: Balthasar, Postmodernism, and the Catholic Imagination

Michael P. Murphy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195333527
eISBN:
9780199868896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333527.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The turn of the millennium has brought with it a vigorous revival in the interdisciplinary study of theology and art. The notion of a Catholic imagination, however, as a specific category of ... More


The Director Plays Director

Linda Haverty Rugg

in Self-Projection: The Director's Image in Art Cinema

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691234
eISBN:
9781452949505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691234.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Examination of directorial self-representation in two related genres: documentaries on the making of films and narrative films about directing, in which the director plays a fictional film director. ... More


Denmark

Mette Hjort and Duncan Petrie

in The Cinema of Small Nations

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625369
eISBN:
9780748671151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625369.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the factors that have allowed Danish film professionals to produce a leading small national cinema over the past few decades. Cultural policy and artistic leadership are seen as ... More


One Amongst Many: The Ethical Significance of Antigone and the Films of Lars Von Trier

Calum Neill

in Interrogating Antigone in Postmodern Philosophy and Criticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199559213
eISBN:
9780191594403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559213.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Like Sophocles' Antigone, the work of Lars von Trier is often called upon to illustrate a point regarding ethics. Among those who so use these works are many Lacanians, such as Žižek, and, indeed, ... More


Politics, Theory, and Film: Critical Encounters with Lars von Trier

Bonnie Honig and Lori J. Marso (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190600181
eISBN:
9780190600211
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190600181.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

Lars von Trier’s intense, disturbing, and sometimes funny films have led many to condemn him as misogynist or misanthropic. The same films inspire this collection’s reflections on how our fears and ... More


Actors and Sexual Intimacies: Trust, Mistrust, and the Double Standards of Love

John Tulloch and Belinda Middleweek

in Real Sex Films: The New Intimacy and Risk in Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190244606
eISBN:
9780190244644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190244606.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 8 considers critical debate about “double standards” over sex and violence in Intimacy and Nymph()maniac. Exploring discussion between Intimacy’s lead actor Kerry Fox and her partner, it ... More


Hope and Play: Jonathan Lear’s <i>Radical Hope and</i> Lars von Trier’s <i>Melancholia</i>

Bonnie Honig

in Public Things: Democracy in Disrepair

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823276400
eISBN:
9780823277063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276400.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines hope and play in relation to the necessary conditions of democratic life by offering a reading of Jonathan Lear's book Radical Hope and Lars von Trier's film Melancholia. Both ... More


Denmark: The Element of Childhood from Children’S Television to Dogme 95

Dorota Ostrowska and Gunhild Agger

in European Cinemas in the Television Age

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623082
eISBN:
9780748651122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623082.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The former military barracks in the suburbs of Copenhagen, Aved øre, are home to not only Lars von Trier's film company Zentropa, but also to the Film School for Children and Youth: ‘Station Next’. ... More


Lars von Trier

Linda Badley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252035913
eISBN:
9780252095429
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252035913.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Scandinavia's foremost living auteur and the catalyst of the Dogme 95 movement, Lars von Trier is arguably world cinema's most confrontational and polarizing figure. Willfully devastating audiences, ... More


An Invitation from Lars von Trier

Bonnie Honig and Lori J. Marso

in Politics, Theory, and Film: Critical Encounters with Lars von Trier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190600181
eISBN:
9780190600211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190600181.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This chapter presents an interview with Lars von Trier by the Danish journalist Martin Krasnik. The interview took place in von Trier’s home in Brede, a small town just outside Copenhagen. It was ... More


New Punk Cinema

Nicholas Rombes (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620340
eISBN:
9780748671052
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620340.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book examines a new breed of film that is indebted to the punk spirit of experimentation, do-it-yourself ethos, and an uneasy, often defiant relationship with the mainstream. An array of ... More


Transgression, Transgression

Nikolaj Lübecker

in The Feel-Bad Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748697977
eISBN:
9781474412209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697977.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter aims to establish the intellectual context for the filmic corpus discussed throughout the book. Often the ‘feel-bad films’ have been compared with works of the historical avant-garde and ... More


Interviews with Lars von Trier

Linda Badley

in Lars von Trier

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252035913
eISBN:
9780252095429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252035913.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents excerpts from two interviews conducted by the author. The first took place on September 19, 2006, two days before the premiere of Lars von Trier's The Boss of It All at the ... More


 Locating Difference: Theological Imagination, Narrative Expression, and Critical Discourse

Michael Patrick Murphy

in A Theology of Criticism: Balthasar, Postmodernism, and the Catholic Imagination

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195333527
eISBN:
9780199868896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333527.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In addition to laying out a general groundwork for the Catholic imagination as a critical lens—and suggesting a variety of ways that the work of Hans Urs von Balthasar aids critics in articulating ... More


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