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Psychomobile #1: The World Clock

Trier on von Trier

Faber and Faber, 2003

Book

...DescriptionThe world clock consists of nineteen rooms, housing fifty-three actors. In each room there are four lamps, one red, one green, one yellow and one blue. A video camera is positioned above an ant hill in New Mexico. On a screen...

Medea

Trier on von Trier

Faber and Faber, 2003

Book

...SynopsisMedea is based on Euripides’ classical drama, here performed in a slightly archaic but timeless setting. Medea has been abandoned by her husband, Jason, who wants to marry Glauce, daughter of Creon, King of Corinth. King Aegeus...

The Kingdom 2

Trier on von Trier

Faber and Faber, 2003

Book

...SynopsisAt Kingdom Hospital in Copenhagen everything is as it was, yet somehow nothing is the same. Senior physician Stig Helmer has returned from Haiti, and is soon consumed by worries. Partly there is the legal investigation into his...

Epidemic

Trier on von Trier

Faber and Faber, 2003

Book

...SynopsisLars von Trier and the author Niels Vørsel are working on the script to a film with the name The Inspector and the Whore. Their work is almost ready to he presented to the film consultant at the Danish Film Institute, Claes Kastholm...

The Idiots

Trier on von Trier

Faber and Faber, 2003

Book

...SynopsisA group of people in their twenties and thirties have withdrawn from the world to challenge the norms and values of bourgeois society in various ways. They play the fool in different social settings - to test the tolerance levels...

Lars Trier

Trier on von Trier

Faber and Faber, 2003

Book

...Where shall we start? Lars? ‘Von’? Or Trier?You’re wondering where the ‘von’ comes from? You see those big paintings leaning against the wall? I did those when I was about twenty, and I think they’re signed von Trier. No, hang on, ‘von...

Musical Mutations: Before, Beyond and Against Hollywood

Adrian Martin

Adrian Martin is film critic for The Age (Melbourne) and author of a study of Terrence Malick forthcoming from bfi Publishing. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Movie Mutations : The Changing Face of World Cinephilia

British Film Institute, 2003

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...1. Overture The film has a beauty that is brash and pathetic, like splintered coloured glass, fragments that somehow compose a picture while refusing to hold together: musical, sad, uproarious, definitely frail. It is this simultaneous...

The First Films

Trier on von Trier

Faber and Faber, 2003

Book

...Going back in time again, you were allowed to borrow your mother’s cine camera when you were fairly young, and started making films with it. Did you know then that you wanted to get into films when you grew up?Well, I suppose I did. Films...

Black Suns and a Bright Planet

Thomas Elsaesser

Thomas Elsaesser is Emeritus Professor at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and since 2013 Visiting Professor at Columbia University. European Cinema and Continental Philosophy further develops Elsaesser’s approach to national and auteur cinema begun with Fassbinder’s Germany: History Identity Subject (1996), continued with European Cinema – Face to Face with Hollywood (2005) and given a theoretical turn in Film Theory: An Introduction through the Senses (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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European Cinema and Continental Philosophy : Film as Thought Experiment

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...End-of-the-world movies Asked in an interview about the future of humanity, German director Werner Herzog gave a terse reply: ‘I’m convinced that our presence on this planet is not sustainable, so we will be extinct fairly soon ....

Dancer in the Dark

Trier on von Trier

Faber and Faber, 2003

Book

...SynopsisIt’s the middle of the 1960s in a small industrial city in the state of Washington. Thirty-year-old Selma has emigrated here from Czechoslovakia with her son, who is now twelve. Selma works in a factory making kitchen equipment...