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Medea

Trier on von Trier

Faber and Faber, 2003

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...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...

Psychomobile #1: The World Clock

Trier on von Trier

Faber and Faber, 2003

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...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...

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...

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

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...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

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...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...

Change, Music Videos and Adverts

Trier on von Trier

Faber and Faber, 2003

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...Change is a music video I made sometime in the early 1990s. A nice experiment. I think we had a list of fifty or a hundred different directions to get everything to work, directions governing when things should happen, when the background...

Danish Cinema

Chris Berry

Chris Berry is Professor of Film and Television Studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He is the author of Postsocialist Cinema in Post-Mao China: The Cultural Revolution after the Cultural Revolution (Routledge, 2004); the co-author, with Mary Farquhar, of Cinema and the National: China on Screen (forthcoming 2006), the editor of Chinese Films in Focus: 25 New Takes (BFI, 2003); and the co-editor, with Feii Lu, of Island on the Edge: Taiwan New Cinema and After (Hong Kong University Press, 2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

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...Dogme 95 Richard T Kelly All revolutions in art, the playwright David Hare argues (see Kelly, 2000, p. 10), are a return to realism. Abstract painters and sculptors might beg to differ, but for cinema the claim clearly has integrity...